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May Day!

The future is in your hands By Kim Browne Our elections next week are on the minds of many South Africans as we try to anticipate what the future holds. Small business owners such as The Toast may worry about what the political future holds. This has made me think again about being responsible for [...]

By |2019-05-03T14:04:21+02:00May 3rd, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on May Day!

Three drivers of our digital lives

Privacy, immediacy and dependency By Louis Eksteen Recent statements by Mark Zuckerberg, co-inventor of Facebook (depending on who you ask), frequently mention an apparently significant move towards protecting the privacy of users. The new Facebook look mirrors the white expanse of Instagram, probably because of its success in giving people an alternative to the blue [...]

By |2019-05-03T14:02:50+02:00May 3rd, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Three drivers of our digital lives

FAANG threatens as it profits

The internet is freedom, but at what cost? By Louis Eksteen I love nothing more than to Netflix and chill. My first purchase on Amazon took place on 26 May 1997 and I’ve been with them ever since. I’m a bit off Facebook, but love Instagram to bits. WhatsApp is replacing email and some social [...]

By |2019-04-05T18:22:29+02:00April 5th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on FAANG threatens as it profits

Viva freedom

The Toast is eight candles young By Kim Browne Twisted Toast turned eight on 1 April 2019. It's hard to believe how quickly time seems to pass when you're busy. Time truly is relative. The happiness created by the freedom of entrepreneurship is hard to explain to others. It's equal measure elation and terror at [...]

By |2019-04-08T12:17:50+02:00April 5th, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Viva freedom

Making it onto the red eye to Slaapstad

lastminute.comness By Louis Eksteen I’ve earned an unfortunate nickname over time. Last Minute Louis. Totally undeserved, I might add. But I do tend to “sometimes” leave things a tad late. It’s not that I like to be late, I just perpetually think I’ve got more time than I actually have to do this, that and [...]

By |2019-04-05T07:13:34+02:00March 1st, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Making it onto the red eye to Slaapstad

Giving is caring

The feel-good of helping others By Kim Browne Earlier this week we were privileged to attend the annual Atterbury Trust bursary student event. Held at Die Klubhuis, Atterbury’s impressive HQ, the get-together allows the many studying students and alumni, who all received study bursaries from the trust, to meet and mingle with each other, Atterbury [...]

By |2019-04-05T07:12:51+02:00March 1st, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Giving is caring

Canned intelligence

Emailing robots By Louis Eksteen Over the holidays I brushed up on my ping pong skills with my godson. He had already downloaded an iOS game before we left, which we used in preparation. Real life is different though and where we played, the tables were outside, so wind was always a factor. You can [...]

By |2019-02-01T17:28:07+02:00February 1st, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Canned intelligence

Agility is our game

Unexpectedness By Kim Browne Post the summer holidays, January brings realism, a slow start and an avalanche of social media memes lamenting the verisimilitude that comes packaged with a new year. A favourite cartoon that caught my eye is a Roz Chast classic from The New Yorker on how the annual calendar truly feels, which [...]

By |2019-02-01T17:07:17+02:00February 1st, 2019|Posts|Comments Off on Agility is our game

The internet’s influence grows unabated

The machines have won By Louis Eksteen In a kind of cosmic justice of sorts, long-established television is now starting to feel the internet winter. For years only traditional print media was hammered by the internet’s all encompassing advertising juggernaut. These days venerable old media can seemingly only be saved by billionaire philanthropists. Bezos bought The [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:36:04+02:00September 28th, 2018|Posts|Comments Off on The internet’s influence grows unabated

Who you gonna call?

We’re only as good as our partners By Kim Browne Over time we’ve realised we’re really only as good as our trusted supply partners. The people, companies, teams, organisations and others we work with to ensure we can deliver the goods for our own valued clients, are crucial to the continued success of our own [...]

By |2019-02-01T16:36:44+02:00September 28th, 2018|Posts|Comments Off on Who you gonna call?