Category Archives: Conflict

Be Courageous to Defend your Business

In 509 BC there was a battle for the Italian city of Rome. The Etruscan army were attacking the city and faced off against the defenders of Rome on the banks of the Tiber river. The story is told that … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Talk

“Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” (Socrates)

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Prayer – A Key Business Asset

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.

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Stand for Values in Business

by 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 … Continue reading

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The Dark Triad in Commerce

by 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. … Continue reading

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Business Success – A Dealer in Peace

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce. The Peacemakers “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9) Such a heart-warming verse of the Bible from the beatitudes of Jesus. Peacemakers display God’s reconciling nature because … Continue reading

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The Quiet War in Commerce (Part II)

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce. Background I was looking particularly bored one Saturday morning when my wife correctly advised me that I must pull myself together and find a hobby. Taking her advice, not wanting to annoy Head Office, … Continue reading

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Hold out Baits to Gain Business Victory

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce. The Element of Surprise When engaged in business conflict, a good strategy is to surprise, to meet your adversary in a way which he/she is not expecting. The skill here is to be able … Continue reading

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Techniques of Business Conflict

by Alan Louis, PhD (Commerce) The Nature of War War or conflict is by nature an ugly thing. Nikolai Berdyaev, a Russian religious and political philosopher, writing on the nature of war, reflected, “War is not the source of evil, … Continue reading

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The Quiet War in Commerce

by Alan Louis, PhD (Commerce) The Silencer In 1993, a far-right immigrant named Janusz Waluś was arrested in the South African town of Boksburg. Police found a pistol with a silencer in his car. A few minutes before, the pistol … Continue reading

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