Monthly Archives: April 2017

Just this once…

“Just this once… I will never do it again.” This is the start to a downward slope of the lack of morals and integrity. I will take it just this once, I’m desperate for cash, I will replace it before … Continue reading

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Self-made not

  I often I hear people talk about being self-made. That they started from the bottom and they have grown to be titans. Often stories of successful people are told as one lone ranger who single handedly overcame enormous obstacles … Continue reading

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Doers: Nthabiseng Legoete

It is extremely difficult to find smart people willing to start useful projects. Smart people are ego driven, they are not willing to start a project that will fail, because they equate failure with personal failure. Doers are courageous. The … Continue reading

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Doers: Luvuyo Rani

All great programmers learn the same way. They poke the box. They code something and see what the computer does. They change it and see what the computer does. They repeat the process again and again until they figure out … Continue reading

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Doers: Emmanuel Bonoko

At first, it seems as though the things you declare, espouse and promise matter a lot. And they do. For a while. But in the end, we will judge you on what you do. When the gap between what you … Continue reading

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Beauty as a strategy

I had a discussion with colleagues a few weeks ago about beauty. The discussion was around, do people get invited to speak at an event because they are beautiful? Do beautiful people get special treatment simply because they are beautiful? … Continue reading

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The empathy bridge

“Sorry” does not mean you caused the pain. It merely means that you see it, that you have felt pain before in your life as well, that you are open to a connection. Our ability to bring people along is … Continue reading

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Are you enhanced or distracted?

Our hunger for knowledge can be at the roots of our failings or our success. Our hunger for knowledge can distract us or it can keep us engaged in a lifelong quest for deep learning and understanding. Some learning enhances … Continue reading

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Soft Skills: Let’s call them Real Skills

Yesterday I was asked are entrepreneurs born or made? This question is based on the notion that soft skills cannot be taught. Along the way, we have confirmed that technical skills can be taught (you are not born knowing engineering … Continue reading

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Soft Skills: …and Stealing

If an employee in business walked out with a brand-new laptop every day, you would have him arrested, or at least fired. If your bookkeeper was embezzling money every month, you would do the same thing. But… …When an employee … Continue reading

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