Saturday, 5 September 2015

Author Mpho Bosupeng

Hi! My name is Mpho Bosupeng and I am an author of the following books. Read the introduction of each book and be sure to check it out on Amazon and major online book shops.

8 Ways To Stop Relentless Complaining (2015)

“To complain is to raise your objections about something. We complain about almost everything. Some people will complain about the weather, a long queue, the government, the education system and family members. The list cannot be exhausted. The problem today is that we tend to complain too much and not do anything. I believe complaining and procrastination move parallel. If you complain and complain about something, you hardly want to roll up your sleeves and get it done right away. This is where procrastination sets in. Somebody who is a relentless grumbler hardly wants to do anything. All they do is spread their pessimism and tell us how impossible things are. Truthfully speaking, complaining is not entirely a bad act. For example if a wife complains about the husband spending less time with the family, is it unreasonable? Of course it is not irrational. It is reasonable to complain under that circumstance. However, what about people who whine about the weather, and the smell of coffee? You definitely have somebody in your life who always has something to whine about. It does not matter the occasion”.

Are You Emotionally Intelligent? (2015)

“Being emotionally intelligent is something desirable. In my opinion, emotional intelligence is a choice. You can choose to be able to recognize your emotions and control them or not. You choose to be overly angry with someone when you can calm yourself. Most people do not think that emotional intelligence is something you can choose. I strongly believe for example you can choose to be gentle when you can be overly aggressive. Everyone sometimes goes through a rough day or year but that should not rob you of your emotional intelligence. You cannot go around taking out the heat on everyone. In that way you will loose a lot of friends and you will not build meaningful relationships”.

Ethical Business Leadership (2015)

Traditionally people have ran away with the notion that business and ethics are oxymorons. This means that business and ethics are antagonistic. The glitch is people believe that business is often characterized by unethical acts such as bribery, soliciting insider information, gifting with strings attached and turning a blind eye to corrupt acts. But can we say that we should give up on business ethics? Who is to say? Is it right to say that the business-ethics debacle is over? It is true that we cannot eliminate unethical acts completely in any business. This is simply because ethical acts frequently have everything to do with an individual’s expectations and what is important to them. Sometimes these factors are not self-evident and this is what makes ethics quite a difficult aspect. People do not always put their aims, motives, hopes and needs clearly on the table for us to understand and digest. The ethical decision is often clouded in these cases”.

Successful Presentation Skills for ANY Setting (2015)

“There is absolutely no doubt that today good presentation skills are vital for success in almost every field or career you can possibly think of. At a university level, every student is supposed to present on a topic in front of his colleagues. Business leaders such as CEO’s or CFO’s need presentation skills to showcase financial projections for example. I wonder how a prospective business pitch would go about if someone had no oral presentation skills. The board members would probably be bored and leave the board room before you even get to the climax of your business proposal. This would perhaps be not different to a situation where a prospective parliamentarian does not have presentation skills to win the hearts of voters. An army commander needs presentation skills to give clear orders and directions; teachers or lecturers need the knowledge to be able to deliver the course material to students”.

Living To Your Greatness (2015)

“I personally believe that everyone has greatness in them. It does not matter what you have heard people say about you. Everyone is a rough diamond that needs to be polished and processed for it to shine. Today most people are only content with getting a job or any source of income to cover their living costs. We tend to forget that we are meant to showcase our talents and abilities. Personally, I think it’s because once you get financially sound, you really don’t care about your personal growth and development. Your dreams seem to mean a little now and you are satisfied with almost everything on the table. The common route people take is go to school, get a job, and then later start a family. Our goals seem to mean nothing as we grow. It’s really surprising. Furthermore, as we get older and time passes, we give up and become content with our lives until death. We take no risks and our achievements are just ordinary like buying a car, or building a house”.

Procastination Solved (2015)

“I personally do not know a single people who never procrastinate. Everyone procrastinates sometimes. The notch to which procrastination wraps your life is an issue this book attempts to address. But before proceeding with procrastination escapades, first and foremost, what is procrastination? There are many definitions of procrastination but they all come down to giving less preference to important tasks and opting to do pleasurable activities. My own definition of procrastination is misdirection of efforts and energies from critical tasks to less important ones. Motivation has everything to do with procrastination because an aroused person will not think twice about finishing a piece of work no matter how hard it may be. If you are not motivated, you are not likely to do something well or at all because you lack the “self-push” that is needed to start and complete the work. A motivated person can work harder and longer as compared to someone who does not have adrenaline rushing in their bloodstream. Be that as it may, procrastination is generally not a good habit. A student procrastinating to study for his examinations or tests is one of the most common episodes of procrastination. How many of us have not hidden away from books when we still know that exams are fast approaching? The problem is not only just procrastination, but also what it does to you and your life as a whole”.

The Export-Led Growth Hypothesis: New Evidence and Implications (2015)

Previous studies on economic growth have shown that countries that relied on exports to propel their economies have been successful in achieving robust economic growth. This study considers Botswana’s mineral exports production from 2003Q1 to 2012Q4 and relates each export commodity with the GDP. This study applies the Johansen cointegration test and the Granger causality test to determine the applicability of the export-led growth hypothesis for the Botswana economy. The cointegration test shows that there is long run comovement between GDP and four of Botswana’s mineral exports namely: matte; diamonds; copper; nickel and soda ash. In addition, the Granger causality test shows that Botswana’s economy propels exports production. From these results, the study nullifies the export-led growth hypothesis and postulates that the Botswana economy rather follows the growth-driven exports hypothesis (GDE). The study further postulates recommendations and also potential areas of research.

Thanks for reading.

Mpho Bosupeng