Are you going on holiday, with no planned destination?

The basics of Finding you Why Imagine you are climbing into your car. The family’s already waiting for you. Bags are packed. Snacks are ready for munching away. And yes, you have a whole flask of freshly brewed coffee waiting for your first sip. The only question is …. where are you going? You never…

Do you see the gorilla?

It is fascinating to see how many spelling mistakes, grammatically confused sentences, and plain wrong numbers in my work appear after I initially thought that I have created a masterpiece article. Deflated for a second or two, then angry at myself but eventually fascinated. I was fascinated by how something so visible was invisible to…

Mr. Bounce Back Award goes to Howard Schultz

addVENTURES #BounceBackTuesdays While understandably in the mood for coffee, while pondering on what is a great entrepreneurial #bounceback story, the idea struck me. About a man who did not need to re-invent a company once, not twice but is currently in the process to do it a third time. That man is Howard Schultz, Founder and Current Interim CEO…

Humility as a Framework to Kick Ass

“No man can learn that which he already knows”-Epictetus Pride, ego, and pure doggedness (the bad kind). Entrepreneurs, especially those who have been operating for a while or alternatively, those who are still quite green are guilty of this kind of behavior. These are sometimes the most difficult of vices to overcome. When your lived…

Nomu moments in a lukewarm bath

While sitting in a lukewarm bath in the dark (no electricity no geyser), positivity, fun, or that intoxicating sense of opportunity does not easily come to mind. But in the darkness, I had enough warm water in the kettle to make myself a cup of Nomu Hot Chocolate. Hot chocolate that I had bought post…

Should the bad be killed?

Tebogo Naledi, MD of Old Mutual Investment Group gave a presentation at the Financial Mail Green Economy Conference, which I was fortunate enough to attend a few weeks ago. Tebogo talked about the idea that we have come to a point as a society where we have “good” and “bad” companies and how he believes…

Why we should ban ESG to save the planet

ESG is a three-letter acronym that I hear day and night since we became involved in the promotion of Sustainable Entrepreneurship. This is the metric the vast majority of people, mostly regulators and financiers, use to determine and measure sustainability and our progress toward a world that is decent to live in. The term ESG…

Protest with passion & authenticity

You should be angry today. You should be fuming with disgust. Hands trembling, heart pounding, and teeth clenched. But why protest? As a result of a government that doesn’t deliver or an insane political party that wants to bring the country to its knees today? As a result of the brazen assassination of curator Cloete…

Be thankful for your crap

Sustainable Entrepreneurship: Prosperity is our biggest detriment Do you know what you do not know?  Have you ever heard of little Miss Chic who thought for the first 32 days of her life, that the farmer is there to care for her, feed her and keep her safe? Only to get a massive wake-up call…

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