Creators

Business
Tiffany Markman

“I’ll THINK ABOUT IT.”

Only one in nine people is a natural salesperson. The rest of us hate selling. Because, when it doesn’t work, it feels a lot like rejection. And rejection brings emotional pain. So let’s equip ourselves with better selling tools – especially in the age of COVID-19, when panic is everywhere, times are tough, friends are not few but hiding at home, and no-one needs more emotional pain.

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Business
Tiffany Markman

Why I won’t compete on price

My business policy is not to compete on price. Now I get that sometimes budgets are small. But what I don’t get is clients who pretend that small budgets aren’t small. That annoys me. Here’s why.

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Photograph of Wangari Maathai in blue traditional dress
Helene van der Westhuizen
Heléne van der Westhuizen

Where Words Take Us – Herstory

This week’s word, herstory, takes us to meet an extraordinary woman from Kenya who changed the collective mind of her country towards the environment and lifted them out of poverty at the same time.

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Google Images of paintings to Illustrate the artform most prevalent in people's minds.
Helene van der Westhuizen
Heléne van der Westhuizen

Where Words Take Us – Creation

Where does the word creation lead us if we look wider than the traditional concept of art and painting? We enter the worlds of Mary Anderson, Melitta Bentz and Elizabeth Magie. Have you ever heard of them? You will score bonus points if you know what they had in common.

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Dictionary Entry: Source
Columns
Heléne van der Westhuizen

Where Words Take Us – Source

Our headword for today is source, and it takes us all the way back to the story of a young woman, told by Pip Williams, about the female side of the Oxford English Dictionary. A narrative, like so many others, hidden between the lines of a history written by men.

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Life
Peter Ucko

There is no Box

Boxes are wonderful things. They can contain almost anything. But apart from receiving or giving gifts, what can we learn from boxes?

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An X-ray of the hand to illustrate the eight carpal bones of the wrist.
Columns
Heléne van der Westhuizen

Where Words Take Us – Wrist

The wrist has two faces. On the outside, it is a showcase for the finest jewellery. And on the inside, the eight little carpal bones pivot and move to turn the two wrist joints and make them central to the life of any freelancer with a computer.

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