Monthly Archives: August 2015

For The Love of Creativity and Art: Creativity is a Drug

Reading books and recently writing a book is my profession but it’s more than a profession, It’s also my great lifelong love and fascination. I blog everyday, blogging a drug I have learned to embrace. After each blog post, its … Continue reading

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If your happiness is based on always getting a little more than you have got now…

…. then you have handed control of your happiness to the gatekeepers, built a system that does not scale and prevented yourself from the brave work that leads to a quantum leap. The industrial system (and its marketing machine) love … Continue reading

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Survival Mode Entrepreneurs: Quit or Stick It Out

Quit Don’t quit the things where you can become the best in the world at something. The “world” is however nichey you want it to be. But be the best at it. Count the cost. Decide early if something is … Continue reading

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Smart people don’t think others are stupid

The woman seemed to be making some pretty good points, until she stopped with, “Ugh! Those (people she disagrees with) are just so stupid!” She could have said Pretorians, Cape Townians, Politicians, Democrats, Indians, or South Africans. It doesn’t matter. … Continue reading

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Survival Mode Entrepreneurs: A Concrete Rose vs A Dream Deferred

So, the questions are simple: Are you in a dip? Are you going through a rough survival phase and thinking of giving up? Everyone knows when they are going through a dip, they are in pain, struggling to pay expenses, … Continue reading

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Survival Mode Entrepreneurs: Taking a Detailed Snapshot of Your Survival Mentality

The essential thing to know about going through a dip in your business is that your business will at some point sooner or later go through a dip, a dip in business is there. Knowing that you are facing a … Continue reading

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Survival Mode Entrepreneurs: Sleep | Wake Up | Survive | Repeat

“I am so sick and tired of dealing with this. I work so hard, sacrifice my family time, pay myself almost nothing – and just barely making my margins… I keep watching the bottom line like a hawk but I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Zero To One – Notes on Startups or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

My approach and philosophy about books and read are the following: – Read as much as you can; – Read broadly, read what a lot of people don’t usually read. If you read what everybody else is reading, you don’t … Continue reading

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Marketing Has Shifted: Permission Marketing, not Interruption Marketing

If you talked to people the way advertising talked to people, they would punch you in the face – Hugh MacLeod Hugh is not for the tame of heart or those who prefer more politically correct opinions; however, he is … Continue reading

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Marketing Has Shifted: Be a part of a Community, instead of Running Solo

Human beings can’t help it: we need to belong. One of the most powerful of our survival mechanisms is to be part of a community, some form of group, a tribe, to contribute to (and take from) a group of … Continue reading

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