Love is the Last Frontier

Blog

Do you want to join the Navy or be a Pirate? (Steve Jobs) I’ll let you be in my dream if I can be yours.  I said that.  (Bob Dylan) Love is the Last Frontier.  (Tom Russell) I love the Wild West.  I have a place in the Arizona Desert in Carefree.  I saw Tom…

Read more…

Out of the Driver’s Seat

Blog

For those who haven’t seen it, Driving Miss Daisy was a 1989 film based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, telling the story of an unlikely friendship between Miss Daisy (Jessica Tandy) and her driver (Morgan Freeman). Brilliantly cast. Despite its charm, it’s a film that may never be resurrected, according to Andrew Shanahan. It’s one of ten things that…

Read more…

Imagination Running Wild

Blog

Imagination is what inspires the creation of ideas, and the possibilities therein are boundless. Being told to ‘let your imagination run wild’ isn’t just a euphemism; it truly is a place where you can let loose without being inhibited by the past or the present. Imagination is about the future. Ideas are the future. As…

Read more…

Leadership: A Perennial and Millennial Issue

Blog

Leadership is one of the most pressing needs of our time. As the world we live in becomes more complex, and the diversity we represent uncovers a plethora issues needed to be addressed, we need people who can navigate us through the challenges and inspire us to greater things. Identifying leadership is an art and a science….

Read more…

Searching for Peter Drucker

Blog

I recently contributed a blog to the Drucker Society Europe, about what I learned and carried with me over the years from Peter Drucker, the man Business Week said “invented management.” As I explained in that article, I’ve been channeling from Drucker for 40 years, ever since I encountered his book The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting…

Read more…

Bursting With Enthusiasm

Blog

On a recent visit to Saatchi & Saatchi Synergize in Cape Town, I received a particularly enthusiastic welcome from the team. It was loud, energetic and infectious. It was fantastic and I loved it. Thanks again. The welcome made me reflect on how music can breed enthusiasm. Different beats, tempos and tunes enthuse us in…

Read more…

Foodie Top Ten

Blog

Love a list. The below is courtesy of one of the team at My Food Bag, Danielle ‘Daikon’ Pearson. Yum. Enjoy. 10 foods I cannot live without! Avocado: this wee nutrient powerhouse is full of a number of important nutrients including electrolytes potassium and magnesium, as well as fibre and some of those heart healthy…

Read more…

Youth Employment

Blog

A recent International Labour Organization (ILO) study found that lack of higher (post-secondary) education in developing countries leads to poor labor market outcomes for young people, meaning that they have a much lower chance of finding a decent job, or they have to settle for vulnerable or informal employment. The study highlighted that completing secondary education isn’t…

Read more…

Gastromotiva

Blog

“People don’t yet know the potential of food,” says chef and social entrepreneur David Hertz. He’s a champion for the kind of potential that goes far beyond a delicious meal or a memorable experience. Put simply: “Good food is not enough, it also needs to do well to society.” Hertz founded Gastromotiva, a “socio-gastronomic organization” which empowers disadvantaged people…

Read more…

As Easy As Riding a Bicycle

Blog

While you’re reading this at your desk or mobile device, I’d like you to think for a moment of the series of incredibly complex neurological feats you performed that enabled you to arrive in this position. You shut off the alarm clock. . . you bathed, brushed your teeth, got dressed, tied your shoelaces. ….

Read more…

Insights for Industry Leaders – Maggs on Media

Interview

While in Cape Town, Kevin Roberts meets with Maggs on Media and discusses learnings that industry leaders can have by looking at the All Blacks culture and family, purpose-driven companies and how you create Loyalty Beyond Reason. Interview starts at 2:50mins.

Finding Beauty

Blog

Popular or ‘trending’ imagery on social media doesn’t necessarily equate to high quality imagery. That’s not to imply that high quality imagery isn’t popular, just that it shares attention with the vast majority of content, while the (more) popular content, which represents a minority, gets the majority of the attention. It’s called a power law. To…

Read more…

When Talent Management Is The Goal

Blog

A captivating article in a recent edition of the Financial Times Weekend Magazine drew out eleven valuable business and talent management lessons from top football (I refuse to say soccer) coaches. The piece, which describes examples around the world of footy, was co-authored by FT columnist Simon Kuper (a brilliant football writer) and talent management consultant Mike Forde (a…

Read more…

The New Eight-Hour Day

Blog

A recent press release from ZenithOptimedia revealed an astounding statistic that somehow feels about right. . . According to the agency’s report, “Media Consumption Forecasts,” people around the world will spend an average of more than eight hours a day consuming media this year. “The Return On Investment” agency and leading global media services network, ZenithOptimedia (which,…

Read more…