33 posts in the “business” category

Inspiration from Seth – stay trueAugust 17, 2008

Seth posts this . Inspirational. It ’ s inspiring to see somebody at the point in their life/career where they can be true to their…
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Smile launch faster paymentsJune 14, 2008

Changes are afoot in UK banking. I just received an email from Smile telling me about faster payments . Dear Callum At smile we ’ re…
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A vision for Lonely PlanetJune 06, 2008

Lonely planet publish books. They ’ re a book publisher. Books, in their traditional paper form, are dying . I attended a talk by Frances…
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Meeting Jason CalacanisMay 21, 2008

I met Jason Calacanis at the blogger breakfast this morning. Duncan Riley was there, although I didn ’ t meet him. Somebody said he…
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Talking down the competitionMarch 18, 2008

I was at the Cape Town Vespa store a few days ago. All the sales people we met were talking trash about the much cheaper Vuka bikes. One…
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I don’t have a resumeMarch 17, 2008

I ’ ve never been a fan of resumes. It always sounded like such a boring job, cataloguing all the things I ’ ve done, listing all my various…
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Dinner at Savoy CabbageFebruary 28, 2008

George and my crew at SmartHippo organised a R1 ’ 000 dinner at Savoy Cabbage (their web site is being updated I ’ m told) . I worked…
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Cape Town Facebook Developers GarageFebruary 13, 2008

I was at the Cape Town Facebook Developers Garage last night. I have the badge to prove it! It was an interesting evening. Pizza was…
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Cape Town January OpenCoffeClub meetFebruary 08, 2008

I went to the February Cape Town OpenCoffeeClub meet yesterday. I had lunch with Nur (Nomade One) beforehand. We had a really…
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Seth Godin on MonetizationNovember 21, 2007

Apparently Seth Godin ’ s blog is read by “ more people than 95% of all the magazines published in the US ” . Impressive numbers. A reader…
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Open source and adding valueNovember 15, 2007

There has been an interesting shift in Intellectual Property over the last few years. Particularly, the rise in popularity of open-source…
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No Y Combinator This TimeOctober 19, 2007

As I suspected, my application for Y Combinator was not successful this time. In some ways, I ’ m relieved, I ’ m not sure if I was ready…
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Amazon EC2 Adds New InstancesOctober 17, 2007

Amazon EC2 has added two new instance types. Their standard instance has 1 virtual CPU and 1.7Gb of RAM for 10c (USD) per hour. The newly…
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More Time instead of More CashSeptember 03, 2007

What if, instead of giving financial bonuses, a company offered holiday bonuses? If the company increases performance, staff leave 1…
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New Business CardsAugust 24, 2007

I ’ m considering getting some new business cards printed. They ’ ll cost about £10 for 100 or £16 for 250. But here ’ s the all important…
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