Considerable Common Sense No. 7

Deciding decisively – Part One In recent months, I have embarked on some fascinating discussions about how we make decisions and possible reasons for why we do not. When considering the matter in the context of commerce and business, it seems that most, if not all, of the business people with whom I have [...]

Considerable Common Sense No. 7 2018-09-11T12:48:54+00:00

Business Moving Forward in 2018

2018: Business Moving from Readjustment to Response Cathy Engelbert, CEO at Deloitte If 2017 was the year of readjustment brought on by speed and change in business, 2018 will be the year of sensing the shifts and responding with a way forward for the future. It is time to confront the hard [...]

Business Moving Forward in 2018 2018-09-19T16:52:49+00:00

Considerable Common Sense No. 6

Dealing with the thorny issues in your business As I look out of my window upon a garden making its way through a Highveld winter, I see clearly the effects of little rain, low temperatures and a weak northerly Sun. The grass is dormant. The leaves on the trees have fallen or are khaki green. [...]

Considerable Common Sense No. 6 2017-10-21T11:34:36+00:00

Considerable Common Sense No. 5

Developing a sustainable business There are many similarities in the challenges faced by cultivating a home garden and developing a sustainable business. For example, the issue of weeds. Looking out on my late winter garden on yet another champagne morning, the likes of which makes those of us who live in this marvellous Gauteng climate [...]

Considerable Common Sense No. 5 2017-10-02T09:54:20+00:00

The truth about business growth

The goal of an SME owner is not necessarily to be the biggest or the best. The business literature often talks about companies needing to be the best, the biggest, or number one in their industry or market. That’s fine for larger companies and the Sol Kerzners and Raymond Ackermans of this world. But more [...]

The truth about business growth 2017-07-09T15:47:47+00:00