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Primetime: how do you use yours? 18 April 2019

Take a moment and write down the top three things that you should be doing in your position to bring value to your business. These three things are what you do better than anyone else, things that directly and positively impact the organisation. Now to the right of that list, write down the top three things that you spend time on – and be honest, really honest.

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We love tech, but have we become a slave to it? 20 March 2019

At Magnetic Storm, we do tech in a big way, every day. We love what it allows us to do, how people can connect, communicate and collaborate. But in today’s world, we’re always on, always plugged in, hiding behind a black mirror. But for an authentic relationship to happen, we need to connect in person. So are we becoming slaves to technology? Is it making us less happy, less 'us'?

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Want to be more productive? Stop multi-tasking 12 March 2019

Think you’re good at multi-tasking? Feeling energised that you can attend to your emails while listening and contributing to a conference call? You're wrong.

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Purpose Beyond Profit 12 July 2018

Most businesses have a deep and abiding love affair with profit. They measure it, report on it, build strategies to maximise it. But business purpose is beyond your product and the profit you make, true purpose is always human.

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I am a leading learner and I am a learning leader 02 May 2018

We’re all guilty of exclaiming “I’m so busy, there’s no time.” But sometimes you need to stop. Pause. Reflect. Dream. Excite your soul.

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Reflecting on 2017 20 November 2017

2017 has been an interesting year: Trump came into power, terrorism increased globally, natural disasters created havoc, and locally, gangs and crime have made the headline on way too many front pages.

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The positive side of accountability 24 October 2017

The word ‘accountability' strikes fear into many and is perceived as a way to ‘get' someone. The truth is, if looked at holistically, it creates a level playing field, encourages an honest culture and allows people to learn from their mistakes and grow.

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Finding Flow 10 August 2017

Ten days in Bali focusing on tools to build high performing teams that will accelerate Magnetic Storm on its business development pathway? You’d better believe it.

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Behind the scenes at festivals 05 June 2017

It’s been a whirlwind of a year with exciting projects, and one of the biggest we’ve had so far was the People’s Port Festival that we concepted and managed on behalf of Transnet National Ports Authority.

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What I learnt in a year 06 February 2017

Another year down in the event game for me, and another year of learning and development in an industry I have grown to love.

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Creative freedom

The general belief is that great ideas happen when people are free to think and that creatives thrive in situations that grant permission to make mistakes. I don’t disagree with the sentiment, ?creatives like many, do thrive when uncertainty is minimised, and convention is applied responsibly,? but I do see a challenge with the word freedom.

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Primetime: how do you use yours?

Take a moment and write down the top three things that you should be doing in your position to bring value to your business. These three things are what you do better than anyone else, things that directly and positively impact the organisation. Now to the right of that list, write down the top three things that you spend time on – and be honest, really honest.

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The arts in education

Magnetic Storm has been supporting youth theatre in Port Elizabeth for over 12 years. David Limbert who spearheads work with local schools and community theatre talks about the importance of investing in tech skills for emerging talent and the role of the arts in education.

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We love tech, but have we become a slave to it?

At Magnetic Storm, we do tech in a big way, every day. We love what it allows us to do, how people can connect, communicate and collaborate. But in today’s world, we’re always on, always plugged in, hiding behind a black mirror. But for an authentic relationship to happen, we need to connect in person. So are we becoming slaves to technology? Is it making us less happy, less 'us'?

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