Category Archives: Conflict

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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