Monthly Archives: November 2013

Why human potential is being squandered

As part of the literature review for my research studies on how to build successful entrepreneurship economy systems and how to maximise talented entrepreneurs in the country, I came across a concept called capitalisation, this term I think was invented … Continue reading

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Mediocrity is for losers

Mediocrity is very common, it means being average. Average people are average. Mediocrity is for losers. The reason mediocrity is for losers is given the choice of five places to eat lunch, are you going to pick the mediocre one? … Continue reading

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The Unheard Story of David and Goliath: Underdogs and the Art of Battling Giants

One of the most fascinating stories of our times that I read about in Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book David and Goliath and after doing my own mini-research is a story of something that happened 3,000 years ago, when the Kingdom … Continue reading

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The question every small business must ask

If you are running a small business I think you have to make a choice. Are you going to be a junior, smaller version of a big business, if you make that choice, you are likely to fail. You cannot … Continue reading

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Why most businesses misunderstand the internet

Most people misunderstand the internet because they think it’s like TV. They think the job of the internet is to be like what it used to be but for free. If you view your website, or your banner ad, your … Continue reading

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Make your own path

Success is a funny thing. A lot of people who want it are looking for a map, looking for instructions, looking for a step by step way to get from where they are to where they want to be. For … Continue reading

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Observe those little birds that clean the teeth of very big hippos

My daughter was blown away by the hippo at the Pretoria Zoo. This giant rhino, bigger than a typical 4×4, with its mouth open, and there, in the mouth of the beast, are a bunch of little birds. “What are … Continue reading

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Own your dreams

If you announce what you want, if you are clear about what’s on offer, if you set goals: – the chances of accomplishing your goal go up, and so does – the chance that you will be disappointed For many … Continue reading

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The Bootstrapper’s Manifesto

I am a bootstrapper. I have initiative and insight and guts, but not much money. I will succeed because my efforts and my focus will defeat bigger and better-funded competitors. I am fearless. I keep my focus on growing the … Continue reading

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Patience is for the impatient

When you are getting your business started and you are struggling for cash and your in-laws are starting making faces at you, or you are not sure if you will be able to pay the rent this month, you don’t … Continue reading

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