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Reputation

What's Happening? - Reputation

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Please see below selected recent intelligence about reputation. This is a synthesis of major recent developments at competitors, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers in our external environment. New content is in bold.

 

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What's Happened? - Reputation

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Please see below selected pre-2016 intelligence about reputation. This is a synthesis of major recent developments at competitors, business schools, thinktanks, media, commentators, and other key influencers in our external environment. New content is in bold.

 

November 2015

 

 

 

October 2015

 

  • Woolworths emerged with the best reputation among South Africa’s largest companies in 2015. According to the 2015 RepTrak Pulse reputation survey, which ranks the largest listed companies by revenue and familiarity and which was conducted by Reputation House, a representative of the internationally based Reputation Institute, Woolworths’ scored 71.2 points out of a possible 100. Pick n Pay and Shoprite scored 70.8 and 69.0 respectively, coming in second and third, while MTN and Mr Price rounded out the top five companies.

 

 

 

 

On Heroes

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Pace David Bowie, and in the light of the hagiography building in some quarters around the late Steve Jobs, one wonders who are the real enduring, beyond "just for one day" heroes, ancient and modern?

A good candidate from my childhood is Alexander the Great, from the moment I first shed a tear when reading in a Ladybird history book (a constant companion, and part of a set which I preserve with fondness and gratitude to this day) about Alexander dying (at just 33, thereby giving him a special bond with Jesus in my young mind) "far from his homeland".  As a long-standing, albeit non-heroic exile from my own homeland, this still resonates...

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You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do - Henry Ford (1863-1947)

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Work for your reputation and your reputation will work for you - Balzac

Quote 2428

We do not carry a good name into a strange country - African tribe Jabo

Quote 2427

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavour to be what you desire to appear - Socrates

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Leave a good name behind in case you return - African tribe Gogo

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Have regard for your name for it will remain for you longer than a great store of gold - The Apocryphia, Ecclesiasticus 41:12