Archive for the “Startups” category

What stage are you at?

by oneafrikan on April 18, 2013

Got this from the UserVoice blog, great representation of company growth cycles. Glad to see we’ve made it through some hurdles ;-)

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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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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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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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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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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