Change is hard

Just had a realisation as I was driving tonight. I am sharing it because maybe it will be of help to others going through tough times in life. The realisation was this: change is hard. I’m not talking about here and there changing a little – the fine tuning change. I am talking about the […]

Don’t panic: it will be ok

Trump, Brexit, LaPen, Corruption in SA. Fears of foreigners. Money, scams and fake news. Presidents who lie (more than usual). Violence in schools. Healthcare for the privileged few. Gender and poverty gaps. Pressure and deadlines. Materialism. Paying bills at the end of the month. Addicted to our phones. We live in exciting times. There is […]

Think, Speak, Listen, Act – thoughts for 2018

Two days ago Tamar and I visited the beautiful Nan Hua Buddhist temple on the way to Witbank, South Africa. It was a breathtaking experience and we ended up doing a bit of meditation there (it is free of charge though a donation is always welcome to help them). While inside the temple I picked […]

I am in a rush…

In a rush to fix the world. I see struggling entrepreneurs barely managing to survive. I am in a rush to help them have a lucky break. I am in a rush to slow down and focus on what is really important. To learn to differentiate between noise and content. I am in a rush […]

My thoughts around more women becoming successful in business

This extract is from a recent article in Global Woman (   As a man, a businessman in particular, what are your thoughts around more women getting empowered and successful in business, and how will this change the future in business? “My business partner Anke is a woman. My girlfriend Tamar is an entrepreneur. My […]

Stop wanting to be a billion dollar business!

“Maybe we should move away from this idea of billion dollar evaluations. The number of startups that haven’t become billion dollar businesses but make unbelievable returns for their shareholders is enormous”. “York Zucchi, a maverick Swiss born entrepreneur…” Hyperbole aside, my view is that not focusing on becoming the next facebook takes a lot of […]

A word to my friends in South Africa: DON’T PANIC

Dear South Africans In the words found in that famous guidebook to life, the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, DONT PANIC. In my experience, South Africans are incredibly resilient and dangerous once pushed into a corner. Last night they were pushed into a corner. This is a great opportunity for this beautiful country. Overnight the […]