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Top tips for being a better man this summer

This isn’t a narcissistic article about what’s required to be me, nor suggesting that I’m an ideal man. What it is, though, is a collection of thoughts and observations from men I’ve met in life that inspire me to be more than my current self. Being a man, these days, means different things to different […]

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Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans – 2014

From a PhD in biomedical engineering to investment banker, digital agency boss to partner in the development of an innovative heart valve, Murray Legg would seem to have done it all. And well before his 30th birthday. It is difficult to define or place in a box someone with such diverse interests, who clearly knows […]

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Going viral. From Ebola to content and the secret sauce behind it.

This week saw the worst Ebola outbreak in history. It’s been talked about on the television, radio and social media. Everyone you talk to, knows that it’s happening, and deep down, whether a conscious awareness or not, has a little tinge of fear that they might contract the deadly virus. At the time of writing, […]

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The evolution of the web

Some might look at the World Wide Web as a story of creation over seven significant time periods. Others might see it as a story of evolution through daily, incremental improvements and additional services or experiences. Nonetheless, the history of the web is a short one, with the first piece of HTML code being written […]

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7 insights about running your own small business

At the end of last year, I left the world of investment banking to pursue the running of my own businesses, namely Retroviral together with Mike Sharman, SA Cardiosynthetics and Webfluential. Now, over four months in, I’ve been lucky enough to experience some rather interesting insights and observations. I wanted to share these for those […]

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5 tips to making inroads into investing for your future

“There’s no point in a $50 million funeral or a $25 million divorce.” One of the guidelines in the unofficial Goldman Sachs guide to New Year’s resolutions. Still, keeping a bit of money aside every month, subjecting it to compounding and then using it on a rainy day makes sense. In the same way as January […]

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2014 – My Stock picks

The world continues to become a smaller place. Events on a national scale ripple though global markets and it becomes increasingly difficult to sort through the complexities that drive equity markets. At this point, the onset of Fed tapering has traders in a quandary – good economic news out of the US drives stocks down […]

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Going solo – leave the rat race

I came across this great clip on the secret sauce of successfully leaving the corporate rat-race and setting your start-up in flight. Too true! Props to studiobotes.com

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The benefits of trying your hand at something entrepreneurial

I attended a lecture by Laurie Dippenaar on Leadership recently. He relayed a few of the highlights he’d enjoyed on the journey of setting up Rand Merchant Bank, and ultimately, FirstRand. He talked about the fears and challenges that are common corridor talk for entrepreneurs – worrying about having money to keep the lights on, […]

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Cycling the Wines2Whales Adventure MTB ride

Just less than two weeks ago I took part in a 3 day mountain bike stage race from Somerset West to Onrus through some of the most incredible countryside South Africa has to offer. Having done the Sani2c earlier in the year, I can say without a doubt that mountain bike stage races are things […]

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