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The Logic Filter is a private, independent business, founded by Louis and Niel Fourie in 2007.

It offers life mentorship to professional people and personal guidance to business leaders.

Its flagship product is the Regarding My Life program. The program consists of a series of full-day conversations, spread over a year, designed to cover the theme inherent to a happy, successful life.

The Regarding My Life program forms a central part of the executive management development process in many leading South African companies, and is used by many independent young entrepreneurs and professionals as self-investment intervention.

For enquires about the program, mail louis@thelogicfilter.com

 

 

 

What a time…

The final weeks of 2022 marked the birth month of the 8 billionth citizen of planet earth.  Vinice Mabansag, a baby girl born in Tondo, Manila on 15 November was chosen to symbolically mark this milestone.

Vinice was born in a truly remarkable time:

On average, she arrived twice as wealthy as a baby that was born 16 years ago (measured by GDP per person, in global real purchasing power parity terms).  She opened her eyes in a world in which around 91% of its inhabitants have escaped extreme poverty. 

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Why…

Our minds are mostly occupied with two types of thoughts:

• figuring out what we (should) want, and why it matters,
• and working out what to do next – and how to do it.

It sounds logical to assume that we would spend enough time on the first; selecting sensible priorities before turning our attention and energy to execution.  After all, how can you set your sails if you don’t know to which port you are sailing?

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The future…

Besides life’s two most reliable certainties –  Caesar’s hand in our pockets and the matter of our own impermanence – there is another one we repeatedly tend to overlook: The future will surprise.

Our depiction of the future is coloured by the present; we are, after all, just human.  In good times, we often step into the quicksand of hubris and get trapped by deceptions of invincibility; confusing fortune for competence.  In testing times, we extrapolate misery; and time after time underestimate the world’s (and our own) ability to counter distress and bounce back. 

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The ultimate response…

As 2021 draws to a close, it may be fair to describe the last two years as one of the more surreal – and frankly most challenging – periods of many people’s lifetimes. 

Many households have experienced unparalleled economic challenges.  And many individuals have suffered the tragedy of loss in an intimate way.  Worldwide, nearly 5.2 million people is reported to have died from the coronavirus (unofficially, the number is estimated to be closer to 17 million – and as high as 250 000 in South Africa).

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