Today’s Birthday (Nov 25)

Dale Carnegie (1888) Born into poverty, Carnegie worked as a traveling salesman before he began teaching public speaking at a YMCA in New York City in 1912. His classes were extremely successful, and he was soon lecturing to packed houses. To standardize his teaching methods, he began publishing pamphlets, which he collected into book form. […]

Niks is verniet gekry nie.

‘n Kommentaar wat Dom Boer vir die destyds volksgerigte Radio Pretoria geskryf het: In Desember 1938 het die herboude Voortrekkerwa, die Johanna van der Merwe, naby die teenswoordige Groblershoop oorgestaan op pad na die groot Geloftefees in Pretoria. Saam met hulle Gelofteprogram het die omgewing se mense van ‘n klomp klippe ‘n monumentjie opgerig, wat […]

Have a nice weekend Sir

Q. You’re driving down an empty highway in the world’s fastest supercar. You pass a cop on the side of the road, so you floor it. What are the chances you’ll be caught? comment by Helmut Samerski Here is what happened to another guy: The long-awaited phone call finally came. The phone call he was […]

Why the world is running out of sand

By Vince Beiser It may be little more than grains of weathered rock, and can be found in deserts and on beaches around the world, but sand is also the world’s second most consumed natural resource. A South African entrepreneur shot dead in September. Two Indian villagers killed in a gun battle in August. A […]

SAA strike grabs headlines

“You don’t play with flying and safety, and the market moves on, as I guess it did in great numbers this week.” Ferial Haffajee: SAA strike grabs headlines, but the flying market has moved on We thanked our lucky stars flying out to London last Thursday night, the first day of the SAA strike. We […]

I Am Cybertruck. I Come in Peace.

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduced his company’s first electric pickup truck in Los Angeles yesterday, he said, “It doesn’t look like anything else.” He got that right. The Cybertruck is Tesla’s sixth vehicle and definitely its most bizarre…but so was the presentation. When Musk asked Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen to throw a metal […]