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Second Fiddle

When I was in primary school, I read about 2 men who went to a concert. There were all kinds of musical instruments that fascinated them and they began identifying and discussing them. The more knowledgeable man pointed out the second fiddle and explained that this instrument plays more of …

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Downsizing

Downsizing. Oh well, this downsizing is not about companies and jobs but daily life. I read a little book last year titled Downsizing. It discusses the many things with which an average adult is cumbered today: gadgets, cars, shirts, shoes, furniture, books, and even friends. I tried to screen down on …

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A step forward!

I learnt quite early that one way to keep myself going when I have a huge task list is to do the easiest things first. I found out that doing the difficult things first usually left me below 50% performance by the time I hit half time. That often leads …

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Assessment

Assessment A beautiful year is on! Many plans are in place. The best thing about plans is that they often come to pass! There seems to be less drive for planning and new-year-orientation in 2014 than I observed in 2013. I only hope folks are not tired of planning. Some …

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Goaling!

This is the season when we begin to dust our planners and journals; the time when “Mr Procrastination” suddenly becomes responsible for all uncompleted self-help projects. This is the time when gyms and health clubs advertise and prepare for profit (Note that profit is here define as people who register …

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November

Settling into a new community about a decade ago, I joined  a social group. As i made my way to my very first meeting, I had an inkling that I would be called upon to give a little address. As I sat in the taxi that November evening, I wondered …

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P-T-G

Some work got me thinking recently about the growth that follows recessions. Organisations are forced to go lean and it appears that induces some innovation which helps them leap forward once the recession is over. I was still contemplating this when I got a little write-up about how this affects …

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Think (1)

A friend was walking on the streets of London last week, and he saw the house in which Benjamin Franklin lived in the 18th Century. This is the 21st Century. We had previously reasoned together about the building codes and styles of Africa as compared with those Europe. Neither of …

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Why!

“Let me go. Please let me die,” sobbed the frail, old gentleman  as the strong young swimmer struggled against the boisterous waves of the open ocean. “Just a few more minutes, sir, and I will have you safely to shore,” replied the young man, gasping for breath. Finally they made …

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