The next pandemic in the horizon

If there is doubt about the devastating effects of climate change, the pictures of the aftermath of Cyclone Eloise coming out of Beira in Mozambique are a sobering reminder. The next pandemic that will be not be stopped by closing borders, social distancing and sanitisers is climate change. We can turn a blind eye to…

Clean restrooms

You can tell a lot about the hygiene of a place, by the hygiene levels of their restrooms. The restroom facilities at The Gold Reef City or at ______ [your favourite restaurant] are clean. Restrooms are not a profit-centre, of course. They don't make restrooms clean because they are going to charge you to use…

Dealing with grief

The past few weeks and months have been heavy with a lot of people contracting the COVID-19 virus and others losing the battle against the virus. The heavy clouds of grief and sorrow continues to hover around our heads days on end. When you lose a loved one, it hard to pick up the pieces…

Lobsters in the Titanic

Actions and reactions drive our happiness. If our actions are aligned to our purpose and values [i.e. if the what, why and how are in place], we give ourselves a good shot at happiness through what we do. However, our actions make up a smaller part [10%?] of our life experiences when compared with our…

Exponential creation of knowledge

The advancement of science has led to the exponential creation of knowledge. We know more now than ever before and this increase will continue as technology advances. As knowledge is created exponentially, the number of questions we have grows exponentially as well. The more we know, the more we realise how much more we don't…

Thoughts on family

There are two schools of thoughts I have been pondering on regarding family: Firstly, there is an old proverb that says you can't choose your family. You take what fate hands you. And like them or not, love them or not, understand them or not, you cope with what you have. Then there is the…

Saved by the bell

The concept of "SAVED BY THE BELL" has been made famous in boxing where a boxer is saved by the bell before he is knocked down. This concept was however used in the 17th century in the UK where it was discovered after some coffins were opened after few years of being buried, some coffins…

The Four Elements of Entrepreneurship

Are successful entrepreneurs made or born? Before answering this question we would need to start with an understanding of what an entrepreneur is. Entrepreneurs are all over the map, which makes the question particularly difficult to navigate. There is the 14-year-old girl who goes to the local supermarket, buys 100 bottles of water for seven…

About Arguments

When two people have a heated discussion about an issue, one of three things could be happening: One of them is wrong. At the moment, each of them are sure that the other person is the one who’s wrong. Neither of them is wrong. They are arguing about something where right and wrong are relative,…

The Coal Age

The Stone Age is not end because we ran out of stones, it ended because we found better technologies and solutions. The same opportunity lies before us with energy efficiency and clean energy. Let's switch off the power on coal and transition to better and clean technologies. We don't have to run out of coal…

The danger of subtlety

If you get hit by a car now, you will probably be injured and traumatised. You will remember this event for a long time. Every time you see a car you will be nervous for a moment. But what if I said this car did not hit you, but it is still killing you. What…