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The true nature of innovation: from challenges to opportunities

The last year  has been the most challenging in our company’s short history. No time has taught us the true value of innovation like this. Our outlook has always been turning challenges to opportunities. I will tell you a story of antifragility and innovation and tell you what learning we have accumulated on the key

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Kia’s disruptive orchestral opera. How Kia’s route to disruption is led by strategic and creative harmony.

Kia’s recent  super bowl advert exemplifies the disruption that can happen when creativity, sound strategy, and cultural relevance meet. Rather than describing the advert in full. Click here to watch it. But here’s the short of the super bowl ad. It starts with a typically wealthy looking couple collecting their keys from a valet. Surprisingly

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Rant: the Advertising industry

I recently watched the Axe Harlem shake ad, eish, it inspired the following rant. From ‘single ladies’ (Vodacom), to Ayoba (MTN). Can brands not transcend mimicry!?! Its alright to derive inspiration from a cultural phenomenon, but to just copy it? Never forget that brands and advertising have immense cultural impact, and as an intrusive part

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The number 1 reason to travel

It is very difficult to quantify the value of soul enlightenment. By its very nature, it tends to engulf you when you least expect it, it tends to challenge what you have come to know as your reality and it tends to displace you, somewhat, from ignorance. How do you experience it? How do you

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The dark side of sex

The dark side of sex DISCLAIMER: This piece is in no way intended to instill any sense of religious, psychological or emotional guilt into the minds of those who have walked a similar path. This is merely a reflection on my own life and an exposition of my own behaviour, and perhaps even a reflection

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The return of Elvis

I read an article recently, in The New Yorker, that spoke of the “Golden Forty-Year Rule” in American culture. It was one of those quirky Jerry Seinfeld type observations with a concentrated blend of Woody Allen application. It suggested that “The prime site of nostalgia is always whatever happened, or is thought to have happened

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Understanding the difference between Leadership and Management

Interestingly in the last 6 months the world’s leadership and management have been on every South African’s lips. “I don’t think he has the leadership skills to run this organisation”. “I am not happy with how this organisation is being managed”. Most of the work that I do involves leadership skills development and optimisation. Every

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