TAKE THE STEPS TO REACH YOUR DREAMS


Investing & Money
piece written on the 12th March 2014 by  
This evening I was reading on of my favourite websites about investment in countries around Africa. It's aimed at foreigners who want to invest in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and so forth. I came across a post on the site where a reader had written in with a question for the author to answer and it was incredibly humbling so I wanted to share it. The reader was a 22 year old graduate with a diploma in business...

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YES, GOOGLE CHANGED THE SERPS DESIGN


Technology
piece written on the 11th March 2014 by  
"Remember what it was like to search in 1998? You’d sit down and boot up your bulky computer, dial up on your squawky modem, type in some keywords, and get 10 blue links to websites that had those words. It seemed like magic." Google search is now turning 15 years old and even more changes are coming: The ever popular Google search pages are going through some changes. The design changes, as shown below, focu...

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INSTAGRAM FOR ECOMMERCE, A THING?


Marketing & Business, Technology
piece written on the 10th March 2014 by  
Out of all the social networks available to us, I'd probably say that Instagram is my favourite and has been for several months. There's a calmness to Instagram, the uncluttered feed presents me with a peaceful place to slide through photographs that inspire me or just make me smile. I find myself spending literally 5 minutes a day on Instagram, going through my feed and consuming with ease, the beauty is that I actu...

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ASPEN ANNOUNCES INTERIM RESULTS


Investing & Money
piece written on the 6th March 2014 by  
If you're a follower of my JSE movements you'll know that Aspen Pharmacare Holding Limited is one of the stocks that I've invested in and have been patiently waiting on. Let me tell you the story: Several months ago I got a...

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READ RECEIPTS FOR GMAIL


Technology
piece written on the 4th March 2014 by  
It's over a week since my last blog post, please accept my apologies. Work has been absolutely crazy with some intense deadlines and my attention has to be there. This evening I wanted to tell you about a GMail plugin that I've been using for a long time which recently received a fantastic update. Streak is a fantastic addon/extension/plugin for GMail that adds a good amount of additional functionality. I won't te...

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2014 BUDGET SPEECH REVIEW


Investing & Money
piece written on the 26th February 2014 by  
Each year the budget speech is delivered and it's a huge amount of information, nearly impossible to consume by individuals like us. Fortunately my accountant from Galbraith Rushby publishes a bit of a tl;dr (too long, didn't read). The update has just arrived in my inbox and it thus gives me a chance to share it with all of you:...

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SOME NOTES FROM WARREN BUFFET AS OF 24...


Investing & Money
piece written on the 25th February 2014 by  
Each year Warren Buffet writes a shareholder letter and this year we're lucky enough to receive an excerpt from the letter that details two of this early real estate purchases: a farm and a commercial property. Through these purchases he learnt a number of things and he's sharing these things with us. The topic...

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IS YOUR MONTHLY CONTRIBUTION GOING TO...


Investing & Money
piece written on the 20th February 2014 by  
I wrote a post on simple investment calculations with compound interest at the beginning of this month. The post has received a good amount of traffic and I've been asked a few questions about it by people who are interested in investing now and ...

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INCREASE YOUR NEWSLETTER CLICK THROUGH...


Marketing & Business, Technology
piece written on the 16th February 2014 by  
In the last year I've read more articles about the success of newsletters than almost any other inbound marketing channel. As much as we like to believe that older practises are now not as effective, email marketing is certainly still a booming engagement tool. The biggest problem with email marketing though is that people are quick to assume it's as simple as opening a MailChimp account, picking a template, writing ...

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APPLICATION REVIEW: HEMINGWAY APP


Marketing & Business, Technology
piece written on the 14th February 2014 by  
I've come across another fantastic application, but this time it's for content writers and it's a doozy! There's not too much to explain about it really, other than it will assist you with your writing in a big way. The best way to understand this is by having a look at the example provided on the Hemingway website: ...

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