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Unboxed: find the reluctant geniuses in your midst

Unboxed: find the reluctant geniuses in your midst

“People who believe in the power of talent tend not to fulfill their potential because they’re so concerned with looking smart and not making mistakes. But people who believe that talent can be developed are the ones who really push, stretch, confront their own mistakes and learn from them.” – Carol Dweck (Stanford Psychology professor, whose...
What makes Genius : Part 6 : Context

What makes Genius : Part 6 : Context

Almost all struggles for those infected with genius is a struggle of context. Wrong place, wrong time and the gift isn’t activated. Or is only realised well after their lives have played out. When things are set in the right context we have a sense of their relevance to us. Life flourishes in a relatively...
Learn to sell your art, so you don't have to sell your soul

Learn to sell your art, so you don’t have to sell your soul

And I use “art” very loosely here when I mean the creative products of your head and your hands and the tools you use to extend the reach of both. Whether writers, filmmakers, musicians, webdesigners, potters, poets, dancers, landscapers, crafters, carpenters, architects, hatters; whatever the avenue for the creative imperative to realise itself, these endeavours...
HUNTER of GENIUS [pioneers, explorers & evolving tools]

HUNTER of GENIUS [pioneers, explorers & evolving tools]

What a massive waste spending our time trying to live according to anyone else’s spec but our own. But so many of us do, for the sake of the mortgage, our family/friends/social-standing or because we just haven’t figured out what our own groove is. Despite what seems sexier or better paid or accrues nods of...
new social currency ATM : the Maverick mojo is back

new social currency ATM : the Maverick mojo is back

It’s hard to quantify the small dizzy delight we find in discovering something out in the world that simply makes us happy, no explanation needed. Julie Andrews floods the mental stereo like peach-sugar (what, you have no idea what I mean? see the video at the end to absorb the culture young weedhopper).. Maverick magazine...
Gathering some Jedi Masters >> the magic of mentorship

Gathering some Jedi Masters >> the magic of mentorship

Charged with creating a strong support system for one of the most progressive programmes that UCT’s Graduate School of Business offers, I’ve gathered some of the brightest, biggest-hearted people I know, to offer back their battlescars and brilliance to a small band of artists going on a powerful learning journey. .. 26 Mentors have stepped...
Practical Innovation: relentless problem.solving

Practical Innovation: relentless problem.solving

My heartfelt thanks to Dave Duarte: for the opportunity to guest lecture in his stead on main campus while he led the 3rd successful run of Nomadic Marketing at the Graduate School of Business. I’ve seen Dave present countless times – and trust me it’s NOT an easy act to follow – he speaks with...

Long term investment horizons : the ugly duckling strategy

Allan Gray wait & patience commercialUploaded by advertka ..this ad (genius of the local King James agency) is such a beautiful illustration of taking the long term view. Of course it’s an inclusion in the Endurance category. Well done Allan Gray. Thank you loveliest Leoni for telling me about it [she is almost through the...

Inspiration dose : the rockin’revolutionaries : Lessig & Wales double whammy

Take a few minutes, stop what you're doing & let the lucidity of Larry Lessig wash over you & clarify some of the nonsense that surrounds & shackles us. You may be inspired to come join the worthy fight to free culture from the smothering stranglehold of fat.ass greed & imperviousness to LIFE and rich...

The Art of Business through the Business of Art

An extraordinary learning opportunity comes around but once a year. A very special business school programme that I am so moved by, that I support it wholeheartedly and recommend it wildly. BUSINESS ACUMEN for ARTISTS

word.winning.women.week

Ms. Carly Ritz is a blazing talent & worth putting on your watchlist >> she has a certain success trajectory ahead of her not just by virtue of apparent talent; but possibly more so because she is exceptional, hilarious, visionary and heroic at the core. (spot the fan) She will change the world ..don't say I didn't...

In Celebration of an Inspiration

There's a little more than the standard warm fuzzies in this story >> It's been a wild ride for Tertia lately and instead of crashing, she chose to use the power of participation on her blog to change the fortunes of a family. She's raised hopes and a house for Harrison in 12hours flat. Check...