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NETFLIX IS COMING TO SOUTH AFRICA


Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
There have been some great announcements recently, just yesterday Whatsapp announced it's desktop version and now Netflix has announced that it's coming to South Africa. This is really great news - just a few weeks ago the biggest story floating around the Internet was all about Netflix blocking various proxy se...

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FINANCIAL LONGEVITY AND PLANNING


Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
In a series of blog posts I'm doing for Momentum, one topic that has come up is that of financial longevity and how to plan for retirement. Time Magazine published an article that stated that people who are going to live to 150 have already been born. The significance of this is that a lot of people calculate their retirement under the assumption that we'll live to our 80's or so, imagine doing the calculation to 15...

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WHATSAPP ON YOUR DESKTOP COMPUTER!


Posted on: January 21st, 2015 by Chris M 5 Comments
If there was ever an application I wanted on my computer and not just on my mobile phone, it would be Whatsapp. Well, that is coming true as of today (I'll come back to this), Whatsapp have launched a web app that runs inside your Google Chrome browser. It's unfortunately not a native application, but I really do feel that it would be a wise move for them to venture down that road as I believe it will be well suppor...

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THE GENERATOR LOW DOWN!


Posted on: January 15th, 2015 by Chris M 3 Comments
I turned to Facebook a few weeks ago to ask for advice about generators, but unfortunately I got those typical responses where people tried to be clever and/or simply pasted links from a Google search. This started to frustrate me, I run a company that relies heavily on Google, trust me, I know how to search! But not just that, I was blown away that nobody could give me a straight answer. What's that saying, "If you ...

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JSE’S 2014 PERFORMANCE


Posted on: January 9th, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
It's been a while since I wrote a post on financials, what better than one on the overall performance of the JSE during 2014. Moneyweb covered this topic wonderfully so instead of reinvesting the wheel, I've gone through everything and will share the most important and interesting matters. First off, the JSE had a return of 7.6% ex DIV, which is only 1.6% or so above inflation, not the greatest performance. With d...

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MY INFLUENCER TRACKING TEMPLATE


Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
In a world where social status and engagement is so important, knowing who the influencers are in your industry, or an industry you want to enter, is crucial from a marketing point of view. Having been on both ends of the equation: an influencer myself and an agency owner I've seen what has worked and what hasn't. Through this I've created a few things on my side to track influencers so that when a marketing campaign...

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2015: HOLDING MYSELF ACCOUNTABLE


Posted on: January 6th, 2015 by Chris M 5 Comments
When I sit and think about 2014 I find it hard to believe how quickly the year passed. It's as though it came, saw and conquered right before our eyes. 2014 was a good year for me, it was my first year of being married which went incredibly well, my business has grown on many fronts including staff count, revenue and client base and just generally it felt like a good year. My aim for 2014 was to sustain and maintain,...

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INTRODUCING: DUET DISPLAY – IPAD...


Posted on: December 21st, 2014 by Chris M 5 Comments
I've owned an iPad and an iPad Mini for a really long time, the iPad was quickly taken by my wife and I was left with the iPad Mini. To be honest, I haven't really found too much use for the iPad Mini - at the moment it sits on my desk at work and displays share prices, but that's essentially all. What I wanted was to be able to extend my desktop onto it as a second monitor but all the software I tried failed horribl...

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7 SEO AND MARKETING PODCASTS


Posted on: November 30th, 2014 by Chris M 2 Comments
Not everyone is cut out for videos nor is everyone interested in watching videos, there's a very good place in the market for podcasts. I'm a bit of a podcast fan, I enjoy subscribing, putting my headphones in and being educated. For years I've listened to podcasts and I cannot explain just how much I've learnt. ...

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MOMENTUM: MYSMARTS – INCOME TAX...


Posted on: November 27th, 2014 by Chris M No Comments
Last time I was chatting about Momentum's financial wellness tools I wrote a blog post on 7 financial questions and their answers. The post was well received and that tells me that people are interested in these matters and have otherwise not had access to this sort of material. This week I want to elaborate a litt...

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