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When Principles get in the way

So the last 4 months have given me gray hairs. A house in Atholl came up for grabs through a deceased estate, and I was fortunate to grab it. It was in a shocking state though. The dirt and grime and hosts of lice and small bugs living in the bathroom carpets would latch onto […]

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2009 – The Year of the Pretender | The Banker

Last year I went to Premier Personnel to try and make a quick buck off of the placing of students that finish up their studies and their jobs at Penguin Tutoring at the agency – in essence trying to “sell the recruitment agency a dose of their own medicine”. The MD and senior manager obviously […]

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2009 – Year of the Pretender | The web specialist

Everyone these days is a web specialist, SEO fundi, PPC authorised individual and Blog advisor. And so was I.  Having taken the reign from David who was handling www.silverapple.co.za I took over his clients and continued to do web development work, SEO and PPC campaign management.  Website development is slightly harder than people expect.  Visually, […]

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2009 – Year of the Pretender | The office admin

Late last year I entered Penguin Tutoring in the SAP Go-for-Growth competition.  We were finalists, and qualified to receive a 90% subsidy on a year’s consultancy and best business practice methodology training, to position the company for optimal growth.  This, together with seeing the potential upside the company could reach, made me take on a […]

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2009 – The Year of the Pretender | The Salesman

The year started out with sleepless nights. Not due to worry, but rather, excessive heat.  Having moved back to Johannesburg after 7 strong years in Pretoria, I took residence in what used to be the garage at my parents’ house.  Bloody hot. Mosquitoes. Hadedas from 4am. This frustration was tempered with the value of returning […]

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