If you don’t take risk, you don’t get to drink champagne – a Russian Expression

This timely statement can be assessed in a variety of ways. I will choose to look at it from the angle of achieving targets and goals. Champagne can be depicted in the form of other types of rewards such as a huge bonus, job promotion or attaining early and  comfortable retirement if one chooses.

It asserts that there must be a reward for success – a reward for hardwork, a reward for innovation and creativity. For example, if a hunter has caught game from his sweat (risk) in the forest, he surely is entitled to a large meal at the end of the day. The bible even alludes that a man must not eat if he has not worked. 2 Thessalonian 3:10 -11

As individuals or organisations, the impetus is to possess the drive, ambition and vision to create innovation that leads to a ‘Growth Phase’ I borrowed this growth phrase model from a colleague back in the days of banking.

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It is important to note that the champagne does not qualify for gains and riches only. The goals of an organisation such as a charity called ‘War Child’ I read about recently was to have ambitious goals in terms of how many children in war and conflict zones they can reach in an impactful and meaningful ways with their programmes and activities.

I certainly hope to be clinking glasses in the next few months! Wishing you the very best in your projects.

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Happy Reading!

 

 

 

 

 

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When great minds collude… Bill and Warren!

A masterclass on why it pays to be successful in your chosen fields. What this guys are emphasizing is that we cannot be idle (or remain stagnant) in a market-led economy. Otherwise, you will be left behind. Warren Buffett described a market-led economy as a traffic signals system that directs all the resources and its benefits to those that have immense talents. I admire their philanthropy to bridge the inequality gaps around the world.

It is important to upscale, re-train and specialised in order to have the capacity to be part of the Tech drive.

Hence, the reason I want to grow technologically. My next ‘Growth Phase’.