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Cape crusader

Talk about sleeping with the enemy. Prudential investment sales manager Andy Brown was laughing all the way to Cape Town recently, courtesy of Norwich Union.

NU took its top salespeople on the jaunt for a week and allowed partners to come, one of whom is Brown.

The Diary understands a high-level meeting was required to discuss Brown&#39s presence on the adventure. What trade secrets would he have learned after a week immersed in NU sales strategies? Perhaps nothing he might not have learned at the breakfast table, the Diary suggests.


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