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Belated Welcome 2015…

Bit of a belated 2015 post, but I had a plan for this one and the opportunity came this morning. Packed my Ratanga Junction back pack with a towel, water, first aid kit, iPad and phone and off I went for a relaxing walk… 25 five minutes later and crossing a few roads, and avoiding some monkey pooh, I was there…

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It’s been a very nice morning, with some clouds and a breeze just cooling things down and hiding some of that Durban humidity. The plan was to make my all the way to the far end of the beach, just before the fence to the military base and then find a spot to write out this post. Although you will rarely find me on the beach, I do enjoy taking a walk along the beach, nothing but the ocean, the wind and just this massive expanse of blue water next to you. I think what I enjoy the most if looking for what the ocean has discarded…

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And sometimes you wonder how these little treasures got there in the first place… No bite marks on this one, so the person must be safe 🙂 It also makes you reflect a lot on what was and what will be and how you will be taking advantage of the multitude of new opportunities and new will bring. And I think this was part and partial for my little excursion this morning.

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I eventually reached my destination and after finding a way on top, I pulled out my iPad, it was smaller than the Windows tablets, and started writing. Looking over the blue ocean and watching the waves come in was very soothing. And made for a great spot to do this.

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For those of you that have been following social media over the past week, and also with some early announcements relating to CES 2015 in Las Vegas, you’ll already have an idea of what is perceived to be the trends for the next twelve months or so. With the Internet of Things, more Wearables, further disruptive technologies, even more Cloud, one can easily see where some of the opportunities will be. And for me personally and to an extend professionally, those are the things I will be working with and finding the opportunities. Being resident in South Africa does provide some challenges in the adoption of some of these technologies, but our market / audience has long since extended into the rest of the world. Physical boundaries is just there for structure and does not define opportunity anymore. In fact, more often than not they create artificial barriers and blinkered strategies.

There is also just something about the number 2015, that just makes it feel like a good time for big things, maybe because it’s so easily divisible by 5, as in most peoples timeline for a plan, but it has made me feel ready and excited and very eager. Or maybe it’s just the fresh scent coming of the ocean… Either way, I feel refreshed. So with all that said, Welcome to 2015!!! May this year just further strengthen any resolve you have for greatness, and don’t be constraint by artificial barriers or blinkered strategies.

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Time to prep for tomorrows first day back, chat soon.

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  1. January 5, 2015 at 15:40

    All the best for 2015 Henry. I agree that the technology related opportunities are there if you are prepared to be focused and intentional about what you want to achieve. Boundaries and constraints like location are less important than they used to be, but this also means that you need to specialise and really think globally in what you set out to do because your competitors are everywhere too. Setting goals for the year is a good step to take before the treadmill takes over, glad to see that you are in this process!

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