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Build Your Business Idea at Lean Startup Machine in Johannesburg

If you’ve spent a few weeks (months or years) around the block working towards building an idea into a business, you might have also heard many business buzzwords. If not, don’t bother with them. It’s not the buzzword vocabulary that builds startups, it’s the work. Afterall, small business challenges don’t care for how much you […]

Risk Being Wrong

Next to the fear of failure, equally crippling, is the fear of being wrong. Most people, I believe, want to do good with their initiatives. They want to make the world a better place, in one way or another.     On Friday I read this blog post about Chris Anderson’s book, The Long Tail, […]

Letting go of passion projects that turn into monsters

Letting go of the monstrous expectations we have of ourselves and the “projects” we dream up is akin to losing a great friendship that no longer serves its purpose. In the long term, you later realize that it was the best decision you ever made.

Ask Richard Branson: I need your help

The Branson Centre is hosting a Google Hangout with Richard Branson on Friday 16 November. Part of it is that you get to ask Richard Branson any question, the five with the most votes, will be answered by Richard Branson himself. Here’s where I need your help, I asked a question this morning and would […]

Run a startup, travel the world, defy convention: Q&A with Chris Guillebeau

I caught up with US entrepreneur and author, Chris Guillebeau, about his travels and talked about his insights on building a startup, how he uses technology and where he thinks the next “big thing” in tech will come from.

How to Overcome Resistance: Do The Work

Do The Work – by Steven Pressfield – is short enough to finish in 2 sittings, so relevant that it gets you off your butt immediately. It is practical in a way that it changes the view of how you hold yourself back from starting. And finishing.

Avoid Crowds Altogether: Notes From Ignore Everybody

When we think of starting something, we are advised to “stand out” or “be different” but Hugh MacLeod suggests you should avoid crowds, instead of standing out from them.

Screw Business As Usual and Win: Backstage pass to the book launch

Highlights of Richard Branson’s Screw Business As Usual Book Launch. And how you can stand a chance to hang out with him at his private game reserve in South Africa, in 2012.

Gareth Cliff On Everything blog tour: #CliffOnEverything

We have a blog tour for Gareth Cliff’s new book and tons of give-aways. The tour will stop at different blogs this week and next week till 27 November. WordStart is giving away books on Facebook and Twitter.

Snapshot of the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit 2011 #DILS11

The Discovery Invest Leadership Summit happened this Wednesday and caused a lot of conversation both online, and among attendees at the Sandton Convention Centre (Johannesburg). Being my first one, I had really high expectations, and they raised the bar from the moment I arrived. Without going into too much detail about all the talks, the […]

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