Category Business

On resting

  Things change. Life goes on. It seems every year I marvel at just how different my life is from the prior year. The gulf between now and 2010 when I arrived in South Africa is massive. Wi-Fi was just a thing that didn’t usually work very well, and Johannesburg a scary and ugly place […]

The blur

I’ve obviously been very bad at keeping my blog up to date. I was originally going to tackle the last few months (literally August-December) as themes rather than chronologically. But then the workload required to do that was too extreme and, to be honest, much of what I wanted to talk about I can still […]

Glass half full

Winter. Not my favourite time of year. The days are short, the nights are freezing, and in the mornings at the gym I don’t feel like doing a damn thing because it’s too cold. The bars are cold; I move and move and don’t warm up, and, basically: ‘Oh the thought of it.’ Many houses […]

WBA London 2015

Ahhh the Wireless Broadband Alliance. I remember very well my first WBA in San Francisco when I was so green I probably didn’t know what capacity and termination meant in a telco sense. That event was a bit like drinking water from a firehose. I made some friends who remain friends, colleagues, confidants to this […]

African Innovation

There are two types of innovation – evolutionary and revolutionary. Evolutionary takes something existing and enhances, tweaks, or re-thinks it to make it better. Revolutionary disassembles and then reassembles in a new, and better way. Taking a concept and re-thinking how it is done and doing it better is somewhere between the two. I am […]

The Hub of the Universe

Behind in my blog again, it seems. Happens when I’m busy. Rather, when my priorities are on other things. Every activity is, in fact, a choice, after all. The back half of April the news was full of “xenophobic” attacks in South Africa. This, as many have pointed out, is a misnomer. It was just […]


“If I tell you I’m good, probably you will say I’m boasting. But if I tell you I’m not good, you’ll know I’m lying.” ― Bruce Lee Autumn has always been my favourite time of year. The heat of summer, which can be so freeing, can also be quite oppressive at times. Perhaps it’s that […]