Posts Tagged “Startups”

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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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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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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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.