Management Guru: Andy Grove-the”guru’s guru” and his book, High Output Management
Andy Grove who departed this world in 2016 had many choice quotes, but those who knew him as CEO of Intel would not be surprised to learn that Dominic Cummings, the UK Prime Minister’s Chief Adviser has embraced his book and set it as required reading for Government Special Advisers over Christmas. Here are a few:
Those who relax end up losing
Success contains the seeds of its own destruction
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure
Exactly 20 years ago Macau reverted to Chinese sovereignty having being ruled by Portugal since 1557. It was both the first and the last colony held by a European country on Chinese territory. There you go: now you are definitely in with a chance if you play Trivial Pursuits over the Christmas period.
The Italian model turned songstress celebrates her 52nd birthday today. Before snagging Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008, Carla Bruni was busy carving herself out a top modelling career and then selling no less than 5 million albums while walking out with first Eric Clapton then Mick Jagger. Worth at least USD 15 million no doubt to the irritation of her husband who is “only”worth USD 12 million, there is also the sensitive matter of the height differential where again Carlo leads at 175cms versus Sarko’s 165cms.
Christmas Cracker Joke: What do you call a polar bear wearing earmuffs? Anything you want, it can’t hear you!
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5G-warp speed tech for 5G or 5th Generation Users In the hell that is Stratford City, East London on Saturday afternoon at the Apple Shop, my role as (supportive) chauffeur on the mission to secure a new IPhone 12 Pro, allowed me ample time in the queue to research what a mind bending improvement […]
Medupi Taking to Twitter in his weekly Presidential address, Cyril Ramaphosa discussed the tale of grandeur and shortcomings that has engulfed South Africa’s newest and largest power stations. The President went on to criticise the building of Medupi power station and its twin Kusile, a project which Zuma’s successor blames for much of the […]
Global Economic Growth Always useful at this time of year for export led businesses to look beyond forecasted growth rates for one’s own country or region. For those finalising their budgets for 2020 and 2021 global economic growth is forecast to be 2.9% for both years before clawing its way back to 3% in […]