Monthly Archives: April 2009

Protea Hotels – Fire and Ice

As a motivational speaker I get to travel quite a lot. Recently, when in Cape Town, I've been staying at Protea's Fire and Ice Hotel in the centre of town. I've stayed there three times already and intend staying there again when I'm back in Cape Town. The staff gives great service (above and beyond the call of duty). The staff brought me popcorn at 12 am (don't ask … long story). The hotel just […]

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The Icarus Complex

A while ago I saw an advert for a parachuting outfit called Icarus. I thought it was rather an unfortunate name for a company. As you know, Icarus, the son of Daedalus (if you care — he built the Labyrinth of the Minotaur at Knossos and seriously upset King Minos), flew too near the sun with wax-attached wings, fell into the sea and drowned. Not a great safety record and not a name I’d highlight […]

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Sales lesson from Jacob Zuma’s acquittal

Jacob Zuma slipped the noose because he made the NPA stay in the ring too long. As the seven year saga progressed, Zuma started winning more and more rounds as the NPA made mistake after mistake. And, today (6 April 2009) the knockout punch came. All charges were dropped against him. The same can be said for Robert Mugabe. His stalling tactics eventually made Morgan Tshangari look like a filibuster holding up progress. People actually […]

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