Better Advice: Aim to get it right each time

Everywhere you turn, young people are being told that in order to succeed they need to double their failure rate. In other words, fail often in order to increase your chances of success. I don’t understand this “double your failure rate” thing people are being told. For example, if our parents had given us this lame advice, we’d all have failed our exams twice or thrice or ten times in order to get into secondary…

"Better Advice: Aim to get it right each time"

When your results speak for you

This afternoon, I opened another mail that came in today. It was from a corporation that wants a business partnership with MobilityArena. I know the company well. I know them well because we had approached them in the past for the very same partnership that they are now asking for. Our request was denied back then. But here we are today and the table is turned. They have come looking for us. What changed? Better…

"When your results speak for you"

Do not let success and age seduce you into a black hole

Success – in whatever measure – can be a dangerous thing. If you have achieved success by being a trailblazer – doing the stuff that others were afraid to do, walking new paths that others didn’t see or wouldn’t walk in, and taking the risks that had others wondering about your sanity, success and age can be your undoing. As the years go by, without even realising it, you may begin to “settle down”, take…

"Do not let success and age seduce you into a black hole"

Elon Musk lived off personal loans from friends #entrepreneurship

You have invested your money, time and other resources in one or more entrepreneurial dreams. Perhaps you have recorded some successes and now you have hit a wall. Or perhaps you have struggled all the way and have hit no successes yet. Perhaps you are now broke. Perhaps your family members have tried to get you to drop your dreams and go get a job instead. Or you have been told to stop dreaming and…

"Elon Musk lived off personal loans from friends #entrepreneurship"

Passion is where the road to success starts

Whatever field of endeavour it is that you have chosen to play in, or have been thrown into by life, the first ingredient that you need is passion. Passion will drive you on good days and bad. Passion will keep you going through the storms and the rough patches. Passion will draw attention to you and to what you do. Passion will keep you learning and innovating and re-inventing yourself through the various seasons. If…

"Passion is where the road to success starts"

What was she doing with her life while he got rich?

During a conversation yesterday, a lady friend mentioned how a popular comedian is rumoured to have broken up with his wife. My friend went on to ask me, “Why is it now that he has made it that he is ditching her? After she has suffered with him and supported him?” She was quite upset about it. Let us put aside the validity of the rumour and just assume that it is true. For the…

"What was she doing with her life while he got rich?"