H is for Humility: Let go of the ego

I just finished reading an amazing book by Ryan Holiday called Ego is the Enemy, in the book, he talks about the perils of ego in our life. Everyone has an ego, the test is containing our ego so that it doesn't get the better of us. A lot of people, especially people from privileged backgrounds,…

H is for Humility: Say little, do much…

Today we can brag about our goals online to our fans and followers, these are things only rock stars, celebrities and cult leaders used to have and do. We can chat with our idols on Twitter, we can name ourselves CEO of our exists-only-on-Company Registration databases or LinkedIn company. The empty text box sits there.…

If it’s to be, it’s up to you

The thing about picking yourself is that you are the one responsible. It is a good thing because your destiny is in your own hands, It is a bad thing to many people because, now you can't blame anyone for your own destiny. You can't pass the buck. Since no one is coming to save…

No one is coming to rescue you…

There is no Prince Charming in this story. There is no rescue boat coming. No one is going to come and say: "I pick you." No one is coming. Stop waiting to be picked. Today's popular show is not calling you. CNN, Multi-choice or SABC is not going to scoop you up. Stop waiting to…

Turning passion on its head

Instead of, "do what you love," perhaps the more effective mantra for the entrepreneur, the pioneer and maker of change might be, "love what you do." If we can fall in love with serving people, creating value, solving problems, building valuable connections and doing work that matters, it makes it far more likely we are…

LORA Entrepreneurship Series: Dr. Brian Naidoo – Saturday, 13 October 2018

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 our mindsets in elements of value. LORA has invite experienced entrepreneurs and innovators to share…

Poverty in the face opulence

Today, as I about to enter Sandton City for a meeting, from the Gautrain side, I passed a homeless man. I have seen home people before but this one was in real pain. He was trembling, more like when you are shaking from hunger. He was lying down on his back facing the sky, shaking,…

9 lives and long lives

A cat has nine lives. What do they mean by nine lives? Cats are known for their dexterity and agility. Over time, people witness cats survive in situations that would have severely injured or killed other animals. Cats are survivors, so I assumed they must live longer. I decided to check their average life expectancy and was surprised…