November is one of the more dangerous months. You enter it feeling that October should have scared you a little more, whilst enduring
a strange urge to grow a moustache and the determination to become a pyromaniac.
In the western world November has the heavy reputation of having the most babies born. Hospitals even have to increase their staff numbers to accommodate for it. Birthday card sales increase by 30% and people tend to stop and wonder where the year has gone, while remembering how good Valentinesâ€™ was in February.
Ultimately it is a cause and effect sort of month.
Here at the sparkling tower of steel and glass that is home to Littlegate Publishing, where the sun sparkles off the highly polished surfaces of our nametags and the corridors and offices are filled with the joyful laughter of happy employees and not at all with the caffeine induced keyboard rage that usually fills such establishments, weâ€™ve seen this month produce some amazing effects off of some very well placed causes.
Weâ€™ve commuted with logistics and car rental companies NC2 and SIXT, helped save the world with the environmentally driven empire Tenesol, spread the secret of outsourcing for construction with Consolidated
Performance Projects, driven with one of the most inspiring automobile manufacturers, Nissan, and seen the captainâ€™s chair of the marine industry, Alphatron. In addition weâ€™ve been re-introduced to Africa through the eyes of one of its leading adventure photographers in South Africa – Bevan Langley, increased our readership by almost a million new viewers, and Iâ€™ve had the pleasure of some long and heartfelt conversations with Donnie Rust. As regular readers will no doubt recall he and I have a history of such conversations, usually along the topics of not gluing my coffee mug to my desk and never installing auto-translate programs onto my computer.
Itâ€™s okay though, I believe in the next issue weâ€™ll be featuring the trials and tribulations of goat herders in the high Himalayans, perhaps a perfect assignment for a man of his reputation.
Once again, weâ€™ve pushed the boundaries as far as we are allowed, pulled out every stop we could find, applied every action and run every extra mile to bring you the very best. So, from the team at Endeavour Magazine, please enjoy.
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