disruption

A New Beginning

I am going to call 2008 “The Year of Quicksand”. 2008 started-out relatively strong and at-ease – but this proved deceptive as the observable global heath was hiding the real rot underneath. All it took was one miss-step, and the struggle began. And it seemed that the more we struggled, the deeper we sank –…

analyze

React, Analyze, Act

Every once in a while, a sense of unease comes over me as if I have become untethered and feeling adrift from what I know. Not to be confused with the near euphoria I feel when I embark on an adventure into some unknown, this feeling of being detached is somewhat cold and comes with…

bush

Never go into the bush alone

In 1996, my first assignment to South Africa for XONITEK was being hired by Macola-South Africa to train their personnel – and the personnel of their resellers – on how to implement Macola’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution. It was a very turbulent time in South Africa; apartheid had just ended, there was a new government, the…