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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.

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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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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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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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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Clifton 4th and what it says about our country

Clifton 4th Beach, December 2018 provides us with insight into how South Africa’s political election year is likely to play out. If Clifton is our guide, then it…

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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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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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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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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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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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Clifton 4th and what it says about our country

Clifton 4th Beach, December 2018 provides us with insight into how South Africa’s political election year is likely to play out. If Clifton is our guide, then it…

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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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The Work Life Balance Myth

The Work Life Balance Myth I have bad news. Really bad. You know that work-life balance thing that they keep telling you about? Well,  it’s as rare…

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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!”…

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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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