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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Smile, Damnit

Smile, Dammit

Think being positive is what people with yoga pants and green hair do? Howard Feldman is about to prove you wrong… When someone tells you to smile,…

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South Africans are not naïve

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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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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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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Ethics

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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So here is a #ThursdayThought - it's possible to go on holiday and have a wonderful time without hashtagging #gratitude or #Blessed. It might even be possible to run a marathon without a cancer sufferers name on our t-shirt.

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

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#TheFutureofWork. "Can we manipulate time?" Join me now on the Morning Mayhem on 101.9 @chaifm with @HowardFeldman on https://t.co/tfXElhDJh3.… just after the 8am news.

Good Morning! It's Monday which means that ahead of us lies a week of possibility. Let's make it count. We are in the studio and ready for you. Join us for the latest in, well, everything @chaifm 101.9fm. Best start to your day. #YouDontHaveToBeJewish #SmileDammit

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Establishing the ground rules of optimism | eBiz Insight ...

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[Listen] Being happy isn’t about beaming with positivity as you navigate these challenges, it’s about recognising that there are things you can change, things you cannot, and that you can be an optimist amidst it all. ...

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I am delighted and honoured to be invited by the National Laboratory Association South Africa as a guest speaker at the 2019 Test and Management Conference. ...

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