Are you contagious?

Are you contagious? I’m sure you’ve already guessed; I’m not talking about you bearing contagion by transmitting infections. Instead, I use the word in the sense of whether you excite a feeling, emotion or attitude in others. When I’m around contagious people, I want to hear what they say. Contagious people lift me up, energiseContinue reading “Are you contagious?”

Alright Stop, Collaborate and Listen

Vanilla ice was ahead of the curve when coming up with the lyrics of Ice Ice Baby. The lyrics in the following line of the song are: “Ice is back with my brand new invention”. While there are differences between them, invention, innovation and creativity are part of the same WhatsApp group, and all ofContinue reading “Alright Stop, Collaborate and Listen”

Trying to find a little optimism is a sea of despair

This week has been one of the darkest in South Africa’s young democracy. The scenes of looting, destruction and violence are heart-wrenching. The complete disregard for other people’s property, belongings and livelihoods is unbearable to watch. High levels of youth unemployment, hunger, growing inequality and the lack of opportunities have been a ticking time-bomb. ExacerbatedContinue reading “Trying to find a little optimism is a sea of despair”