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Internet-savvy employees affect the bottom line

My company, Creative Rides, currently has four employees, including my partner and I. Although we’re a “workshop” focused on altering all types of cars in…

Stuff the poor, they’re happy

I was about to write a scathing piece about rich environmentalists named in an editorial about a proposed gold mine in a poor town in Romania, when a Ghanaian teacher wrote, in essence, a far more eloquent rebuttal.

No interest in VC funding

South African entrepreneurs are obviously loaded. How else can you explain the fact that the next First Tuesday, which was meant to be a “panel…

Managing your identity

People through the ages have always had a requirement to prove in a credible and trustworthy manner that they are indeed who they say they…

What do you do?

The Dalai Lama answers: “Nothing.” Great answer. Personally, I dread this question. First, because there is no all-encompassing answer. What I do almost depends on…

The scourge of PowerPoint

If you ever have to do presentations to groups of people, you may find this useful. I’m a big fan of Edward Tufte — he’s…

Let’s not be narrow-minded about broadband

The government’s plan to create a state-controlled company, Infraco, to drive down telecommunication costs and improve broadband internet access has, predictably, come under fire from…

Child labour: the baby dragon

An answer to: What should a country do about imports from countries that are known to be or highly suspected of using child labour or other forms of 'slave' labour or other techniques that are banned by that country?