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GIBS SEP Class Of 2017

After a year of lectures I’ve completed, successfully, the GIBS Social Entrepreneurship programme. It was tougher than I thought it would be mainly because it took a lot more time than I thought it would. My graduation is in April and I can’t wait to celebrate with my classmates. We went through some tough times, pushed through them, and came out all the better for it on the other side. And I’ve made some lifelong friends.

Would I do it again? Yes…and not right now 🙂

Right now I’m enjoying the free time, to read and write and spend time with my family and friends. I’ve reconnected with people that are important to me and I’m looking forward to having leisurely cups of coffee, without nervously looking at my watch.

This quote by Venus Williams is rather appropriate for this:

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Share Your World – November 27, 2017

Or December 3rd, 2017 🙂 – tomorrow Cee will publish a new one. Anyhooo, here goes…for this week.

Would you prefer a reading nook or an art, craft, photography studio?

A reading nook without a doubt! Like this one.

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Or this one.

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Tell how you are feeling today in the form of a weather report. (For example, partly cloudy, sunny with a chance for showers, etc.)

Partly cloudy with the sun peeking through.

If you could witness or physically attend any event past, present or future, what would it be?

Nelson Mandela’s first public speech on 11 February 1990, after his release. My friends T & B were there and described the electric energy in the audience. It was not the same watching on TV.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  

After a year of learnings and deep personal shifts this year, I was glad to be writing my final social entrepreneurship programme exam yesterday. It consumed more energy and time than I expected when I started in January, and at the same time, I feel the pull of this new world I stepped in to. Courage is my word for the immediate future.

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I wish you a courageous week ahead!


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.


…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

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