• May 18, 2024
  • Alan Knott-Craig

If you want something, ask for it

Sometimes to get what you want you have to be subtle, and coy, and play games. But most times, all you have to do is be direct. Just come straight

  • May 17, 2024
  • Alan Knott-Craig

Nothing can be done with a dishonest CEO

You can’t manage him. You can’t work around him. You can’t fix him. The business can’t operate. Customers can’t be happy. Staff can’t trust. Nothing can be done with a

  • May 15, 2024
  • Alan Knott-Craig

Adversity brings out your hidden gifts

Everyone has God-given gifts. Talents that make you unique. But they mostly remain dormant, hidden from you and others. Society smoothes them over, conforms you to the norm. That’s why

  • May 14, 2024
  • Alan Knott-Craig

Strategic vs tactical quitting

There are two kinds of quitting: Strategic and tactical. Strategic quitting is changing your dream/mission. That’s bad. Tactical quitting is changing how you get to your dream/mission. That not so

  • May 13, 2024
  • Alan Knott-Craig

You’re not gonna feel great every day

Sometimes you’re going to be down. Doing work you don’t like, being sucked dry, feeling negative. That’s when you gotta fake it. No one can ever see you down. YOU

  • May 12, 2024
  • Alan Knott-Craig

Know when to quit

Most people quit when it gets too hard and stick it out when its too hard to quit. If you want to win, you need to be the opposite. Don’t

  • May 11, 2024
  • Alan Knott-Craig

Satisfaction is another word for mediocrity

You’ve worked hard. You finally made it. You have money, success, credit, fame. It’s tempting to be satisfied. Don’t do it. Satisfaction is another word for mediocrity. Why spend your

  • May 10, 2024
  • Alan Knott-Craig

A formula for being happy in SA

This is not about irrational optimism for the future of SA. This is about helping you decide whether you can be happy elsewhere. This about highlighting the biggest risks of

  • May 9, 2024
  • Alan Knott-Craig

Your shareholders can be a strategic advantage

If you have patient shareholders, and your competitors do not, you have a strategic advantage. If you have deep-pocketed shareholders, and your competitors do not, you have a strategic advantage.

  • May 8, 2024
  • Alan Knott-Craig

If you don’t like your game, find another

Maybe you find yourself in an industry that is dying, or accepts employee death-rates, or pollutes the atmosphere. Whatever. It’s a game that you don’t like, so why play it?

  • May 6, 2024
  • Alan Knott-Craig

When something goes wrong, how do you react?

You miss a flight. You forget your passport. You run out of petrol. Something goes wrong. Maybe its your fault, maybe its someone else’s. How do you react? If you’re