Hope: and healing

We are all wounded. We all carry scars one way or another. But wounds are necessary for the healing light to enter into our beings. Failures in life are courses with very high tuition fees, so I don't bunk classes and miss my lessons: on humility, on patience, on hope, on asking others for help,…

Hope: and reality

Sometimes, we don't sell what we have, we sell what could be. When you buy a book, you buy the hope that it will change you for the better. We go to certain places because of the hope they give us. Venture capitalists, when investing in a startup, buy hope as well. They buy the…

Hope: What marketers really sell

Not powder or chemicals or rubber or steel or silicon or talk or installations or even sugary water. What marketers sell is hope. The reason is simple: people need more. We run out. We need it replenished. Hope is almost always in short supply. Whatever product or service you are selling, it better carry the…

Should I stay or should I go?

Stay if you feel that if you put more effort, if you are patient enough, you are persevere, you will get your breakthrough eventually. Leave if you feel no matter what you do, no matter how hard you word, you will not get a breakthrough. Stay if you feel this is just a detour, a…

Harvest demand or create it?

Most small businesses believe that they are too small to have an impact on the whole market, so they resort to picking the fruit that is already grown instead of planting their own seeds. You see, it is far easier to wait until someone is ready to buy than it is to persuade them to…

Childish or childlike

Childlike is curious. Childish is short-tempered. Childlike makes a great scientist. Childish produces tantrums. Childlike is kind. Childish is jealous. Childlike brings fresh eyes to marketing opportunities. Childish rarely shows up as promised. Childlike is fearless and powerful and willing to fail. Childish is annoying. Childlike inquires with a pure heart. Childish is merely ignored.…

A legacy of Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela

I'm the least qualified to write about the legacy of Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela. In a world where courage in the face of injustice is in limited supply, Mama Winnie stood steadfast against an oppressive apartheid system. You taught us that bravery is a choice. You taught us to be fierce and strong in standing up…

LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship [JUNE 2018 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN]

1. LORA Centre Entrepreneurs are made. No one is born a great entrepreneur. Great entrepreneurs are trained, mentored, coached and guided to be great. LORA Centre is an entrepreneurship environment that nurtures and inspires great entrepreneurs. The LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship aspire to influence and inspire change by challenging the status-quo through our…

Open or closed?

Culture moves in two ways. Open and closed. If you are a teacher, an entrepreneur, a politician, a parent, a leader, an oligarch, a media mogul, a salesperson or a marketer, you need to make a choice, a choice that will alter how you work with others and the investments you make in our culture…

Authenticity redefined

I think authenticity is largely misunderstood. Authenticity is not some sort of magic truth about who you are deep, deep down. Because deep down, if we stripped away culture, we would spend all day naked, scratching ourselves, and pooping in the jungle. That’s who we are authentically. Everything else is just a story that we…