The Wealth Chef


Title: The Wealth Chef Author: Ann Wilson The Wealth Chef – Book review by Marinique Viljoen Ann Wilson cooks up a delicious storm in her book called, “The Wealth Chef”. Her content is rich with wise ingredients on how to become financially free by learning how to make your money work harder, so you don’t have to! Wilson puts the cherry on top as she boldly states that, “no one comes out of the womb a financial genius.” This supports the reasoning behind her statement that (just like cooking) the…

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Alibaba’s World


Gedurende September 2014 het ‘n Chinese maatskappy geskiedenis gemaak deur die grootste aanvanklike openbare aanbod (Initial Public Offering, of IPO) ooit aan te bied. Alibaba, wat nou die wêreld se grootste e-handel maatskappy is, het vir die afgelope tien jaar die aandag van die Amerikaners en die res van die wêreld, ontglip. Vandag het hierdie maatskappy ‘n kliëntebasis tweekeer so groot soos dié van Amazon en hanteer op die oomblik die meeste van die e-handel transaksies in China. Hoe is dit moontlik dat dit ongesiens kon gebeur? Die outeur, Porter…

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The Ambitious Woman


Author: Esther Spina Title: The Ambitious Woman Subtitle: What It Takes and Why You Want to Be One Daar is baie min boeke deur vroue skrywers vir vroue-lesers in die suksesliteratuur- en besigheidsmark. The Ambitious Woman deur Esther Spina is daarom ‘n uitstekende voorbeeld van ‘n boek wat, hoewel dit op vroue gerig is, uitstekend vaar in die mark tussen ander topverkopers. Die boek is geskryf uit die oogpunt van ‘n suksesvolle sakevrou wat nie die vinnige bevorderingsroete van jong vroue in die tegniese-industrie gevolg het nie, maar wie ‘n…

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Brain Rules


Title: Brain Rules Author: John Medina Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. We are so used to being fed all kinds of brains myths for instance the so-called right/left brain chart. In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist (the real thing), shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each of the 12 chapters, he describes a brain rule—what scientists know for sure about how our…

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Leaders eat last


Title: Leaders eat Last Author: Simon Sinek Why do only a few people get to say “I love my job”? It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders are creating environments in which people naturally work together to…

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Left Brain, Right Stuff


Title: Left Brain, Right Stuff Author: Phil Rosenzweig Left Brain, Right Stuff takes up where other books about decision making leave off. For many routine choices, from shopping to investing, we can make good decisions simply by avoiding common errors, such as searching only for confirming information or avoiding the hindsight bias. But as Phil Rosenzweig shows, for many of the most important, more complex situations we face — in business, sports, politics, and more — a different way of thinking is required. Leaders must possess the ability to shape…

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Maya on Money


Title: Maya on Money Author:Maya Fisher Maya on Money Book Review: This month Woman and Business reviews Maya Fisher French’s book on implementing your money plan, “Maya on Money”.  The practical guidelines to investing smart in this handbook shows just why she won the Sanlam Award for excellence in financial journalism.  Maya covers the most important topics from budgeting and spending, to saving and raising financially savvy children.  What is most enjoyable about this manual, is the fact that this financial guru is a born and bred South African who…

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The first 30 Days


Title: The first 30 Days Author: Ariane De Bonvoisin The first 30 Days – Your guide to making any change easier Book review by Marinique Viljoen Author and Change Expert, Ariane De Bonvoisin shows just why her latest book, “The first 30 Days” was featured in the “O Magazine” by Oprah and became a best seller in no time! By introducing ‘The Change Manifesto’, Ariane manages to address the cynical and gloom-ridden way in which we were conditioned to perceive change in a negative way, and radically creates a new…

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Four books you should read before you start a business

Four Books

I remember when I started in business, I was really scared. In front of me was the enigma of the business world to which I ascribed special powers (read: I was making things too complicated). I also knew I could not stay in the institutionalized background where I came from. For me to stay sane, I needed to do my own thing and pursue my passion. This did not take away the fear, and I need a whole new blog to share how I made fear my friend, but for…

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