Someone once said to me sarcastically that “anyone and their dog could start a podcast”. I thought that was a good observation, even if it came from an idiot. Just about everyone, including big brands, are doing their own podcasts now – and instead of making fun of them, I would suggest you jump on the bandwagon. Hell, even Alanis Morissette started her own podcast a few weeks ago…

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The open, exciting world the Internet presents to us can be frightening, but like capitalism and democracy, it seems the best of the bad options, and the only one which can improve and evolve itself over time.

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That’s a question I get asked all the time, and one I love to answer. The fact is that we know, we actually know exactly how many people listen, and we know lots more about them too. I never used to be able to answer that question when I was on radio. People dipped in and out, they listened to other stations, we never knew exactly what the numbers were…

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The business gurus say it takes three years for a business to prove it has what it takes. Three years isn’t that long, but it can feel like forever when you’re impatient, as I am. CliffCentral turned three on May 1st and so much has happened that it’s hard to measure exactly how successful we’ve been…

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I feel sorry for real journalists who are trying to report the facts, and for columnists and analysts who are trying to make an interesting point, because increasingly, they’re being drowned out by bullshit. It doesn’t help when actual publications put turds in their own drinking water, as happened last weekend with the Huffington Post

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For the last 100-500 years (depending on what part of the world you’re from), reading and writing have been upheld as the best means of communicating great ideas, confirming important agreements, recording our stories and sharing information with wide audiences. Before that, for tens of thousands of years, we listened and talked to each other…

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I’ve often invited people to join me on my CliffCentral.com show – famous and not-so-famous people who have incredible stories to tell, and they’re often surprised at how much they share, because it’s a warm, friendly, relaxed space… and there’s a lot of openness.

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South Africa isn’t “on the brink” of a digital revolution – and the tipping point isn’t some mystical moment – some exact date and time when consumers and listeners and discerning citizens will suddenly discover, en masse, that there’s content FOR AFRICA online…

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We live in such a fascinating country. Not one single person, if you take the trouble to get to know them, is one-dimensional. Last week I met a successful Afrikaans singer whose album has gone double-platinum and who plays towns like De Aar as well as massive shows like Afrikaans is Groot. His name is Refentse Morake. Yes, people who love Identity Politics – your head probably exploded…

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It’s day three of the most interesting convention in the world and I’m sitting two rows away from supermodel Brooklyn Decker, listening to a discussion on women in executive positions in tech start-ups. It’s not something I’d normally have any interest in, but I just found out that a woman designed a bra long before any man did and had it stolen away from her (along with all the financial derivatives) by a man…

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