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Check your email spam folder

Email might be winning against spam By Louis Eksteen Email remains the number one business communication tool by a country mile. While chat apps have become hugely popular, even overtaking traditional social media in usage levels, good old email still rules. In the  Radicati Group’s Email Statistics Report, 2016-2020, this sentence from the executive summary is telling: “Email use [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:13:13+02:00September 30th, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on Check your email spam folder

Bob’s your uncle

Hello summer By Kim Browne Just when I thought we’d had all the bad news for the year, we heard about the passing of Louis and my first boss in the media industry, Bob Harrison earlier this month. It really has been one heck of a year and I guess it’s not over until it’s [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:13:59+02:00September 30th, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on Bob’s your uncle

The six sins of social

Think before you post By Louis Eksteen The ridiculousness that is the American presidential race highlights, again, how social media as a universal platform for self-expression can change otherwise intelligent people into bumbling idiots. The latest spat between the president of Mexico and the Donald shows that who’ll pay for a wall – that will never be [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:14:21+02:00September 2nd, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on The six sins of social

Spring into action

Spring is in the air! By Kim Browne Spring is my favourite time of the year. After a tough few winter months, I am more than happy to throw myself into the last quarter of the year. I saw on Facebook earlier this week that Xmas is just 16 Mondays away… This time of year [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:14:40+02:00September 2nd, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on Spring into action

Towards the light

Winter solstice By Kim Browne The winter solstice has come and gone and even though some say “the worst of winter is yet to come”, it’s always a turning point for me. Every day it stays lighter for longer and soon we’ll be waking up to spring. I’m not a winter person and I like [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:15:02+02:00June 24th, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on Towards the light

When perfect becomes the enemy of great

Things that work may not be perfect By Louis Eksteen A friend advised me the other day not take the unnecessary risk of trying to make something that’s working well, perfect. He explained that too often one tries to get something that’s working well already to a perfect state, just to break the whole thing in [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:15:19+02:00June 24th, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on When perfect becomes the enemy of great

Dealing with Dropbox

Dropbox is setting you infinitely free By Louis Eksteen At The Toast we use Dropbox all the time. It’s an amazing feat of tech wizardry in the connected age that lets you save, share and retrieve any file anywhere. Its sync feature that can seamlessly keep your local computer files up to date with your cloud (internet) files [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:15:43+02:00May 27th, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on Dealing with Dropbox

A toast to new beginnings

You never know what can happen By Kim Browne I can’t believe we’re already five months into the year and winter isn’t coming... it’s already here! Five years in, we remain busier than ever and have really not had time to catch our breath. The month that’s been was a life-changing one for me personally, [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:16:10+02:00May 27th, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on A toast to new beginnings

Long live entrepreneurs

Viva five! By Kim Browne “To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue. These five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.” Confucius It’s hard to believe but Twisted Toast has reached its milestone 5th birthday and there’s been plenty reminiscing happening this month. Before you think we forgot to [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:16:28+02:00March 31st, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on Long live entrepreneurs

Librarians unite

How the humble library search gave birth to Google By Louis Eksteen A friend’s son in grade nine recently received career guidance counselling at school. After completing a battery of aptitude and other tests, he was provided with a list of career options to consider. He is a gifted scholar of mathematics, so the first few [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:16:48+02:00March 31st, 2016|Posts|Comments Off on Librarians unite