Those of you that know and follow me see that I’m a big proponent of Freelancers being a major piece of the global workforce in the near future. Along with Flexyforce.com and Spin Street House in Cape Town, I delivered a 20-minute piece on why Freelancers are not being protected, how they can fix this, what […]
Once again, I was invited to speak at Vega Cape Town to the Digital Swarm crowd on Freelancers and the future of agency – it’s not all doom n gloom! So what are the 4 biggest threats to creative agencies? Catch me at the Joburg Leg of this event in July. For more details firstname.lastname@example.org
The gig economy is growing and by 2020, one in five workers will be freelance or on contract — this according to the EY Global Contingent Workforce Study. A fancy new name for freelancing in the digital era, the gig economy refers to the growing workforce of freelancers working ‘gigs’ — tasks performed as once-off jobs. […]
Take the 47 minutes and 49 seconds to listen to what was a great interview with Kojo on the gig economy, the freelance workforce and starting a small business.
On Monday the 19th February 2018, I once again had the honour of chatting to Ernest Pillay on the Drive Time Experience on Radio 2000. Ernest is a gentleman and a fellow freelancer who took a keen interest in the WTF [What The Freelance] book and course that is running now at Vega Schools. I have to say, they also […]
On the 1st of February, Vega School and Growing Pains Business Coaching hosted a very insightful talk by Mr Aviv Weil, the head of creative workshop at Facebook Africa. Some of the human insights and stats are stagering! Aviv shared global trends to several digital agency heads and about 150 team members that currently are involved […]
Push play… Catch the 10-minute interview with Thabiso Tema and Spillly on Power FM talking about the mini-MBA for Creative and Digital Freelancers. For more info on the WTF and Vega School course for freelancers check out THIS LINK.
This week I had the privilege of hosting the launch event for Mike Saunders‘ book, The Five Year Mark. The book is about all the lessons learned in the first five years building Digitlab, a digital agency. You can read my review and my learnings here but those are not the most salient points for […]
I started working in my business in 1995. I had an “old fashioned” telephone with push buttons by my side and next-door in my bookkeepers office, stood two facsimile machines. I say ‘facsimile’ because I know what that is and I’m proving a point… more of that to follow. Lets be clear. No Internet […]
In 1989, Mr Lacy-Smith, my youthful English school teacher taught me only 2 things that I will never forget; KIS(S) Keep It Simple (Stupid) Life is tough, Africa is tough, and this is Africa! (“Africa” was his cane when corporate punishment was still a thing!) The Five Year Mark keeps to the KIS(S) principle […]