Outrage of Modesty in Cape Town is a must
Business

Outrage of Modesty in Cape Town is a must

Tucked away, upstairs to the left of House of Machines on Shortmarket Street in Cape Town – you will find Outrage of Modesty. To call…

Blackberry is finally no more
Innovation

Blackberry is finally no more

At one stage, Blackberry was the hottest brand in South Africa. Every kid wanted to own the device which was a symbol of the new…

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

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…

Why salaried employees are the worst innovators
Creativity

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…

Why you should love the non-conformists in your life
Innovation

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
Innovation

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
Innovation

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…

Dollar Shave Club shows that no company is safe from disruption
Branding

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…

What Mzoli’s can teach us about social capital
Innovation

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…

Cycling wearable wins Product Design Grand Prix at Cannes
Creativity

Cycling wearable wins Product Design Grand Prix at Cannes

A cycling wearable won the Grand Prix for product design at the recent Cannes Festival of Creativity. The jacket in question – named Jacquard – was…

Ronaldo for Nike Football 2016
Advertising

Ronaldo for Nike Football 2016

Ronaldo is back for Nike Football in 2016 with this mega-long piece of branded film, where the international superstar collides with a ball boy at…

Is it time to go Skunk?
Innovation

Is it time to go Skunk?

Innovation and creative thinking needs room to breathe. Away from the normal day-to-day operations of life, crazy needs a safe space to play around, make…

[Pop up book] Paper finally breathes
Creativity

[Pop up book] Paper finally breathes

Now that digital is tackling all of the day-to-day communication heavy lifting, it feels like design created for the medium of paper is finally coming…

Airbnb: Live there
Advertising

Airbnb: Live there

Airbnb are offering you a unique opportunity. The opportunity to ‘live there’, even if it’s just for a night. And when you put it like…

Prince – Full 1999 CNN interview
Creativity

Prince – Full 1999 CNN interview

In 1999, Prince sat down with CNN’s Larry King to chat about his unique worldviews and approach to creativity. Prince didn’t often do interviews, apparently…

Capitalism will trump democracy
Business

Capitalism will trump democracy

You may remember Yanis Varoufakis from the fairly recent Greek tragedy that played out on CNBC and CNN last year [he was the ill-fated, motorbike…

Ken Block abuses Dubai in Gymkhana 8
Advertising

Ken Block abuses Dubai in Gymkhana 8

We haven’t seen Ken Block and his ‘Parow-Ford‘ for a while now, so it’s with much expectation that the DC Shoes founder returns with Gymkhana…

How to Win an Election
Creativity

How to Win an Election

  A leading political strategist explains how candidates use the art of storytelling to help swing elections. Some lessons here that many leaders in general…

How to be a disruptive innovator
Innovation

How to be a disruptive innovator

The term ‘disruptive’ is radically overused and almost universally misunderstood. Everything from Uber to AirBNB and Tesla (as well as anything technology-based) is broadly anointed…

Rethinking the future of Internet connection
Innovation

Rethinking the future of Internet connection

The future of Internet connection is not necessarily the way that it is now. Instead of miles of cable being laid all over the surface…

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