Luminating the way forward, FINWEEK
Management Style Luminating the way forward A different view on the Luminance funding debacle, and BEE in general. Khanyi Dhlomo
Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, a wise king ruled over the land. The kingdom was bountiful, but some of the subjects were unhappy and wanted a better life for themselves. One day, two of these loyal subjects asked for an audience with the king. “What can I do for you?” asked the king after welcoming them into his chamber. “Well, sire,” began the first man, “I would dearly like to own a farm and grow my own potatoes.” “Very good,” replied the king, “and what can I do to help?” “Actually I'm a bit lazy, sire, and I have no desire to learn how to till the soil and plant the potatoes myself. I would much rather just take over my neighbour's potato farm. He has been working the soil for many years and every year he produces the most delicious potatoes in the land. Why should I put in the hard work when I could simply take what he produces? That would be much easier! I would like you to instruct him to hand over 25% of his farm to me. Oh, and you might have to throw in one or two gold coins to make him feel a bit less unhappy about the whole situation.” The king was not pleased. He threw up his hands in anger and banished the lazy man from his presence.