Category Archives: Profits

Soul Food in the Marketplace

“If you are trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion” (Elon Musk)

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Learning to Fly in your Business

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.” (Friedrich Nietzsche)

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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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What is Speaking into Your Business Life?

In a recent conversation with a colleague, he said “my life is determined by the places I go, the books I read and the people I meet. Each of these are impacting my life.” Jim Rohn said this another way: … Continue reading

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Walking with Giants in Business

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” These wise words by Jim Rohn have echoed back and forth in conference presentations and across the internet in recent years.

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The Importance of Mathematics in Commerce

by 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 … Continue reading

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The Importance of Goodwill and Favour in Commerce

by 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 … Continue reading

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Business Success – Dealing in Contentment

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce Applying the Testudo One of my Christian mentors, who is sadly now deceased, often encouraged me to “apply the Testudo” in my business affairs. In ancient Roman warfare, the Roman Legions used what was … Continue reading

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Business Success – Failing Forward

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce The Problem You may think you are in the darkest jail of trouble, with no way forward and no way out, but I have learned that God always has the last word and that … Continue reading

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Experiencing the Psychopath in Commerce

by Alan Louis, PhD in Commerce The Revelation I once left our Company offices in frustration just before midday and went straight to my hotel room. Although hungry, I just climbed into bed and never ordered any room service. Feeling … Continue reading

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