San Cristobal de Las Casas!

20140503-182123.jpgThe drive was seatbelt worthy, being an hour drive away through the misty and cloudy mountains that left our windscreen wet. Not to mention the driver who was in a rush for some reason, perhaps the terrible car accident along the way scared him… Nonetheless, we arrived to the fresh air of the town headed out to visit the sites of San Cristobel de Las Casas!

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JoBurg Airport Maddness!

After Sabi Sands, we had to make our 6 hour drive back to the JoBurg airport. As any person would be sometimes, complacency befell us. We had a flight to catch and sometime to kill. Based on the information given from the GPS and on Google maps, we assumed that we would have enough time to get there with multiple stops along the way! Well, sometimes we should not place to much faith in the devices that were created to make our lives easier… Continue reading

your business partner. your friend. your family.

Every hand shake, every nod on the street and every interaction; may all lead to social capital.

Have you ever noticed someone consistently as you routinely traveled to your coffee shop for a nice cup of Latte and many months later happen to meet that same person a networking event? -And of course the obvious choice of topic will be the wonderful coffee served at that particular coffee shop. That in itself is social capital accumulation! Our basic interactions in our everyday lives tend to fuel future economic transactions. But how does family bonding fuel economic transactions?… Well, besides the obvious example of family businesses; when your family goes for family gatherings or dinners at a restaurant that a family friend had recommended, that in it self is a great example of how the effect spirals and fuels economic transaction, as one may argue that one who has no family would not normally go out for a family dinner. Continue reading

social capital: at what point does it hurt.

….Continued referencing from the Manpower research; social capital has always existed and been the driver of economic prosperity. Some argue that it can not exist without the provision of certain rights that institutions provide. But was there not a period where there was no such institutions in place and we were forced to trade based on ‘trust’ or ‘social capital’?

“…In the Human Age, we have become all-day networks, able to act or respond immediately to many different situations. A business deal that begins in Tokyo on a Monday for a global corporation may continue uninterruptedly for days and involve employees and consultants from multiple time zones. Ideas may come from one-time economic outposts or collaborations between people who never meet but know each other virtually…” Continue reading

mode. transport.

there is so much talk out there about climate change and how we humans are the cause and effect of these changes. Although, there is some argument against climate change altogether. What do we believe?

Well, as a Keynsian Economist would have it; “does it really matter when we are all going to die in the end?”

If the world and the new age society are so adamant about future generations and their lively hood. Are there not bigger issues to worry about? What about the protein shortage in the world? Let us tackle one problem at the time as a unity. Of course, this is not an option by states! Who would want to work together? If it were that simple maybe there would not be as many problems.

In hindsight, our differences also make us unique and in many cases strive for the betterment of their own region.

This life that we are living now is a ‘mode of transport’… we start at birth and end at death.

We can choose to drive the car that may not be the most optimal, pollutes and kills its environment, drive over almost anything -and gets you to the end faster…

or

Ride a bicycle, a nice leisure ride through pastures and greenery… enjoying the breeze of life and the wonders of mother nature and the environment!

so… which mode of transport have you taken in life?……