CEO's Blog

CEO's Blog

December 2021

Letting the genie of digitalisation out the bottle

In the fullness of time, we will likely look back to 2020 and 2021 as two watershed years for corporate digital habits across… Read More

November 2021

Parkinson’s Law and what it teaches us about time and money (Part 2)

It is not only in time management and productivity that Parkinson’s Law has applications. It can be generalised to many aspec… Read More

November 2021

Parkinson’s Law and what it teaches us about time and money (Part 1)

I was wandering around in Berlin in 2019 when I stumbled upon a little book in a tiny second-hand corner-bookshop in Bergmans… Read More

October 2021

Age – the last bastion of discrimination?

A few years ago, I did that silly race between Pietermaritzburg and Durban called the Comrades Marathon. I licked my wounds f… Read More

October 2021

Simplicity and essentialism – the pursuit of less in a world of more

Years ago, there was this young man who studied law in England. From a wealthy family and with good professional prospects, t… Read More

September 2021

The PPS Value of doing the right thing

One of our three values at PPS is to strive to always do the right thing. I often tell staff that, if you are ever in a situa… Read More

August 2021

The PPS Value of taking extreme ownership

One of our three values at PPS is taking extreme ownership. This supports a culture of accountability, of focusing on the res… Read More

June 2021

The PPS Value of always staying curious

One of our three values at PPS is being curious. This supports a learning culture, an innovative spirit, a licence to questio… Read More

June 2021

May 2021

Facts and Factfulness

Some time ago, a business acquaintance gave me the book Factfulness by Hans Rosling, which I know some of you have read. It d… Read More

March 2021

The future of the world of work

How will the future world of work look like? This is a question I asked myself almost a year ago. With no end in sight of the… Read More