What I learnt this year: 2019 edition

Self care is the new black. Streaming services are a road warriors best friend (luv ya Netflix!). I may not agree with you, but I’ll still try to see things through from your perspective. It’s healthy to have an outlook where you’re fresh out of fucks to give. Spotting and then deciphering petty hidden agendas…

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Let’s hear it for the Founders

Earlier this year, I wrote a post on entrepreneurship, where I reflected on the many highs and lows associated with starting one’s own business. It was a topic I’d spent a lot of time re-visiting, thanks in part to a passion project I’ve been able to pursue over the last two years, thanks to my…

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Mama Africa, tell me how you’re doing?

Without question, I’m privileged to have a job where I get the opportunity to meet some amazingly talented people, while having novel experiences in far-flung corners of the world. Case in point, last month I wrapped up a 3-country road trip across Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya, where I had the opportunity to talk to diverse…

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Is failure part of the journey too?

Failure is never the intended outcome. But it happens. For the longest time, I avoided reference to my shortcomings as an entrepreneur. I was blasé about the change of heart after 2.5 years of solid graft, claiming I wanted to pursue a myriad of other interesting opportunities that didn’t yet exist. Or sometimes I chose…

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The anatomy of an ad: TV2 Danmark

When Adam Price penned these specific words for Birgitta Nyborg, the fictional Danish prime minister and chief protagonist of his sensational political drama Borgen, he could not have foreseen how quickly they would be claimed as one’s own by many a quick study: ” I believe we’re united by more than what separates us” Everyone…

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What I learnt this year: 2018 edition

First impressions of people are rarely wrong. Looking for common sense in any of the decision making happening in British politics is a futile exercise. I have a short attention span and even shorter patience tether. Being subjected to shit food, shit hotels and shitty flights is offensive when you have to travel for business….

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The anatomy of an ad: Kiehl’s

More so than any other consumer packaged good, grooming products carry enormous expectations among users. Kiehl’s – a much-loved cosmetics brand for those in the know, understands that the relationship between consumer and the product is personal, and is one that’s inherently related to self-improvement. For many, the journey undertaken to find your version of…

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