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Have you thought about where your NEWS comes from?

  • By Craig Murrell
  • 07 Sep 2018

Image Source: Adfontesmedia.com It shouldn’t come as a surprise to us that we cannot believe everything we hear. As Aristotle put it, “be a free thinker and don’t accept everything you hear as truth. Be critical and evaluate what you believe in”. If the most influential mind in philosophy and free thinking was already warning […]

Where is Agriculture heading in the next couple years

  • By Craig Murrell
  • 20 Jul 2018

Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture This might be a very far out and distant thought for most of us, it certainly was for me. So before we start catching up with the cutting edge of machine learning and deep learning algorithms, let’s go many steps back to Russian Nesting Dolls. Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is best explained […]

The Wisdom of Crowds

  • By Craig Murrell
  • 20 Jul 2018

One of this months’s must read books on Audible app: The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki Why the many are smarter than the few and how collective wisdom sharpens Image source: cause planet

Leadership and Self Deception

  • By Craig Murrell
  • 20 Jul 2018

One of this month’s must read books on Audible app: Leadership and Self Deception by the Arbinger Institute You can lie to others, but you mustn’t lie to yourself. Image source: Amazon.in

Blue Ocean Strategy by Renee Mauborgne

  • By Russell Stone
  • 12 Mar 2018

How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant

Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller

  • By Russell Stone
  • 15 Jan 2018

This months must read book on Audible app:
– Building a StoryBrand by Donald Miller

Welcome to the Veggie Extract Revolution

  • By Russell Stone
  • 09 Nov 2017

As of 1 September 2017, Rugani Juice will be the newest addition to the RussellStone Group family. So it’s only fitting that we get to know this asset a bit better. Greenway Farms, founded by Vito Rugani and Vincent Sequeira is South Africa’s leading carrot farm. 40% of all fresh carrots consumed daily derive from Greenway Farms under […]

Soya bean Crushing: An Industry Coming of Age

  • By Russell Stone
  • 09 Nov 2017

Historically, soya meal did not have a place in the South African feed industry. In the 1970’s fish meal supplemented animal feed requirements. Soya bean production was minuscule and only received real attention after 1996. As production increased, raw soya beans were an export orientated product, while the local feed industry depended on soya meal imports. Being of […]

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

  • By Russell Stone
  • 20 Oct 2017

This months must read books on Audible app: – Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

Purple Cow by Seth Godin

  • By Russell Stone
  • 20 Oct 2017

This months must read books on Audible app: – Purple Cow by Seth Godin

Our Principles

  • By Russell Stone
  • 01 Jun 2017

South Africa is Not a Junk Country.

  • By Russell Stone
  • 31 May 2017

South Africa was recently downgraded to sub-investment status. Panic struck as both Fitch and Standard & Poor’s downgraded South Africa. Sub-investment grade means that South Africa is a highly risky investment, and certain financial institutions are not permitted to invest where such uncertainty exists. George Herman, Citadel’s Director and Chief Investment Officer published an article […]

Carbon Tax – Are You Aware How This Might Affect Your Company?

  • By Russell Stone
  • 31 May 2017

The Carbon Tax Draft Bill was first opened for comment in 2015. The reasoning behind the tax is for South Africa to realise a green, sustainable economy. Short term targets include reducing carbon emissions by 34% by 2020 and 42% by 2025. It was expected to be officially implemented on 1 January 2017, but this never materialised and delays will continue. But eventually this Act will be instated and it is worth identifying whether it will affect your company. If so, what will the implications be?

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