Business

Business On The Move

Running a business in 2015 is an interesting experience. You have to know when to switch off but also when to double-down and really get into things, regardless of where you are and what you’re doing. Microsoft Lumia is doing their best to make the mobile device useful. So they sent me one to use […]

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Making Better Product Shots Happen

Last month Lumia started to help people make things happen. Lots of people promise to do lots of things when the year kicks off but it’s hard to stick to those pledges. For me, it was better product shots for my sock and accessories startup, Nic Harry. So I set off to kit out my […]

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Stop Being a Knowledge Snob

*This story was originally published on Medium. Every day entrepreneurs learn new things, we fail in new ways and we stumble over new steps. It’s time to start sharing these lessons, not protecting them. I’m so tired of people protecting their experience and knowledge as if it’s the one ring that binds them all. Your […]

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Inspiration Indaba is Coming

One of the things that I hear all the time from young entrepreneurs, from people trying to start their own business or even people who just like to complain, is that there are no local success stories. The truth is that there are many success stories of South African entrepreneurs and business people who have excelled but […]

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AfricanUp.com goes live

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Today marks the launch of a platform that Paul Cartmel and I have been working on for a while now. His team at New Media Labs have been fantastic in getting us to a point where we can launch a beta version of the platform. AfricanUp.com is a place where we hope startups, investors, tech […]

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Learn How to Apologise

I like to be right but I am wrong a lot of the time and for much of my career I struggled to apologise when an apology was needed. Not wanting to apologise is about pride and ego. Both of these things can get in the way of a good relationship (in business or in […]

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Days like these

There are days when I question every decision I make. When my head thumps from the second I wake up to the second I hit the pillow to sleep. Days when every email I receive makes my heart sink because I think I’ve screwed up. Days when a phone call isn’t a conversation but the […]

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