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[1 Oct 2008 | One Comment | ]

One of the first comprehensive legal publications on the National Credit Act has been published by Lexis Nexis under the title Guide to the National Credit Act by JW Scholtz, JM Otto, E van Zyl, CM van Heerden and N Campbell (ISN 978 0409033717).
The book is divided into 5 sections: the Commentary, the Act itself, the Regulations and Guidelines, the Table and the Index. The most important section is the Commentary which deals with an analysis of the Act.
The book covers all details of the Act and one must sympathise …

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[7 Dec 2006 | No Comment | ]

With the great desire in the credit management industry for information and explanations on the National Credit Act it was nice to come across small and fairly readable book on the Act.
Prof. Otto has written a number of books on credit law and is one of the country’s leading authorities on this area of law. He has now through LexisNexis Butterworths produced a small publication entitled “The National Credit Act Explained”. The book is 134 pages including the index and annexures, which is quite substantially smaller then the regulations to …

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[6 Apr 2005 | No Comment | ]

Kerry Gleesen: The author of The Personal Efficiency Program

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[6 Apr 2005 | One Comment | ]

In terms of personal management or management in general very little is formally taught in the area of the nuts and bolts of getting things done or as some call it time management. Managers and their employees are victims of procrastination and bad organisation. We learn a lot of these getting things done or not getting things done methods, as the case maybe, from those around us and sometimes they are not the best examples. We all know the pitfalls of a messy desk and poor filing system. We end …

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[17 Feb 2005 | No Comment | ]

Jim Collins : Author of “Good to Great”

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[17 Feb 2005 | No Comment | ]

As promised the book review of Good to Great: Why some Companies makes the leap…and others don’t.
While strictly speaking Good to Great does not fit directly in with credit management, I have taken the liberty of reviewing the book here. I feel that although the book sets out the principles of transforming a good company into a great company, many of these principles can be applied at a management level and even a personal level – besides its a very good read.

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[9 Feb 2005 | No Comment | ]

There is a great post on the blog site Slacker Manager entitled, “How to read a business book” which makes for a good read.
I certainly believe in the power of opening your mind to new business and management ideas by reading on the subject of business and management.
I am currently reading Good to Great by Jim Collins which was inspired by my reading of another blog post . I am throughly enjoying the book and hope to post my first book review here soon. I even noted watching an interview …