The Running Commentary

A personal space to vent, unpack and work out my life journey

Entrepreneurial Learning

Entrepreneurial learnings

Walking the road of an entrepreneur is not for the faint hearted. Worrying about revenue, service delivery, costs, administrative issues, client relationship building, and your team’s growth and development are just some of the never-ending pathways you travel. It takes Passion, Persistence and Patience – My 3 P’s for this season. I am finding that…

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It’s been a while….

Finding the time to write, in my personal capacity, has eluded me for some time.  I determined this morning that I would take a moment to write, it is a cathartic experience for me.  It helps me self-articulate all that has been impacting me over the past months and wow what a couple of months…

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Annus Mixedbagus

Not sure if there is a Latin saying for a mixed bag year, so I just made the title up. 2019 has been a real mixed bag for me: some success, some happiness, some failures and some sadness, but that I guess is life.  Highlights and Happiness Our business, Brandesign, has grown well. We welcomed…

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On Mmusi Maimane and the Democratic Alliance

They will not though emerge as relevant party anymore. Certainly not while they have a colonial apologist in the position of FEDEX chair.

We have continued to build….. 7 years in!

This posts timing in some way defines just how busy I have been over the last few years. I completely by-passed the 6-year mark post, as I have just passed the 7-year mark of true entrepreneurship.  1 July 2019 marked the 7-year journey on this road, together with Adrian Larkin and the rest of the…

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Prayer in School….officially?

A number of people in my Facebook timeline are sharing an image that says something along the lines of “share if you believe prayer should be brought back into schools”. I have felt challenged by this, not because as some heart level I disagree with the sentiment, but mainly because I think that they are…

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Accountability. Failure. Truth.

I spend much of my day in communication, whether that is with clients, colleagues, friends or family. In thinking about these times, I often come to the conclusion that I could do much more with them. You see, while I do a lot of talking, I am pretty bad at actually communicating.   My mind…

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Dear Younger Me

In wondering I imagine how scenarios would have played out, what the likely outcome would have been. I live, for a moment in mind, that different life.

The business of growing, a daily challenge in humility

It is hard to believe that I am just 1 month short of celebrating my 6th year as business entrepreneur, in my role as co-owner of Brandesign Group. It has been a journey of many facets, all of these taking me through a variety of emotions. I have experienced movements of absolute highs and times…

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A weekend with the Boy

This past weekend saw the Taberner boys pack up a tent, sleeping bag, food and a special note to each other and head out for a father and son’s weekend away. We were invited by one of our friends and the idea was to create a space for father and son(s) to connect with each…

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