Apple iPhone 7 – the perfect phone for people who don’t spend a lot of time staring at their phones

Apple iPhone 7 – the perfect phone for people who don’t spend a lot of time staring at their phones

The Apple iPhone 7 is here – and so too are the new ads for the thing. Ironically – the same way ads for supercars…

What happens when the ‘born frees’ start to live up to their name?

What happens when the ‘born frees’ start to live up to their name?

In South Africa, children born after 1994 are known as ‘born free’. Born free of an experience of Apartheid…born into a free, democratic country. Now…

Growing demand for rent-a-friend services

Growing demand for rent-a-friend services

There are countless possible reasons for it, but loneliness and the demand for rent-a-friend services are fast becoming one of the world’s most widespread trends….

What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Society has passed through the gates of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. But what exactly does that mean? How is the Fourth Industrial Revolution different…

The counterintuitive art of saying please

The counterintuitive art of saying please

As a kid, we can clearly remember that every time we were invited to a friend’s house for a visit – Mom only had one,…

Hong Kong’s rooftop generation

Hong Kong’s rooftop generation

‘Sometimes rules are made to protect people. And sometimes rules are made to protect privilege’ In a city where thousands of ‘robots’ go about their…

Why salaried employees are the worst innovators

Why salaried employees are the worst innovators

Innovation is a nauseatingly overused term in business these days. Just about every company is setting up some form of  ‘innovation department’ or at least…

The TED talk Donella Meadows never gave

The TED talk Donella Meadows never gave

Dr Donella Meadows was a pioneering environmental scientist, academic and systems thinker. Those that study systems thinking, mention her name in hushed tones. The reason…

Why you should love the non-conformists in your life

Why you should love the non-conformists in your life

Non-conformists, trouble-makers, the rebels, the outliers who can be a downright pain in the butt for a manager who is trying to get everyone walking…

Shopping mall in shipping containers

Shopping mall in shipping containers

Boxpark is a pop-up shopping mall in shipping containers that’s perfect for entrepreneurs to set up a temporary shop for whatever reason. Having set up…

Take a look inside Tesla’s Gigafactory

Take a look inside Tesla’s Gigafactory

What do you get when you mix an enormous amount of cheap money with a big idea? The answer is the Tesla Gigafactory. An estimated…

Who owns your future?

Who owns your future?

Who owns the future and who owns your future? Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist and a Silicon Valley insider. His views are similar to…

Wonderboy for President

Wonderboy for President

Wonderboy for President is a South African mockumentary. It’s ‘reality political satire‘ (our phrase) that reminds us a bit of the Britsh character Ali G…

Alan Watts used as voiceover for ABSA bank commercial

Alan Watts used as voiceover for ABSA bank commercial

Alan Watts in recent years, has become somewhat of an Internet sensation. Although he died in the 1970’s, his thought-provoking lectures on wisdom are today…

Dollar Shave Club shows that no company is safe from disruption

Dollar Shave Club shows that no company is safe from disruption

Dollar Shave Club – the quirky, cheeky in-your-face US razor subscription service, was recently sold to Unilever for $1 billion. That a lot for an…

The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore is a short documentary about a book entrepreneur and his LA bookshop. Where it was once assumed that e-books and digital media…

Conscious consumerism – Gotta Groove Records

Conscious consumerism – Gotta Groove Records

In a world racing to the botton of the price / cost barrel – conscious consumerism is a consumer mindset that questions the journey of…

What Mzoli’s can teach us about social capital

What Mzoli’s can teach us about social capital

Years ago we took a trip out to Mzoli’s in Gugulethu, Cape Town to see how just one business has created a vibrant economic hub…

Can you upload your mind to a computer?

Can you upload your mind to a computer?

Man has always had a weird fascination with the idea of living forever. Attaining immortality has been the focus of books and movies for centuries….

#RIP Alvin Toffler

#RIP Alvin Toffler

Alvin Toffler’s book Future Shock, which was written in 1970, is to this day a remarkably insightful look at the world as we experience it…

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