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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.

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

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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State capture battle scars will remain for some time

It’s A War on Corruption Expectations in South Africa need to be managed. While there are positive signs in terms of the elimination of corruption, it is…

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Marketing SA starts with South Africans

SA Inc needs to be marketed to South Africans. And South Africans need to actively seek out that which is positive, writes Howard Feldman. Forget marketing South…

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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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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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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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State capture battle scars will remain for some time

It’s A War on Corruption Expectations in South Africa need to be managed. While there are positive signs in terms of the elimination of corruption, it is…

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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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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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

Marketing SA starts with South Africans

SA Inc needs to be marketed to South Africans. And South Africans need to actively seek out that which is positive, writes Howard Feldman. Forget marketing South…

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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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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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Coming up on #OFMNights... @EnrikoDJ chats to author @HowardFeldman about his new book - 'Smile, Dammit!'. It's #InternationalDayofHappiness after all. Tune in 19:45. #OFMBeHappy

ICYMI: @EnrikoDJ spoke to author @HowardFeldman about his new book - 'Smile, Dammit!'. It's #InternationalDayofHappiness after all. Listen to the #OFMNights podcast here: https://t.co/16d95oZF4v. #OFMBeHappy

OPINION: It is possible to smile in the dark #Loadshedding #KeepTheLightsOn #EskomCrisis

https://t.co/k0JEZsfIbv?

shared via @News24

Don't decide to immigrate in the dark! Yesterday on my morning show @chaifm 101.9FM I went off on a spontaneous and unscripted tangent about #Loadshedding #LoadsheddingSurvivalTips. Have a listen to the 6 min podcast and let me know what you think.

https://t.co/1fw02oKzJh

Join us tonight for the launch of my new book #SmileDammit with The Angel Network. See you there! #BookLaunch #ChooseDay

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Howard Feldman

Be sure to tune in on OFM tomorrow night. I will be sharing some light on my new book, Smile Dammit. Don't miss it! ...

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