The Story of a Grumpy Old Man

The Story of a Grumpy Old Man

He was in his mid-eighties and had spent most of his life surrounded by people. Introverted, he depended on himself for almost everything. He was kind, but distant, even with those he loved, and never, intentionally, did harm to anybody.  His loyalty was to his wife...
Care of the Aged in South Africa

Care of the Aged in South Africa

  It is interesting to compare the way in which different societies manage this dilemma. The differences lie in the social structure of each society and the effect this structure has on the individual. In “Western” society, the individual is dominant and the...
Relationships in Retirement

Relationships in Retirement

  It has been said that the most powerful tool a businessperson possesses is their business network. This and any network lives and dies, by the strength and nature of these relationships. In retirement, the existence and strength of our relationships play an...
Family Relationships in Retirement

Family Relationships in Retirement

  As we age our relationships within the family change. If we are lucky and work hard they morph into something deeper and more intuitive. However, if we are not so lucky and/or decide not to work at them, they shrivel and die. In this instance, we are often left...
Franchises as a Business Model

Franchises as a Business Model

Many people say that, in time, all successful businesses will be in the form of a franchise. This opinion is based on the following facts: A successful franchise is based on a proven business model; The business model and operating procedures defined in the franchise...