LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship [REGISTRATION OPEN]

Entrepreneurs are made. No one is born a great entrepreneur. Great entrepreneurs are trained, mentored, coached and guided to be great. LORA Centre is an entrepreneurship environment that nurtures and inspires great entrepreneurs. The LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship aspire to influence and inspire change by challenging the status-quo through our innovative development programs.…

Adjust the Volume: Escape to focus

My friend who is an executive is intelligent and driven but constantly distracted. At any given time he will have Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Gmail, LinkedIn and multiple IM conversations going at once. In an effort to create a distraction-free space, he once tried getting his executive assistant to pull all the internet cables out of…

Adjust the Volume: The noise

It is noisy and getting noisier. If you looked at the internet [or your timeline on your social media], you could rightfully assume that the web is Johannesburg Park Station, with a lot of people moving up and down, talking, announcements, bus noise, train noise, taxi noise and more activity. If you look at the…

Less is the new more

What if schools eliminated busywork and replaced it with important projects that made a difference to the whole community? What if businesses eliminated meaningless meetings and replace them with space for people to think and work on their most important projects? What if society stopped telling us to buy more stuff and instead allowed us…

A meaningful life

The ghosts of desperation, lust, and envy hide in the shadow of our yearning: be it money, material possessions, or accodales, we are haunted by our aspirations. Yearn to get that shiny new car, that next big promotion, that beautiful man or woman, and you will feel unspeakable pain until it, he, or she is…

Teachability: Life is a Classroom

What if life was a classroom, but you did not know it? Look around you. Are you paying attention? Have you been daydreaming or skipping class altogether? Or worse, knowingly ignoring the signals? When my father passed on last November, I was shuttered, I’m still shuttered, but his passing has left me with a lot…

Teachability: and the humility to learn

Being teachable entails an element of being submissive. Submitting yourself to learning. You have to humble yourself to the process of learning something from someone or something. Humility is the step towards learning. You can't learn until you are humble enough to realize there is something for you to learn. Humility is an asset for…

Teachability: How else are you supposed to take it?

One of the hardest lessons is to know what to learn and what to ignore. There are certain things you definitely must learn, others you must unlearn and and others re-learn. One of the biggest and toughest things to learn it not to take things personally. A speaker at a TEDx conference says something that…