Category: social commentary

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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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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Net Neutrality Is Almost Over And Out

Net Neutrality Is Almost Over And Out

Not to be too dramatic about it; but basically the internet as we know it is all but dead. And unless there is a collective outcry and immediate action from the masses of us who essentially “live” and rely on the freedom of the internet each day; it will die. I’m talking about Net Neutrality; …

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Unique | Bespoke | Individual | Un-Retail

Unique | Bespoke | Individual | Un-Retail

“I am unique!”. A phrase that has never meant so much to business as it does today. In our culture of instant gratification we’re driven to demand bespoke solutions that are purpose-built around our particular personal paradigms. How are companies meant to keep up and what is driving our need to be unique? Social Drivers …

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Retail Stores of the Future: What’s Driving The Change

Retail Stores of the Future: What’s Driving The Change

Retail as we know it is under pressure. Disruption is happening at every turn. Whether it is the rise of online shopping, the downturn in consumer spending or the squeeze on margins, things are not fantastic in the world of retail. This is not just conjecture, when you start listening to the news and reading …

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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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Care Norway: Dear Daddy….

Care Norway: Dear Daddy….

As 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 …

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Measuring the Entrepreneur

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 …

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The Entrepreneur and Scale

The Entrepreneur and Scale

There is a lot to be said of an entrepreneur that can really scale their business. One that can start it from nothing but an entrpereneurial vision and grow it into a large organisation. One that manages to get over the growth hurdles that confine a lot of entrepreneurial businesses to being as large as the entrepreneur …

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Discovery And Uber Collaboration

Discovery And Uber Collaboration

In a campaign which I personally think is a stroke of genius; Uber Johannesburg and Discovery are offering users the option to have a registered nurse travel (in an Uber) to your location and give you a flu injection for R 100 (for up to 5 injections). I really admire this collaborative campaign for a …

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