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03 Think differently, work differently

I’ve Seen the Future …

REMEMBER THE STORY about the ships that arrived in the new world, but the locals could not see them because ships were a phenomenon totally unknown to their minds? Sometimes we just can’t accept unbelievable news.  People are known to have denied having been given a cancer diagnosis because their minds couldn’t accept it. Entrepreneurs playing VantagePoint …

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No! You don’t have to fail

It is fashionable these days to glamourise entrepreneurial failure.  Indeed, you’re considered a failure if you haven’t failed yet. But any small business owner who has survived the devastation of business collapse and who has dragged themselves out of the financial quagmire, knows full well how dreadful this is.  To motivate yourself to get up …

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“Do you think I’m insane?”

That’s the opening quotation in Ashlee Vance’s biography: Elon Musk. Musk is unreasonable.  He insists that his engineers complete in five weeks what they know can’t be done in less than five months.  But sometimes you have to be unreasonable if you want to change the world. The one-time Pretoria boytjie is the ultimate disruptor. …

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Lean and mean start-up ladies

After almost an hour searching for their car in the shopping mall parking garage, Nandi and Mandy got a brainwave: Why isn’t there a Find-my-Car app?  Why don’t we write it?  Thousands of people who would thank us for it.

You, the Business Genius

One of the reasons that successful businesses are so successful is because they are innovative.

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