Posts by Chief Nonsense Officer

The Lioness, the Elephant and the Trojan Horse Part 2: Th...

The Lioness, the Elephant and the Trojan Horse Part 2: The Lioness

Imagine this. You and a few friends are taking a leisurely stroll in the bush when a lioness suddenly charges at you. What do you think you would do? What would you actually do? What should you have done?

Please care enough to criticize someone you like

Please care enough to criticize someone you like

If I don’t get criticized soon, then things are going to become critical around here.

Facts don’t really matter

Facts don’t really matter

It’s amazing what so many instant, live, on-demand media sources have done to our collective understanding. Or lack thereof.

Discovering The Valley of Plenty

Discovering The Valley of Plenty

(This is an extract from the book-in-progress: Bull in the Valley of Plenty: Selected bog reading matter from the defunct Kasteel Kronikel)

The mentor’s dilemma

The mentor’s dilemma

Have you been on a bicycle lately? No? Yet, I am sure, you still know how to ride one.

Are you mentoring or meddling? Here’s how to tell.

Are you mentoring or meddling? Here’s how to tell.

Are you mentoring or meddling? A trick question for any parent, friend, colleague or elder. Here’s how to tell.

Do you need a mentor or a coach? How to decide.

Do you need a mentor or a coach? How to decide.

What is the difference between a mentor and a coach? Here is my simple explanation:

Become a pessimist – break the link between getting...

Become a pessimist – break the link between getting and gratitude

Children don’t seem to say ‘thank you’ in public. This worries me.

Summertime: When efficiency is effectively too slow

Summertime: When efficiency is effectively too slow

It’s Friday. Are you also having that lazy, hazy craving for hot days on the beach? Be careful. That craving once earned me a hot glare from a business school professor.

What is nonsense?

What is nonsense?

  Nonsense is anything that stops you from being ‘successful.’

Don’t Ever Say Never (extract)

Don’t Ever Say Never (extract)

My radio “career” started in June 2006 and so I thought I would resign at the end of May 2016. Exactly 10 years. When did I get fired?

Crossing The Nonsense Divide

The Madiba Mindset

Torn In The New SA

Nonsense Discovered (in progress)

Nonsense At Work (in progress)

Nonsense Divides (in progress)

photo: Alison Hattingh 2010

Bull in the Valley of Plenty (in progress)

Fleeing the nonsense of the city only to step in the bull of the country. photo: Herman Nel (fellow hiker) 1987

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