Consistency: The Bull’s Eye of Success

Consistency: The Bull’s Eye of Success

We are all looking for a silver bullet when it comes to unlocking the secrets of success. Some people attribute their success to early mornings. Others pin it to being tougher negotiators. And they are not wrong, those are all elements of their success. The fundamental golden thread that needs to be weaved through every …

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Industrial Revolution number 4 | it’s about work

Industrial Revolution number 4 | it’s about work

It is important to state upfront that this is not a political nor racially motivated post. This is a post that is trying to objectively look at the facts around technology adoption and the way in which the 4th Industrial Revolution is going to affect each and every one of us. Whether we like it …

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Marketing is Not Just About Attraction

Marketing is Not Just About Attraction

Marketing has a bad reputation, generally speaking, in business as being a cost centre. In a lot of executives minds, marketing is a simile for the “Coulouring In Department”. All of the various marketing disciplines of: advertising; public relations; digital marketing (if we insist on pulling this out as separate); direct marketing; events and the …

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Is our culture too sensitive?

Is our culture too sensitive?

I am sure that every man and his dog are currently airing their views and opinions about how diabolical Woolworths have been with their recent Valentine’s Day campaign and how it adds to a culture of chauvenism. So let me add to the fray. Personally, I think that we, as consumers and as a nation, …

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Mobile Payment Solutions

Mobile Payment Solutions

The mobile payment revolution is upon us! Technologists and futurists have been making promises about mobile payment solutions for almost a decade now. Promising that it would revolutionise the way in which we pay for goods and services. In fact, I was quoted by ITWeb back in 2012 in an article entitled Wireless spells ‘end …

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Open Data Business Models

Open Data Business Models

Open data platform adoption is the new Holy Grail for business model disruption. Effectively harnessing two of the major trends over the last few years. The first being that of a platform business model and the second, exposing a level of scrubbed data to the industry. The second trend is certainly far more scary than …

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Technology silos that must be broken down

Technology silos that must be broken down

Much has already been written about the CIO and the CMO having to work closely together. Already in 2016 in a Gartner Research webinar, analyst Laura McLellan made mention that the next department to claim technology ownership, will be marketing – predicting that CMOs will spend more money on IT than their CIO counterparts. Claims such as …

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Learn to speak Exco

Learn to speak Exco

Jargon. Arguably the biggest killer of shared understanding at exco. The business world is littered with a lexicon of terminology that baffles even the most ardent scholar of business. When we add the subcultures of technology, marketing, operations, supply chain, finance and any other segment of business we are lucky if anyone has a clue …

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The Future of Last Mile Logistics

The Future of Last Mile Logistics

Last mile logistics is the Holy Grail for courier and logistics companies. Ensuring that parcels and packages get to the right place safely, on time and efficiently. This is a particularly tough nut to crack when you have large informal settlements that don’t have clear roads and street numbers, let alone physical houses that are …

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