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Any WBS Graduate would stand up with alarm on hearing the recent events surrounding the falling student numbers and management resignations at WBS. The reason? WBS Graduates have much of their Capital tied to the…Continue
Added by Philip Copeman on August 29, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Welcome to The RollerBall Economy (ODF document, creative Commons with Attribution)
Welcome to The RollerBall Economy (PDF document)…Continue
Added by Philip Copeman on July 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The Rollerball Economy is a dystopian description of the world economy in the early twenty first century, influenced by the Norman Jewison film Rollerball (1975). Dystopian scenarios are usually restricted to Science fiction, but as we…Continue
The ShakespeareX Company
In a time ruled by swords and sorcery,
There are a good too many women and too few good men.
Gentlemen, hear the tale of Macbeth…Continue
Added by Philip Copeman on April 16, 2013 at 1:29pm — No Comments
My mind is still on this Israeli Palestinian thing. I get bombarded from both sides on my facebook page which is linked to friends in both groups.
The solution is obvious - try something different.
Let me give you the experience of Africa where I belong to the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania, where it is our mission statement to unite Africa under one…
Joyce Banda, President of Malawi, continues to amaze as a Champion of liberty and human rights. This time she takes on the The Christians, who are still at it once again, spreading their caustic brand of vitriolic evil and hurting innocent people. Banda recently suspended the arrests of homosexuals in Malawi and looks set to repeal anti…Continue
When thinking of a business or political strategy, the natural inclination is to use and modify campaigns that have already run in the rest of the world. Africa is different. It is difficult to comprehend just how young the population of Africa is, it is easier to think of Africa from the historical perspective of a disadvantaged begging bowl. Yet by shifting economic resources in favour of this demographic distribution lies one of the greatest opportunities…Continue
Added by Philip Copeman on October 6, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate,Continue
That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.
And I for winking at your discords too
Have lost a brace of kinsmen: all are punish'd.
Added by Philip Copeman on September 23, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Inflation is a damaging economic force. Stable prices enable economic agents to make informed decisions. Once Inflation enters the equation, predicting future prices includes the problem of predicting future inflation.
The inflation game still presents modern governments with an ideal means of using deceit and unkept promises to get the greatest use of their expenditures and debt issues.…Continue
Added by Philip Copeman on September 3, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments
My disagreement with the Sanlam/Business Partners Entrepreneur of the Year award.
It is an error to believe that "The failure rate of startups is extremely high". This error is both wrong and destructive thinking. This belief will unneccessarily scare off start up entrepreneurs.…Continue
Added by Philip Copeman on August 8, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
When my long standing associate, eminant musicologist and fellow foot soldier in the struggle to free the soul of Africa, Deon van Vuuren of Pianoforte, suggested I take a look at Rhapsody in Blue (1924) by George Gershwin, he sparkled the idea by noting that Steinway Artist…Continue
Added by Philip Copeman on July 31, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
It won't go away - front page of the Sunday Times - Network Error. The editorial basically accuses Carol Bouwer and Phosane Mngqibisa of withholding information that can spread light on the dispersion of R35 Million in the delivery of the ICTIndaba in June.
When this query first came up in the week following the ICTIndaba,…Continue
Added by Philip Copeman on July 9, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments
How opening telecoms access and building a culture of open source development will help South Africa cross the digital divide.
The ANC has finally woken up to the fact that we need an ICT strategy for South Africa, but no sign yet what this may actually entail.…Continue
Added by Philip Copeman on June 30, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
“Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?”, Henry II1170
This Blog is an answer to…Continue
Added by Philip Copeman on May 22, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Nelson Mandela - a Godless, Goodwill Greeting
from Philip Copeman.
This blog posted on Atheist Nexus
Happy Birthday Madiba on your 93rd Birthday. The 18th of July is…Continue
Added by Philip Copeman on May 22, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments
Rebecca - Rebecca - you sound like a really interesting woman. I definitely won't be inviting you to my hotel room, but I am still looking forward to meeting you.
The truth is- your web traffic relies on you attacking Dawkings. Even with attacking him your traffic is questionable. Rubbishing his work, much of it great stuff, with what is essentially a cheap shot is really bad ethics. It smack of opportunism bordering on jealousy. I don't believe that our community has the luxury of…Continue
Added by Philip Copeman on May 22, 2012 at 3:52pm — No Comments