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David Graham
David Graham is the Digital Channels Executive at Deloitte South Africa. His primary responsibility is to initiate business-related dialogue between business leaders and Deloitte industry and subject matter specialists across numerous digital channels. Besides his strong business acumen, David is a new media maven and evangelist.
  • Big ego equals bad relationships

    ego ˈiːɡəʊ,ˈɛ-/ noun a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance."he needed a boost to his ego" synonyms: self-esteem, self-importance, self-worth, self-respect, self-conceit, self-image, self-confidence; amour propre"he needed a boost to his ego" Developing relationships whether online or offline carry a fine balance of give and take. Good relationships are symbiotic with both parties deriving some form of value. All to often, the ego becomes a disruptive force, resulting in a failed relationship. Here are five things to consider. 1. Put others first In all relationships you develop with others, make a point of always putting the other person first. From the very first time you meet...

  • Doing business in SA? Take heed of the Protection of Personal Information Bill

    The protection of personal information bill (PPIB) is a law which will be passed shortly to regulate the manner in which entities may use an individual's personal information going forward. The purpose of the bill is to fundamentally protect a human right, which is a person's privacy and their right to choice, and as long as we don't have any mechanism or regulatory control over what people can do with an individual's information, that right cannot be protected. This bill enables that right to be protected. Deloitte and ITWeb recently conducted a survey to gauge what South African companies are...