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Born: 1946-10-06
Profession: Athlete
Nation: South African
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Cricket the world over, I don't think, will ever know how different things would be without Kerry Packer.

Tags: Cricket, Kerry

Each investigation team has a lawyer attached to it and there was a lawyer attached to me and my assistant.

Tags: Attached, Lawyer, Team

I met with people who are already very angry with the tribunal.

Tags: Angry, Met, Tribunal

The U.N. was there to protect other Rwandese.

Tags: Protect

Well I grew up in England, and I was in the London police.

Tags: England, London, Police

And that was what I was asking to happen and I was told that the indictment would be signed, but I was coming to the end of my one-year contract, I had to return to New Zealand for personal reasons.

Tags: End, Happen, Personal

I think today that it is essential that the Rwandan tribunal continues to prosecute efficiently. And if the U.N. fails to do that, it is sending entirely the wrong message to people who are in the position to complete these atrocities again.

Tags: Again, Today, Wrong

I was employed as an investigator and my particular team, we were investigating the role of the business community in the genocide and we identified a bunch of leaders of the business community and I investigated two people.

Tags: Business, Community, Team

One of the difficulties about interviewing people in Rwanda is that the country is trying to get on with ordinary life and some people just don't want to get involved in this.

Tags: Country, Life, Trying

The U.N. has been so disappointing to date on the whole Rwanda issue that despite the people they've sent through, and I have no doubt their competence, in the end, the decision is going to be made by other people and not by them.

Tags: Decision, Doubt, End

Us investigators who went out into the field were faced on occasion with a lot of anger, by people saying why has it taken you five or six year to come and see me?

Tags: Anger, Saying, Why

Well the war lasted for three months, from April of 1994 until the Tutsi army, the exiles as it were, gained control of the country and then it stopped.

Tags: Control, Country, War

You have to understand that once an indictment has been signed, all countries that are signature to the U.N. charter will hand a person straight over. You don't have to go through the normal extradition process.

Tags: Once, Process, Understand

Design must seduce, shape, and perhaps more importantly, evoke an emotional response.

Tags: Design, Emotional, Perhaps

I had an idea, I was passionate about it and I had to work hard to turn that into a big success and more products.

Tags: Hard, Success, Work

I have an innate instinct for knowing what's going to work.

Tags: Instinct, Knowing, Work

I like helping people.

Tags: Helping

I think people don't like when you're not confident about what you're pitching, and they don't want to invest in you or get behind you.

Tags: Behind, Confident, Pitching

I've achieved a certain amount of success and now I'm thinking about the good things I can do.

Tags: Good, Success, Thinking

People trust I know what I'm doing. I have lots of credibility. I've had years of learning. I know and understand my business.

Tags: Business, Learning, Trust

I always recommend, if you can, to patent or protect whatever your idea is. If you can't, you have to make your best judgment. Sometimes people don't get anywhere because they sit on something, so afraid to reveal it. And yet, in the reverse, sometimes if you expose something too widely, you can risk losing it.

Tags: Afraid, Best, Sometimes

I had a history for starting something and maybe getting halfway done. Then I'd see the same thing I was doing on the bestseller list! My ideas were right, but I hadn't done them fast enough.

Tags: Done, Enough, History

I prefer to like the people I invest in, but it's not an absolute necessity, as long as they have a good mind and I know they'll do whatever it takes to be successful.

Tags: Good, Mind, Successful
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I think running a business, doing what I've done for the last - since 1996, has taught me so many things because I started from just an idea and then had to figure out how to make it, market it, every single thing from soup to nuts on how to get a product done and out there.

Tags: Business, Done, Single

I've been making products for so long, I have a gut feel for what is right - what will work and what won't. I can tell instantly if it's a hero or a zero.

Tags: Hero, Tell, Work

In business it is most often all about getting your foot in the door and once you do, everything opens up and things start to naturally progress into bigger and more opportunities.

Tags: Business, Often, Start

When I had challenges, it taught me to be more on top of it for the future.Things go wrong all the time when you're running your own business, but it's how you perceive it and deal with it that matters.

Tags: Business, Future, Time