Nobody has time. Everyone you speak to is so busy – they’re busy at work, being parents, building their brand, changing the world and taking pictures of their food. The pressure is relentless. Most of us acknowledge that we have to eat right, do some exercise and keep up with the news, but how much time do you have to improve your mind?

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An ex-radio DJ once said disparagingly to someone I know that “everyone and their dog has a podcast”. I don’t think it was meant as a positive comment but that is what is so exciting about podcasting. Like social media, podcasting has opened up opportunities to interact and engage directly with friends, family and consumers…

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In a world of constant and unrelenting media bombardment, our brains have to become really adept at prioritising, ranking, and recognising the most important messaging…

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I love the World Cup. Since 1990, my brother and I have supported Argentina in the World Cup. It might have something to do with Maradona and his glory days, but for whatever reason that’s my team. That has never been a problem. People can support any team they like, right? There are guys in Lenasia who have nothing to do with England, Manchester or the colour red who are such passionate Manchester United supporters that they become annoyed when someone questions them about it….

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The social media world is fast, complex and unforgiving. Many brands find themselves targeted, maligned and sometimes unwittingly embroiled in controversies which seem, at the time, damaging and unfair – and which can have dire consequences…

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Social justice, for most people, is about equality, freedom, opportunity and fairness. That’s what they tell you, anyway. Most of us wouldn’t object to those things, except that equality usually means equal misery; freedom means mine not yours; opportunity means mine at your expense and fairness is so subjective that it’s personal…

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I interviewed Dr Jordan B. Peterson last week. He’s a former professor at Harvard and professor of evolutionary psychology at Toronto University…

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Ten years ago, if you told someone you were listening to a podcast, they would have asked what a podcast was. For the ten years that followed, podcasts became the dirty little secret people in-the-know shared with each other…

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Malusi Gigaba wore a nice suit and pretended to be a finance minister again this week. Some analysts told us before the budget that we were about to see VAT go up by 2-4%, that income taxes would be raised again…

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Desmond Tutu warned us. Mosioua Lekota warned us. Many other canaries in the coal mine warned us. Thabo Mbeki tried to save us by firing him as Deputy President. Eight years ago I even wrote a very public letter to President Zuma. It ended with this line…

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