Tag Cape Town Life

#191: Being Effective (Part Two)

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Dear All My holiday break, of course, included wine, I live in Cape Town after all. There was a lazy Winemaker’s lunch beneath Rust en Vrede’s oaks. Despite summer’s heat, the sirloins demanded their Estate Syrah, it wasn’t a mistake.…

#174: Jonah Berger’s Magic Words

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Good morning good people In last week’s letter, we encountered Bulgarian Booker-Prize winner, Georgi Gospodinov’s formulation that “When people with whom you’ve shared a common past leave, they take half of it with them. Actually, they take the whole thing…

Cape Town Life (or a snake and wine)

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In January 2020, I started writing strategy, soul, and self – a weekly letter that shares insight and inspiration from my coaching practice. As the letter developed, I included snippets of Cape Town life. Over time the snippets sprawled into…

#146: Living in Complexity

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“Life is basically unfair. But even in a situation that’s unfair, I think it’s possible to seek out a kind of fairness” – Haruki Murakami   Dear friends The last three years have been tough and there are a few…

A Night With Gregory Porter

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Would it be unfair to claim that Kirstenbosch’s Botanical Gardens is the world’s most beautiful concert venue? I don’t think so. I can’t think of a better one.   The Gardens are one of Cape Town’s gems. Cape Town is…