Drip Drop | Drip Drop | Drip Drop

Committing to do something daily that is beneficial to your career is beneficial for your career. Commitment is beneficial for your mind as well.  We all need a little robotic nature in our lives […and the truth is some of us need a little less, but go with me…]. It exercises the commitment, loyalty, vision,…

The Culture We Deserve: The ripple effect

By the age of six months, a baby begins to understand that his actions can affect his environment. It is amazing how as adults we quickly unlearn this. As entrepreneurs and leaders when we talk about shaping or changing company culture we sometimes forget to own the fact that we are the culture. Culture is…

The Culture We Deserve: Brilliant jerks

Too many entrepreneurs, managers and leaders fall into a trap. The trap is simple to describe: You are so focused on survival, on getting the job done, on moving forward, that you sacrifice culture. If you have a bully working for you, and you say: "Well, yeah he is a bully but at leasts he…

The Culture We Deserve: Before mass culture

Right now today you can’t build a mass culture movement, or one that has lots of people or subscribers or customers. The only thing you can work on today and build is a micro culture. A very tiny specific culture. All mass culture movements [in music and dance, food, fashion, languages, technologies, attitudes, norms, etc]…

The Culture We Deserve: Cab Drivers

I use Uber a lot, so I get to meet a lot of drivers. Uber drivers comes in various characters and personalities. Some are quiet and prefer to have a quiet trip until your destination, they don't initiate a conversation. They are my favorites. And then others are storytellers, they will tell you about interesting…

The Culture We Deserve: 1298

There is an ambulance company in India called 1298. When they started in Mumbai, there were only 3 ambulances in the entire city. It's like a city the size of Johannesburg, with only 3 ambulances the entire city. Their ethos when they started is whether you are rich or poor you deserve to get to a…

Skin in the game

A pilot may pay more attention to safety risks if they are actually on the aircraft they are flying as opposed to working from home. If a pilot has skin in the game, if he is invested in the flight, he will take extra caution. Skin in the game is an individual who assumes risk…

Urgent and important

You get an sms or ping on your phone, and you immediately check you phone. You get an urgent email and you immediately rush to open and see what the emergency is all about. It is not just your mind that responds when you get an email with the subject line ‘urgent’ or ‘important’. Your…

Insiders and Outsiders: Bridges not walls

Some artists continually seek to tear down boundaries, to find new powder, new territory, new colors, new worlds to explore. They are the ones that hop the fence to get to places no one has ever been. They are insiders, who seek outsiders to join them. Other artists, on the other hand, understand that they…