Progress Of Converged Platforms: Is It Inclusive?

Progress Of Converged Platforms: Is It Inclusive?

Progress is what we all strive for. To be better. But progress can be inclusive (meaning it helps move everyone forward) or it can just be isolated individual progress (one small isolated step that does not advance the collective). Does advanced network and platform integration automatically make it inclusive progress? With urbanisation rates skyrocketing across …

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Fashion | Saving | Technology and Changing A Culture

Fashion | Saving | Technology and Changing A Culture

There is a lot of media attention around the new Mna Nam saving fashion accessory ; but what is the point of it really?! To understand that; let’s have a look at the premise of why it exists. At its base level it is about changing the culture of South Africans to make them save. …

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Blank Stares Don’t Help You Win At Customer Service

Blank Stares Don’t Help You Win At Customer Service

I have noticed an astonishingly absurd frequency in the amount of people relating stories with a frighteningly similar theme. around poor customer service. I mean, we are talking epidemic proportions here! How many times have you walked  over to a shop assistant to ask a question about a product or service; only to be met …

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What is a digitally-led brand really?!

What is a digitally-led brand really?!

This notion of a digitally-led brand still gives me pause for thought. Mostly because of the million different definitions and versions about what it means to be digitally-led. This disruption of branding, if you will, is not something unexpected. This is not a new problem. Branding has been disrupted with every great change in communication. As radio adverts …

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Post-Digital; But Not Quite Yet…

Post-Digital; But Not Quite Yet…

I believe as consumers we are moving rapidly towards the concept of being post-digital. The state where we expect everything to happen seamlessly online. The point where the thought of being inconvenienced by having to move to an offline process gives us nightmares.  I do not believe that every organisation trying to push a post-digital agenda is …

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LinkedIn get all emoticon!

LinkedIn get all emoticon!

Very rarely have LinkedIn frightened me with an advancement of their platform. When they introduced Pulse, I was all for it. When they allowed mere mortals to give thought leadership content, I was on board. But their latest development has me scratching my head; questioning their strategy and generally just trying to make sense of …

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Entrepreneurs and Evolution

Entrepreneurs and Evolution

Entrepreneurs are constantly evolving. Constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible and what can and should be done. This is what makes entrepreneurs so special. This determined belief in the Darwinian; Survival of the Fittest! This links back to an earlier post on entrepreneurs that I wrote some months back. As entrepreneurs are constantly evolving; they are …

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Economic Restructuring through the Ages: What drives the change?

Economic Restructuring through the Ages: What drives the change?

Economics has never really been a topic that has filled me with excitement and wonder. I have always viewed it as a “tick box” subject when it comes to studies. Well, that was until recently. Over the recent past I have become increasingly aware of the subtleties of economics and more over the various manifestations there …

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You might be a serial entrepreneur if…..

You might be a serial entrepreneur if…..

What is a serial entrepreneur? You maybe one and you don’t realise it?! In keeping with the entrepreneur theme of late; I have become quite interested in speaking to entrepreneurs and listening to their evolutionary stories. At first the stories focus on their current initiatives; the empires in the process of being built; the niches that are …

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