Spillly with 3 Ls




Email Is Ruining Your Relationships

Posted on April 6th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring, Motivation. No Comments

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 […]

Freelancing is the future of working. #Podcast

Posted on April 3rd, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Freelance. No Comments

I was fortunate enough to get back on the show Digital KungFu show again, to talk about how the global freelance market is impacting the future of business. This is a major disruptive phenomenon that is going to impact the global workforce market. We talked about why freelancing is a viable opportunity, how small businesses […]

Innovation and disruption labs exposed.

Posted on March 20th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring. No Comments

At first Google ruined our perception of culture and set standards so ridiculously high that most business in South Africa doesn’t even attempt to fix their culture because the bar has been set so high. Now with their skunkwork’s “Solve for X” and the acquisition of Idealab Google have outsourced the smart thinking and can […]

THE FIVE YEAR MARK by MIKE SAUNDERS #Bookreview

Posted on January 18th, by spillly in Books, Business, Coaching, Mentoring, Motivation. No Comments

  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 […]

7 Things. 7 Days.

Posted on December 16th, by spillly in Lifestyle, Motivation. 4 comments

I’m not a daddy blogger and when I do blog it’s usually only about business, but seeing as though I had my first child last week and have time to think [between feeding and changing nappies] I have compiled a short list of thoughts that have crossed my mind. So, here are 7 things I […]

My Top 5 Business Books of 2016

Posted on October 29th, by spillly in Books, Business, Lifestyle, Mentoring, Motivation. No Comments

  Before we begin with the list you want to read here are 5 quick truths about my reading habits: The volume of books I’m reading on average is decreasing due to both the limited spare time I have as well as the increased online articles I’m consuming. I have become a little bored with […]

BUSINESS INSURANCE IS YOUR BUSINESS

Posted on September 14th, by spillly in Business, Mentoring. No Comments

Most small business owners are so caught up with running their company that they don’t think about planning for the unexpected. Nevertheless, short term insurance (classified because your needs change over time) should be high on any entrepreneur’s to-do list.   The type of insurance you need depends on your business and the replacement value […]

Who is SAM?

Posted on September 14th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring, Motivation. No Comments

  You have heard the saying, “It’s cheaper to retain a client than it is to acquire a client,” right? Well, it is and if you are in the business of keeping your business thriving, then holding your clients close for a very long time is crucial to your company’s survival.   This is where […]

Huawei Mate 8, a Gateway Drug to Android

Posted on September 14th, by spillly in Business, photography. No Comments

I started my cell phone addiction with a Siemens brick almost 20 years ago and quickly progressed through many Nokias, Panasonics and Blackberry’s to eventually land up with a love affair of the iPhones. Nothing could tear me away from Apple. Well, nothing besides the exorbitant cost of replacing the glass after dropping and literally […]

How To Identify A Team Players In Your Agency

Posted on May 16th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring. No Comments

The best leaders seek out A players for every area of their business. This is not a problem for the most successful and profitable businesses. But your company, especially if it’s a startup, might not have the financial ability to hire A players for every position. So what can you do to find these people […]