Writing

I do it with a pen and paper (well, as much as I can manage in today's nose-in-screen generation we've become), as ... as  it often shivers from the pressure applied, as the ink drops on the processed tree and leaves behind trails, creating compelling stories. With my mobile phone, laptop, notebook; in the morning, …

How I connect with people

In the last few years, we've heard from countless people and read many an article — oh, wait, is it not called a blog these days? — on how personal branding is important in your success as an individual. It actually became quite a large buzzword in recent history. And like many things that involve …

It’s about people

Social media platforms were created for people to connect with one another and get social. Of course, it's not that businesses can't jump in on the action; they just need to 'humanise' their communication. On Tumblr, for instance, you need to give people an animated GIF like a human being would give it to them, …

Never abandon it

He was a promising young man. Let's call him Bongani. And to be more precise, he was the epitome of potential in youth. Many people developed high expectations of him, myself included; his academic brilliance had me believe he'd have the world at his feet some time in his lifetime. I was impressive academically at …

Uncertainty

I am convinced the dark serves us a chance to sharpen our sight and give us increased ability to navigate our way. Without the benefit of light, one has to activate other senses — be sharper and intuitive. In his book, Blink. The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell refers to our unconscious mind …