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Business, Bikes and Breakfast – a Radical Accountability Program. Jo’burg April 2019.

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This month 10 business owners shared insights into their big ambitious business goals and how to start with a strategy to deliver this.

Some of the tools used included a Value Proposition canvas and a customer window matrix.

Unsure what these are? Contact us to find out more brent@spillly.com

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Are you becoming a Betterman?

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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. It’s a gathering place for those who seek influence and those who seek to make an impact in the world.

Under the Betterman umbrella is the Apex Club, an event that happens for dapper men who want to learn about life, entrepreneurship and leaving an impact. Last week I was asked by Erik to tell my story and share knowledge and learnings about my businesses and experiences. It was a pleasure to have 35 men who genuinely cared about the organisation engage with me and each other at the Maxim Lounge in Sandton.

Here are some pics taken during the event, where I was seen in a jacket [a rare thing indeed!]

 

If you are the jealous type, stop reading this now. #SnowClub15

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19 friends on a snowboarding holiday is the stuff dreams are made. Most of us are business owners and love talking about how our businesses are performing and what growth challenges we face from the white slopes of Val Thorens, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France.

We are eating, sleeping, partying, working and boarding at the brand new Club Med Val Thorens Sensations resort.

Most of us have been boarding several times but there are a few newbies in the crew who dont know what to expect or even what yellow snow tastes like, yet!

For those people I have prepared a list of essentials that must be packed for this epic trip.

 

For the Skiers:

  1. No one cares.
  2. See point 1 above.
  3. Seriously, why bother.

 

For the Snowboarders:

  1. Snowboard, bindings and snowboard boots. Most of us will be renting gear from Club med so don’t stress too much about this if you don’t have these items.
  2. Goggles.
  3. Sunglasses.
  4. Helmet – you can also rent this from Club Med.
  5. Jacket (waterproof).
  6. Pants (waterproof).
  7. Gloves (waterproof).
  8. Gloves for the evening – its cold walking back to the hotel after a few beers!
  9. Now these are not the @Nicharrystyle socks, but proper thick socks specifically made for snowboarding.
  10. Beanies, neck warmers and buffs.
  11. Wrist guards, knee guards, bum guards and condoms. Trust me on the bumguards.
  12. Pain medication and anti inflammatories. Take some Deep Heat rub too.
  13. Rehydrate sachets.
  14. Sunscreen.
  15. Lip balm with SPF.
  16. Contact lenses for the non 20-20 blind folk.
  17. Chargers for all the tech you need.
  18. Camera lenses for your iPhone.
  19. Spare memory cards for your cameras.
  20. A swimming costume for the jacuzzi. READ: NO SPEEDOS.
  21. Some loose fitting clothing for yoga after the day is done.
  22. You WON’T need a shovel or GPS location finder gizmo. None of us are that good that we will be hitting the back country slopes.
  23. Don’t bring casual shoes that will be damaged if they get wet like your blue suede shoes.
  24. A cheap watch because you will bang your wrists about and that TAG will be worthless.

 

You will only need a few t-shirts and long sleeve t-shirts for the day under your jacket and then a few warm items for the evenings.

Pack light – you will use less clothing than you think.

Follow the trip on Instagram and Twitter #SnowClub15

If you have any other suggestions please feel free to comment below or hit up Club Med on Twitter!

Let’s recap. #EverythingIn1 #iPadAir2

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Last week I was challenged to use the new iPad Air 2 for everything I would normally use my iPhone and laptop for; from Microsoft Excel to Instagram with the exception of making calls.  The thought of relying solely on the iPad Air 2 was more challenging than it really was.  Editing my spreadsheets was a breeze and syncing them with Dropbox was seamless.  This process has inspired me to back up my work more regularly.
#iPadAir2 Spillly

 

Some of the features I love are as follows:

  • Size:  The iPad Air 2 is super thin; it weighs under 500 grams which is great for taking to meetings as well as watching videos.
  • Display:  The Retina display is far superior to the previous iPad 1.  It uses more contrasting colours and has almost no reflective display.
  • Battery:  The battery lasts up to 10 hours, which keeps me from having to plug it in at awkward times.

Features I miss:

  • Whatsapp isn’t there.  This week without the use of my phone made me realise just how much I use this app.
  • The Silent button isn’t there; I was unable to ‘silence’ my iPad Air 2 as the button is no longer on the device.  This comes in handy during meetings especially.

 

In summary, I won’t be getting rid of my Macbook Air any time soon as it simply has all the features that I use on a daily basis.  The iPad Air 2 is perfect as a lightweight, good-looking and efficient piece of hardware that I believe can be used in conjunction with my iPhone.

Apple has done it once again!

 

ps.. the camera and slo-mo function is epic!