• 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

  • Feb. 7 2018
  • Janice Scheckter

Ditch the ‘likes’ and pursue the LOVE

‘Like us on Facebook and you stand a chance to win a Ferrari, a spa day, a plane ticket to Alaska, …’ Okay so I don’t like Facebook and I’ve never heard of this damn company, but a Ferrari, like, like, like, like, like, like, LIKE …that 911 is mine baby.

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  • Jan. 26 2018
  • Janice Scheckter

A declaration of war on email and Whatsapp – the thieves of my day

Ping. Ping. Ping. That’s it. I’m done with my constant eye on my email and my messages. I now find myself on over 8 Whatsapp workgroups and the recipient of far too many emails and I’m done! According to Forrester research, employees spend 13% of their time creating and 11% of their time reading emails, documents, and presentations. Forrester estimates that the constant interruptions from email reduce the time spent on an “actual task activity” to a scant 18% of a given workday.


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