This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
As a teenager I sat in the Reunie Hall at Grey College in Bloemfontein and listened to Sir Laurens van der Post. It was in the immediate years before Die Groot Krokodil's Rubicon speech
and many of my mates weren't convinced of a democratic South Africa. It
is probably the greatest speech that I have ever heard where I was
physically present. His central message and philosophy was about
building bridges. It was obvious that he meant us to build bridges
between different races and cultures. One of my mentors, Oom Jood wrote
Die Groot Krokodil's speech which was then changed without him knowing
and it was never delivered. It was left to FW de Klerk to make the
historic announcement 4 years later which resulted in the release of
Mandela and the unbanning of the ANC. Sir Lauren's advice was awesome
but not the best. He was one of the world's greatest thinkers and
philosophers but for me the #BestAdvice come from another source. It has
nothing to do with work, technology, politics or ambition but life.