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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.

LESSONS FROM LEBANON

Lebanon is hardly an example of democracy and freedom. The civil war that decimated the country, created a vacuum that would allow Iran’s proxy, the terror organization…

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Managing Megxit

  It is said by those who know a lot, that the first step to dealing with a challenge is admitting that you have a problem. It…

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Post-Matric Packing List for Life

I spend a lot of my time at an amazing company, Synthesis, where I am privileged to come across some brilliant young people. For this reason, it…

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Party Like its 1995

Party like it’s 1995

Although I am not a rugby fan, I am a fan of South Africa. I am a fan of the team that represents all South Africans and…

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Embracing Criticism

Don’t shy away from criticism: embrace it!

Hardly a day goes by when I don’t receive a message from someone who is unhappy about something I have said or written. Recently, on my radio…

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Emotional Intelligence In The Workplace

Emotional Intelligence In The Workplace

Intellectual intelligence (IQ) and technical ability are vital qualities to possess in the workplace. In fact, they can be seen as the entry-level requirements for any career….

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Practical Tips for Public Speaking

So you’ve written your speech, designed your presentation slides and practised saying it in front of the mirror a dozen times and you still don’t feel ready?…

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5 Counter-Intuitive Lessons for Life

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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Atlassian in Africa

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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Optimism

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

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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Duke and Duchess of Sussex On Tour

Duke and Duchess of Sussex On Tour: South Africa

I am trying to muster all the positive energy I am able, and to get on board with the excitement about Royal’s visiting South Africa. But I…

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Spanking: Edging towards a nanny state

Spanking: Edging towards a nanny state (without the ability to nanny)

The South African Constitutional Court has upheld a ruling by the High Court that we are no longer allowed to smack our children. Whereas I have never been a…

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US President Donald Trump. ((Nicholas Kamm, AFP))

If Trump’s in the market, should SA be having a show day?

If American media is to be believed, Donald Trump is apparently considering buying the island of Greenland. This is not the first time that Greenland has been…

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Understanding body language

Understanding body language as a cluster of actions

I was recently asked by Russia Today to share my thoughts on the interaction between world leaders at the G20 Summit. In that case one didn’t need…

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The ANC's Chernobyl

The ANC’s Chernobyl

Like many around the world, I have become completely captivated by the series Chernobyl that is currently being aired on DSTV in South Africa. As the name…

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Trumps visit the palace

The Trumps visit the palace and out come the trolls

No good will come from this column. I am aware of that even before the words are formed. And it will matter not one bit that I…

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South Africa Needs an Open Day

Last week was an Open Day at a local college. With three out of our five children already through the school system, we’re not considered active in…

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Marketing Archie

Marketing Archie

Much has been said of the marketing campaigns of main three parties that contested the South African 2019 elections. Although there are multiple factors that influence the…

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Who Gets My Vote

This Is Who Gets My Vote

South Africa goes to the polls May 8th 2019, in what I believe is the country’s first adult election. Voters no longer have the luxury of dreaming…

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smile in the dark

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

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

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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Party Like its 1995

Party like it’s 1995

Although I am not a rugby fan, I am a fan of South Africa. I am a fan of the team that represents all South Africans and…

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Embracing Criticism

Don’t shy away from criticism: embrace it!

Hardly a day goes by when I don’t receive a message from someone who is unhappy about something I have said or written. Recently, on my radio…

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Emotional Intelligence In The Workplace

Emotional Intelligence In The Workplace

Intellectual intelligence (IQ) and technical ability are vital qualities to possess in the workplace. In fact, they can be seen as the entry-level requirements for any career….

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Pexels

Spring beam

Social media is packed full of helpful and profound insights, often wrapped around gorgeous people who smile as if cares have passed them by. From Instagram to…

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Winter Wednesdays

Winter Wednesdays and five ways to motivate ‘cold’ employees

Annually it’s almost Wednesday… sound strange? Well, it’s really about being in a ‘cold’ state of mind and finding it a challenge to be motivated at work……

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Black Women

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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Howard Feldman | Lessons from Lebanon for South Africa https://www.news24.com/news24/columnists/howardfeldman/howard-feldman-lessons-from-lebanon-for-south-africa-20200812

It’s time for South Africans to dust off their figurative Doc Martens and to demand change. Beirut is a clear example that corruption kills #Lebanon #corruptionmustfall

https://howardfeldman.co.za/lessons-from-lebanon/

Good Morning! Today is apparently Middle Child's Day. But no one noticed. Or cares. It's also World Elephant Day and we will be chatting to the rational environmentalist @ilanastein, because we do. Join us 6-9am @chaifm 101.9fm. Dammit.

Good morning Sunshines. It's Tuesday, but feels like Monday. Or would, if we remembered what that felt like. #LockdownSA day 136 & most of us are now obese alcoholics who can no longer climb a flight of stairs. Join us #ChaiFm 101.9fm for a ridiculous start to your day. Dammit

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