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USING EFFICIENCY TO LOOK AFTER OUR WORLD


Posted on: December 5th, 2016 by Chris M No Comments
We live in a world where efficiency is becoming more and more important, not only from a time-saving and optimisation point of view but more importantly from a resources perspective to protect our world. Everyone in South Africa should be aware of the water restrictions currently in effect and everyone has experienced load-shedding. The supply of water and electricity is under pressure and it's time for citizens to ...

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WATER SAVING TIPS + MY R250 DIY GREY...


Posted on: November 6th, 2016 by Chris M 2 Comments
For those of you who know me, you'll know that if I'm not at my computer then I'm probably in the garden. Any chance I get to work on my garden is treasured - it doesn't matter if it's at 23h00 at night, peaceful Christopher comes out when in nature. With that in mind, when I hear about people abusing water, it get frustrated because now we're in level 3 of water restrictions and that poses a great problem to my sanc...

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THE RISE OF ETFS AND PASSIVE INVESTING


Posted on: November 2nd, 2016 by Chris M 2 Comments
Almost three years ago I published a blog post on the differences between Exchange Traded Funds (ETF's) and Unit Trusts. I did this because I spent a lot of time researching and wanted a place to refer back to. I also published it because I felt that all of you would enjoy it and benefit from it - I hope you did. Because of my interests in investing and ETF's, when this infographic popped up on Visual Capitalist, ...

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DIGITAL LIFE AFTER DEATH


Posted on: October 26th, 2016 by Chris M 2 Comments
I've written about life insurance, medical aid and other financial matters a number of times on my blog. I've also tried my best to incorporate technology related material. This is a way of sharing two of my passions with all of you. I don't often get the opportunity to write something where I take a shot at combining the two passions together into one post,...

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I REACHED OUT AND IT WAS WORTH IT!


Posted on: July 1st, 2016 by Chris M 2 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 6 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 2 Comments
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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