Category Archives: General

Transparency as a Factor of Culture

Transparent-businessEntrepreneurs are often very consumed with their product and the way their product is perceived in the market. They default to business metrics and market penetration as metrics for their business success; which is absolutely right. There is often one metric which is over looked; and that is “culture”.

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Organisational Design as a Factor of Culture

Following on from a recent post where we looked at how entrepreneurs could ‘culture’ culture; we identified 6 elements that influence corporate culture. One of these was organisational design.

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Care Norway: Dear Daddy….

DearDaddyAs a South African male; having grown up in a society that has a persistent history of violence against women; this video by Care Norway certainly struck a chord. I urge you to watch this video – and share it far and wide! This 5 minute short film is an incredibly emotive, disturbing and powerful story; narrated from the point of view of an unborn baby girl, as a “Dear Daddy” letter. It will give you goosebumps and it will make you sit up & listen!

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LinkedIn get all emoticon!

no emoticons LinkedInVery 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 what they were thinking.

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Economic Restructuring through the Ages: What drives the change?

economyEconomics 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 of.  To be more precise, I have become quite fascinated by the evolution of economics or rather economic models over the past decade or so.

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Measuring the Entrepreneur

I am all for the mantra of “what gets measured; gets done”. But that leads to an interesting question. How do we measure the success of an entrepreneur? Do we insert the dreaded KPI? Do we look at sales figures and revenue? Do we look at staff count and retention? As in Net Asset Ratio; Gross Profit Margin; Cash Flow or some other accounting based metric?

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When is an entrepreneur no longer an entrepreneur?

the entrepreneurSo you have decided that you are an entrepreneur. You have started your journey into the unknown and have spread your wings. After a few months you recruit a few staff members; your business is growing. You have staff and financial responsibilities to people other than yourself. Does that mean that you are no longer an entrepreneur; but rather a small business owner?

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Deep Linking With Goo.gl

goo.gl deep linkingThis seems like small trivial update on the part of Google; more specifically on the side of goo.gl. But the fact of the matter is that this is a real leap in terms of user experience and user interaction. Deep linking to a specific page / section of an app from 1 unique URL is massive. I am a little excited about this (not from a tech point of view really) but from a user experience and integration standpoint!

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The great WordPress Security Debate

secure wordpressI have written about a lot of things on this blog. Most of which focus on the way to position and market your organisation or brand. I have delved a little into the intricacies of SEO and the like but I have usually steered away from one burning issue that I have come up against again and again recently. That of WordPress Security! A burning issue that in my opinion is very much misunderstood.

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Merry Christmas!! Bah Humbug!!

Christmas treeMerry Christmas!! A bit shocked at the timing of this post? Well now you know how I felt when I walked into the Cresta Shopping Centre Checkers and was greeted with a hearty, “Merry Christmas!”, as I went through the doors and was further confronted by reindeer, fake snow and other festive wonders!! This post is a bit of a departure from what I usually write about, but the more I think over the experience the more I think that this is a tremendous brand and marketing issue which has been brewing for a very long time!

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