Author Archive > murraylegg

Where do astronauts hang out?

Think he’s running a “tab”? Or when his friends arrive he’ll start “shifting” it?

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Velociraptors!

When I was five years old, dinosaurs were my life. I’d spend every afternoon in the marshy part of our garden playing with the little toy beasties that my mom had so kindly bought for me. It was epic. I got to know them all so well that once a competitive friend of my dad […]

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Jacarandas in Joziwood

Anyone from Johannesburg knows that at the end of October, if a Jacaranda blossom doesn’t fall on your head, you’re out of luck for your exams. That said, I’m far happier running around in the streets headbumping falling petals than studying.  Who’d want to be inside when the Jozi summer is on its way? Here’s […]

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If – Rudyard Kipling

An old man shared this poem with me when I was 8 years old.  He said I should learn it off by heart and use it as guiding principles whilst I grow up. I’m still growing, and I still find explanation in it. If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing […]

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The Paradox of Success

Painting in broad brush strokes, I will generalise and say that humans are wired to seek out success. The rat race inspires us to strive for the corner office, the latest model car, the smart and good looking partner, the 7 digit bonus, the flight in seat 2A. The hypothesis I’d like to test is: […]

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South Africa’s biggest asset

What do you think is our nation’s biggest asset? Perhaps it’s South Africa’s gold and precious metals reserves? Perhaps it lies in the range of its beautiful natural biodiversity, from the Cape to the mighty Drakensburg? Or is it its people, and the range of cultures and languages that our population shares? I guess a […]

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Facebook Fun

Got to say I’m not a fan of Facebook. I’ll admit I havent concreted down the reasons why exactly, but still, it just isnt my cup of tea. But these, I’ll admit, I did enjoy. Hope you enjoy them too!

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Puppy Love

Toro the Tenacious has soccer in his blood. He was born the day of the opening of the Soccer World Cup 2010, and met us on a Friday afternoon 8 weeks subsequent to that. We felt it only fitting that he be named in memory of this great soccer event. Almost settling for “David the […]

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TEDx presentation – The development of a polymer heart valve for emerging markets

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Being right VS being liked VS being you

Having sat through and also conducted a fair number of interviews in my life, I have come to appreciate the interviewee that tells me about them – from the heart.  A job interview couldn’t be a more stressful time, if you really think about it. In an hour or so, the interviewer wants to find out exactly […]

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