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Howard Feldman is the author of the books Smile, Dammit!– a book on positivity, Carry On Baggage – the story of a man who thought he travelled light, and Tightrope – Musings of Circus South Africa.

Howard Feldman is one of South Africa’s leading entrepreneurs. His experience is global and extensive, spanning more than 20 years of working as a business strategist, keynote speaker, published author and public figure. He is also a weekly columnist on News24 where he is often the “Most-read” but contributes to multiple publications both in South Africa and around the world. He is the sharp & humorous host of the Morning Mayhem 6-9am show on Chai FM, where he engages current affairs, finance, business, politics and socio-political commentary offering his listeners “No Safe Space.”

I’ve written and published 2 successful books, Carry on Baggage and Tightrope: Musings of Circus South Africa. And write long form content for both local and international publications.

I prepare custom talks and workshops for corporate clients, public sector and private events. Book me for your keynote.

I’m committed to providing individuals and organisations with the tools they need to thrive within a mercurial and challenging business world by providing deep insight and analysis on a number of topics.

The ANC must learn South Africans are not naïve

It is a grave irony for Jessie Duarte to label the media arrogant, when the behaviour of the ruling party could well be summed up in a…

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It is possible to smile in the dark

I believe that South Africans grow up exposed to real adversity and I believe that this is a positive and not a negative, writes Howard Feldman. It was…

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A Land of Magic

On Marelize, Woolworths water and young people who inspire us Marelize laughs at herself, the Woolworths water drinkers make sure that we don’t take ourselves that seriously,…

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We are all Marelize

The field might be empty. The weather might be perfect. But somehow when we get on the ‘bike’ the very thing that we want to avoid is…

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State capture battle scars will remain for some time

It’s A War on Corruption Expectations in South Africa need to be managed. While there are positive signs in terms of the elimination of corruption, it is…

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Marketing SA starts with South Africans

SA Inc needs to be marketed to South Africans. And South Africans need to actively seek out that which is positive, writes Howard Feldman. Forget marketing South…

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5 Counter-Intuitive Lessons for Life

Buzzfeed is often credited for launching “The Twenty-Five things that All Successful People do Before Breakfast” lists. Number seven, incidentally, will shock you. Anyone born prior to…

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The Power Pose: Using Body Language To Lead

In 2012, the power pose became a global sensation. A Ted Talk by Amy Cuddy hit a staggering 46 million views and became the second most popular…

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About Atlassian in Africa

I will be speaking at the Atlassian in Africa conference on the 23rd of October! Read about the event in Obsidian’s press release below. ~ H Bookings…

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Unlocking Optimism

South African entrepreneurs have one singular advantage that makes them stand out and succeed – optimism. Game drives. There is a remarkable similarity between the South African…

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The power of perception

There are many superpowers in your arsenal, but one of the most powerful is how people perceive you. When you enter a room. When you sit down….

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Embracing the fear of innovation

History is the story of bad choices, don’t let the business be one of them Decisions. We make them every day, from the moment we wake up…

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The ANC must learn South Africans are not naïve

It is a grave irony for Jessie Duarte to label the media arrogant, when the behaviour of the ruling party could well be summed up in a…

Read More

State capture battle scars will remain for some time

It’s A War on Corruption Expectations in South Africa need to be managed. While there are positive signs in terms of the elimination of corruption, it is…

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Eskom has reduced me to a nervous wreck

The anxiety that I now experience when entering a lift is almost not worth the laziness of not using the stairs, writes Howard Feldman. At 21:00 last night,…

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Are we too afraid to be worried about Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe has lived in the periphery of our vision. It is a taunt by those who have left South Africa and believe that we are headed along…

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Clifton’s Great Sheep-Shindig

I am not normally the type to easily take offence. Often, in fact, I am more relieved about not being invited to a function or celebration than…

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Looking in the light for things lost in the dark

One of my favourite stories is attributed to Sigmund Freud. He tells of a man who had lost his pocket watch while walking in the street. It…

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It is possible to smile in the dark

I believe that South Africans grow up exposed to real adversity and I believe that this is a positive and not a negative, writes Howard Feldman. It was…

Read More

A Land of Magic

On Marelize, Woolworths water and young people who inspire us Marelize laughs at herself, the Woolworths water drinkers make sure that we don’t take ourselves that seriously,…

Read More

We are all Marelize

The field might be empty. The weather might be perfect. But somehow when we get on the ‘bike’ the very thing that we want to avoid is…

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Marketing SA starts with South Africans

SA Inc needs to be marketed to South Africans. And South Africans need to actively seek out that which is positive, writes Howard Feldman. Forget marketing South…

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Woolworths buckled to the outrage police

We need to get a grip. We need to call out vendors and companies when they actually do wrong and not when some sensitive, thin-skinned soul has…

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Death to the author and identity politics

Identity politics is an intellectually lazy game to play. It reduces discussion and contemplation as it focusses on the participants and not the debate, writes Howard Feldman. A…

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Black Women Can Shift the Status Quo in the Workplace

Some years ago, when I was a young commodity trader, I visited Korea for the first time. It was my first business trip and I was infatuated…

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Ethics: The forgotten superpower

The real superheroes of the working world are those who uphold ethics and honesty Over the past few months, the real impact of fake news has been…

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THE FEAR OF INNOVATION
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THE SUPER POWER OF PERCEPTION IN THE WORKPLACE
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LIVING IN A SERIOUS SOCIETY – THE LIMITLESS SUPERPOWER OF HUMOUR
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ETHICS IN THE WORKPLACE – HONESTY, A RARE SUPERPOWER
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"It was at the pesach seder that we learned that the father of our forefather Abraham was an idolater, and that we didn’t need to pretend that he wasn’t". #Pesach

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To die once is sad. But twice in a matter of weeks is actually tragic. Howard Feldman: On resurrections and superstitions

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Ecuador accepted "cyber aid" from Israel after receiving more than 40 million cyber attacks after the asylum was removed from Julian Assange - deputy secretary of Electronic Government of the Ecuadorian Ministry of Telecommunications, Javier Jara

When people say they don’t have a problem with Jews, they have a problem with Zionists, it means they have a problem with (statistically) 91% of Jews.

The media has deceived us to think anti-Zionist Jews are more common than they are, and that this purity test isn’t exclusion.

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4 hours ago

Howard Feldman

So grateful for the response "Smile, Dammit" has received so far 🙏 Below is the latest review of the book.

You can order your copy on Takealot: bit.ly/2Ckay70
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2 days ago

Howard Feldman

[Watch] In case you missed my interview yesterday morning on the Expresso Morning Show - SABC 3 about my new book #SmileDammit. #ExpressoShow ...

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