Penguin Books chatted to Jacques Magliolo for some trading tips and to find out more about his recently revised book, Richer than Buffett: The Day Trader’s Handbook to Ultra-Wealth.
Magliolo’s advice for getting richer than Buffet? “Patience and discipline in trading to a self-imposed strategy, which enables you to make more profits than losses.”
Read the complete interview:
Jacques Magliolo tells us about his latest book.
What do you hope to achieve with your series of books?
To hit home the very simple fact that trading in equities, futures or other securities is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes dedication, knowledge and discipline to succeed as a day trader.
Neil Flanagan and Jarvis Finger, the authors of Just About Everything a Manager Needs to Know in South Africa, have penned a short guide, How to Deal with Dishonest Staff, for the “e-Books for Managers” series.
Flanagan and Finger explain the legal procedures for dismissing an employee who has been dishonest and offer tips on handling the situation:
Once upon a time, if an employee was caught stealing in the workplace, instant dismissal would follow. Staff members caught red handed were found to have breached their duty of good faith to the employer; termination of service was an expected outcome. But these days, industrial legislation can protect even dishonest employees. Employers must, therefore, tread carefully when dealing with such staff members…
Andrew Rugasira wrote A Good African Story, “because African businesses are rarely written about…Without the experiences of these businesses being recorded, we lose the intellectual capital that feeds the juices of the next generation of entrepreneurs and spurs them on.”
Reconnect Africa attended the launch of the book at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies earlier this year, where Rugasira explained why he wrote it and said that he is “very optimistic about Africa. We need to challenge the issues of the decision makers head on; equip people with the data to argue and we have just got to keep going.”
The Ugandan founder of Good African Coffee, Andrew Rugasira, has launched a new book that shares his personal experiences as an African entrepreneur
Since its founding in 2003, Good African Coffee has helped thousands of farmers earn a decent living, send their children to school and escape a spiral of debt and dependence.
TRADE not aid: it’s a familiar refrain, but one that entrepreneur Andrew Rugasira argues is the only way Africa will develop sustainably. And it is one he can attest to first hand. Today, Rugasira exports his Ugandan coffee brand to the UK, the US and SA. His Good African coffee is the first African-owned coffee brand, benefiting large numbers of African farmers.
Given the ever-increasing importance of marketing, The Brand Book is an invaluable marketer’s tool and an ultimate guide to marketing and brand management. It covers challenges faced by most company executives and marketers today, by outlining a new “how-to” approach with easy-to-follow illustrated examples.
A comprehensive guide to the do’s and don’ts of marketing, the book de-mystifies marketing and brand jargon with an easy-to understand-and-relate-to method, using examples at both local and global levels.
Through The Brand Book, Thomas Oosthuizen describes his personal marketing method, which he developed while working in senior marketing positions for many years and being instrumental in the success of many iconic brands. Using a new model which covers all marketing pillars in one book, The Brand Book focuses not only on how to build and maintain a profitable brand, but also how to make it sustainable and affordable; making it ideal for senior company executives, CEOs, FDs, non-marketers, senior marketers and brand managers as well as academics.
About the author
Thomas Oosthuizen has been involved with many blue-chip brands over the last twenty years – as a marketer, an agency brand strategist, and as owner of his own company brand. Through working with brands like Outsurance, Vodacom, e.tv, Emirates, AngloGold Ashanti, 20twenty and eBucks, Oosthuizen discovered a series of “universal truths” for successful marketing. Through his experience, he is able to ensure that the reader will have both a far greater grasp of what makes up a brand, and also knowledge of how to better manage it and ensure it has the best chance to optimize its value as an asset and a profit generator.
Summit Business spoke to Andrew Rugasira, author of A Good African Story, about the business lessons he has learnt along the way.
Rugasira named perserverance and tenacity as the two key qualities that entprereneurs need to have when starting out. He also highlighted the importance of hitting bumps along the way, as he says that “the bumps give you life lessons to be able to sustain your business once it makes it to the top.”
Good African Coffee is the first African company to export and sell coffee in some of the leading supermarkets in South Africa, UK and US. It has been a journey of persistent and hard work. Through disappointment and frustrations from retailers, friends and banks, Rugasira never gave up.
What started as a small company in 2004 has emerged into a global coffee brand sold in leading supermarkets across the globe. And as he says, this is just the beginning. Below is an exclusive interview with Andrew on the lessons of doing good business.