How to fix South Africa – according to Thomas Piketty
Business

How to fix South Africa – according to Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty has been called a ‘rock-star French economist’ and wrote a very large book on global inequality, which became a New York Times bestseller…

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…

Podcast and video picks of the week
Advertising

Podcast and video picks of the week

Here are our podcast and video picks of the week. What happens to old brands that nobody wants anymore? In the US at least, they’re…

Video picks of the week – Jenson Button & Iggy Pop
Advertising

Video picks of the week – Jenson Button & Iggy Pop

At the end of the week – it’s always useful to put together a summary of the trending videos that caught your eye. This is…

Podcast pick of the week: Screen Time
Innovation

Podcast pick of the week: Screen Time

Screen Time – just how addicted have we become to reality fed to us through a screen? How is this modern behaviour affecting us as…

Podcast pick of the week – The world’s largest laundromat
Business

Podcast pick of the week – The world’s largest laundromat

How interesting is the story of the world’s largest laundromat? Surprisingly it’s pretty compelling. The laundromat has over 300 washing machines, a play area for…

Can a brand meditate?
Branding

Can a brand meditate?

The world is an increasingly noisy place. Sometimes it feels like everyone, and every brand, is aggressively trying to shout over each other at the…

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…

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…

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