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Living a dog’s life

I’ve been thinking a little about the luxury that we have in being able to plan for the future. The ability to fill out our little Google calendars with plans for dinner, seeing friends, participating in sports events and going on holidays. Some people cross days off the calendar on their desk in anticipation of…

How to win the game of Rock | Paper | Scissors

For all you competitive types out there, here’s a little treat to keep you winning free beers and free options to first dips on undecided issues that crop up amongst friends. I hear Lulu’s coffee shop gives you discount if you beat the barista too..

People: More fragile than initially thought

Speaking from my perspective, when I drive around the city, my contact with the poor is mostly through beggars at the robot. My contact with less privileged people is mostly through contact with my domestic worker and gardener. I don’t know if I am fortunate or unfortunate to work indoors, only coming into contact with…

Lunch with Michael Jordaan

Yesterday, the Class Of group shared lunch with Michael Jordaan, FNB CEO, and Alan Pullinger, RMB CEO. The Class Of programme is an initiative started by Paul Harris that looks to bring in talented young professionals with a hunger for investment banking into RMB. You can read more about the program here. The alumni network…

The virtue of consistency

“One. Two. Three.” What comes next? “Four,” I hear you say? But what about Three, because the best predictor of tomorrow is today. Or perhaps it is Two, where we average out the past and take the view of the mean? Or is it One? Because as much as things change, they tend to always…

2010 – The year of…

Every year we say how the “year has just flown.”  But every year it does, even more so than the year prior. I’m still amazed that it is just a few short days to Christmas, and haven’t really given too much thought processing the happenings of 2010. Here’s some of what was significant for me…

Housemate | Playmate required

Guys and gals, I’m looking for a new roomie for 2011. The playmate from 2010 has had to leave the mansion and I’m taking applications for those looking to stay over from January 2011 for at least the next year. I live in a very secure complex in Dennis Road, Atholl. It’s a huge 3…

Who is your business backing as its intellectual venture capital?

The buzz words around the entrepreneurial space are “venture capital” and “private equity”. It’s every startup’s dream to have an investor put funding towards their new idea, or recently launched venture. The money provided sees ideas take flight, the original inventors or entrepreneurs successful, and the PE or VC business making a killing. I’ve been…

How’s your #Mo bro?

It’s half way through Movember and it’s great to see so many men (and the occasional portuguese woman) taking part in this fund raising initiative. Sometimes a bit of growth on the upper lip makes all the difference. Cant say I’ve seen things too differently though. I have just noticed when I smile at young…

Bill’s first week

Bill Billionaire has had a fairly busy week the last week or so. He’s been out and about loving Joziwood and spreading the vibe about the I Give a Duck campaign. For those of you that dont know, #igad is an initiative to help raise awareness of local charities during the month of Movember. If…