Author Archives: Roche Mamabolo

About Roche Mamabolo

Entrepreneur, Author, Dad. Passionate about Innovation and Creativity, Books, Poetry, Traveling, Theatre, Art, Music.

Marketing honesty, trust and respect

A friend’s car got involved in an accident and he is struggling to get the insurance to pay up due to some small loophole in the contract. I always get calls from banks offering me credit card facilities with huge … Continue reading

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Quit: Not the Same as Failing

To quit is not the same as failing. Strategic quitting is a conscious decision you make based on the choices that are available to you. My personal test is fairly simple and straight-forward: If you realise you are at a … Continue reading

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Quit: Coping is a lousy alternative to Quitting

Coping is what people do when they try to muddle and limp through. They cope with a bad job or difficult task. The problem with coping is that it never leads to exceptional performance. Mediocre work is rarely because of … Continue reading

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Quit: The Noise Inside Your Head

Right at this moment, my clairvoyance tells me you are having a conversation that involves a lot of rationalisation. You are explaining to yourself why those Cul-de-Sac on the read you are in are not really dead ends [they are.] … Continue reading

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Quit: Never Quit

What a spectacularly bad piece of advice. Never quit? Never quit wetting your bed? Never quit that job that makes you miserable? Never quit selling a product that is now obsolete? Never quit compromising your values, ethics and principles? Never … Continue reading

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Quit: More often

It is okay to quit, sometimes. In fact, it is okay to quit often. It is smart to quit smoking, emotional abuse, manipulative behavior, bad-mouthing, gambling, backstabbing, arrogance, prideful habits etc. Winners quit all the time. They just quit the … Continue reading

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Quit: Work and mediocrity

Mpho just got another promotion. He worked for a software company in Johannesburg, and, over the last fourteen years, he has had a wide range of jobs. For the first seven or eight years, Mpho was in business development and … Continue reading

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Voting vs. Weighing Machine

When you look at marketing from the industrial point view, the question you ask when marketing your business is: “where is the mass?” “How do I reach everybody with a product that is average?” “How do we make this offering … Continue reading

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The face of privilege

There is no such thing as a “self-made man”. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the makeup of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success. Other than in a Rambo … Continue reading

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Quiet Confidence: Obama after dark

It is okay to be by yourself, to sit still and think without feeling guilty about it. Often people feel guilty about wanting to take a trip about themselves. It has been instilled in us that wanting to do things … Continue reading

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