Monthly Archives: December 2015

Thank You!

For those who read this blog daily and seek to use its stories, experiences and sometimes rantings in order to change the world, whether globally or locally, thank you: Thank you: For the difference you are making; For the courage … Continue reading

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Surefire predictions for 2016

by Seth Godin I’m betting on the following happening in 2016: An event will happen that will surprise, confound and ultimately bore the pundits. Out of the corner of your eye, you’ll notice something new that will delight you. You’ll be … Continue reading

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My 2015 Lessons: “It’s okay, it’s not for you.”

A couple of years ago, I was invited to give a talk at an event in Port Elizabeth. I spent hours preparing and practicing my presentation. Woke up early to catch the plane to PE, so that I can get … Continue reading

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My 2015 Lessons: The Escalator is Broken, Fortunately Not You

Last year I saw the above video clip played by Octavius Phukubye at an entrepreneurship bootcamp in Polokwane. The video clip is about two “important looking people” on an escalator when it stops moving. Insisting that they cannot go anywhere, … Continue reading

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My Top 20 Books for 2015

“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”― Franz Kafka Books inspire me and have always been my refuge to conflicts in life. Books have changed my life and they continue to… In 1999 or so a … Continue reading

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My 2015 Lessons: This Might Not Work

Anything worth doing might not work. You might fail. You might announce your project to the world and then have to admit that it did not work. All the rewards, all the satisfaction, all the interesting things that happen in … Continue reading

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The world owes us nothing

One of my all time favorite quotes comes from the great American writer Mark Twain: “…the world owes you nothing; it was here first.” Even when you make your art, your best skill, even when you have exerted your most … Continue reading

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Reflect credit but embrace blame, Steve did

For some people, being seen as a public success is very important because it boosts their ego and makes them feel important. This means that always been praised by peers and media and being seen at VIP events. I have … Continue reading

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The hidden power of gifts

If I sell you something, we exchange items of value. You give me money, I give you stuff, or a service. The deal is done. We are even. I give you something, you give me something in return. Its an … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story: Glow In The Dark

Some people are able to reflect the light that lands on them, to take directions or assets or energy and focus it where it needs to be focused. This is a really valuable skill. Even more valuable, though, is the … Continue reading

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