Managing for Profit

Managing for Profit

Let there be light

Learn the language of finance and you’ll be able to participate in business at an entirely new level.
Over the past 500 years, accountants seem to have turned the simple task of keeping track of a set of figures into a black art, understood by few.
Being financially illiterate is akin to playing a game without knowing how to keep the score. Who would want to do that?
"You need a set of criteria against which to judge all requests for donations and s system to deal with them."
Don't let the tears in your eyes from the Springbok loss to Australia blind you to the valuable management lessons to be learnt from that match.

The birth of management

Those who have chosen a career in management, especially in the noble profession of agriculture, are among the exalted few.
How can you and your co-workers develop as much passion for work as golfers have for golf? What is it that motivates golfers? The fact is, there are many business...

Feeding cows

The stage of lactation, genetic predisposition, and salt all influence the cows' dry matter intake, writes Malcolm Stewart-Burger.
Where there's common vision and shared labour between members of a family business, there's no greater meeting of minds and no greater family union.
Owners want good financial returns and dividends. Managers want good salaries and the freedom to manage and grow the business. Families want peace, harmony and love. It could be a...
Unless the private sector gets involved in education, we'll never make it as a winning nation. But farmers, having special relationships with their employees, have a unique opportunity and role...
Recruiting and selecting staff members isn't rocket science, but thorough planning is needed to make the right decision.


panel discussion

‘Growing the agri value chain through partnerships’

Partnership linkages are required throughout the agricultural value chain to ensure that the sector contributes to the growth of the economy.

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