Are You Striking? Or...

Oprah said that the best answer to racism was personal excellence. The concept can be taken even further. Personal excellence is the solution to a great many things, one of which is the catastrophically damaging labour unrest currently choking our economy into negative growth. Yes, it’s...

Own Your Industry &#...

It’s a first for Southern Africa! ‘Own Your Industry – How to Position Yourself as an Expert,’ is the first book published on our continent on the topic of becoming an industry expert by design. It launches in SA in April 2014, and will then be available as an e-book by May. Whether...

It’s Okay (And...

Imagine your life as a YouTube video. You work hard on the content, edit and tinker till it’s attractive and presentable, then upload the results for all to see. Your URL goes live and your video becomes accessible to the public. Quite soon, something startling happens. Among the hundreds...

How to Think Much, M...

You’re the sort of person who doesn’t set piddly little goals. No, no. You chase fat, behemoth, stonking great, mamma-of-all-megaladon goals. When your goals go by, water reverberates in puddles. I like that about you. And I’d like to help you to take your ambition one step further. It...

Thinking About Resol...

What is the point of a New Year’s Resolution? Simply put, they are born out of our desire to accomplish more in the course of next year than we did in this one. We set them in order to improve our lives. That’s the driving force; but when we get down to actually writing them out – or...

Morloks and Eloi- Wo...

When it first debuted in bookstores in 1895, it was the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ of its day, and you have to wonder whether HG Wells plucked the notion from a vivid nightmare. You also have to wonder whether he realized how profoundly his core idea; the splitting of humanity into two...

Fail Publically and ...

In the opening scenes of the second Lord of the Rings movie, in a bevy of retina-splashing special effects, Gandalf spiral-falls through darkness to the centre of the earth, clutching and wrestling with a fiery Balrog, a ‘Demon of the Old World.’ It’s the bit that follows: ‘You shall...

Safe Isn’t!

A fight against fear. Too often, this phrase defines and describes our lives. The risk-averse individual is often cautious to the point of paralysis – safe to the point that it harms their own lives – while the person raised to take strategic risks outperforms them and enjoys the...

Three Invisible Forc...

You are not separated from your goals by a number of years. You are separated from your goals by a number of actions. We like to speak about our five-year plans and ten-year plans, and it’s good that we have them. But thinking in terms of years creates the illusion that your dreams will...

TALENT – Why W...

When I was 11-years-old, I won the South African Skateboarding Championships. That’s the press-release version of the story.  The behind-the-scenes version, however, goes like this: Between the ages of 8 and 11, I skinned my shins and knees so many times that I now have permanent marks. My...