How To Predict The Future

This blog was originally posted on LinkedIn When I was a kid, I read a book called “Tas and the Postal Rocket“, it’s a story about a boy who accidentally stows away on a rocket used for delivering mail. Written in the 1950’s the fictitious postal rocket was a machine that had the potential to deliver … Read more

You don’t want to be famous

Wouldn’t it be nice if people noticed? This is a question that I’ve asked myself many times. Perhaps, not outright. But, something similar has crossed my mind. Wouldn’t it be nice if my boss noticed how hard I am working? Wouldn’t it be nice if people noticed my pictures on Instagram? Many people, myself included, … Read more

Divergent vs Convergent Seasons

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When I find something that I am interested in, I tend to be a very passionate person. When I was 10 I picked up a digital camera for the first time and I have been interested in photography ever since. When I was 12, I started playing drums. Later on in my teen years I … Read more

Breaking News and Milk

group of people readnig newspapers a long time ago, showing stark contrast compared today's news consumption

Part I Breaking News Some poeple will tell you that the term “Breaking News” came from before the internet. When we still used the print press, breaking news was important enough to “break” the already set type to accommodate the story: Before the internet, the final draft of the newspaper would be fixed in a … Read more

The Customer Retention Triangle: How Businesses can quantify their customer appeal

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The customer retention triangle is a concept that I came up with to easily understand how people choose where they buy from. Buying decisions are not always as conscious as we believe: Emotion is what really drives the purchasing behaviors, and also, decision making in general. 95% of purchasing decisions are emotional. Often buying … Read more

Elon Musk’s 5 Manufacturing Principles

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This won’t be the first time that I am writing about Elon Musk. There is a good reason for this. Like many other technology nerds, I am infatuated with Elon’s ability to approach some of the worlds largest problems systematically and methodically. In a recent interview Elon spoke to Tim Dodd about the 5 Manufacturing Principles … Read more

SpaceX Lessons: How to inspire the impossible

A common issue that many leaders face is getting their followers to achieve something difficult, some might say “impossible”. How do the greatest leaders inspire their followers into achieving things that are hard, difficult or outright impossible? One such leader is Elon Musk. Now I have a bit of a fascination infatuation with Musk. Perhaps … Read more

Why I am deleting WhatsApp


I am writing this blog to answer questions I have received from friends and family. This blog is not to try and get everyone on the “Leave WhatsApp” bandwagon, or to cause mass panic.There has been a lot of drama around WhatsApp and Facebook recently. Facebook, who owns WhatsApp has recently forced users to accept … Read more