March 4, 2014
The wine’s rich, intense colour shows hues of ruby and garnet, and faint tinges of purple around the edges. Plummy liquorice with touches of star-anise, freshly-roasted nuts and white pepper are displayed on the nose. Juicy on the palate with loads of ripe, red and black berry-fruit flavours. Soft, rich and elegant throughout with an exceptionally classy finish. Very enjoyable while young but further cellaring will enhance complexity. Cellaring of eight to twelve years is recommended.
Read more… Stellenzicht
February 19, 2014
‘When a manager with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, the reputation of the business remains intact.’
February 18, 2014
Rietvallei Special Select Shiraz is a full-bodied, complex wine with excellent fruit and wood integration. Lots of work in the vineyard and minimal interference in the cellar allows this wine to express its terroir to the fullest.
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February 13, 2014
Everyone has one and wishes they didn’t: the unwanted advice-giver who loves to stick his nose where it doesn’t belong and offer his unsolicited opinion. Whether he’s a successful CEO or your brother-in-law, he seems to pop up just when you’re feeling unsure of yourself.
Unfortunately, in business, the leaders who really need good advice are the most vulnerable to bad advice. Entrepreneurs usually don’t have high-quality boards, rarely have a wealth of industry expertise and may be entering new markets with no precedent to draw on. While a little helpful advice can go a long way, bad advice is worse than no advice at all.
Here are the people to watch out for and avoid taking advice from:
The know-it-alls: Know-it-alls are overconfident because they’ve seen situations play out as expected in their industry and assume their advice can work for any industry. These people may sound smart and have tons of experience, but you should avoid letting their opinion drown out common sense. When their experience comes from scenarios that aren’t applicable to your situation, their advice isn’t relevant.
Read more: entrepreneur
February 12, 2014
‘I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.’
– Jeff Bezos
February 11, 2014
LDP wine of the week- Le Bonheur Cabernet Sauvignon 2007.
Blackcurrant and cherry followed by cigar box and dark chocolate with whiffs of delicate vanilla oak. Full–bodied with a good tannic structure and a long finish with ample cherries and pine needles.
Read more… vinoteque
February 6, 2014
‘The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.’
– Walt Disney