How to keep your word.

Late last night, I was invited to watch a day at the cricket at Newlands tomorrow by a friend, to watch South Africa versus Pakistan. My wife agreed that this would work and I hastily agreed with my daughters that I would cook breakfast in the morning before I went...

Rules are for the guidance of the wise…

It’s 23h37 and I am sitting down to write today’s blog. I scarcely know what to write – not because nothing has happened, but more because I am trying to decide what to write. I have been procrastinating furiously. I guess there is no better place to start than...
How to be inspired

How to be inspired

Last Sunday I went for to see my friend Len. We drunk beer – quarts (mine was a Zamalek) – and chatted about stuff like poetry, books, music and martial arts. I walked away with two books, one of them being Solitude, by Michael Harris. I politely took it...
Why stories are so powerful

Why stories are so powerful

Last week, I was driving on the freeway from Cape Town city centre to my office in Claremont, a drive of about 20 minutes. It was a beautiful, cloudless, Friday afternoon and the traffic was building up but was still relatively free-moving, travelling at about 50 km/h...
The Benefits and Opportunities of ‘Screwing up.’

The Benefits and Opportunities of ‘Screwing up.’

I screwed up recently. I was the guest speaker at a networking event. The topic was about story telling in the sales process. Stories were told, hearts were bared, tears were shed and laughter was had. Then I screwed it up. Properly. I took it upon myself to say...