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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.

An Ancient Story

Sunday might have started off well. But it didn’t end as it began. Certainly not for the Kay family who would sometime during the day hear of…

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No Beauty for ANC

The worst part about the ANC retracting its support for Miss South Africa’s bid for the Miss Universe title is not the hypocrisy of the decision. It…

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The Path In the Dark

In thirteen years, one can achieve a lot. It is possible conceive, incubate, and then grow a full human child and then raise them to become a…

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Jail and the Future of Work

The recent story of the Italian man who was under house arrest, but who went to the police and begged them to arrest him, resonated with me….

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Who Gets My Vote

The Skill and Will to Govern

There is an interesting relationship between skill and will. Whereas I might have all the desire in the world to be an Olympic gymnast, my lack of…

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President

Perhaps the ANC doesn’t want to Govern

Maybe have it all wrong. Maybe the ANC doesn’t actually want to govern. And maybe we have missed all the messages that they have sent to us…

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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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Resolutions for 2021

Covid be dammed, this year I fully intend making a bunch of new year resolutions that I have no intention of keeping. The pandemic can rob us…

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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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It's meant to be the last @SynthesisSA Sunday #COVID19 Podcast for 2021. If that remains true is yet to ne seen. It's #Omicron and it's here.
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It's not Nu. It's Omicron and it's taking the world by a storm. We have already received a very high number of questions which we are working on tonight. Please send me your #Covid-19 questions ahead of tomorrow's @SynthesisSA podcast with Dr Anton Meyberg as soon as you are able

Omicron is not a 'South African variant', it's a variant that was spotted & reported by brilliant South African scientists so fast the world has a chance to get on top of it. Could have originated anywhere.

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