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#183: A little more Sigourney Weaver

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Dear friends For those of you inspired by the Springboks, but despairing that South Africa (indeed the world) seems to not have many other leaders, I have just bought Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers by Shafiq Morton and…

#182: Rugby, wine & Aliens

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“If you don’t know who you are, anyone can name you”Michael Meade Dear Friends Last week’s Rugby World Cup win gave South Africa and Africa much joy. Today’s letter includes two more lessons from Rassie Erasmus’s Stories of Life and…

#122: You Will Fail. It’s Okay.

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Good morning friends Before contemplating failure, let’s warm ourselves with some success… Vusi Beauchamp’s solo show “The Cult of One” will open in New York in September. It is his debut in that city, so is an exciting milestone in his…

#121: Finding Love In Work

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It’s the middle of Cape Town’s winter, which means long nights and lots of rain. South Africa has also been experiencing significant power outages for the past few weeks, so life has been feeling a little meh. Psychologist Stephen Grosz…

Build Your Life

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Good morning everyone We’re in March. I had planned this week’s letter to focus on the tweaks we can make to our work-lives to alleviate stress and burnout. However, I think we’re all a little gatvol of feeling gatvol (my international readers, please ask…

The Power Of Persistence

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Good morning friends Generally, this letter’s open rates exceed the industry average by >40%. Last week’s letter on good leadership exceeded even that. On Tuesday morning I sent out a mail asking whether you’d like more social media engagement from me. Two…

Lululemon, Takashi Murakami And Ayobami Adebayo

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Good morning everyone Today, we will dive straight into stories of yoga, art, and love. / Strategy Chip Wilson’s story is fascinating. The son of a Phys Ed teacher and a seamstress, today his 9% shareholding of athletic wear business, Lululemon means…

How to rebuild: The Lego Story

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There are forty days until the end of the year. We all thought last year would be tough, but this year has been harder. Many of us have been ill, some of us had existential struggles for physical survival under…