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Archive for Month: August 2017


Volume 4: Double Entries

Probably the aspect of accountancy that most people struggle to come to grips with is the thing known as the Double Entry System.  Those debit and credit entries – knowing what to debit and what to credit and when to do so.  Knowing how to make adjustments, knowing how to […]

Wired To …

People Development ProgrammesThe Ripple Effect has developed unique and effective Development Programmes: Wired to Influence, Wired to Lead and Manage, Wired to Drive & Wired to Influence PLUS.A formal MBA is not always applicable to solve certain day-to-day problems within teams and in many cases formal tertiary training is lacking in preparing […]

Lead to unite

As a man, I have that traditional expectation in society to be a leader. To be the head of the home, to have a developing career or better still be an entrepreneur, to be seen as an upstanding member of my community, to uphold certain values, to lead by example […]

Volume 3: The need for detail

Accountancy, being able to account for, accountability and financial accounts all go hand-in-hand. This is why business leadership and the understanding of the accounting side of the business are so important to merge. There is always a risk of rushing into something without due planning.  We introduced the planning part […]

If you fall

As a man, I know that men have a reputation for not talking openly about our “troubles”.  When I ask other men why this is so, they say that we have a multitude of sayings that either go off in our heads or we actually hear others saying to us, […]

Making decisions safe

I have made many decisions during my lifetime.  Decisions to buy things, sell things, start things, end things, to save, to delay, to prioritize, to take part, to rest, to befriend and even decisions not to make a decision. It was not until 6 August 2017 that, for the first […]

As a man

As a man, I would like to know that I treat the world and everything in it right.  Doing as little harm as possible to other people, the environment, other life forms etc. There have been times in my life where, through a change in awareness, I have needed to […]

Volume 2: The Chart of Accounts

Business leadership, where an individual has the ability to impact the strength of the Balance Sheet and Income Statement of any business, requires an understanding of accounting, the General Ledger and how to read and interpret financial reports. Like most things in life, the eventual outcome lies in getting the […]

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

I love all things motor bikes but I have not always had the opportunity of living it out myself.  At times it was the financial limitation resulting in bicycle transportation and at others the practical limitation of needing a car. My biking began a reality in 2007 when I bought […]

Volume 1: Remove the blockage

Welcome to our Accounting Blog: Accounting Building Blocks If you are a busy owner who does not as yet understand accounting or an aspiring leader of business who lacks knowledge of the science of accounting then this blog is aimed at you. I interact with many people in positions where […]