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Writer, Speaker and Entrepreneur

The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding. Prize her, and she will exalt you; She will honor you if you embrace her. She will place on your head a garland of grace; She will present you with a crown of beauty.—King Solomon

Video: African Ingenuity or How To Fix A Flat Without A Patch

I'm always amazed by the ingenuity of people, especially those who do not have much to work with. The following clip is typical of the intelligence and resourcefulness of Africans on a day-to-day basis. It is also heartbreaking and humbling (to me at least) to see how hard the poor must work to just keep life going. Kudos to these men!

[HT: AfriGadget]


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Genetics, Human Dignity and Sales Reps

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I was having lunch the other day and paging through the latest issue of the Harvard Business Review when the following (disturbing) piece caught my eye. It’s a quick little side-bar article on salespeople and genetics. Read more about Genetics, Human Dignity and Sales Reps

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