Monthly Archives: October 2015

Freedom: A bird in search of a cage

So much freedom, so much choice, so many opportunities to matter. And yet, our cultural instinct is to find a place to hold us, a spot where we are safe from the responsibility/obligation/opportunity to choose. Because if we choose, then … Continue reading

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Movements Do: The Revolution will be Tweeted

Tweets were sent. Dictators were toppled. One of the key success factors for any movement is communication. The Arab spring is one example where social media was used effectively. It only takes two things to turn a group of people … Continue reading

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Movements Do: Movements with Leaders

Leaders have followers. Managers have employees. Movements need a leader(s), leaders keep the momentum going. A leaderless movement often results in conflicts going un-resolved. It is very easy for a leaderless movement to be hijacked by irrelevant agendas of members. … Continue reading

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Movements Do: …. and Movements Connect

A movement is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. A movement needs only two things to be a movement: a shared interest and a way to communicate. Movements need … Continue reading

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Movements Do: ….No Excuses

What separates movements from everybody else is that movements do. They don’t make excuses. South Africa’s liberation movements, Occupy Wall Streets, movements that marched to Tahir Square in Egypt, #RhodesMustFall and now #FeesMustFall are some examples of movements that matters. … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story?: The Art of Storytelling

Everyone has a story, every business has a story and every product or service has a story. Knowing your story is one thing, tell your story is another. Telling a great story is even more a important. The following are … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story?: Selling is Transference of Emotions

Most people care the most about the things that touch, move, and inspire them. Customers make decisions based on emotion, and then look for the facts that support these decisions. Thus it behooves every entrepreneur to learn how to craft … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story?: Everyone has a Story

The entrepreneur’s challenge is to effectively communicate their value proposition, not only to customers, but also to vendors, partners, investors, and their own team. Especially for technical founders, this is normally all about presenting impressive facts. But in reality facts … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story?: Facts Tell, Stories Sell…

Once upon a time…. We don’t have an information shortage, we have an attention shortage. – Seth Godin Like to hear a great story? How about telling stories? Extraordinary stories and storytelling are a great way to spread ideas. People remember … Continue reading

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The Writer Files: Tiisetso TheShog Maloma

The Writer Files is an online interview of various writers about their books and their writing styles. It is a form of getting to know the writer, their writing style and to tell their stories. About the writer: Tiisetso Maloma … Continue reading

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