What customer? News Cafe Is A Giant

The first thought was to begin this post with – ‘It seems News Café have suddenly become too big their customers’. Then I took a quick glance on Hello Peter, only to realize they’ve become giants and the customers does not matter. We went to the News Café at the Emperor’s Palace recently after a […]

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 […]

Are you listening?

When I met Lindsay – our first guest blogger – she was more than keen to share her experience as a communication specialist. This is her guest post on listening to your customers and converting potential ones. By: Lindsay Grubb I grew up in a home where none of us stopped talking long enough to […]

NetwebTV Tech4Africa Special

I recently wrote about the Tech4Africa Conference, which actually turned out to be amazing. More awesome than the conference itself were the organizers, who gave me an all-access blogger pass. Emerging Media and the Tech4Africa team are rockstars. We interviewed some of the speakers, delegates and Seedcamp participants. The Tech4Africa Special In this NetwebTV special, we […]

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

It is not often that you get appreciated for the hard work you do. The sleepless nights. The pitches you don’t get called back for. But lucky for you, someone out there is watching. This morning in the mail, I got something that might excite you. At least I thought it would. Sanlam and Business Partners […]

The viral spread of ideas (Feat. Seth Godin) : NetwebTV [episode 11]

This episode of NetwebTV was probably the most debated. The concept of Viral Marketing is seemingly dying out in its most organic form. At least for me it seems it is. The way I thought about it was – someone records a video of some or other mishap and it spreads on YouTube. Then marketers […]

Learn from the best at Tech4Africa

In the third episode of NetWebTV, I was fortunate to interview Gareth Knight. His views on building a business, I have followed since (with a bit of tweaking for context). Now, any opportunity available to hear him speak I cease every time. The episode is more about how he built a company that got acquired […]

Venture Capital Funding : What’s the real story?

It seems to me that, though small business develops exponentially in South Africa. And small has become quite huge lately. We still get into business with twisted intentions, and by twisted I’m referring to the intent for funding without a solid business model. Vinny Lingham spoke at the last 27 Dinner about his accomplishments as […]

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