Podcast pick of the week – Amateur Hour
Creativity

Podcast pick of the week – Amateur Hour

What does it take to survive, even thrive, when you’re a complete amateur? This hour, TED speakers share stories of plunging – or being plunged…

Our podcast pick of the week – Rui Esteves
Business

Our podcast pick of the week – Rui Esteves

An interview with AND UNION co-founder and legendary South African entrepreneur Rui Esteves is our ‘Podcast Pick of the Week’ today. Just to start off…

Maker Faire – a glimpse of the future
Innovation

Maker Faire – a glimpse of the future

It’s not too often that the blood literally drains from our faces at the exact moment that we stumble across the realisation of how something…

Is Pick n Pay’s Stikeez a good marketing idea?
Advertising

Is Pick n Pay’s Stikeez a good marketing idea?

Stikeez – a collection of small plastic toys with an extended ‘sucker foot’ that can be attached to just about any surface; or used as…

Our podcast pick of the week – Rick Rubin
People

Our podcast pick of the week – Rick Rubin

We’ve really been getting into podcasts lately. With at least 4 hours of ‘in-car commute’ to fill per week, we’ve been scanning the exciting and…

What you can learn from PewDiePie
People

What you can learn from PewDiePie

PewDiePie, or Pewds (as he is known to his friends), is the world’s most popular *vlogger. His YouTube channel has over 38 million subscribers, which is slightly…

The surprising role games can play in the future
Innovation

The surprising role games can play in the future

Are you a gamer? Do you enjoy the challenge of playing more traditional games like chess and bridge or are you a World of Warcraft…

What are global CEOs the most worried about right now?
Innovation

What are global CEOs the most worried about right now?

There’s a lot for business to worry about in 2015. The global economy is volatile, there is a real lack of demand pretty much everywhere…

[My biggest failure] A story of momentum
Innovation

[My biggest failure] A story of momentum

Let me share a personal story of momentum with you. I started this blog in 2004. Back then there were a handful of bloggers around….

How to build a great brand
Branding

How to build a great brand

I have a feeling that really great brands are built by people who have explored them on a far deeper level than brands that are…

Right now, ask yourself this one question
Innovation

Right now, ask yourself this one question

Technology is a wonderful thing. We are living in an age where technology is totally rewriting the rules that we once all thought were set…

The first step you must take before planning your future
Opinion

The first step you must take before planning your future

Your future is what you want it to be. You are in control. You are the driver of this ship. And there is no better…

Africa’s future lies in code
Innovation

Africa’s future lies in code

40% of Africa’s population is younger than 15 years of age. Having a young population in the digital age is a remarkably valuable position for…

Three Youtube stars you should follow
Creativity

Three Youtube stars you should follow

Ordinary people sharing their lives and opinions on YouTube is a growing phenomenon and one the media industry is starting to pay serious attention to….

Should we fear artificial intelligence?
Opinion

Should we fear artificial intelligence?

Artificial intelligence has been around for some time. Back in the 1980’s chess computers used a form of artificial intelligence to comfortably beat many of…

Great brands solve problems
Branding

Great brands solve problems

Capitalism is essentially an efficient system of problem solving. Companies utilise financial and intellectual capital to make a society better and as a reward for…

What determines success in life?
Opinion

What determines success in life?

What determines whether you will succeed at a task or not? Is it talent or intelligence? Or perhaps something far less measurable, is the key?…

Taste America, drink a Starbucks
Advertising

Taste America, drink a Starbucks

Starbucks is finally making its way to South Africa and if history is to repeat itself, the queues of people scrambling to get their grubby…

Why do people love The Minions?
Creativity

Why do people love The Minions?

The Minions movie opened in the US this past weekend taking in $115m, second only in animation terms, to Shrek. They can be found in…

The high price of owning things
Opinion

The high price of owning things

Owning things is really a rather odd idea. Things not only cost money, but once your own them you then need to spend more money…

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