Childhood Shorts – Chapter 29: The Good Old Days

Our starting point guard was Clive Rugara, a wizard with the ball in his hands. For a guy who shuffled his feet, Clive was super-fast on the dribble. He had a Magic Johnson type of game. It came with full-court vision that spanned 365 degrees. Clive could see...

Childhood Shorts – Chapter 28: Ting, Ting. Round One

Two separate walls of cheering students flanked the basketball court where the final game would be played. On one side, an army of red blazers. On the other, a battalion of purple blazers. Between them, air that was thick with tension, excitement, and anticipation....

Childhood Shorts – Chapter 27: Rise of the Wolf Pack

The shift from “Saints Basketball” to “Saints Wolves” was subtle. But for us schoolboys, it was a micro-reflection of the sentiment that had captured the nation in 1980 when the country's name changed from “Rhodesia” to “Zimbabwe.” In 1991, we broke the seal on...

Childhood Shorts – Chapter 26: A Bullish Makeover

If you were a basketball fan from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, you either loved or you hated Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. The NBA third draft pick behind Hakeem Olajuwon and Sam Bowie, Jordan joined the league from North Carolina in 1984. His entry into...
Investing in the potential of mid-career Africans

Investing in the potential of mid-career Africans

At this moment in history, no group of people has greater potential to positively influence the future of the world than Africans. The continent has long been recognized for its natural resources and rich and diverse cultures and societies. What is emerging is the potential of its mid-career professionals.
The Role of Play in Learning and Education

The Role of Play in Learning and Education

While a worldwide consensus that learning is important for healthy child development exists, there is still much misunderstanding about the learning process itself. Many of today’s education systems have been built on the premise that learning is “serious work” that should focus on academic skills.
The Defining Decade – and the critical years before it

The Defining Decade – and the critical years before it

In the Defining Decade, Meg Jay provides a very compelling narrative and explanation of why our twentys matter so much. Jay dispels some common myths. Contrary to popular opinion, our twenties are not a period of extended adolescence, thirty is not the new twenty.
What Type of Mentors do CEOs Need?

What Type of Mentors do CEOs Need?

The April 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review features an article by Suzanne de Janasz and Maury Peiperl which presents veteran/protégé mentoring as a compelling way for CEOs to accelerate their learning. But can CEOs benefit from a different type of mentoring all together?