The Running Commentary

Not so juicy service Mango!

A couple of days ago, I was returning on a late flight from JHB to CPT. In my haste to leave the plane and get home (long day and tired) I committed the ultimate rookie error. I left my iPad mini in the seat pocket in front of me. (I have flown many times and…

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Ground swell of change

There have been defining moments throughout history, in every culture, that have forever changed the balance of the country and indeed its citizens. The eradication of apartheid, for example, forever changed the course of South Africa. This change was critical and correct for the country, it was a crime to have apartheid in the first…

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44

Today is my birthday and yip I am 44. Aside from the obvious fact that I am getting older and hopefully a little wiser, birthdays present a great time to take stock. A reminder then Mike of where you are and what you have been blessed with: Beautiful Wife – check Amazingly wonderful kids –…

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Keep Calm and Listen

I am often told that I need to listen more and give space for others to have their say, words that in some situations can cut quite deeply. I reflect on these when I am by myself, listening to music or just meandering through my thoughts and wondering what drives me. Now….I have not had…

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Respecting Skills

I am always interested to meet people and find out about what they do, particularly their career choices. I really enjoy finding out how they go about it and what made them make their respective career choice. I also do this because I respect the skills and gifting that other people have and hope to…

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Game of War……Gone

I made a decision yesterday and that was to quit a game, called Game of War, after being an active participant for a long time. I can see all of you right now saying “What its just a game – come on”. Indeed it is! This post though is perhaps more about time and priority…

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Offended or Hurt…..that is the question

A couple of days back I put up the following Facebook status: I get the arguments about historical significance and reminders about where we have come from, but If even one person is genuinely hurting as a result of memorials, should there not be sufficient grace in us to let go of them. Nation building…

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It’s been a while

I hope that as I travel I will meet many more exciting people along the way and that I, together with my team, get to build many more great brands.

It’s My birthday – I am one of those old people!

All of you have and will continue to have a part in building me. Thank-you for taking the time to do this – I am grateful!

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Immigration v Unemployment

We are often referred to as a country with much promise and opportunity. Although I agree with this, I also feel that we need to ensure that there is a healthy balance between attracting skills and how we choose to address the issue of rampant unemployment.

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