Get Your Head In The Cloud

Roy L. Smith wrote that the successful businessman is the one who finds out what the matter is with his business before his competition does. Failure to anticipate or react to competition, technology or changes in the marketplace can lead a business into the red zone. When last did you hear the phrase "Add me on Mxit", or "Beep me on my pager" (assuming you’ve ever seen one)? Remember Kodak?...

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You’ve Got Mail

Picture this. It’s a Monday morning. You’ve just got into work feeling breezy after a good weekend filled with your favourite things. Your computer is just starting to warm up, when your boss comes over to you with a concerned look on their face. They start asking about the prospective clients you were meant to get in touch with on Friday before you left the office. They ask if you’ve set up me...

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The Chameleon Shift

Putting lipstick on a pig doesn’t change the fact that it’s still a pig A lot of emphasis is put on acquiring new knowledge, developing new skills or trying new things as some base requirement for human improvement. But the thing is, if you don’t combine all this learning with a whole lot of unlearning, you end up achieving very little (building a house on shifting foundati...

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It’s Virtually Reality

It's 2021, 6 am. Your alarm goes off, you wake up and slowly rub your eyes. You turn to your left, plonk your feet on the ground and reach for your…glasses? Not any old glasses, but your HoloLens 5 Mixed Reality headset, your gateway to a brand-new world, an all-encompassing 24/7 fast-paced digital planet from where you live and breathe. You walk downstairs, and as you pass the bathroom a vi...

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‘Z(ee)’ latest Consumer

So, the world seems to have finally got a bit of a handle on what a Millennial is and how they behave, which is pretty good news. Unfortunately, there’s already a new breed finding their feet in the modern world, and by all accounts they are nothing short of Millennials on steroids. Referred to as iGen’s, the truth generation, the Snapchat generation, Gen Zers or, more typically, Generation ...

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Reboot Your Brain

I recall a popular phrase growing up: “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks!”. I’m of the opinion you can, but it requires effort, a hunger and thirst for the required reboot. Imagine walking in the jungle on a well-travelled path to get water (essential resource). You believed there was a shorter smarter path, but it required much effort to investigate, cutting back the jungle, perhaps removi...

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The Innovator’s Dilemma

Back in 2017 I wrote a blog about the inevitable failure of the world’s most successful businesses. At the time I thought it was edgy and controversial – it wasn’t. Upon re-reading my spew a few years on, I realized that there was a fundamental gap in my reasoning. Call it youthful ignorance, maybe just innocent naivety, never-the-less, I must set the record straight - there’s another important...

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Year of the Dog

Interesting would be the politically correct way to summarise 2018 (is political correctness still a thing under Trump?), but I think that crazy is probably more appropriate. Barely anything has gone to script, and so we thought it would be a good idea to take a quick look back at the year that was. Read more

The Enemy You Can’t See

Its claimed over 4 billion victims, caused trillions of dollars’ worth of damage, affected the likes of Yahoo, Facebook and even governments on a massive scale… and its only just getting started. The greatest battles are no longer fought on land between men, but rather in cyberspace between computers. The measurement for victory, data, and the price to pay, is more severe than ever. Ask y...

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The Hummingbird Effect

If I were to tell you that Johannes Gutenberg’s idea to develop the printing press in the early 1400’s would turn out to be one of the biggest turning points in human history, would you believe me? To be honest, I don’t even think he would! How could the printing press be considered such a big turning point? Well, before the printing press, Europeans were generally unaware that they were ...

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