My Background

I am a consultant and entrepreneur who is task-oriented and results-driven. I also pay attention to details while working on building sustainable wealth. I'm enthusiastic in finding new innovative solutions using a combination of managerial and technical skills.

I'm also an avid investor in small ideas, keen reader and social activist who is enthusiastic in finding new opportunities. I'm a strategist who is systematic in approaching challenges. This exposure lead me to be interested in human interaction and to appreciate what the human mind is capable of achieving. Through my vast interaction with different people, I managed to increasing my personal network.

It has became clear to me at an early stage of my life that I have the ability to spot opportunities which made me by nature, an

entrepreneur:

noun
  1. defined as a person who establishes an enterprise with the aim of solving social problems or effecting social change.

As an individual with a positive outlook towards my challenges, I've embarked on the most interesting journeys in my life which I intend on blogging. These are the glimpse of my trials and tribulations because I believe that: "You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are...".. I was once told that: "If you don't have enough money then you haven't helped enough people yet". The road to riches is paved with acquisition of specific knowledge.

Favorite Quote:

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

My Work Experience:
Entrepreneur & Consultant

Previous Position(s)

Executive Director | Dihlakanyane Trading (Pty) Ltd.
Cullinan, South Africa | February 2012 - April 2016
Director of Operations | Dithokeng Cleaning Services cc
Cullinan, South Africa | August 2006 - December 2007
Managing Director | Keyamo Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd.
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2003 - November 2016
Managing Member | Mamphake Office Supplies cc
Rayton, South Africa | July 1999 - February 2017

Documan Consulting | Proprietor
Rayton, South Africa | 2012 - 2017

Current Occupation(s)

MEP Digital Systems | Director

Rayton, South Africa | 2017 - Present

The company specialize in digital strategy implementation in smart facilities using sensors actuators and other digital instrumentation.

Consulting Services
My Education and Skill(s):
  • Managerial:
  • I manage business operations within the information technology environment. I use Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Building Information Modelling (BIM), Project Management as well as Accounting programs. I studied management and I have experience in evaluating, preparing bids as well as compiling project programs, I assist clients with the planning processes, risk mitigation, evaluations, and presentations. I also prepared costing/estimates and condition reports. I supervise and manage processes as well as allocate work and project scheduling. I do marketing, liaise with customer, as well as assist in developing new and improving existing range of products and services.
  • Technical:
  • I design using computer-aided draughting (CAD) software as well as HTML, Visual Basic, SketchUp Pro, CoralDraw as well as programming in Python. I studied Architecture; Mechanical and Electrical engineering. I also configure computer hardware as well as setup networks. I prepare sketches, detailed drawings, and schematics including drafting of support documentation. My main focus is building expertise and finding sustainable solutions.....

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My Creed | Engineering


Dedicated to my woman.....

I am the very model of an engineering graduate; I work with systems and with problems both of nature delicate; I’ve studied properties of things in motion for the hell of it, Regurgitating answers to insure that my government ticket I’ll get;

I’ve studied design and learned the formulas of saturate solutions in normality that are immaculate, And programmed machines with large routines, I’ve written just so that Infrequently will I encounter problems that I can’t attack; I’m very good at systems both in digital and analogue; Have studied great philosophers; and can quote their dialogue;

I’ll work all day and never quit, that is if I can manage it; I am the very model of an engineering graduate.
I use my calculator for the answers found in calculus, And problems most encountered in numerical analysis;
Eventually I’ll run my own engineering firm.

My interests are much greater than my friends and colleagues might believe; I’ve worked with magic and performed illusions written to deceive; I’ve worked with people who do not receive the help and dedication they require so they might achieve.

My years of work have allowed me to become involved in engineering problems that have only partially been solved. My grades, might not reflect my success, and that’s why I am the
model of an engineering graduate......

Mamphake Mabule
c. 2016, Mabule Business Holdings

Monday, September 12, 2016

Managing Interruptions | Entrepreneurs

Excuse Me Friend: I'm Working..... As I'm working on an assignment, and I’ve blocked out a few hours to really knock it out. And just as I'm getting into the zone, my co-worker stops by to drop off some paperwork then continues to chat about next week’s schedule. My phone rings and the email dings. At that point, I'm facing one disruption after another and when I finally get back to my project, all of my brilliant new thoughts (not to mention motivation) are long gone....

 


Well, For me managing interruptions wasn’t as easy as closing my office door because I work everywhere or telling my co-workers well in advance to come some other time. (I gained a bit of a reputation for giving my death stare or not answering the phone when I was too busy to chat—let’s just say, not the best approach.) During my study break, I've learned that there are some simple and effective ways to refocus after interruptions or, even better, how to prevent them in the first place: 1) Let’s revisit my closed door scenario or death stare scenario: How will my colleagues know when I'm eating lunch versus finishing a grant application before a major deadline? Answer: I will tell them in future. In my working environment, I now will be resorting to sending around emails, sms or whatsapp messages that says, “I’m on deadline for this period of time—please only reach out via messages with items that are urgent.” I will clue in a few key people and that way they’ll be less likely to disturb me and can also help pass on the message to those headed my way. 2) I will also be taking advantage of customizable technology and setting up messages to let my colleagues know when I’ll be unavailable. For instance, I've also resorted to changing my Out of Office response to say that I’ll respond to emails on this date or time. I will be blocking out time on my Outlook or google calendar as “Unavailable—Name of Project or Assignment” so well-meaning colleagues won’t choose that time to stop by for a chat. Non-urgent messages will sit in my voicemail for a few hours or days, and if someone needs me, they’ll come find me while I'm on route. 3) Get use to my 'Go-To Phrase' when you approach and I say to you: “I’m in the middle of something right now—can I check back with you later?” or “I’m swamped right now, can you send me a meeting request?” This way, I will know that following up is on my to-do list , but that now’s not a good time. Of course, while I learned to minimize interruptions, I won’t always avoid them altogether, particularly when a time-sensitive issue arises. So how to quickly get back on track? 4) When interuptions of an urgent nature occurs, I will try to pause for 20 seconds and jot down a handful of key words so I won’t lose my ideas altogether. I find it’s helpful to include arrows of how my ideas connect or using any other symbols to jog my memory. It doesn’t have to look pretty or make sense to anyone else—all that matters is that I can piece together my thoughts when I get back down to work. One of the most frustrating things about being disturbed when I'm writing, or designing or planning is feeling like I had a rhythm and now I’ve lost it. Instead of expecting myself to pick up where I left off. I now set aside a few minutes to go back and re-read the last few paragraphs I’ve written for instance. Using this time to make mental notes of what I was thinking or where I was going next and let them guide me back on track. Unfortunately, interruptions happen, so it's how I deal with them that matters. Therefore lets be proactive and have some smart strategies to get back on track, and together we can be more productive my friends....

Mamphake Mabule
http://dihlakanyanebooks.blogspot.com

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