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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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Israeli-Gaza clashes: We are no closer to the truth

The appalling loss of life on the Israeli-Gaza border cannot be ignored. At the time of writing this column, more than 50 people have been killed and…

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South Africa – No Friend of Israel

The South African Friends of Israel gathered at the Johannesburg City Hall Sunday to reaffirm their support and love for Israel. 1500 church leaders who openly stand…

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Picking at the scab of the unhealed land wound

On Wednesday I received a distressed message from a friend. “I’m done!” he said. “I can’t anymore. I’m out!” He was referring to racist comments made on…

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What Whites Didn’t Learn from Bantu Education

The death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has exposed how dangerous a single narrative of the past can be. For me, it elucidated the damage and consequence of the…

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Comrades Widows

The shift is tangible. With the Comrades Marathon less than two weeks away, running friends have begun to view everyone with suspicion. For them, the dangers now…

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Remembering My Opa

My grandmother spoke German in secret. She also smoked behind an old fig tree in the garden and then sprayed her “4711” perfume all over herself so…

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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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Living in a Post Humour Society

Earlier in the week, when the news of President Jacob Zuma’s nuptials broke, I wrote a tongue in cheek column about the forthcoming wedding. I wondered out…

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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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Twitter Delinquent Disorder (TDD)

Remember when sex addiction was all the rage? Anyone caught with their proverbial pants down supposedly had an addiction that needed a cure. Which was a convenient…

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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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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

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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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 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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