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  • The third most important skill in business (Part 2)

    In July 1997 I learned about a public tender for a GSM cellular license taking place in the southern African country of Botswana. I decided that we must submit a bid, even though I knew the competition would be fierce. Having purchased the bid documents, I sat down with my team and carefully went through […] More

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  • The third most important skill in business (Part 1)

    A few weeks ago I identified the most important skill in business as the ability to read. The second most important is the ability to count (work in numbers). I’ve also talked about this before. Now what is the third? It’s the ability to sell! This is a huge topic and one of my favorites: […] More

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  • Some Amazing Websites That Will Pay You To Write For Them

    Writing as an hobby is fun, writing and getting paid for your hobby is amazing. Whether you are an established writer, a freelance writer or an aspiring writer, there are thousands of opportunities out there, you just need to have patience, keep writing and keep developing your self. Below are some of the website that […] More

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  • Turn your business into a technology company (Part 7)

    Maybe it was “esusu,” “stokvel,” and “mukando” that got me into business after all! In my last post I talked about a traditional savings scheme practiced across Africa. It’s easily the largest savings bank on the African continent, holding billions of dollars with operations in every single country in Africa (each one with its own […] More

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  • Turn your business into a technology company (Part 6)

    – Applying technology to an old, old idea! In some parts of West Africa, they call it “susu.” In South Africa they call it a “stokvel.” In Zimbabwe they call it “mukando.” __A group of people who know and trust each other get together and they form a savings club. They agree to save a […] More

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  • Turn your business into a technology company (Part 5)

    – Use mobile phones and the Internet to change your business. Most of the fastest growing businesses in the world are businesses that have “re-imagined” well established business areas by introducing innovations based on the Internet and mobile phone technologies. You don’t have to change the business you’re in to make it a “technology company.” […] More

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  • Turn Your Business Into A Technology Company (Part 4)

    __Listen before you leap. In a recent interview, a former CEO of Apple Computer, John Sculley, talked about entrepreneurship, innovation and new “disruptive” technologies. He said his Apple business card back then didn’t call him Chief Executive Officer. It said: “Chief Listener” … As you transform your business into a technology company, you’ll have important […] More

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  • 7 Reasons Why You Must Become a Millionaire

    Reaching the million-dollar mark is a laborious task and can only be accomplished by the serious individual who is willing to pay the price. Becoming a millionaire isn’t for those who just want to ‘settle’ in life. Nor will you become a millionaire if you’re looking for ‘get rich quick’ schemes. It requires high risk […] More

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  • How To Start A Business With Almost No Money

    You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of launching and growing your own enterprise. You’re willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal revenue for a while. But there’s one logistical hurdle stopping you: You don’t have much […] More

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  • Pause: What Is The Most Important Skill You Need?

    If you want to be successful, you’ll need many specialised business skills, but probably the most important one will surprise you: it’s the capacity to READ! Yes, READ! You must develop the capacity to read, and to read FAST, and by this I don’t mean basic literacy. This is why I talk of “capacity.” If […] More

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  • 10 Ways To Create the Life Of Your Dreams

    Imagine working where you want to work, driving what you want to drive and living where you want to live? Wouldn’t that be the life of your dreams? In this world, we have an abundance of opportunities that can give you the wealth, joy and satisfaction that you’ve been looking for. If you’re looking to […] More

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  • You Should Spend Your Money on Experiences, Not Things

    When you work hard every single day and there’s only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it’s well spent. Spend your limited funds on what science says will make you happy. The paradox of possessions A 20-year study conducted by Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell […] More

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