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3 March, 2019

Even Homer sometimes nods

Amid some conjecture and debate, Homer is the ancient Greek author credited with writing the epic poems The Odyssey and The Iliad. These two poems, aside from being great literature, have had a defining impact on the development of Western culture. Homer’s works are described as ‘not only seeds but fertilizer for almost […]
20 February, 2019

Are you digitally literate?

Organisations need to ensure staff who are tasked with engaging in the digital sphere are ‘digitally literate’—both understanding the technical process of using the digital space and effectively writing for digital platforms. But what does it mean to be digitally literate? In their article Digital literacy and digital literacies, Colin […]
29 January, 2019

What makes a word ‘real’?

It’s something you hear all the time (or maybe you’re the one saying it)—that the English language is going down the drain. With people inventing new words and acronyms like ‘lol’ we just know that we’re losing our grip on real English. But not so. In her Ted Talk, language […]
12 December, 2018

A phrase to remember if you’re flying over the holidays

You hear new words almost every day, but sometimes you come across one that you just really like. Here’s one that stuck with me and one I think you’ll remember next time you’re travelling. The word is an evolution of the word ‘combobulate’ which is to put things back together. The […]
30 November, 2018

Stepping up and letting go

For a manager newly appointed, letting go of the detail is sometimes a challenge. Promotion very often is based on a positive assessment of a candidate’s technical skills and understanding of detail. Leadership, however, demands an applied and subtle understanding of how a team best works together and how individuals […]
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