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Archive for June, 2018
28 June 2018
The business of living

The business of living I played tournament Paintball years ago and met many odd, unusual characters during that time. One of them, Theunis, a team-mate with a larger than life personality. I remember his dynamic confidence, benevolently engaging anyone who met his gaze. Random spectators, players, friends, family, anyone[…]

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22 June 2018
Giving the gift of accountability

Giving the gift of accountability A friend returned from Mexico recently. She thought it would bear the fruits of a burgeoning business relationship. It became complicated. We met a few days after her return, the same day I set a professional life-change of my own in motion. Our[…]

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14 June 2018
Last coffee in Johannesburg

Last coffee in Johannesburg We shared a farewell-coffee in October 2013. He carefully prepared the last brew; he made many cups for me up to that point and has prepared even more for others since. 31 October 2013, my ‘last’ coffee with Felix in Johannesburg. Felix Matswai is[…]

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7 June 2018
No escaping from feedback

No escaping from feedback “Don’t fuck this up..”, words falling like arrows unexpectedly piercing the armour around my soft, sensitive core. The comment, still vivid three years later, dropped just before a landmark business pitch. It left a mark on my confidence; my deflection strategy was not sustainable, nor[…]

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