Monthly Archives: September 2014

Eating The Big Fish – Cape Town #EatingBigFish

By Abey Mokgwatsane. Identified as one of Africa’s top 12 cities with the highest growth potential according to the MasterCard African Cities Growth Index, Cape Town has everything going for it to continue to attract the world’s travellers. The City … Continue reading

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2014 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG)

The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) provides an annual assessment of the quality of governance in African countries. The 2014 Ibrahim Index of African Governance rankings are as follows: (1) Mauritius (2) Cabo Verde (3) Botswana (4) South Africa … Continue reading

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Eating The Big Fish – Apple Inc #EatingBigFish

In every field of business there are always the big players who dominate the industry (we always refer to them as the big five or big four). For instance in construction, you will find: Murray and Roberts, WBHO, Aveng, Basil … Continue reading

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“You look ridiculous in that outfit”

This is always the case. Something new is always used first by people who are willing to look ridiculous, at least for a few minutes. Every once in a while, we adopt something because it’s truly a better technology, a … Continue reading

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Love and Respect

It’s nice when someone loves your brand or your restaurant or your project. We always strive to get our offerings loved, we want to be loved. But we don’t get to love without respect, first. If you cannot earn my … Continue reading

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The Scars We Carry, Carry Us…

Every morning, I make some time to open up Scripture and soak in some wisdom. Typically, sometimes I will pull a verse or two from the passage I’m reading and post on Facebook and Twitter. Recently, I posted the particular … Continue reading

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Fighting with vs. fighting for

When there’s a change in your industry or your business or your trusted circle, you face two choices: You can fight with the person creating the change, push back against them and defend the status quo. Or you can fight … Continue reading

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The Rule of High School

Any sufficiently overheated industry will eventually resemble high school. High school is filled with insecurity, social climbing, backbiting, false friends, false achievements, high drama and not much content. Much of this insecurity comes from a market that doesn’t make good … Continue reading

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Failure Redefined

Success is what we all strive for. But it is not Success that helps you move forward. If you analyse Success, you are looking in  a rear view mirror and will only try to duplicate your previous actions. But as … Continue reading

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Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Used part of today’s public holiday (South Africa’s Heritage Day) to finish off reading this amazing book by Simon Sinek, Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. In my upcoming book The Start-Up Revolution, I am of … Continue reading

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