The boring stuff:
I’m 43, have a career behind me in business-to-business magazines that stretches back to around 1995, and has taken me to the UK, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa, where I currently live.
I’ve been the entrepreneur, the editor, the publisher, the sales guy, the hatchet man and both the management ogre and cheerleader.
My most successful recent adventure is a business in South Africa named SALESGURU which I am enormously proud of and which continues to do exceptionally well to this day under the leadership of my erstwhile partners, Mark Keating and Brett Wood. Great guys. You should look them up.
The less boring stuff:
The biggest thing in my life right now is a project named Building a Happy Sandpit, which has basically taken over … everything. At it’s base element there’s a book based on interviews with the leading business culture architect at 100 great South African businesses. Research is underway and will continue through January, February and into March. Beyond that, keynotes and workshops will reveal the full extent of the findings and there are some real gems in development to help businesses get closer to an understanding of their culture.
I’m convinced it’s the thing that separates good companies from great companies. That enable great companies to identify, hire and retain great staff. And that keep their customers coming back for more.
Contact me if you want to hear more. But be ready for me to talk for hours …