Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Leap Year Thought

Once in four years, just once, we get a day extra in the year. Today 29 February 2016 is that extra day. It is like a bonus extra day we get once every four years. How about you spent this … Continue reading

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#Revolution: The realisation is now

The Minister of Finance Pravin Gorhand tabled his budget speech a few days ago. One of the things he said among (many others) is that “the average South Africa is becoming poorer.” This speech comes a few weeks after Anglo … Continue reading

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When doors close…

…. sometimes it’s better to leave them closed, not because of pride or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere. There is a proverb that goes “Se nkganang se nthola morwalo”. It is a Setswana/Sepedi saying that means, … Continue reading

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An idea that is too soon for its time….

…. Is better than an idea that is too late for its time. When Johannes Gutenberg created the printing press, only 7% of world knew how to read. One skeptic would have easily told him it is not a good … Continue reading

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Book Review: Innovation: Shaping South Africa Through Science by Sarah Wild

Innovation remains of the key critical factor that drives society forward. Progress on any country is determined amongst others by how innovative that country is. I looked forward to reading this book as someone who is very passionate about innovation … Continue reading

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Awakening Your Inner Revolution: Go Somewhere

“Once a year, go someplace you have never been before.” — Dalai Lama Go somewhere. You can even make an international adventure out of exploring your home town. Exploration ignites excitement and curiosity in our souls. If I could travel … Continue reading

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Awakening Your Inner Revolution: Being Deep Rooted

You can copy and paste what someone else has done and do some slight edits or you can actually spend time going deeper in understanding something. You might not be willing to devote the time and energy to understand how … Continue reading

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Awakening Your Inner Revolution: Ridiculous is the new remarkable

Ten years ago, Seth Godin published one of his bestseller book called Purple Cow. In the book he argued that in a media-saturated marketplace, there is no room for average products for average people to gain the same foothold that … Continue reading

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Awakening Your Inner Revolution: This Might Not Work

Something I often tell myself when I approach a project is “This might not work.” Everything that you have never done before might not work. When you do creative and innovative work, “it might not work.” But the fact it … Continue reading

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Awakening Your Inner Revolution: Doing work that matters

Doing work that “matters” does not mean you need to transform into Mother Teresa. You can make a difference in the world many ways: The interior designer who helps to renovate a children’s hospital creates a healing environment for patients … Continue reading

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