Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Be Consistent in What You Do

Being clear and consistent in your personal dealings effects every aspect of your life, both at home and at work. This is advice I have always given to troubled youth and young entrepreneurs as it happens to be one of the most important ingredients in building trust. Consistency in making right decisions, consistency in being punctual, consistency in paying bills on time. Being consistent is a trait that can be learned and practiced everyday amongst everyone we come in contact with.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Art as Investment

Who doesn't dream of incredible works of art on the walls of their homes or offices to wow their friends while adding a splash of colour? That is definitely one reason to buy art, but according to the Financial Times, art is right up there next to prime property in its list of relatively safe investments for global spending. Contemporary and modernist art sales are on the rise and have realised some of the highest profits, but South African art is also making its presence known in world-famous art auctions. In recent years, South African artists have been commanding record prices, even through times of recession, as they find their own unique niche in the international art world.