Archive for the “Business” category

What are your values?

by oneafrikan on May 13, 2011

This week we sat down as a company to talk about what we valued the most, what we’d like to get across in each and every customer interactions, and what we wanted to live by. This is what we came (…)

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Attention to detail

by oneafrikan on April 26, 2011

I’ve found myself obsessing over a few pixels for the better part of a few hours now, and while doing it I’ve been thinking how I can slim things down so just the most important is left behind, so the (…)

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Execution is everything

by oneafrikan on April 21, 2011

Some quick thoughts on execution, and speed: Sometimes the temptation to be perfect is overwhelming. We work towards perfection because we’re told that it’s worth aspiring and achieving. The problem for you and me is that perfection for some is (…)

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Actions, projects, priority, benefits

by oneafrikan on April 19, 2011

One of the things I do most often, to my detriment, is grouping actions along with projects. So the result is that I end feeling overwhelmed and unable to accomplish everything. Ever done / found that yourself? I’ve been doing (…)

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Do you want it enough?

by oneafrikan on April 16, 2011

I’ve come across many people who talk a good game, who want the acclaim, who want to be the rockstar. Very few are prepared to do the work to get there. Even fewer are prepared to keep doing it when (…)

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SxSW Podcasts: Crowdfunding: How The SAfrican Community Financed Online Businesses

by oneafrikan on June 4, 2010

The story of how otherwise unconnected South African citizens pooled together their money and resources, and thus helped seed over a dozen online businesses in South Africa – when no other realistic options of finance existed. The presentation will cover lessons learned, and tips for replicating the model in other regions.

Making progress, skimming the molasses

by oneafrikan on September 12, 2009

Yesterday was a good day. As an aspiring social entrepreneur and increasingly part time geek, I’ve had my theories on why technical / programmer / geek / web type people stick to certain kinds of focus areas when trying to (…)

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