The mighty Eco-system

The problem with inventing a solution or pioneering an idea is acceptance. Without acceptance, it doesn’t sell, you cannot scale and it dies. This happens to brilliant ideas as well as mediocre ones. When we build in isolation we take on an established immune system as a foreign, threatening entity. We activate the need for […]

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Same things = same results

As the saying goes. Expecting something different is insanity, Einstein apparently said. This is true when causes and effects are clearly linked. The longer we stretch timelines, the harder it is to pinpoint cause and effect relationships. So many other variables contaminate the experiment. Another critical flaw is that some ‘things’ are like battering rams. […]

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Fault lines

The earth’s crust is made up of several tectonic plates. Fault lines are the places where these plates meet. It’s places of high volatility. These plates are constantly moving and flexing. The results could be anything from tremours to major earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes. Most businesses are also riddled with fault lines. Like San Francisco, […]

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Cannabis everything

There is a unique appeal to something that used to be forbidden. Open access creates the allure and excitement generated by the looming potential. People flock to it. Everyone wants a piece of the action. Enter Michael Porter. The market floods and profit margins even out. Not to worry, we can reignite the growth curve, […]

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Are you brave enough?

This is often the question that separates average from extraordinary. We all believe we are until we explore the implications of saying yes. Saying yes to extraordinary means saying no to ordinary. Ordinary is comfortable. Ordinary is easy to understand. Ordinary is easy to accommodate. Quitting your job to follow your dreams is not ordinary. […]

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