Social Media Addiction

Social Media Addiction

It’s 06h00. The opening strums of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s cover of “What a Wonderful World” – my alarm ringtone – drag me out of some bizarre dream. I lean over, pull my iPhone from its permanent charging station next to my bed and cancel the alarm. Before I’ve properly opened my eyes, I open Mail. Spam […]

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Honour Madiba With Your Actions

Honour Madiba With Your Actions

Soon, Nelson Mandela will die. As I write this post traditional and social media channels are rife with rumours of his ill health and deteriorating state. This day was always going to come. When he dies messages of condolence and sympathy will flood in. Wreaths will be laid, memorial services will be held and millions, […]

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K.I.S.S.

K.I.S.S.

I love smart ideas. I love smart business ideas even more. I get turned on by clever twists in business models, innovative approaches to management and fancy ways to turn a profit. That said, today I was blown away by a business that has taken arguably the simplest idea and found ways to deliver it […]

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Movie Review: The Social Network

Movie Review: The Social Network

It seems only fitting that my combined passions for film and the Web should lead to a movie review about The Social Network – a dramatic tale centered around the remarkable story of the birth and early days of Facebook, and in particular it’s enigmatic founder Mark Zuckerburg. Not to mention the fact that I’ve […]

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The Steady Decline Of M. Night Shyamalan

The Steady Decline Of M. Night Shyamalan

After a slow start to his writing and directing career, M. Night Shyamalan burst on to the Hollywood scene with his mind-bending blockbuster, The Sixth Sense. The cleverly written thriller shocked and wowed audiences around the world, resulting in veritable cult status and an enviable ranking of #128 on IMDb‘s list of the Top 250 […]

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Mercedes-Benz Service Excellence

Mercedes-Benz Service Excellence

I recently upgraded from a much-loved Audi A4 1.8T to my all-time dream car, a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. It’s not that I didn’t like the Audi, on the contrary on many levels it’s an easier, more comfortable car than the C63 – it has more headroom on the driver’s side, a softer ride and in […]

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I Am A Racist – Confessions Of A Diseased Gen X-er

I Am A Racist – Confessions Of A Diseased Gen X-er

Yes, you heard me right.  I am a racist.  And I venture to suggest that you might be too, if you’re honest with yourself about it. Recent events in South Africa have, to borrow Jenny Crwys-Williams of Talk Radio 702’s phrase, “lanced a boil” filled with putrid racist muck, and the contents are spilling out […]

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I Don’t Get It – The Fuel Misconception

I Don’t Get It – The Fuel Misconception

I wonder if this is a South African thing, or just a South African boomer thing that is rubbing off on younger generations, but I just DON’T get why we all think we have to rush to the garage to fill up with fuel at the first sign of a petrol price increase. I mean, […]

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Sights, Sounds And Sore Feet In New York City

Sights, Sounds And Sore Feet In New York City

It is no surprise, given my love for Johannesburg and all it’s diverse craziness, that New York stole my heart. I’m certainly not the most well-travelled human on the planet but I’ll go a long way before I find another place that inspires me like NYC. Note, I said ‘inspires’ and not ‘invigorates’. New York’s […]

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