Monthly Archives: August 2016

Questions for a new entrepreneur: Alignment

Is your client portfolio aligned to the size of your business? Do you look after your small clients like you do big clients? Small businesses always aspire to get one or two big clients. Getting big clients means we get … Continue reading

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4th Year Anniversary of Blogging

Today marks the 4th year anniversary of me vandalizing my blog wall thoughts with so-called ideas. In 4 years I have blogged 1465 blog thoughts, which basically translates into one blog post a day for the past 4 years. It … Continue reading

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Questions for a new entrepreneur: Patience

Do you have the patience to build a business that will take you more five years before it starts to bear fruits? Are you willing to stick it out? Are you willing to see through the dip for longer periods … Continue reading

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Questions for a new entrepreneur: Cash Flow

A few things came up over coffee the other day. His idea is good, his funding is solid, there are many choices. Some of the questions that don’t usually get asked: Are you aware of your cash flow? Often entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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Familiarity breeds contempt

When you drive after getting your license, you push your seat closer to the steering wheel, you hold the steering wheel with both hands, you make a complete stop at the stop sign, you use your indicators when you turn, … Continue reading

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You are not your job

By the time you were probably in your standard three [grade five], you were asked the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” In our society, job titles have come to define who a person is. … Continue reading

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Win the fight, lose the customer

Does it really matter if you are right? Given the choice between acknowledging that your customer is angry or proving to her that she is wrong, which will you choose? You can be right or you can be happy. You … Continue reading

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Book Review: Maru by Bessie Head

Originally posted on Nthepa Segage:
Heinemann, African Writers Series Date published: 1971 Margaret Cadmore is orphaned when her mother dies after giving birth. A white, British woman, a wife of a missionary and a teacher takes her home and raises…

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LORA Entrepreneurship Series: Mandla Mvelase – Saturday, 03 September 2016

LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship strives to bring thought leaders, men and women who are pathfinders, entrepreneurs and change agents, men and women who have affected the very fibre of our thought processes, who influence our set of beliefs, and engage … Continue reading

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Speak before the decision

…. not complain afterwards. This plane is headed to Cape Town. If Cape Town is not your destination, this would be a great time to deplane. Often we sit in meetings, in relationships, silently not raising or registering about views … Continue reading

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