Saturday, 15 November 2014

Dr. Myles Munroe's Last Lesson on Legacy in his "Change Through Leadership" Series

Dr. Myles Munroe (1954 to 2014) "Change Through Leadership" Series
Dr. Munroe published 60 books of which 49 were best sellers. One of the greatest men of our time, Myles Munroe was awe-inspiring, a visionary leader, a teacher blessed with unparalleled wisdom and insight... may he Rest In Peace.

Here is the verbatim script of part of his last TV interview as written down by Rose Iga Akudo:

"The greatest act of leadership is what happens in your absence.

If all you have done dies with you, you are a failure. True leadership is measured by what happens after you die.

This is why true leaders don’t invest in buildings (Jesus never built a building), they invest in people. Why? Because success without a successor is failure.

So your legacy should not be in buildings, programs, projects…your legacy must be in people.

The greatest act of leadership is mentoring. Who are you mentoring to take your place?

True leaders make themselves unnecessary. (I’m gonna repeat it again). True leaders make themselves unnecessary.

A true leader works themselves out of a job. So great leaders measure their greatness by their absence.

Study Jesus, the greatest leader of all. Listen to His words. “It is better for you that I go away. If I do not go away, you won’t be great. My absence is your greatness”.

He proved His greatness by leaving. He left. And His organization grew in His absence.

My question is, if you die today, as a leader, leaving the studio, in an accident, what happens to your organization, what happens to your church, what happens to your business?

If it dies when you die, you are a failure.

So I encourage you right now, identify your successors, and mentor them, and train them.

This is why in our organization, I am unnecessary. I can travel the world and our ministry grows. The companies grow.

My son, 29 years old, is running my businesses. My daughter, who is 30, is running our global organization. Why? I mentored them.

Jesus Christ said to Peter: Do you love me? Yes Lord. He said then, the company is yours. Feed the people. And He left.

What happens in your absence? That’s your legacy."

Watch the video:

Dr. Myles Munroe's Last Lesson on Legacy en EspaƱol #wow

In the last media interview which he had in Kenya on October 24, Dr. Munroe talked on KTN’s JKL Show about dying and about being unafraid of death.

He said: "I want to challenge every Kenyan to go to the cemetery and disappoint the graveyard. Die like the Apostle Paul who said I have finished my course, I have kept the faith and I have been poured out like a drink offering. There is nothing left. I am ready to die. That’s how I wanna die because there is nothing else for me left to die,"  he told the show’s host, Jeff Koinange. "When you die, die like I am planning to die. Empty. It’s finished," Munroe added.

In this last interview also he explained why "The wealthiest spot on earth is actually the cemetary...":

Dr Myles Munroe speaks of death on the Jeff Koinange Live Show

A few quotes from the follow three videos:

"Show me your friends and I'll show you your future"

"Nothing is worse than allowing a poor person to enter a place of power, because they use the power to empower themselves."

"Leadership is not determined by how many people serve you, it is determined by how many people you serve."

"True leaders never seek followers, they attract them."

"True leaders do not use power to empower themselves."

"Anytime a leader wants to be served, that's not a leader, that's a parasite."

"No tree ever eats its own fruit."

"Corruption is a result of a poor, poverty, mentality."

"Woe to the land when a slave becomes king."

" the end of revolutions, those who won, based on numbers obviously, end up in power without training, positions without principles...."

"Vision is the key to successful leadership. Where is no vision the people perish. But it never says where there is no leader. Vision is more important than leadership."

"Never cancel people. Don't assume you know anybody and never speak negative to a child, because in that child could be a best selling author."

"I get an average of 4 hours sleep everyday. You cannot really make an impact on the world and get 8 hours sleep, it's impossible."

"Once you know where you are going, you'll also know where you don't want to go."

"The greatest distraction to people is good things, not bad things."

"One of the weakness I think in emerging countries in Africa and other places is that we are so focused on employment we never focus on deployment, so we create dependency over our people rather than independence."

"I don't fight for human rights, I was born with them."

In the first video he explains his own life story: "Every successful person has a story. Their story is more important than their success..."

