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Fugly doesn’t matter

Guess how many pairs of Crocs have been sold? Over 300 Million. That’s a statistically relevant number because it disproves my theory that ‘I can count on one hand the number of people who actually buy themselves Crocs’.  Yes, one of the ugliest...

The Responsibility of Ideas

When I was in elementary school I started writing and sketching ideas onto pieces of paper or in my homework diary. There was the design for a fort on the abandoned lot in our neighbourhood. Ways to throw firecrackers onto passing cars while hiding in the tree above...

Assume struggle, be kind

  Someone just got retrenched, had a miscarriage, has a child that doesn’t talk to them, can’t pay their bills, suffers from depression, failed an exam, buried their mom, didn’t land the deal, got divorced, has cancer, just finished working...

Playing small to win, but losing

I have a friend who is exceptionally talented. Yet he’s chosen to play a small game in his business, and his life. He’ll tell you about all the data and justifications for why he’s playing in his specific sandbox. Excuses disguised as reasons. Funny...

Creating more ‘defaults’ in your life

I use Evernote for any ad hoc writing, notes or reminders, and their web page clipper and tagging tool is great for storing articles you want to review later. You can create custom ‘Notebooks’ in Evernote, but there’s a ‘Default’ notebook where any new note is...

Embracing Multiplicity

On my first day of school I realized that I was a bit ‘different’. When break time arrived I found myself going from one group of kids to the next, saying hi and playing, then moving on to the next group. This continued through to high school where I was...

Having The Balls To Succeed

‘Disruption’ was probably one of the most overused business terms and ideas last year. “How do we disrupt our product, industry, company, underwear etc?” I get it, change happens overnight and suddenly nothing is the same anymore. Adaptability is now a requirement,...

Empathy As a Way Of Doing Business

I found myself in a well-known grocery store late one night just before closing time. I arrived at the checkout till just as an old man was finalizing his purchases. He seemed aware and agitated at my arrival, as I started taking items out of my basket. The checkout...