• Jan. 16 2019
  • Janice Scheckter

The LEGO hack that fuelled a great community

Lego had helped kids build cool stuff since the 1930s but they may not have built their firewalls quite as well as their product. In 2005 their software tool, the Lego Factory, got hacked by some tech-savvy LEGO enthusiasts.

  • Jan. 5 2019
  • Janice Scheckter

Communities could become one of your greatest assets in 2019

Communities are without a doubt becoming more and more critical to business, to civil society and non-government organisations, and to government. For the past few years, we’ve curated content and written prolifically about collaboration. A few months ago I decided on a reboot as collaboration is a strong outcome of shared-purpose communities and it seemed prudent to, in some ways rewind to the basics and in other ways fast forward to how communities are built, nurtured, measured and sustained.

  • Jul. 18 2018
  • Janice Scheckter

Why 67 minutes is just not enough

As I write this on the eve of Madiba’s centenary, and as many South African organisations rally their teams for their 67 minutes of contribution, I have to stand up and say, it’s just not enough!

  • Jun. 5 2018
  • Janice Scheckter

Will the real innovators please stand up?

I’m sitting in a conference audience, just last week in fact, listening to a seriously big tech company representative talk to the Vortex of Change. Good talk, loads of stats and facts and much of it, really interesting. But I get home on Friday night, and once I’m a glass of Shiraz down, I’m thinking, that talk had more entrepreneurial innovation than seriously big tech company innovation.

A day in the life of a 55-year old start-up entrepreneur

AKA from former hero to below-zero with the intention of rising from the ashes as the superhero

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