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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

How will you measure the success of your life?
Innovation

How will you measure the success of your life?

How will you measure the success of your life? The reason successful companies fail is because the invest in things that provide the most immediate…

5 Rugby World Cup 2015 ads to get you ready
Advertising

5 Rugby World Cup 2015 ads to get you ready

The Rugby World Cup 2015 is just over 100 days away and we have 5 of the best build up ads to get you in…

Dogs help us see things differently
Advertising

Dogs help us see things differently

Stories involving loyal dogs and their ageing masters are always dangerous ground if you have a fragile emotional trigger. This ad done by DDB Argentina…

The pressure to be Beautiful and Happy
Advertising

The pressure to be Beautiful and Happy

Life is series of contrasting emotions and moments. Joy can be found in the radical fluctuations between great happiness and sadness; beauty and starkness. So…

Elon Musk announces the future of energy
Innovation

Elon Musk announces the future of energy

The future of energy is here. Tesla’s Elon Musk announced that they will be marketing and manufacturing the Power Wall – a home-use battery modelled…

Patagonia presents: The Fisherman’s Son
Business

Patagonia presents: The Fisherman’s Son

Patagonia have built their brand through the telling of inspiring stories that not only make you want to buy the brand, but also change the…

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