Thinking Differently in Business

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In 2013, Mylene Paquette, a Canadian sailor set off for a journey of a life-time. She had decided to row across the Atlantic Ocean on her own from Canada to France. The distance she was going to row was 2,700 nautical miles (5,000 kilometres). About halfway on her journey, she was hit by devastating storms. Continue reading

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Business Success – Thinking Deep

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Albert Einstein got it right when he said that “the world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” We live in a culture where shallow thinking prevails. Continue reading

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Corporations – Do you have USE?

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“USE” is an acronym that our family business gave to express the idea “Unique Something Else”. In the entertainment industry they have a similar expression, namely “the X Factor”, and commerce uses another term “USP” which is the acronym for “Unique Selling Proposition”. There are however differences in the concepts. Continue reading

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Prayer – A Key Business Asset

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The Hollywood film, The War Room, was a surprise hit film in 2015 affirming the amazing power of prayer and proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ over the affairs of life. Continue reading

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Money Issues

MoneyGoldby Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce

The objective of Language of Commerce is that people benefit from the business experiences of others. As experience counts in the chamber of commerce, sound knowledge will help those who wish to know how to start a business, or how to succeed in business, or how to become an entrepreneur. Continue reading

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Stand for Values in Business

Valuesby Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce

According to Sun Tzu, the renowned Chinese Military General, “(The) Commander [must] stand for the virtues of wisdom, sincerity, benevolence, courage and strictness.” We can glean a lot from the knowledge and experience of this insightful leader on the subject of values, but we need to be careful with his last point. Continue reading

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The Importance of Mathematics in Commerce

cosmos colourby Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce

Mathematics lies at the heart of commerce as all the processes of economics depend on an understanding of the ways numbers work, how they interact with reality and how certain equations which would normally have a simple solution, are never-ending. Continue reading

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The Importance of Goodwill and Favour in Commerce

kindnessby Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce.

One day a young boy was misbehaving while his father was Christmas shopping. In irritation the father threatened, “If you don’t stop I’ll give all your Christmas presents to Goodwill.” The son frowned: “Who’s Will?”

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The Dark Triad in Commerce

TriadBlogby Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce

In an earlier blog, I write on the subject of ‘experiencing the psychopath’ in commerce and how I discovered the concept of the ‘Dark Triad’ after a particularly bad experience with an international bank. The Directors of this particular bank misjudged me and did not realise that I had advanced skill in finance. I recognised that they wished to introduce to our clients various investment products that were clearly immoral. The cold-blooded communications that followed rocked me to the core of my being. Continue reading

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Changing the Metaphors in Business

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce.

A metaphor is defined by the Dictionary as “a figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison” – as in “a sea of troubles.” Continue reading

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