VDS Brink

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Van der Spuy Brink studied to be a geologist at the University of Stellenbosch. Spent a decade in mining information management followed by several years in international business development in amongst others Vietnam, Peru, the USA, Kazakhstan and Australia. Later managed innovation for Kumba Resources.

A MBA lecturer on strategy and innovation for the past 12 years and guided many companies in strategy development and corporate storytelling, including members of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. As public speaker on technical and business matters addressed large groups including several graduation ceremonies. Acted as event chairman during the visit of the Governor General of Canada.

For ten years attended the University of Life as a part time constable in the South African Police Service and obtained the highest qualification, after more than 100 evaluated speeches, from Toastmasters International majoring in the subjects Storytelling and Humour. A several times Toastmasters’ Southern African semi-finalist in Humorous Speaking and Afrikaanse Skouspel.

Studied post graduate in group behaviour psychology at Unisa. Involved as mentor with Stellenbosch’s Innovation lab.
Cofounder of Personera.com, winning the 2009 Microsoft Enablis award in the media category and the minister of science and technology’s award for systems design. Raise R20m venture capital in the process. Also co-creator of Third Circle Asset Management with R1bn under management.

As a Jack of all Trades being a lecturer, grandpa of six jewels, company director and innovator while writing science fiction and steaming love stories

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Peregrine
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,870. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2016 by VDS Brink. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
This is a tale of a boy, born a nomad of a poor tribe, who is taken from his family to new surroundings, after an extremely traumatic experience. The story follows him to early manhood, when after many adventures, he is accepted into the family of his adoption. A love story in a far away place.
The Motherland Is Calling
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016 by VDS Brink. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Young Valentin is called to fight against the Nazi invasion force in the U.S.S.R. He is driven by hate for the enemy because of an atrocity against a child. As a hero, he returns to the girl he has not forgotten since his departure for the harrowing experience of war.
Boedelwenke vir Jan Alleman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: Afrikaans. Published: May 31, 2014 by VDS Brink. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / domestic partner abuse
Die afsterwe van 'n geliefde bring vele uitdagings. Die hantering van haar/sy nalatenskap kan moeilik wees. Kernriglyne om dit effektief te doen word hier gegee. Doen dinge voor dood, Dinge om te doen voor dood
Upington is nie vir sissies nie
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,040. Language: Afrikaans. Published: April 25, 2014 by VDS Brink. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Essay » Sociology
Die boek gaan oor 'n dogtertjie, Elmie. Haar ouma leer haar aan die eenkant van liefde en almal is gelyk in die Here se oë maar sy beleef dat grootmense se môre en aandpraatjies verskil. Elmie is 'n vrygees en die hitte van Upington kry haar soms onder, tog is sy versot op haar dorp en haar boomhuis.
Strokies' Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,280. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013 by VDS Brink. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing
Stories told by people who have suffered strokes and their altered journey through life.
Ons Baba-Kind
Price: Free! Words: 32,720. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013 by VDS Brink. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Ek skryf hierdie boek oor Marthie ons oudste kind, `n erg gestremde kind maar met `n doel in ons lewens geplaas. Hierdie boek is `n getuienis van die Heer se Genade, Sy liefde, onderrig en leiding.

Books

The Final Whistle
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Handling personal change by learning from lesson in the world of sport
Communication skills for Engineers
Price: Free! Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business communication / general
Engineering communication giving the keys principles of preparing a technical presentation.
Anderkant die eerste Ster
You set the price! Words: 51,660. Language: Afrikaans. Published: July 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Die flitsstories, minder as 800 woorde, gryp iets van die lewe en gee dit uit ‘n ander hoek. Die stories, amper een honderd, vertel verhale uit die buitenste ruimte, van liefde en geweld, kinderstories en snaakse stories. Dit laat ons lag, maar ook wonder.
Die laaste groet
Price: Free! Words: 5,350. Language: Afrikaans. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Die Anglo Boere oorlog se lesse om beter vorentoe te gaan, om te leer om te vergewe maar nooit te vergeet. Die boek bevat agt kort-kort verhale en is geskryf na besoeke aan begraafplase en slagvelde. Dit wissel van konsentrasiekamp hartseer, hoe om dronk Skotte te vang tot stories van vergewing en leierskap
Humanity in the Digital Age
Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: November 4, 2013. Categories: Essay » Business
We live in the most complex time in all history and in the shadows of several revolutions. The largest one the coming of the Internet with an impact on all spheres of society and on individuals. To cope needs an understanding of the essence of who and what we are and how we changed. Information technology brought us endless benefits, yet it undermines some critical aspects of humanity.
RE-PLAY... when thinking goes lateral
Price: Free! Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Information management
Lateral Thinking Guidelines for Problem Solving in Information technology
Communication Skills for the Financial industry
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Communication with clients, colleagues and presentations are critical life skills. This book focuses on the vital communication elements specifically relevant for the financial industry.
The Wedding Master of Ceremonies. The Ultimate guide for an event to be proud of
Price: Free! Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Weddings » Wedding planning and checklists
A wedding is a special event. It is a grouping of people often foreign to each other. To steer the event to greatness needs special skill and knowledge of the psychology of group behaviour. It depends on subtle humour, binding people though uplifting stories, creating an atmosphere never to be forgotten. In the book guidelines towards creating the ultimate event leaving precious memories.
Sport and Wealth Creation: Coping when the limelight fades
Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance
Competitive sport requires their participants to focus all their time on it. Great wealth can be created yet the sports person seldom have the luxury of studying and preparing for a career after sport. When the limelight fades at a young age, very often the wealth created is spend and destroyed simply because we do not know. This essay gives steps towards the future wealth preservation.

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  • Beautiful Deception on March 07, 2012

    Reading Beautiful Deception took my mind to unknown places. The way the author leads my into the word pictures is in a Harry Potter style and yet beyond it. She puts me in the shoes of Nina, Krokkie and into the luxury of the Manor, loving every second of it. It is more than a story, it is a journey into creativity and opening my mind finding long sought solutions.