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  • Making the human connection in business

    Making the human connection in business

    By Eric Hirst
    Published: April 25, 2011

    When Accounting Professor Eric Hirst met Thando, a tour guide in South Africa, what he learned went beyond the business sights of the country.

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      Boererate said on Jan. 14, 2012 at 2:04 p.m.
      South Africans are renowned for 'making a plan' and being practical. Even though millions of South Africans struggle with illiteracy and unemployment it is often wonderful to see their entrepreneurial spirit, open-heartedness and willingness to share what little they possess.
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      Simon said on July 19, 2011 at 12:33 a.m.
      I have lived in Cape Town for three years (sea point ca.) and his experiences are testiment for this beautiful country. Bitterness is a trade commonly unknown to the indiginous people! Simon