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The Sunday Morning Media Show with Ashraf Garda + Spillly

Posted on February 17th, by spillly in Books, Business, Freelance, Mentoring, Public Speaking. No Comments

Last Sunday morning, I was given the pleasure of speaking to Ashraf on SAFM on his freelance career and the challenges he faced and often still faces as an independent professional. The conversation covered aspects of the current economic situation is SA and how the education system is letting people down in the entrepreneurial space. For more […]

The Gig Economy with Kojo Baffoe on Kaya FM

Posted on February 9th, by spillly in Books, Business, Freelance, Public Speaking. No Comments

    Last night, I had the opportunity to speak to the Kaya FM audience on the #LifewithKojoBaffoe show. The topic was centred around the current economic climate and how this is growing the small entrepreneurs and the freelance economy. With Kojo being a freelancer most of his life, the conversation was frank and honest pointing at the clear […]

The WTF Freelance MBA in Partnership with Vega Schools and Digitlab

Posted on November 28th, by spillly in Books, Business, Freelance. No Comments

After 2 and a half years of development – its official, the What The Freelance Mini-MBA coursework will be lectured by Vega Schools in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. The course is run over 12 weeks and by the end of the course, you will know what your freelance business does and what makes it unique, […]

Change your goals from Success to Significance

Posted on October 26th, by spillly in Books, Business, Coaching, Motivation, Public Speaking. No Comments

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 […]

The Death of Advertising Employment.

Posted on October 9th, by spillly in Books, Business, Coaching, Public Speaking. No Comments

  What a pleasure it was speaking to 65 people last week at Vega in Umhlanga on what was an untitled talk on the 4 major threats to advertising and the advertising industrials’ complex of employment. The “what the actual?” Well, I spoke on how new tech, new business, ERP software and the freelance movement […]


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 […]

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 […]