Thursday, March 17, 2011
I apologise to anyone who may have been following this blog but everything just exploded...in a good way. Family life and kids is hectic enough only to have all the projects and businesses i am running ( besides the blog) explode as well. Stick fighting hits CNN this week sometime and i suppose the lesson here is a great implementor with a great product equals success. I really need to have an implemntor for every new business that i can trust will drive the nail straight in and make it work. I have also started the process of writing my next book, "seeing the leaves' which will hopefully also explode and inspire people to find innovation exciting and new ideas accessible. The Rock Roads ( yes, i'm building roads with rock) just received all the cash i need to build my pilot road ( a few million) I have a great implementor so i know that this will turn out to be a monster business/ project. I'm off to London in April where I will be meeting with Supporters Direct re: the Soccer Coop model and others are knocking down my door to implement it. The April idea is moving slow because of the explosion...change is needed...something simpler. What about a spot the ball gambling business. Spot the ball ( any sport) in community papers, entry fees and winners. Dunno, i like the idea, but gambling...gotta find a positive social angle...i know portion of profits go towards poor sports clubs every week. As you can all read my head is about to explode, the southeaster is up so i cant surf much ( weekend looks better) and release my stress...no more coffee please...one day at a time. Most people would love to be in my position but i'm telling you its hectic.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I havent written on my blog for a while. I suppose February idea was difficult to implement over a month period and will need some more working out. I met with the lawyers as the cooperative model for fans has to be legal and i think i have a good handle on what to do now. Strangely enough, a whole side business in women's owned coops for crafts ( and i mean great businesses) have come and asked me to help them set up a large coop which is very exciting. For the fans coop, i have been speaking to Maritzburg United and today i will chat to Supporters Direct (UK) on which the idea came from initially. I am quite excited about this. Needless to say I wont give up on this awesome idea because people love it. Stickfighting grows stronger everyday, The first world tripe festival is happening on the 19th March, but it is March and i need to start a new business. I read a small little article in the Argus about how 1c and 2c pieces are legal currency BUT no one really wants them and the banks dont want them and retailers dont want them, and people put them in jars. So there are literally billions lying around in tiny currencies. I have thought about this before many times but when i see a newspaper article like that it is giving me a message....the time is now. So the business idea is to set up collection points for 1c and 2 c pieces and 5c pieces and 10 c pieces ONLY. I will work on a business concept to either count or weigh and then provide the customer with cash notes less a margin of profit on each transaction. I dont have a name for it now but maybe someting on the lines of "rands and cents", cents exchange, help me someone! The lesson here is when you see the opportunity then you need to move quickly, as i am sure there as others who have seen the same opportunity as you.