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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 […]

Are you becoming a Betterman?

Posted on October 1st, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Lifestyle, Mentoring, Public Speaking. No Comments

About a year ago I was fortunate enough to coach Erik Kruger from Betterman and have remained in contact over the past few months, watching his business grow and define its position in the market. Betterman is a website dedicated to the thinking man. The man who lives with intention. The man who takes action. […]

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 […]

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 […]