Jeff Koinange Live with Dr. Myles Monroe, American Televangelist ( Part 1 )

Most African countries are the product of revolution after colonialism: "What happens at the end of revolutions is, those who won, based on numbers obviously, they end up in power without training, positions without principles...."

Jeff Koinange Live with Dr. Myles Monroe, American Televangelist ( Part 2 )

"Every human being on earth is motivated by five questions..."

Jeff Koinange Live with Dr. Myles Monroe, American Televangelist ( Part 3 )

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Dear Mr. #SteveHofmeyr, have I ever told you the story of the Bee?

Have you ever experienced what happens when a bee flies into a movie theatre Mr. Hofmeyr?

The audience sits watching the film, which contains a huge amount of information being flashed at the screen, at a rate of 24 or even 48 frames per second, and the next moment a tiny little bee enters room.

The film is projected at 2.2 MP (megapixels), which is 2,200,000 pixels (dots) of visual information projected unto the screen at 24 or even 48 frames per second. Some theatres even use 8.85 MP (8,850,000 pixels) resolution at 24 frames per second.

That is a huge amount of visual information passed by the audience per second. Now add to that the huge amount of audio information being absorbed at the same time.

Movies are supplied to the theatre as a digital file called a Digital Cinema Package (DCP). For a typical feature film this file will contain anywhere between 90GB (gigabyte) and 300GB  of data (roughly two to six times the information contained on a Blu-ray disc)

Each time you blink you lose millions of pieces of visual information.

The bee steals your attention

When a bee flies into a movie theatre, everyone's attention gets shifted from the vast amount of information on the screen to this tiny little "pest" flying around. In the meantime the movie does not stop rolling and the audience loses unimaginable amounts of information in the process.

The bee distracts everyone's attention from what they should be focusing on.

Everyone in the audience follows the bee, they chase the bee, they try catching the bee and they even try to kill the little bee, all the while completely forgetting about the movie and the vast amount of information, including the story-line, that they are missing.

At this point in time the media and politicians in South Africa are using you as one of those many little bees Mr. Hofmeyr. They are using your tweet as a bee to distract the public's attention away from much more serious, much more important, much more dangerous issues affecting this country right now.

Does it make any sense that, suddenly, the entire country flares up just because you tweeted an opinion that no one bothered to "Go figure!" as you suggested in the very tweet? Have you ever seen the killing of a sport star get such explosive attention as the recent killing of the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper?

Do you recall when the Rev Kemo Waters tweeted: “The only way to end racism is to kill a material number of whites. ... “ Mr. Hofmeyr?  Do you recall any of the individuals, movements, groups or organisations now attacking you, ever having said a single word about that tweet Mr. Hofmeyr? 

The only reason that particular tweet made the news was because it made reference to the leader of the Democratic Alliance "@helenzille your indifferent and patronising stance is a double dare…”, but none of those now attacking you, ever stood up against that tweet did they?

Mr. Hofmeyr, at least 410,000 people had been murdered in South Africa since 1994, roughly about 17,000 people each year or some 45 people each and every single day of each year that the media, the South African government, the tourism industry and economists do not want the world to know about... and your tweet Mr. Hofmeyr, is just one of the little bees being used to draw everyone's attention away from the horrific and unique murder situation in this country.

At least 66,387 rapes were reported to the SA Police in 2012/2013 alone, and your tweet is the little bee being used to draw the world's attention away from this serious danger in South Africa, Mr. Hofmeyr.

Eskom is collapsing and South Africa is facing a very dark future and your tweet is the bee being used to draw people's attention away from that dark future Mr. Hofmeyr.

South Africa is running out of water and food and your tweet is being used as just another bee to draw away the attention from that life-threatening situation Mr. Hofmeyr.

The communist, self-enriching, plundering tripartite alliance is splitting and South Africa is racing towards its very own "Tunisia-day" and your tweet is the bee keeping everyone's attention away from preparing for that looming catastrophe Mr. Hofmeyr.

The SA Airways (SAA) is collapsing, the SA Post Office is collapsing, mines are laying off thousands and offering retrenchment packages, hundreds of businesses are closing down and thousands are losing their jobs each day, none of which even make it to the newspapers Mr. Hofmeyr, because they have so many bees being used to draw away the public's attention .

