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What Art School in Italy Taught Me About Business

What Art School in Italy Taught Me About Business

Not many people know, but before this entrepreneurial journey I thought myself to be an artist and double majored in Studio Art and Political Science at Pepperdine University (the most random of combinations I know!) 10 years ago I had the opportunity to spend a summer in Florence, Italy studying art conservation and sculpture at SACI, the Studio Art Centers International.…

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Uninformed Optimism – The Challenge with Certainty in Entrepreneurship

Uninformed Optimism – The Challenge with Certainty in Entrepreneurship

Uniformed optimism has been documented several times, in the 5 Stages of Entrepreneurship, The Entrepreneurial Roller Coaster as well as The Positive Change Cycle. At its core it refers to the level of excitement, anticipation and jubilation one feels at the start of a new idea or venture. Uninformed optimism is an overly positive phase, the honeymoon period if you…

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The Power of Vulnerability: Unlocking Success By Honestly Telling Your Story

The Power of Vulnerability: Unlocking Success By Honestly Telling Your Story

About 3 years ago I bumped into a friend and fellow entrepreneur while walking through the busy streets of Johannesburg CBD. “Hey Mush, how’s it going?” (He’s the only one who calls me that)  Without hesitation, “Things are great man, you know how it is, hustling!” I had just finished a horrible meeting in which a client sold dreams of a…

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