Monthly Archive: April, 2016

Shaking Up Change

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Organisations can often become victims of their own success. In an era when everything is changing, evolving and mutating at an increasing rate, what worked for decades does not necessarily work any more.… Continue reading

Books, Books, Books

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I am a voracious reader, especially when it comes to books on marketing and business. Inc magazine’s Nina Ojeda regularly asks top business leaders to give their favourites, and she has a list… Continue reading

The Productivity Paradox

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Technology has allowed us to spend less time gathering information, and more time using it. In the information age, this is crucial. Just think how the spreadsheet replaced the calculator and paper records — then add… Continue reading

The Power of ‘With’

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There are some words that are powerful beyond their seeming insignificance. Like ‘yes’, ‘and’ and ‘with’. Dan Rockwell, one of INC Top Fifty Leadership and Management Experts and Top 100 Great Leadership Speakers,… Continue reading

Ad of the Week Makes an Impact

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If you haven’t seen the latest TV commercial by the Western Cape Government’s road safety platform, then take a look at Marklives.com. I have named it ‘Ad of the Week’ in my weekly… Continue reading

Lessons From a Maverick Entrepreneur

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Ronnie Apteker is one of the names that stands out in the SA entrepreneurial landscape. One of the co-founders of Internet Solutions, Apteker followed his passion and has dived into the crazy world… Continue reading

How to Win-Win an Argument

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When things get heated in a discussion, often the main problem is that both parties feel that they are not being heard, or that their views are acknowledged. There are many reasons for… Continue reading

Calling All Designers

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One of the most influential voices in South African design, Design Indaba, announced that it has earmarked R30-million for “a creative exploration across our cities”. This as it changes the format of the… Continue reading

Ad of the Week: Real World Design

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In my weekly column for Marklives.com — the site for marketers about marketing and advertising — I select one ad or campaign that has stood out, and award it the title of ‘Ad… Continue reading

Think!

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Too often everyday life becomes rote, and we settle into a practiced way of doing things, rather than a considered way. But great leaders are also known as thinkers. Great achievers are great… Continue reading