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Each Game Is A Moment

If you’re new here, please subscribe to my RSS feed. I look forward to engaging!The Beautiful Game! How does one describe the full breadth of emotion that is born out of watching eleven versus eleven on a field in a battle for supremacy over a football where the weapons are skill, strategy, determination and passion? How do you articulate the …

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Who Is Responsible For You?

A little boy does something his parents are not suitably impressed with. When he is reprimanded, his response is “but Thabo did the same” which is why he did it. He then gets – at least I hope he does – the relatively standard talk about how, just because someone does something, you shouldn’t do it. For example, “if Thabo …

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My First Time

As painful as it is to quote a former Manchester United player, French footballer Eric Cantona is quoted as having said, “You can change your wife, your politics, but never, never can you change your favourite football team.” As someone who has supported the same teams for as long as I can remember being into football, this is something I …

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Be Different, Happily

Pharrell Williams seems to have reached an interesting space in life. His work as a producer and musician has allowed him to venture deep into a range of diverse projects in ways that most of us wouldn’t be able to. Like many others, I am fascinated by his life’s trajectory but more so by the projects he gets involved in, …

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Register for the Wings For Life World Run

One day, Christopher Reeve was Superman. And the next he was in a wheelchair having suffered a serious spinal cord injury while horse riding. He went on to dedicate the rest of his life to funding research into the curing of spinal cord injuries as well as helping those living with paralysis through the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Wings …

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So They Said No

Learning how to say NO is one of life’s most important lessons. In her post Tiny Wisdom: It’s OK To Say No, Lori Deschene says, “…today I invite you to join me in remembering it’s OK to say no, and our world won’t fall apart because of it” and then details instances when it is ok to say no. Over …

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Contextualising The Opel Adam

2015 started with work on the launch of the Opel Adam, which is the ‘first shot’ in the German manufacturer’s (although it is owned by General Motors) repositioning of the brand, under the theme ‘New Germans’. We (Project Fable) were involved in hosting and developing the content for the partner, consumer and media/entertainment launches of the Adam. Being of German …

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The Past Has A Place

Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share. – Steve Maraboli The past should be left in the past. The past gets a raw …

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Random Thoughts: Writing

Discovering a certain knack for putting words together in a manner that is occasionally engaging or worth reading has influenced the trajectory of my life immensely. Discovering that, as with most things, mere talent counts for very little has made that journey, at times, painful. Talent is merely the starting point. Learning how to use the tools of the trade …

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Random Thoughts: Transition

Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a panel at GIBS on Career Transitions. It was little daunting because my fellow panellists were people who have been working in the career coaching, executive recruitment and organisational development spaces for some years. But, it was an insightful experience to participate in because, in a way, it allowed me to get …

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Random Thoughts: Motion

“What I have learned from all of the difficulties in my own life is that human beings have very thick skin. I call that skin, spirit, our Highest Most Powerful Self. Spirit is the key to everything we desire. It is our weather-proofing, our Teflon, our line of credit that assures if we keep putting one foot in front of …

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Play: The Fitbit Charge HR

A couple of weeks back, Fitbit South Africa launched the Fitbit Charge HR with an amazing race type event at Gold Reef City in Joburg. Split into two teams, the collective of journos, bloggers and other partners had the opportunity to get firsthand understanding of the Fitbit, including difference in heart rate before and after rides like the Anaconda. Yes, …

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Random Thoughts: Expectations

Bruce Lee once said, “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” I sincerely believe this is one of life’s biggest lessons that, literally, took me time to learn. From a young age, the decisions I made where made within context of responsibility to family, first, …

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Random Thoughts: Mastery

Jiro Ono has been making sushi for over 70 years. The documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi gives a glimpse into the mind of the man behind Sukiyabashi Jiro, the three Michellin Star 10-seat counter restaurant in Tokyo. The Japanese has a fascinating philosophy, shokunin which refers to artisans/craftsmen who is solely devoted to perfection in their chosen craft. Jiro falls …

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Playing With The New Nintendo 3DS

In the mid 80s, a Game & Watch Donkey Kong handheld game from Nintendo made its first appearance in the walkways of the high school I attended in Lesotho. Not long after that, I was fortunate enough to be able to hustle one out of my father. This was a glimpse into the unimaginable future; being able to sit, on …

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Digital Crates: FKA twigs

If there’s one thing the Internet shows you, it’s that there is a multitude of artists out in the world building solid careers, creating great music. And there is no greater feeling than coming across an artist who resonates with a part of you in ways indescribable. Without fail, when I come across such an artist, there’s usually a couple …

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Win Internet Security Solution From Kaspersky Labs

We use different devices daily. We do banking and buy products and services, sharing credit card and bank details on multiple sites and apps. Security has improved and many sites have relatively secure login processes, but, there are those who spend as much time looking for ways to circumvent our device security. It is also, often, a mission to ensure that …

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On CliffCentral With Gareth Cliff

I had the opportunity to chat to Gareth Cliff on his show on CliffCentral on January 8th, 2015. I don’t always agree with his opinions but always enjoy interacting with him and this interview was no different. I’m grateful for the chance to share my thoughts on life, relationships, work, poetry, authors, Malcolm X, tattoos, writing, the new companies I’m …

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First Race Of The Year – L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

As I delve further into the world of horseracing with the people at Racing. It’s A Rush, my year ended with a flurry of activity, from the Emerald Cup and International Jockeys’ Challenge to the Sansui Summer Cup. A year of horse racing firsts beckon this year, since I’ve never even attended the Vodacom Durban July, but that will change …

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Africa As One

Africa is a vast continent made up of a multitude of countries, cultures, languages, etc. There are said to be an estimated 2000 plus languages spoken on the continent and over 3000 ethnic groups. We have a history that stretches back centuries, beyond colonialism, etc, but we are still seen as the location for beautiful landscapes and safaris or war …

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D’Angelo And The Vanguard: Black Messiah

So, after a 14 year hiatus that has been well-documented, speculated on, dissected, frowned upon, etc, D’Angelo, with his band, The Vanguard, drops a new album without much ceremony. The Wait And close to two years after Questlove said, in a Billboard interview…“Right now, we’re just tightening up the loose ends. But I still stand by, 99% of it is …

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To Write Or Not To Write

Until 2010, I’d never worked in a position that overwhelmingly became how the world sees and defines me. Having worked in multiple industries and companies, (for myself and in family business), working as Destiny Man editor was the first real time that people introduced me by my job title first. For the first time, it wasn’t difficult to answer the …

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Win A Windhoek Original Draught Hamper

Competition in the beer segment has always been tough but there seems to be an increased intensity to it, particularly over the last year or so. And, for those of you who interact with my posts regularly, although they often aren’t regular, you’ll know that what interests me more than is generally the story and ecosystem around a brand. To …

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Idris Elba Tours With Oude Meester

Two weeks ago on November 14th, I had the opportunity to ‘live’ interview Oude Meester brand ambassador Idris Elba and Master in the Making Siyabonga Radebe at the Joburg leg of the Oude Meester #InspireMastery Tour that went to Durban and Cape Town first. The energy in the room was palpable, while Idris and Siyabonga, despite doing 3 events in …

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