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I REACHED OUT AND IT WAS WORTH IT!


Posted on: July 1st, 2016 by Chris M No Comments
I'm a strong believer in reflecting on experiences, looking for problems and then correcting them. I believe that this is how we become better people, run better businesses and in general this is how we grow. So I've written blog posts on things I did when I started my business and then 5 years later I w...

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BUSINESS BOOKS YOU’LL READ MORE...


Posted on: June 12th, 2016 by Chris M No Comments
I don't read a lot of books, it's just never been something I could get into. Perhaps it's my levels of patience or perhaps it's because I simply just read too much online. I'm a huge fan of reading long articles online though, really well written business, marketing or financial ones, but I know that it will only take me a day to get through them. With that being said, I admire people who read books and whilst I fli...

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LESSONS 5 YEARS INTO RUNNING A BUSINESS


Posted on: June 9th, 2016 by Chris M 4 Comments
Back in 2013 I wrote a blog post entitled, "5 Things I Wouldn't Change When Starting a Business" which was very well received - thank you. Following this, several people have asked me to write a part two and now that a few years have passed I feel that I've gained some valuable experience that will allo...

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ONE WEEK UNTIL ECOMMERCE AFRICA CONFEX...


Posted on: February 11th, 2016 by Chris M 1 Comment
I think there's no question that the growth of eCommerce in South Africa is growing at an incredible rate. Not only are there eCommerce websites appearing constantly, there is international interest and eCommerce company's are already being bought but key international brands. Throw mCommerce into the equation and we have an industry that is starting to boom. That's very much focusing on the supply side, but with S...

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MAC AUTOMATOR: BATCHING TURNS ME ON ;)


Posted on: January 31st, 2016 by Chris M 2 Comments
This evening I came across Mac Automator and I sat here for a while trying to figure out how I've never come across it before. I consider myself a serious super user when it comes to computers and with my programming background I like to think that I am good at finding ways to speed up processes and workflows. With Mac Automator in my back pocket, I'm going to be able to save myself several hours of work every single...

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WHERE TO RENT IN THE WESTERN CAPE


Posted on: January 19th, 2016 by Chris M No Comments
Having lived in the Western Cape for over a few decades, I feel comfortable saying that my knowledge of the beautiful area is good. Off the back of this, Private Property have asked me to write an article on the best areas of the Western Cape to rent in and although I'm not a properly expert that might play to your advantage because I'm unbiased an...

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THE FINTECH SECTOR JUST ROCKS!


Posted on: January 10th, 2016 by Chris M No Comments
I've fallen in love with the fintech market sector, the combination of two of my passions (technology and investing) has me intrigued each time a company launches something new and innovative. For a long time I've felt that the current financial advisor situation is broken, I believe that it's full of people who don't have the average person's best interests at hand, are stuck in old ways or favour those people wh...

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PROFMED: HEALTH CARE FOR QUALIFIED...


Posted on: December 10th, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
For as long as I can remember, I've always lived by the motto of "hard work pays off" and that hard work has its rewards. Just like anybody else, I love a good story about someone who struck it lucky, but those are few and far between. Through my career I've interacted and worked with far more people who are successful because of dedication and hard work. I'm not simply referring to financial success or growing a bus...

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PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN ON THEIR ANDROID...


Posted on: November 23rd, 2015 by Chris M No Comments
Just a few weeks ago my wife and I were blessed with the birth of our first baby boy. Although it's only been a few weeks, being a technologist has me thinking into the future and wondering how on earth I'll protect him against everything that's out there on the world wide web. In a day and age where everything is happening on mobile devices, it's becoming increasing hard to monitor what a child might be doing on the...

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STARTUPS AND FUNDING?


Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by Chris M 1 Comment
Regular followers of my blog will have picked up that I've been doing some writing for the Awethu Project and went into some details about their funding options. I'd like to write a final post on why someone would want to apply for ...

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