Starting a business – sometimes helps to think less, do more


The late, great Bill Lynch (World Entrepreneur of the Year 2006) liked advising prospective business owners to follow Nike and Just Do It. This superb blog by Dr Thomas Oosthuizen reaches a similar conclusion. Intellectual, direct and so very smart, Oosthuizen is SA’s branding Tzar. After reading this you’ll agree with me that he also knows a bit about starting businesses.

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Sean Act II


Act Two – Play it again Sam or

 dare I follow my heart this time?

IT entrepreneur Sean O’Connell and I have corresponded over the years. As Sean prepares for the future a year after selling his business to JSE hot stock EOH, I asked him to share his throughts as he reflects on lessons learnt and the way ahead. His response is inspirational, a masterclass for any would-be entrepreneur.

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Brain Pilates


Tracey Swanepoel’s THINKspiration:

How about some Pilates for the brain?

Some South Africans are doing amazing things to help their fellows look at the world differently. Tracey Swanepoel, a member of the tight team at To The Point, is among them. A US college and MBA graduate, in this contribution she taps into her own experiences and muses about ways of using the often neglected right side of our brains.

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Jes goes horsey


Jessica Edgson horses around with some burger-inspired moral outrage

I received some good feedback from Jessica Edgson’s first piece. Here’s another contribution from this talented young writer. She has a bit of fun with recent reports that Burger King’s patties contain horsemeat.

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Getting a great job


A young graduate’s guide to the real world (by someone who says she still has no clue)

Some of the best days come when you’ve supported and encouraging emerging talent. It’s going to be a big part of my future. Kicking off with today’s guest columnist Jessica Edgson, a talented young writer from whom we’re sure to hear a lot more. Read her advice to fellow graduates on how to get a great job and make up your own mind. 

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