J. Francois Barnard is a husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He is a storyteller, an IT-professional and a military veteran. He is a businessman and a student. He doesn't believe in miracles - he depends on them. He loves creating useful networks. He resides in South Africa and takes pride in his family's 300-year history on the continent. He is pragmatic and calls a spade a spade. He shares his heart in this blog with an end in mind: encouragement.