ELON MUSK TO QUIT TESLA, JUMPS ON FINANCIAL TECH

Real life ironman - Elon Musk, has just announced that he is about to quit his position in Tesla in order to make room for a new business venture which he believes will change the world more than Tesla, SpaceX and Solar City ever could. His new venture is Snap Cash...

USING TWITTER FOR WORK

Using Social Media Effectively   When some people hear the word "Twitter," they automatically think of wasting time. After all, how can you have time for work when you're telling people what you had for lunch, or spreading the gossip from your 2 p.m. staff...

BUSINESS WORDS AND INFO ARTICLE

Business Words in Info Article   Chris Collison • Hi Susan, I think there are several dimensions of knowledge sharing where social media have significantly accelerated, amplified, or positively skewed good old-fashioned KM. [You know – the kind of...

5 ONLINE LEARNING TRENDS WORTH KNOWING ABOUT

5 Online Learning Trends Worth Knowing About   Online learning is quickly growing and is changing the way most of us think about modern education. Before we dive into the current trends, let's take a step back. What exactly is online learning and why should you...

STOPGREENWASH.ORG

Introduction to StopGreenwash.org   These days, green is the new black. Corporations are falling all over themselves to demonstrate to current and potential customers that they are not only ecologically conscious, but also environmentally correct. Some businesses...

INTERNAL VERSUS EXTERNAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Advantages and disadvantages of internal versus external corporate governance mechanisms   Internal corporate governance mechanisms are established to insure the proper actions of management. Because providers of capital do not control the daily operations of the...

REASON TO USE “SWOT” AND “PESTLE” ANALYSIS

Reason To Use "SWOT" and "PESTLE" Analysis   SWOT and PESTLE analyses cover a full range of internal and external strategic business considerations. A main reason companies use both SWOT and PESTLE is because these tools offer broad and effective analyses of key...

STRIKES

Strikes Hit Five Year High With 99 In 2012   The number of strikes last year in South Africa hit a five-year high, the labour department said on Wednesday. A total of 99 strikes were recorded in 2012, close to half of them unprotected or illegal strikes, and many...

STEERS

Steers Holdings Limited   Following a visit to the United States in the 1950s, the late George Halamandres returned to South Africa to introduce the steakhouse concept to this country. A keen business sense also led Halamandres to introduce the concept of...

HELLOPETER.COM

Hellopeter.com: Is Peter Cheales The Modern-Day Gwen Gill?   Peter Cheales is a maverick – one of those people who goes for exactly what he wants, doesn't take orders from anyone and lives life on his terms. Some people think he is the best thing that ever...

INVESTMENT

An Investment Strategy That Always Works   We're all looking for an investment strategy that works consistently. Perhaps a valuation technique, a technical strategy, or a way to predict which funds will outperform. While investors go to great lengths to create...

THE BODY SHOP

Source A The Body Shop is a high-profile global brand which markets naturally-inspired beauty products, focusing primarily on the middle to upper income groups. New Clicks manages The Body Shop under a franchise arrangement in South Africa. The naturally-inspired...

IPAD

IPad: The PC Killer?   After he unveiled the iPad at a San Francisco conference center in early 2010, the late Steve Jobs spent a few minutes asking people holding the device for the first time what they thought of it. A reporter suggested it might make consumers...

9/11, 10 YEARS LATER

9/11, 10 Years Later: How The Insurance Industry Has Changed   The horrific events of September 11, 2001 fundamentally altered the insurance industry in a multitude of ways. To examine those changes, we asked carrier executives, catastrophe modelers and five top...

SIMBA

Simba Is a Powerful Brand That Has Been in Existence Since 1939. The Southern African Countries Have Enjoyed Some of The Best Snack Offerings From Simba For a Number of Decades.   The success of our company and brands is anchored on our people and the values we...

NINE STEPS TO EFFECTIVE BUSINESS PROBLEM SOLVING

Nine Steps To Effective Business Problem Solving   Creating a startup, or managing any business, is all about problem solving. Some people are good at it and some are not – independent of their IQ or their academic credentials (there may even be an inverse...

PIC N PAY RETRENCHMENTS

Pick n Pay Retrenchments a Result of 'Walmart Invasion'   Cosatu has expressed "shock" at Pick n Pay's announcement that it is contemplating retrenching about 3 137 workers. The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Thursday expressed "shock" at Pick...

MULTICHOICE

MultiChoice Sees Off TopTV Threat For Now   MultiChoice added almost more than 360 000 new subscribers in SA in the six months to 30 September 2010, beating its new rival TopTV in May. Interim financial results show that the pay-TV operator added 498 000 during...

FOOTHOLDS

Footholds In Tight Market   WITH ENTREPRENEURS increasingly looking to start up their own businesses, South Africa's food franchise industry is seeing extraordinary interest. Maxi's, one of two food brands under the listed Taste Holdings banner, has invested in...

BATCH.CO.ZA

What Is Batch.co.za?   Batch is a platform for promoting young South African design talent through a web based store that showcases their products. This provides them with opportunities to sell their products. The idea of batch.co.za is to simplify the sale and...

WOOLWORTHS

Woolworths: Grooming Brands Carriers   Woolies seeks innovative ways to attract the right people for the job Woolies employs almost 16 000 people and that number is expected to double by 2014, says people director Zyda Rylands. "We'll need to take on 2 000-2 500...