Posts Tagged “Business”

You have to do the hard things…

by oneafrikan on January 23, 2014

I recently came across this: You have to do the hard things: * You have to make the call you’re afraid to make. * You have to get up earlier than you want to get up. * You have to (…)

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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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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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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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