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Category Archives: Ideas

Inspiration is overrated: Be consistent

As an artist, entrepreneur, writer and creator; you summon inspiration more often through consistency.

The topless host, potjiekos and the resistance

Resistance for startups eventually subsides with time. Getting large corporate companies and clients to listen to you may take time, but it happens eventually. Don’t be surprised when you sign a deal in 5 minutes.

Smiling One Pledge: The Crowdsourcing Challenge

Smiling One, a nonprofit, might close in the next four days. So I started a crowdsourcing challenge for them and we invite other bloggers to take part. This post is the first in that series.

The Art Of The Start : Lessons from Guy Kawasaki

The Art Of The Start by Guy Kawasaki goes in-depth about starting an entrepreneurial organization and running it successfully. It’s a book every startup should read, and one you wish you read before you started.

Chilli Cheese Fries and unusual buzz

Some days you get so busy, lunch becomes a distant reflection. Except those days when you actually put everything down. You leave the office and go sit somewhere.  Even then, little do you expect lunch itself to make it into your conversation. What’s for lunch? So we went to a little restaurant called Tasha’s with […]

Lose The Business Plan : Book Review

Business plans are never a true reflection of what goes on in a startup. Yet banks, funders and potential investors still insist on them. My mentor told me something very interesting recently, which also transformed the way I view business since that chat. His words were “don’t plan too much, take your product to market […]

Introducing WordStart

So . . . about 2 months ago I decided to work something that, at the time, seemed simple enough. A lot of the projects I worked on over the years had one thing in common – building movements behind a single idea. After working with a few people, being the recipient of a stern […]

Your Great Following Is An Illusion

Whether a customer pays you or not, they have expectations. Do you know what they expect? This past Friday I went to a show in Johannesburg, where DJ Premier was playing. In a nutshell Premier, for me, is one of Hip Hop’s superheroes a ninja. An icon. He wields nanchuks that are foundation of Hip […]

Start And Build A Community – Q & A with Chris Guillebeau

Do you want to change the world, but struggle to differentiate yourself enough? Organizing a community lets people know whether they belong there or not. Whether it’s for them or not. With the right people, you are able to focus instead of wasting your time and energy on everybody else – who is not meant […]

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