Why Ask Why?

I have recently come across a good book by Simon Sinek titledĀ Start with Why which maps out some of what sets successful leaders and companies from the mediocre.

In his book, Simon attests to the fact that most of us know what we do and most know how to do what we do but lose focus on why we do what we do. He additionally links consumer and worker behaviour to be most strongly influnced by the ‘Why?‘ question. This question is the basis of our beliefs and feelings: our loyalty, our trust etc.Continue reading “Why Ask Why?”

What the Deuce?!

Geez. Time sure does fly. It’s been a crazy year and I have finally managed to claw back 5 minutes to write about it. Being that it’s my last year in my 20’s I couldn’t let it pass without sharing some personal insights. In the past year I have experienced both highs and lows in my work and personal life. From losses through heart wrenching bereavements and break ups to happier family reunions, new citizenship, job promotion and house moves (and the inevitable excuse to re-decorate – ikea!). So in a nutshell, there has been a lot of life lessons that will undoubtedly remain etched on my grey matter.Continue reading “What the Deuce?!”

Don’t Be Scared to Shine

I am a week away from returning back to ‘school’ to embark on my Msc. and I am thinking about what drives us as human beings. To sum up my apprehension and motivation, I have drafted in the wise and esteemed Madiba (Mr Mandela to you), especially since I just revisited his autobiography – A Long Walk to Freedom having read it the first time at the age of 15.

I hope his words (below) enlighten you as much as they have enlightened me.Continue reading “Don’t Be Scared to Shine”


Hey there, welcome to my blog. I started writing this a while back but got immidiate writers block when considering the question: why?

With all the blogs already out there, why blog?Continue reading “Welcome”