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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.
Most of us over 40 are bemused by the obsession of young folk with their mobiles. We had it drilled into us it’s very rude not paying attention in company, even if you’re bored stiff. The 140 character generation thumb away the tiny keyboards anywhere and everywhere. Brilliant young writer Jes Edgson offers an insider’s view……
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.
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.
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.
I’m a fan of independently-minded First Avenue, investment managers who revealed why the unsecured lending bubble is unsustainable. Now they’ve exposed smoke and mirrors inflating the MTN and Vodacom bottom line. Here’s the executive summary of Nadim Mohamed’s report with a link to the full version. – AH Executive summary of SA Mobile Telecoms – … Read more
Seven career lessons former MXiT leader Alan Knott-Craig says he’s learnt already
I consider both Alan Knott-Craigs to be friends. Senior, the country’s cell visionary and founding CEO of Vodacom. A man who returned after a heart-attack instilled sabattical and is now running Cell-C (and soon, if sense prevails, Telkom). We’ve shared some deep moments. I was privileged to be asked to speak at the launch of his book. And he has been quick to offer support during my difficult periods.
I met Jim Wallis at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos and have been following his work ever since. He writes a brilliant column, God’s Politics, for www.sojourners.com. This is the piece he wrote just after the US Election results were released.
The day after the 2012 election brought a great feeling of relief. Most of us, whether our candidates won or lost, were so weary of what elections have become that we were just glad the process was over. Many were disappointed that dysfunctional and bitterly partisan politics in Washington, D.C., had undermined their deep desires for “hope” and “change.” Politics have severely constrained those possibilities by focusing on blame instead of solutions, and winning instead of governing. And, as the most expensive election in American history just showed, the checks have replaced all the balances.
One of the greatest speeches ever given – right up there with Steve Jobs’ Commencement Speech to Stanford in 2006 and Neil Gaiman’s brilliant “Make good art” speech to the School of the Arts. Charlie Munger is the lower profile half of a duo that have turned Berkshire Hathaway from a near bankrupt New England … Read more