Go back. What stood out for you as a kid when you first heard the story of Jesus Christ? What feeling did you get; what feeling do you even get today? I will come back to this later.
What Black Panther reverses (the epigenetics)
Black Panther is good for the economic growth of black people. In a big way, it adds to the reversal of the century-plus brain wiring (epigenetics) of slavery, colonisation and apartheid.
Slavery, colonisation and apartheid said we were not good enough and we should be subservient to the white man – and employed genocidal mechanics, i.e. mass killings, plundering lands, enslaving, castrating, plagiarising African hero stories, calling our ways heretic and heathen. Read more
This is the first article in a series of posts to come called ‘Cryptocurrency sermons – of wisdom, realism, surrealism, and psychology.’
I am sure you are wondering what is this link between slay queens, bitcoin and cryptocurrencies which the title of this article is alluding to. Read more
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The billion Rands generating (yearly) townships are a goldmine that now is, unlike before, favourable and ready to be mined by young black startup entrepreneurs – especially those dealing in B2C (Business to Consumer) and FCMG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) products.
This booklet explores and traces the economic cyclone that is townships through the ‘adjacent possible theory’ by Dr Stuart A. Kauffman.
Understanding the economics of township through the adjacent possible theory helps to create and innovate products that are suiting, i.e. products that the township can support into continuous virality.
This workshop has an age restriction of 18+ years.
BUSINESS ME 101 is an elaborate half-day entrepreneurship workshop created and presented by Tiisetso Maloma – entrepreneur and author of books such as The Anxious Entrepreneur and Forget the Business Plan Use this Short Model.
Several of the Business Me workshops have successfully been held in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Ga-Sekhukhune.
There are free limited tickets. Thereafter tickets are R100. RSVP on Quicket now. Secure paid parking available Arbour Square (86 Juta Str). Read more
I am happy to announce that Startup Picnic is back. The people consistently demanded it, and here we are.
It’s on the 7th of April 2018 at the CSIR Sports & Recreation Club in Pretoria.
Use discount code/coupon #tiisetsomaloma and get 20% off on the already discounted Early Bird Tickets of R100. Purchase your tickets at Quicket.co.za. This code runs until 10 March 2018 or until this coupon’s tickets run out.
Startup Picnic hosts a range of entrepreneurs, business-people, media, accelerators/incubators and various stakeholders in the South African business community.
Come relax, blow-off-steam and have fun with other entrepreneurs over braai, drinks and garden games. Read more
N.B The offer applies to orders of 10+ print copies within South Africa. Individual orders can be placed here www.tiisetsomaloma.com/shop. EBooks available on Amazon, iBookstore and Kobo.
You want the entrepreneurs in your organisation to succeed. You go out of your way to provide resources and people to help them.
I encourage you to purchase any or all of my four books for them.
Tiisetso Maloma’s Books (bundle discount of 25% if ordering 10+ copies per book)
The type of stories Read more
Pass this post to a youngster you know – especially those 18 to 25 years of age.
Young people aspire to get somewhere in life: finish school, get a job, find an internship opportunity, become an entrepreneur, etc.
All of us need assistance to get to that ‘somewhere.’ But those who can assist us get there, have to: see, get encouraged, and attracted by certain attitudes, trades and etiquette we demonstrate.
There are a few things which young people do badly and they won’t Read more
The skills you learn when you go after your ambitions are better than the ambition itself. I will show you why.
When you consider venturing into your ambitions, i.e. going after your goals, it is scary. And always there’s a lot to deliberate:
- There is your present reality – what you have or don’t have. Also, the mind likes pondering on disadvantages and the many odds against you – e.g. you are poor, without a university education, without reputation, no connections, etc.
- There is your ambition (where you want to go or the goals you have set for yourself).
- Then there is the potential of what you can achieve. This is important and technical. I will make sense as you read on.
Let’s start. Read more
[Read with Nelson Mandela voice. This is a parody speech of Nelson Mandela giving encouragement to entrepreneurs. It never took place]
In 1952, Oliver Tambo and I decided to become entrepreneurs. We started South Africa’s first black-owned law firm – Mandela & Tambo – right during apartheid.
In the beginning things were hard, I only had 2 suits. So, don’t laugh at the young entrepreneur you see at conferences wearing the same suit over and over again.
Here is some little advice. Buy a black suit if it will be the only one for a long time. Any other colour will give you off – that you wear the same suit all the time. Read more
Wearing my loafers, scarf down to the knees. All black. Obviously feeling good – obviously looking good. I just finished a good and progressive meeting. 4 PM on a groovy Saturday – restaurants are filled with girls on fleek. Hello girls, can I come join you? But there is only money to get home; therefore it’s the only way I can head. Read more