The Long And Short Of It – Business School Edition

Business school

I spent a mind blowing week at business school on block 1 of the Social Entrepreneurship Programme. I learnt new things, and got new insights into things that I already knew.

Let me start off by saying that it’s a lot of work. On day 4 I wrote the following in my journal, transcribed as it was written so excuse less than perfect grammar:

“I asked myself countless times during the course of this week what I am doing (here). And as I ask myself that a bubble of excitement starts bubbling up and I know then that I’m in the right place! 🙂 “

Definitions of social entrepreneurship are in flux owing to the newness of the formal discipline and the application of complexity theory to solving social problems, especially in the South African context where social entrepreneurs operate in a constrained environment. I’m reminded of Marissa Meyer’s reference to creativity loving constraints.

The weather

It’s rained cats and dogs for over a week. Che began to get cabin fever and so did the cats who’ve decided to adopt us. It didn’t affect me like it normally does because I was occupied with business school and preparing for each day. The clouds thinned and the sun managed to peek out from above them, enough for us to see a bit of blue. At best it’s watery sunlight. On the up up side the dams around Gauteng are almost full. This is good news in these conditions of drought. Sadly other parts of South Africa have not been as lucky. The network of dams serving Cape Town are at about 36% full.

Gym…

…was non-existent…working out that is, because… business school…. Che and I will go later. It will be good to get this body moving again.

Next week

I fly to Cape Town on Wednesday for agile42’s quarterly coach camp. I love Cape Town. Enough said.

The beautiful unique Table Mountain. Photo taken from the V&A Waterfront. I never tire of looking out at this view whenever I am in the Mother City.
©2017 Regina Martins

PS…I value your loyalty

I am trying to keep my head above water balancing blogging with study, work, family and gym. I work best when I am under pressure (who doesn’t?). Bear with me as a semblance of routine becomes the new normal for me. The same goes for visiting your blogs. I haven’t visited many of late. You are still on my mind and I will be coming by. To those that are still coming by Wide Eyed In Wonder, I thank you.

Cheers.

Regina

 

4 thoughts on “The Long And Short Of It – Business School Edition”

  1. Hi Regina,
    I am glad that some parts of S.A. has had rains, I understand Zimbabwe has had lots of rain that most of the dams are hundred percent full. I am grateful to God that Southern Africa did get some rains considering Sudan, Somalia and some central African countries have been hit by severe drought.
    You are indeed busy wishing you all the best with the business school. ☺
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    1. Here in Gauteng and the Free State rain has been abundant. In the Western Cape the situation is dire, the dam levels are lower than they were in Gauteng at the begining of this year. I hope that the Cape also gets rain, although they are a winter rainfall area.

      I was thinking about you yesterday and wondering how you were doing after the operation on your knee. Are you mobile yet?

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