The glass may be half full, but that’s because it’s leaking

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The glass may be half full, but that’s because it’s leaking

The last thing we need is lessons in optimism from the likes of Pick n Pay CEO Richard Brasher

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When CEOs speak about the challenges facing SA, perhaps they should use their positions of influence to be honest and leave the positive thinking vibes to self-help gurus like Oprah Winfrey and John Demartini.

Pick n Pay (https://www.sharenet.co.za/v3/quickshare.php?scode=PIK) turnaround man Richard Brasher attracted a serious crowd when he was keynote speaker at a recent retail summit. The topic the Brit was asked to speak on was “Is South Africa at a tipping point?”

People wanted to hear what a global CEO, who runs a fantastic business with 18,000 employees, thinks about our future. Instead he gave a lesson in having the right attitude and “optimism being more fun”...

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