Alan Watts used as voiceover for ABSA bank commercial
Opinion

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…

Things you could choose to fear
Opinion

Things you could choose to fear

ISIS Brexit the EFF President elect of the United States of America – Donald Trump the rand Zuma global warming red tide fluoride in the…

9 things I learnt about South Africa, thanks to Australia
Business

9 things I learnt about South Africa, thanks to Australia

For the second time this year, I spent a week in Western Australia doing some consulting work for an Australian retail client. Time away from…

The 10 Immutable Laws of Content Marketing?
Opinion

The 10 Immutable Laws of Content Marketing?

When we first started writing a blog way back in 2004, there were very few official rules as to how ‘content marketing’ (in those days…

How to find opportunity
Opinion

How to find opportunity

In the new idea-intensive global economy, opportunity is everywhere. Innovative idea-driven start-ups are disrupting entrenched industries and business models overnight. So in this time of unprecedented…

Are you a right or left-wing marketer?
Opinion

Are you a right or left-wing marketer?

Here’s a question to ask of yourself. Do you think of yourself as more of a right or left-wing marketer? Let’s explain that idea a…

[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….

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…

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…

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?…

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…

Inequality: Change begins with you
Opinion

Inequality: Change begins with you

It’s no secret that one of our great interests in life is the understanding of inequality. For many, the whole notion of income and wealthy…

Should you go to business school?
Opinion

Should you go to business school?

For at least the last six months, I’ve been asking myself ‘should you go to business school? I already have a bachelor’s degree in economics…

South Africa: Africa’s country of opportunity
Innovation

South Africa: Africa’s country of opportunity

For the life of me I can’t understand the thinking of the present South African government. The amount of money and effort that goes into…

Is being South African a barrier to entry?
Innovation

Is being South African a barrier to entry?

Do you find that as a South African business with global aspirations that your South African roots are a liability when doing business internationally? There…

You can’t sell a revolution to a rich man
Innovation

You can’t sell a revolution to a rich man

Be very careful with your creative ability, you may find that your revolutionary ideas are not exactly welcome. A couple of years ago Cherryflava was…

Maybe you just got lucky
Opinion

Maybe you just got lucky

How much does luck play into the formula of success? There are countless sources of information that are available detailing the ‘7 steps to this’…

Why I don’t have a smartphone
Opinion

Why I don’t have a smartphone

I’m spending a lot more time at the Yuppiechef HQ these days and perhaps understandably, considering that they are the best e-commerce company in South…

Skyscrapers: Who designs like this?
Design

Skyscrapers: Who designs like this?

In an earthquake – which do you think will fare better. skyscrapers or mountains? Have you noticed that when nature creates something, it’s quite random…

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