• Oct. 3 2017
  • Janice Scheckter

Collaborative thinking – is it all horse shit?

I fully acknowledge that I am not the first to use this analogous tale below, to illustrate a point. But here’s the thing. Last Thursday, I sat in the office of a guy I consider pretty smart. I shared some of the stuff we’re doing in nomadicways.travel and he more or less opposed everything. I shared how we’re building mobile apps in the local tourism space. The focus, I told him, is not just tourism, but enterprise development where every microenterprise on a tourist route, can be promoted to and found by tourists. He said “this sounds like another app just for the sake of an app. Have you asked people if they want and need it?” he asked. He added that people keep creating apps that no-one needs because they fail to consult.

  • Sep. 6 2017
  • Janice Scheckter

Simple teacher collaboration shows improvement in the most critical skills

Collaboration does not always have to be the outcome of a lengthy design process and complex tech. Simply getting teachers to collaborate around shared interests, common issues and creative challenges, can start to change performance in schools.

  • Jul. 30 2017
  • Janice Scheckter

Gigaba’s 14-point plan – any collaboration there?

By now we’ve got a good sense of Malusi Gigaba’s ability to collaborate. Tragically it appears to have been misguided, but if I was a religious person, I’d probably be quoting some biblical passage alluding to the forgiveness of sinners. Just last week, the OECD called out South Africa’s poor growth forecasts and Gigaba agreed noting that there was a 14-point plan ready for implementation. I’d be really interested in understanding the 14-point plan, in particular the collaborative aspects of the plan.


  • Jul. 14 2017
  • Janice Scheckter

Collaborating to ensure kids are employable

The six-year high school, this may just be the kind of collaboration that education needs. You know the saying, ‘if it ain't broke don’t fix it’? Education appears to be broken across many nations from the first world to emerging markets. So why are we not collaborating more, disrupting more and build stuff that works?

  • Jun. 25 2017
  • Janice Scheckter

How Airbnb collaborated with customers to build an incredible business

Airbnb has become part of many travellers’ lives and we’re constantly reminded of how providing a friend with an inflatable mattress in a New York apartment, sparked the idea for this multi-billion-dollar business.

  • Jun. 4 2017
  • Janice Scheckter

Collaborate like a startup

The startup of today is a highly evolved animal where disruption is often the name of the game. This is because as part of that evolution, startups have developed methodologies that include the minimal viable product, business model canvases, timeboxing and pivots.

  • May. 17 2017
  • Janice Scheckter

Just how invested are you in….Your neighborhood, Your city, Your country’s future?

Take the heading as question one and the next phrase as questions two and three, how often are you asked to donate and how do you respond to it?

 

  • Apr. 28 2017
  • Janice Scheckter

Collaboration Critical – a deadline for South Africans

There has never been a more critical time for South Africans to collaborate. Over the past few weeks we’ve chosen to march, we’ve taken to social media, we’ve chosen not to march, we’re angry, we’re talked about endings and beginnings and we’ve witnessed collaboration. We’ve seen political opponents take to the streets as one in their tens of thousands, but what now?

  • Mar. 29 2017
  • Janice Scheckter

Wake up South Africa! Social cohesion just like job creation, will not come from government

While channel hopping a couple of days ago, I caught a British diplomat referring to South Africa as the miracle nation. At the time the comment aggravated me to such an extent that I flipped right past and failed to get her name. But Mrs British Politician, on which damn planet are you living? The only miracle here is that a corrupt and damaging government has not been overthrown by angry citizens.

 

  • Mar. 16 2017
  • Janice Scheckter

Content has been dethroned as King

We’ve all lived in a world where content has ruled for many years, but this is no longer the case. According to Bharat Anard, author of the Content Trap, the companies demonstrating the highest levels of success today, are not those who have the best content but those who understand how their content drives connection.

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