Does the pedestrian bridge over the Main River qualify as being tethered I wonder? What is it about bridges that lure me to walk to the middle, pause for a bit and gaze into the distance? We don’t have too many bridges over rivers here. Most of them are over freeways and the nearest river is 100kms to the south. There is a pull of opposites, a gravity-defying act that lures me to bridges and a need to see what’s on the other side.
Welcome to this stream of consciousness. Natty is WordPress’s word of the day and the obvious association I make has to do with clothes. More specifically, the wearer of clothes as in, “He is a natty dresser.”
I’ve just finished a syndicate assignment for Social Entrepreneurship where the enterprise we used was a fashion incubator so I am making another connection with natty. Let’s see where all these strands are going.
I’ve noticed a trend with regards to consultancies providing services to social enterprises in South Africa – there are those that are incubators and others that are accelerators. I don’t think it’s a linear process because not every new start-up needs help incubating – the business experience of the founders has a lot to do with this. Acceleration on the other hand provides advice on taking an existing organisation and helping it to achieve more. I am on board with the idea of incubation. I am a bit more sceptical about the whole idea of acceleration.
Acceleration reminds me of the zippy rental I drove for a week and a bit while my car was being fixed. Now that have my car back, it didn’t feel as zippy as the little one. But it did feel solid, hugging the corners as I accelerated out them.
My head is swimming with gross profit margins, ROI and net working capital ratios. You got it – it’s assignment time again – another one. Due tomorrow night. Numbers is not my forte – but those ratios are rather natty aren’t they? Especially if a natty social entrepreneur uses them to make an impact of society.
I like Instagram for the simplicity of being able to post photos and tell a story in the process. Where I don’t always manage to blog, I probably have posted to Instagram. Here is my week in Instagram photos.
We’re busy with replacing the floors in the living area, and after a visit to the flooring people we needed a coffee and pastel de nata to make some decisions. We are still undecided though, about the flooring options…
Have you ever taken photos with the sun shining in your eyes or directly overhead? Probably not as I’m certain that you know your way around a camera. I have loads of pics taken with these un-ideal conditions for taking photos.
There are times that I do it on purpose when I want to see the effect of a sun ray or lens flare on a scene. There are other times when the photos paint interesting pictures. They’re not bloopers every time. The gallery below has some of the most recent examples.