Archive | October, 2009

Business plans made easy

You have an exciting new business idea and want to start off immediately. Seasoned entrepreneur and billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump offers the following advice: “When I started out in business, I spent a great deal of time researching every detail that might be pertinent to the deal I was interested in making. I […]

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The art of wine blending

Ever wondered why, at some stage, most winemakers seem to develop the uncontrollable urge to blend different varieties together? Is this a way to get rid of all the odds and ends in the winery after they have bottled all their other premium wines or is there actually some method in their madness? And what’s up with […]

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Judging a book by its cover

There has been an interesting debate in the wine industry the last few months, with the influential Platter’s South African Wine Guide in the middle of it.  The point of discussion is blind tasting, or to be more accurate:  The fact that wines for Platter are not tasted and judged blind, meaning the taster knows […]

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Validation: the speed dial in conflict management or restoring relationships

When you talk to a friend, partner, employee, manager or colleague, and the heat goes up and you do not have time, but you need to get the issue resolved, there is a magic speed dial to get the heat down. When you have a difference of opinion, if someone takes criticism badly (like most […]

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Portuguese Chicken Bites (Gluten-free)

(from the Good Food Diet) If you long for food with taste – real taste –  these Portuguese Chicken Bites served on a bed of greens are for you. Think healthy chicken breast fillets. Smell garlic, lemon, paprika and freshly ground black pepper. See the robust dish served with shiny black olives and red cherry tomatoes. […]

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