Daily Archives: December 19, 2007

An embryonic democracy produces Jacob Zuma

I’m not a fan of populist leaders like Jacob Zuma. I can only hope that he has some savvy, logical advisers. If he has a bunch of sycophantic acolytes advising him, then we’re in the dwang. A thought came to mind after he was elected president of the ANC … If the USA can elect George W Bush, then I suppose we can elect JZ. After the election debacle which saw Al Gore lose by […]

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Sticking to a sales script could lose you the plot

Some sales people are almost robotic when it comes to keeping to a script. They’ve been taught in a certain way and will stick to it, come hell or high water. Unfortunately, their EQ (emotional quotent) is not always up to scratch. Here’s the story: Walking into my local Wimpy in Sandton for breakfast the a while back, the manager asks me, “Smoking or non-smoking?” Hey, I’m all for choice. However, I have 3-year-old Margaret […]

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