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

He is a weekly columnist on News24 where he is often the “Most read” columnist but contributes to multiple publications both in South Africa and around the world. He is the host of the Morning Mayhem 6-9am show on Chai Fm, where he engages in current events, business, politics and socio-political commentary. He is sharp and funny and he offers 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.

Celebrating Christmas the way it’s meant to be

I was standing in the queue at Woolworths (Country Road) in Sandton yesterday when I overheard the following conversation: “Kian, stop that or I will call Santa!”…

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A Year That Flashed The Pan

A Year Of Outrage I can never be disappointed in a year that made me a grandfather. Nor can I be upset with a year that allowed…

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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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Israel – Is the Conflict Just a Big Food Flight?

My Experience at the Jewish Media Summit 2018 It is entirely possible that the entire source of the conflict in Israel could be condensed into being one…

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A president for grown-ups

Here is something that is worth thinking about. South African has had five presidents since achieving democracy. Each has been very different, and each has represented our…

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Black Dolls For Black Babies

I have always been a morning person. Which is why I genuinely hate being called a racist before 7:00am. Especially because I am not one. To be…

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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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body language

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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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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A president for grown-ups

Here is something that is worth thinking about. South African has had five presidents since achieving democracy. Each has been very different, and each has represented our…

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Who looks after the interests of Palestinians?

Israelis have their government to care and to protect them. Gazans have no one. Certainly not Hamas. What makes it worse is that the painting of Israel…

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Gigaba’s pinky gesture and the values we model to our children

In the interest of full disclosure, I have to acknowledge that I have seen the Malusi Gigaba sex video. Well, as much of it as I could…

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Are Strange Factors Driving Coverage of Khashoggi’s Murder?

Not since the death of JFK has the killing of one man received so much attention. The murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is awful, but one needs…

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Farrakhan, Anti-Termite

Farrakhan says he is an Anti-Termite

When H&M created a brochure that featured a young black child in a T-shirt that displayed an image of a monkey with the words, “cutest little monkey…

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Celebrating Christmas the way it’s meant to be

I was standing in the queue at Woolworths (Country Road) in Sandton yesterday when I overheard the following conversation: “Kian, stop that or I will call Santa!”…

Read More

A Year That Flashed The Pan

A Year Of Outrage I can never be disappointed in a year that made me a grandfather. Nor can I be upset with a year that allowed…

Read More

Israel – Is the Conflict Just a Big Food Flight?

My Experience at the Jewish Media Summit 2018 It is entirely possible that the entire source of the conflict in Israel could be condensed into being one…

Read More

Black Dolls For Black Babies

I have always been a morning person. Which is why I genuinely hate being called a racist before 7:00am. Especially because I am not one. To be…

Read More
Farrakhan, Anti-Termite

Farrakhan says he is an Anti-Termite

When H&M created a brochure that featured a young black child in a T-shirt that displayed an image of a monkey with the words, “cutest little monkey…

Read More

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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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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Nope Ropes, Sneks, & Danger Noodles. This viral ad made my day, the software looks interesting for those that might need it too https://t.co/Q53KvG4eRS

This morning on #TheMorningMayhem @ChaiFM 101.9fm 6-9am: The most Goggled searches in SA 2018. The most binge watched movies & #ThrowbackThursday holiday edition. #NoSafeSpace.

OPINION: Celebrating Christmas the way it's meant to be #xmas2018

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"Optimism generates hope, hope releases dreams, dreams set goals, enthusiasm follows" - Martin Seligman. What are some of the things that make you feel positive? ...

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News24.com Top article feature of the week: Celebrating Christmas the way its meant to be. Read the full article here: bit.ly/2SKsuNT ...

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[Watch] On Tuesday was my final session at Discovery South Africa. The Focus was on Overcoming the Fear of Innovation - Here’s a brief overview of the workshop. For more on my workshops and other talks click here: howardfeldman.co.za/speaker/ ...

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I asked my #MorningMayhem listeners for a list of books to read during the December holidays. Here are some of their recommendations:

- The Girl from Berlin – Ronald Balson
- My Russian Grandmother and her American Vacuum Cleaner – Meir Shalev
- Small Country – Gael Faye
- Home Fire – Kamila Shamsi
- Endurance – Scott Kelly
- An Untethered Soul – Michael Singer
- The Book of Dust – Phillip Pullman
- Yes! Really. A Life – Kate Turkington
- The Choice – Edith Eger
- Anna – Amanda Prouse
- Theo- Amanda Prouse
- The Season of Glass - Rahla Xenopoulos (My recomendation)
- How to Fall in Love Again – Kitty Stoy – Amanda Prouse
- The Mystery of the Three Quarters – Sophie Hannah
- Red Notice – Bill Browder
- The Power of Habit - Duhig (My recommendation)
- Educated – Tara Westover

Let me know if there is anything that you think should be added.

Happy reading..
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