The geography of genius

Where are talented people found? Where are thriving entrepreneurs most likely to be located? Eric Weiner in his amazing book The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley, shares the following observation about how talent grows and thrives: _______________________________________ Art critic Clive Bell said, “The…

Michelle Obama’s peanut butter and jam toast

Towards the end of her book, Becoming, Michelle Obama shares a moment a few days after they moved out of the White House after her tenure being FLOTUS. She talks about how she went downstairs in their new home to go make toast. I kept thinking if she would have made butter, peanut butter and…

Showing is better than telling

Mike shared a lovely illustration/visual of a recent post. A picture is worth a thousand words. An illustration [demo] is worth a thousands meeting. Showing is better than texting or telling. A lovely reminder of the power of thoughtful visuals to tell our story. A reminder that never gets old, especially for someone like me who defaults…

My top 20 Entrepreneurship Books of 2021

Reading is important to me. I continue to learn through the experience of other entrepreneurs and leaders. Here is a list of top 20 books in 2021 that I highly recommend for entrepreneurs. In no particular order: The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World’s Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Vally…

Debt eats equity

In his recent post, Ray Dalio [investor and hedge fund manage] shared his thoughts on debt and equity. He says the following: __________________________________________ What I mean by that is that debts have to be paid above all else. For example, if you own a house (i.e., you have “equity” ownership) and you can’t make the…

I don’t have enough time

We all have 24 hours in a day and we have to make the best use of it. We can add more things to do on this 24 hours, the 24 hours will remain the same. What will happen is that the more things we add to the 24 hours will have to overflow to…

Let’s include others in our dreams

_____________________________________ MLK: What's wrong baby? Coretta: Oh nothing, I just think it's funny how you're having dreams that aren't about me. Dream about kids and all, but I ain't in there. _____________________________________ Let's include others in our dreams.... If you didn't, I wish you a Happy Reconciliation Day 🙂

There is always something broken

There will always be something that is broken, not working according to our expectations. You don't have to look very far to find something that is broken around us. You want to be annoyed, you will find something to annoy you. You want to be frustrated, you will find something that frustrates you not too…

“Bound, bound, bound and rebound.”

“Now sometimes you’re up and sometimes you’re down. When you find that you’re down, well, just look around. You still got a body, good legs and fine feet, get your head in the right place and hey you’re complete!” | The wise Jackalope in Boundin’ A wonderful reminder to take stock of the many things…

Just a friendly reminder

Always prepare while there is still time. Always lead by serving. Always put in the hours. Avoid shortcuts. Always tell them when they are doing well. Always show up on time. Being on time is a sign of respect. ⏰ Always be open to being wrong and be ready to apologise when you are. Always…