A vast amount of serious, dangerous, life-threatening information is presently being ignored by the South African public, because a liberal puppet with little or no knowledge of politics or history, saw a bee, grabbed a hold of it, and let it loose in this movie theatre called the New South Africa.

The very groups, organisations and "movements, drawing everyone's attention to your tweet, never have and never will draw such attention to the threats of violence on Facebook, on twitter and in comments on news article:

Vssta Ramailane - "Works at Gauteng Department of Community Safety"

These are just three (very recent) examples of hundreds of real, actual threats filled with blatant racial hatred, openly being posted regularly on public social media and widely distributed for all to see, yet strangely, it never draws any attention from any of the very same people and groups abusing your tweet, a personal opinion, as a bee Mr. Hofmeyr.

The attack on you and your tweet is not just an attack on freedom of speech, it is not just an attack aimed at destroying  you personally and your career, it is not just an attack on the Afrikaans language aimed at destroying Afrikaans music and Afrikaans culture...

Your tweet Mr. Hofmeyr is being used very effectively as a very noisy bee to draw the public's attention away from the most dangerous and most difficult situation in the entire history of South Africa.

References and Further Reading

‘Kill whites’ reverend backs down

Will 74,400 women be raped this August in South Africa?

Digital Cinema Package



Do You Know the Difference between a Gigabit and a Gigabyte?



Vssta Ramailane

Monday, 10 November 2014

Egypt and UAE launch secret airstrikes in the war over Libya's oil

Libya War Continues Three Years After Gaddafi Assassination
Egypt, UAE launch airstrikes as rebel forces battle for control
October 21, 2014

Two regional states which participated in the imperialist-engineered war against Libya, - Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), - have been carrying out periodic airstrikes against alleged “Islamist” strongholds in various locations in the east and west. Also the former renegade Gen. Khalifa Hefter, a longtime Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) asset, has mounted a bid for power utilizing sophisticated weapons and air strikes.

A dispute over who could actually sell Libyan oil on the international market was eventually addressed by the U.S. when it sent a naval warship to reclaim cargo traded by interests inside the country who were not endorsed by Washington.

Unrest has erupted again surrounding which political group claiming authority in Libya would control the proceeds from oil sales. Both the parties controlling the capital of Tripoli who are often labelled as “Islamists” and the “government in exile” in the eastern city of Tobruk, say they are entitled to the revenue generated from the trade in oil.

The response of aerial bombardments from Egypt and the UAE will only further the generalized sense of lawlessness and terror.

The UAE Has Been Secretly Sending Warplanes To Bomb Islamists In Libya
August. 26, 2014

The United Arab Emirates has secretly sent warplanes on bombing raids against Islamist militias in Libya over the past week, using bases in Egypt

The strikes signaled a step toward direct action by regional Arab states that previously have fought proxy wars in Libya, Syria and Iraq in a struggle for power and influence.

"The UAE carried out those strikes,"

The UAE -- which has spent billions on US-manufactured warplanes and other advanced weaponry -- provided the military aircraft, aerial refueling planes and aviation crews to bomb Libya, while Cairo offered access to its air bases, the paper said.

But it remained unclear whether and to what degree Egypt and the UAE had informed the Americans in advance of the airstrikes.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Emirates view Islamist militants in the region as a serious threat and have forged cooperation against what they see as a common danger.

Without mentioning any air strikes by the UAE and Egypt, the statement said "outside interference in Libya exacerbates current divisions and undermines Libya's democratic transition."

The air strikes also underscored how Washington's old allies are more willing to act on their own, without backing from the Americans.

Saudi and UAE leaders in particular have expressed concern that Washington can no longer be counted on, citing US diplomatic overtures to Iran and a cautious approach to the Syrian conflict.

The strikes in and around Tripoli demonstrated the UAE's readiness to employ its air power, as the Emirates have built up one of the region's most proficient air forces with American gear and training.

About 5, 000 American troops are based in the Emirates, most of them airmen stationed at Al-Dhafra Air Base.