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Can you keep the cult out of culture?

Can you keep the cult out of culture?

Okay, some of you may think Formula 1 racing is a yawn fest. Astonishingly, some even find watching supremely talented sports stars racing the most technologically advanced cars on the planet around a track at death-defying speeds a tad tedious. For others who don’t...

Emotional Disruption

Emotional Disruption

I was very excited to attend my first ever DisruptHR event a few weeks back in Cape Town, and I have to say I was not disappointed. This global phenomenon has really taken off with events popping up all over the place. I guess you could say its part TEDx and part...

THE RISING OF THE SON – UTCT 2016

THE RISING OF THE SON – UTCT 2016

What makes UTCT so special for me? It’s the lasting memories as well as the incredible anticipation of what is yet to come. I have been part of UTCT since the very first race in 2014. Originally as a volunteer and then later as a participant from 2015. In each of the...

From zero to Ultra Trail in 6 weeks

From zero to Ultra Trail in 6 weeks

UTCT 2015…Wow! I’ve read some great stories of fellow runners right from the front to the back of the field, and in my case as a back of the grid level runner, I only want to share some of my journey to the start and finish line because I think this is such a great...

Koo Fail

Koo Fail

One of the Koo taglines is "It's the best you can do..." Mmmm....so when you open you your Creamy Sweetcorn you kinda expect it will be the best you've tasted in a while.....that is I guess, until you realise your tin is full of beans in tomato sauce. The last time...

Second Chance for a First Impression

Second Chance for a First Impression

I’ve always been led to believe you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Sounds obvious enough and in most cases it’s probably one hundred percent true most of the time. But then again, I’ve also learned over time that although you cannot go back and...

Gratitude is a Gift

Gratitude is a Gift

Firstly, let me get this off my chest. Thank you, thank you, and finally thank you! Thank you to everyone who made the 2010 world cup a success for South Africa. Thank you to the guys who collected our recycling this morning, and thank you to all the people who write...

Making the Vibe Last Longer

Making the Vibe Last Longer

After a frantic morning's work on Saturday at the Old Biscuit Mill I headed off with the wife in the direction of the Fan Walk in Cape Town to catch up with my three locusts who had been trekking the route from a few hours earlier. Apart from a few traffic scares, we...

Bust Your Slump

Bust Your Slump

Okay so not everyone who reads this is in a career slump, but I bet you’ll recognise some of the symptoms of a career slump, even if they are only very temporary. The trick is to notice them quickly and of course to work out why they exist and how to get rid of them....

Loud and Proud Supporters

Loud and Proud Supporters

I've always thought that we should learn more about our passion for sport and how we could possibly harness that for our greater good once the event or game was over. This whole FIFA world cup thing has just reminded me again how important it is. We lost the chance to...

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About John

I have always followed a positive psychology approach in life and believe we can hack our consciousness to achieve flow states. I spend most of my days designing creative solutions and experiences that help people unlock their true potential and talents. I also run the trails from time to time.