Sade – Soldier Of Love

It is a day that blurs into the rest - nameless, timeless, and vaguely familiar – except for one thing. I must have been about 13/14 years old. Young enough to still be naive about and frightened by the hormonal murmurings that seemed to manifest themselves more and...

Return Of The King

The Poet MC The first time I heard Tumi Molekane was probably at Jungle Connection in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, circa 1999/2000, doing poetry. As he explored the various aspects of his creativity both as part of Tumi And The Volume and then as a solo artist, I...

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 were to who we will become. With hindsight, it is easier to look back on...

Storytelling With Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton fascinates me. I have posted on them before, from the video they did with Yasiin Bey (on Muhammed Ali) and The Trunk, a book of short stories to streaming their fashion shows. They continue to delve into spaces and do things that engage with storytelling...

There is a Place for Introverts

Susan Cain, although introverted, has placed herself at the helm of a revolution whose ‘stakeholders’ are often submerged in a solitude that is both comforting and energising – the Quiet Revolution. Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We...
How are you planning for an uncertain future?

How are you planning for an uncertain future?

"The question for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers." Elrich Fromm Uncertainty should force us to shift away from business as usual. Uncertainty should force us to be creative with how we approach what has been our status quo. While, when submerged in the turmoil, it can...

What it means to be a conscious parent

What it means to be a conscious parent

Becoming a father had - and continues to have - a profound effect on my life. I always knew I wanted to be a father yet, like everyone else, I can't say I was ready for it when it happened. Becoming a parent is one of those things that you can never really be prepared for; you have to experience it to get it. One of my favourite quotes about...

Being more than your job

Being more than your job

The question that gets asked more at social events than any other is probably "So what do you do?" Don't quote me on this though, I have no empirical evidence that suggests it is so. It just feels that way to me. The minute you give an answer to this, the asker immediately decides on the kind of person you are off the basis of whatever...

Is this the end of busyness ?

Is this the end of busyness ?

In their book Make Time: How To Focus On What Matters Every Day, Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky reference what they call ‘the Busy Bandwagon’. “The Busy Bandwagon is our culture of constant busyness – the overflowing inboxes, stuffed calendars, and endless to-do lists. According to the Busy Bandwagon mindset, if you want to meet the demands of the...

Maserati: The Strength and Vigour of Neptune

Maserati: The Strength and Vigour of Neptune

Towards the end of 2018, I travelled to Italy with Maserati South Africa to not only experience the Levante SUV, but also to gain some insight into the brand’s history. At the time, I wrote an article for the magazine that I was working for, but then it went out of business. I have decided to share that article, with some images here. Navigating...

The power of journaling

The power of journaling

I’ve been journaling relatively regularly for the last 3 to 4 years. It was prompted by finally getting around to reading Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, in particularly the section on Morning Pages. On her site, she explains what these are: “Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the...

The Philips OneBlade

The Philips OneBlade

Hair Journey Every morning, I would stand close to the mirror, examining my upper lip with the concentration of an archaeologist searching for strands of hair. As a teenage boy, the transition into man was to be preceded by one’s voice breaking and, more importantly, the arrival of facial hair. And, when eventually came, there was still...

Interview: The POWER Lunch on Power FM talking Media

Interview: The POWER Lunch on Power FM talking Media

According to Technopedia, “Media is the plural form of medium, which (broadly speaking) describes any channel of communication. This can include anything from printed paper to digital data, and encompasses art, news, educational content and numerous other forms of information. Digital media, which makes up an increasingly vast portion of modern...

Language is a tool

Language is a tool

In the early days of Twitter, a regular refrain was “it’s only Twitter” when one took offence at the contents of another’s tweet. And then people started losing their jobs, or couldn’t get jobs, or couldn’t get into schools, all because of a view expressed on twitter that was considered beyond the bounds of ‘appropriate.’ Nowadays, we don’t hear...

Redesigning Life

Redesigning Life

Reading Tim Ferriss’ The Four-Hour Work Week changed my life. Or, at least, changed my perspectives which had me re-evaluate my life. It introduced me to the idea of Lifestyle Design, which is a concept defined and popularised by Ferriss. According to www.dictionary.sensagent.com, “lifestyle design is the design of one's...

Thoughts on Abstract: The Art of Design

Thoughts on Abstract: The Art of Design

Abstract: The Art of Design is, for me, one of the best documentary series available on Netflix. A good friend put me onto it when season 1 launched in 2017 and I binge-watched that season. Created by former Wired editor-in-chief Scott Dadich, the series explores the world of design in all its glory by delving into the work of designers from...

The art of reading

The art of reading

The Farnam Street blog has gradually taken an important place in my journey of self-discovery and understanding of self and the world around me. While I haven’t reached the level of paying member – conversion of dollar to rand currently puts it just outside my reach – I am an avid follower of the weekly newsletter and the podcast The Knowledge...

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