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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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: 54,820. 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.