Why you should *spend money* on marketing…
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This came via a newsletter I receive on writing… Let’s say the majority of your business comes from word-of-mouth. Good for you! It means that most of your past or current clients like your product or service. So you’re doing something right. But what you’re not doing is any other marketing… So it’s possible that

INK Conference 2011, this December in India
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In 2007 I came a TED Fellow after attending TEDGlobal also known as TEDAfrica in Arusha, Tanzania. This has been a wonderful journey and many relationships have blossomed with TEDsters all over the African content. It’s with great pleasure that I share this announcement from Chris Anderson below. Dear Global TED Community, By now you

Stand up for your freedom to install free software
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Dear Supporters of Free Software, Please join us in signing the statement: Stand up for your freedom to install free software The free software movement has come a long way over the past 25+ years. While we still face many challenges ahead for us to create a world in which it is normal and expected

The Curse of BBM
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BBM users claims it revolutionised the way they communicate and stay in touch constantly. MXit users have known this for a few years longer. However, BlackBerry started out focusing on business users, corporate customers before becoming a quasi-status symbol for with numerous celebrities seen in public with their BlackBerry phones. This has created a false

Life is Beautiful
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I know its 7 years after the fact but I finally watched the brilliantly beautiful movie Life is Beautiful starring the indomitable Roberto Benigni. This story is one of many, many Holocast stories but told with so much humour and emotion as only Benigni could pull it off. He is only the 2nd actor to

Forrest Gump goes to Heaven
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The day finally arrived. Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven. He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed, and Forrest approaches the gatekeeper. St. Peter said, ‘Well, Forrest, it is certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you. I must tell you,

Lovemail dating website review
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The website www.lovemail.co.za has been around since 1999 and started out as the online personals for Junk Mail. Two years later they totally revamped the website and it became a fully functional online dating website with matchmaking technology and SMS capability built in. Unlike other websites, Love Mail offers the users a choice between chatting

Cell C’s new broadband prices
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Cell C has helped tremendously to reduce the cost of mobile broadband in South Africa. This is about to change because they are increasing their pricing from1 November and ending their promotions which offered bandwidth as low as R0.07 and on prepaid options. Before the speed stick contracts were the norm for3G/mobile broadband. There is

Happy New Year 2005
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As I thought about what to write on my BLOG this week I remembered a famous quotation by Winston Churchill, “Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming