The Twitter Abyss

Keeping one's mind right in a world that feels like it is struggling to get a grip on reality often seems damn near impossible. And that is under supposedly normal conditions. Today, it feels even harder, especially on Twitter. I have a love-hate relationship with the...

Poetry: The Power of Po

The intention is, over time, to record little video clips of my poetry. Often, I get so caught up in how to do it properly, in terms of shooting, that I never get round to anything. This is a poem from my 2005 collection Voices In My Head. The internal debate: do I...

Attention, that’s what it’s all about

"Attention is a resource—a person has only so much of it."Matthew Crawford Social media, over the last decade, has put 'attention' at the heart of everything we do. This is especially the case when you consider the sheer vastness of the digital noise that we create...

Doing business with purpose

The definition of 'purpose' that has always resonated with me is " the reason for which anything is done, created, or exists." (Free Dictionary). In 2018, I had the opportunity to sit on a panel at the Holmes Report's (now PRovoke) In2Summit Africa. The topic of...

Snoop: Here Comes The King

So Snoop Doggy Dogg became Snoop Lion last year as part of a religious awakening in which he's said to have embraced Rastafarianism. He's shot a documentary called Reincarnated detailing this new path and the recording of his reggae album of the same name. Bunny...
The stories we tell ourselves

The stories we tell ourselves

“Who are we but the stories we tell ourselves, about ourselves, and believe?”Scott Turow Life can be messy. It is by no means a linear trajectory with one thing after the other. Amidst the...

When you feel like an imposter

When you feel like an imposter

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary: The term 'imposter syndrome' can be traced to a 1978 article by the American psychologists Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes, "The Imposter Phenomenon in...

How to manage uncertainty with children

How to manage uncertainty with children

As parents, we have all had that moment when our child repeats something we said in the privacy of our homes in front of the person we said it about. Hopefully, when this happened, it didn’t create...

Strategic business shutdown

Strategic business shutdown

The Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdowns are wreaking havoc on the world's economies. Watching the struggles that big business is having globally shows how fragile everything is. But, it pales in...

How successful are you? Really?

How successful are you? Really?

The Business Dictionary defines 'success' as follows: Achievement of an action within a specified period of time or within a specified parameter. Success can also mean completing an objective or...

Conversations with your younger self

Conversations with your younger self

A common question in interviews is ‘what you would tell your 18, 20, 30, x year-old self?’ As we navigate the years, the hope is that we gain wisdom, learn things, evolve and progress from who we...

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