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You get 5 types of people

by oneafrikan on September 17, 2013

I was listening to a talk recently where the speaker talked about the 5 types of people. I’ve understood this intuitively, but for the first time I’d heard it explained in a bite sized, easy to understand way. Basically, the (…)

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This is what a day from hell looks like, and this is what a good team does…

by oneafrikan on June 6, 2013

Lookin’ for the day Hard as it seems This ain’t no damn dream Gotta know what I mean It’s team against team Catch the light beam So I pray I pray everyday – Public Enemy So the week has been (…)

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Our guiding principles at Wedo

by oneafrikan on April 10, 2013

Just done the April all hands meet with the whole team, thought I’d post the essential bits and the deck here: Who we are: We do simple shopping Simple, informative, easy, reliable eCommerce. In everything we do, we follow these (…)

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Walking in the shadow every day

by oneafrikan on May 23, 2012

Long time since my last blog post. The last few weeks have been fucking hectic, so thought I’d write up something as it’s gnawing at me. I’m going to commit to more regular blogging once one or two more operational (…)

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Overextending leads to self discovery

by oneafrikan on May 30, 2011

Seth wrote a really good blog post about Underextending, which got me thinking. Last year I took some very big financial, personal, emotional and reputational risks, in two countries. I completely overextended myself. It hurt like hell. There were times (…)

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Where are the meetups?

by oneafrikan on May 26, 2011

Last evening we had an informal meetup for BigData people in London, where we got to listen to some interesting talks from people working in BigData, and meet some cool people. Held at WhiteBearYard, where PassionCapital is based. That in (…)

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An open letter to African technologists

by oneafrikan on May 24, 2011

PASSION = BRAIN FUEL. DUMB BRAIN FULL OF GAS ALWAYS BEAT SMART BRAIN WITH EMPTY TANK. SMART BRAIN WITH FULL TANK BEAT EVERYONE. Dear African technologist, hacker, developer, geek, product guy, dreamer, thinker, tinkerer, manager, CEO, multi-national-organisation-in-Africa, We’re at the (…)

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