In pursuit of monopolies

A monopoly is a situation where one dominant player owns the market. Historically, this has resulted in poor outcomes for consumers. The incumbent can set prices and manipulate prices, becomes lazy and inefficient, compromises on quality and offers mediocre service. All the while scooping profits from unhappy customers who have no other alternative. We can […]

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Playing to your strengths

In order to do so, we must first appreciate our uniqueness. You have value to add. We all need you to add it. The best way to do so is to offer what you are great at and allow everyone else the opportunity to do the same. A single ingredient does not a meal make. […]

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Funding is good…

Customers are better. Instead of spending time in search of grant funding, invest time to find your tribe. They may be small and reclusive. But you inspire them. They believe in your dream and appreciate your value. They need you. When the goal is value, the metrics for success change. When we change what we […]

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UBUNTU

I think therefore I am. The essence of Western worldview coined by Rene Descartes. It perpetuates the idea that our value is determined by our smarts. I am because we are. This is the essence of UBUNTU philosophy. The African perspective on the value of the individual. You only exist because you form part of […]

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