LONDON — After decades of isolation, Zimbabwe’s new leader Emmerson Mnangagwa is desperate for his country to rejoin the world’s family of nations because “isolation has never been splendid nor viable.” In a potent presidential inaugural address today, Mnangagwa fulfilled hopes of the growing army of optimists.
Among the secrets of a successful life is overcoming the hard wiring of the human condition. History is replete with triumphs by the positive thinkers, those rare souls who achieve a balance when interpreting good and bad news. Science is replete with examples of how homo sapiens naturally accentuate the negative. Widely quoted marital relationships expert John Gottman, for instance, estimates that to overcome this bias, a stable relationship needs good interactions to outnumber bad by five to one.
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Zimbabwe's new president ED Mnangagwa's inaugural speech. Have a listen or read the transcript. Abandons socialist drivel, applies sensible economics and focuses on rejoining the global community. Zim looks ready to rebound from rock bottom. Hope springs.
Tip of iceberg @Magda_Wierzycka and the response is entirely rational. Court action requires discovery which will open a massive can of worms. McKinsey/Trillian only one of many plunderers. By allowing the reality to be exposed, ANC risks its entire “Development State” strategy. https://t.co/JH8KSjbT9i
@Cy36ONE Good on you Cy - where were they evasive? For me, at the very least the smart strategy for those wanting to catch EOH's falling knife would be to wait until after the ANC's elective conference before investing.
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