Rule of Thumb for Cellphone Screens

Top left corner must be tappable by your right thumb while holding phone with your right hand

Need Funding? Have a Fresh Idea that can Change the World?

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Skyrove Wi-Fi Speedtest at #gsouthafrica

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Leverage your Existing Customer Base

Business Meetings Cape Town Style

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Backstage with the Dalai Lama

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Orange Farm Internet Cafe

Tomorrow I am going to Orange Farm township in Soweto to deliver & install some equipment at an Internet Cafe! Group of amazing South African geeks/entrepreneurs have been contributing computers (Dial-a-Nerd), wireless backhaul (Internet Solutions), Anti-Virus (ESET Southern Africa) and asked me if Skyrove could provide a billing system (Currently the owner, Lennox, has to write down the times people start & stop using the computers and then charge them afterwards)??

Excited for my first trip to Soweto! (Btw, if anyone in Joburg is free & keen to join, please let me know! Need to be there by 3pm)??

Lessons from Raymond Ackerman

I was privileged to have breakfast with Raymond Ackerman and a small
group of Cape Town entrepreneurs last weekend.

Here are some of the things he shared:

– Remain positive!

– 90% guts, 10% capital

– Follow your personal feelings (he was fired from Greatermans
in part because they said he was “too emotional”)

– Don???t squash ideas

– See people (always)

– Do everything ??? get involved/show interest in everything

– Always look for opportunities

– ???LISTEN??? ??? and shake hands with everyone (I see RA is very
good at remembering names)

– Keep an open mind

– Foundation = 4 legs of the table: 1) Good admin , 2) great
service, 3) Sales/promo/social responsibility (???give back???), 4) People
(promote from within, pay well, recognize etc)

– Main aim of a business is not to make money but to make the
???customer sovereign???

– Pick n Pay expects a big fight with Walmart and have a plan
mapped out for the coming years

– Prediction ??? tough times for 3 or 4 months then a good 2012

– Be positive (intelligently) and read (like Mandela did for 27
years) – spoke about Viktor Frankl???s stores on how Holocaust survivors
had almst irrational hope

– Constitution must be defended ??? ???free enterprise is
essential??? + ???government can???t run business???

– ???Head in the sky with feet on the ground???

– Always innovate

– Be positive (repeat)

@granew from @formfunc trying to take back his @humanscale chair from under my cold, dead buttocks!

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