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#DearEntrepreneur Do you investigate your funder’s Bona Fides

Yesterday while sitting signing a grant agreement at one of the grant making institution, i started a conversation about due diligence and funders. The gentleman serving us expressed a sentiment that if a funder comes with money, he would just take it and go and do what needs to be done. This is a sentiment … Continue reading

The Minister, the sextape and the social sexual conscience

South Africans are pretty interesting crowd. We generally are a great, polite and NICE group of people. Perhaps even submissive sometimes until someone arouses our collective excitement or ire… And we go ballistic. Especially online! The privates of our minister became a recent source of this arousal. You see, the thing is we have these … Continue reading

Perspectives on Entrepreneurship : Four elements that differentiate sustainable enterprises from the also-rans

I work with many entrepreneurs, most with great ideas, who end up losing their assets and intellectual property because they focus on the quick benefits mentality as opposed to sustainable strategies to bring their ideas to life. The clever people, who see the value of the assets are quick to buy them out, or even … Continue reading

Yet another testimony of why Aretha is Queen- So Damn Happy!

If you want to know why Aretha Franklin was Queen, listen to this album. A modern album, but powerful in its prowess. Showcasing Aretha’s currency – Adaptability. She was really great at adjusting and remaining relevant. With drum programming and digital beats and some hood slang thrown in for goid measure, The Queen, wasn’t trying … Continue reading

We have created our depression: Reflections on our socially imposed mental health issues

Even in his passing, Dr Mayosi remains a giant in his contribution to the national narrative about some of the social conversations we are usually afraid to have. For the last week or so I have been observing how amateurs and experts, sufferers and detractors alike are having a conversation about the nature of stress … Continue reading

Language is not about words…

For as long as I can remember, I have always been a writer. Not just in terms of “writing”, as in putting the words down. But I have always known from a very early age, the power of words. I think, no, I believe I already knew from even that time, as it is anecdoted, … Continue reading

Be well…

  This life is not for soft people my friends. Take care of your spirit and cultivate resilience, and by that I don’t mean coping by all means, I mean knowing also when to cry and ask for help. Know who you can trust, and learn the wisdom in surrender. And by that I mean … Continue reading

Don’t start with a job… Start with YOU.

Two of my many passions… Business and music. The others are leadership and humanity/sociology. As humans we have facets that are informed by our interests. The mistake society still makes is equating interests with careers/jobs. Your interests can be very wide as a human being, depending on your make up (Values, Motives, Personality) and this … Continue reading

Reflections on racism: The paradox of the cancer with benefits

The thing about isms is that they essentially are belief constructs that have nothing to do with reality, but are lived as if they are true… Just like sexism and ageism, the beliefs underlying racism are fantasies about the world that do not really exist. Our stupidity of course as people is we seek easy … Continue reading

Leadership and Impulse Control: What is it and what to do about it.

I have been noticing this issue of impulse control, i. e The propensity for a leader to be impulsive in their response to stimuli in the leaders I work with lately. These kinds of leaders would interrupt others very often, make rash decisions that sometimes get them in personal or organisational trouble, and sometimes it … Continue reading

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