I’m not a lone nut, I’m an entrepreneur!

posted on behalf of David Jagoe

David Jagoe


If you haven’t seen Derek Sivers’ 3-minute TED talk entitled “How to start a movement” I strongly recommend you watch it right now! If its not the most inspirational thing you’ve seen this year, you can have your money back. http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement.html.

I have recently returned home to Joburg after 5 years abroad. I’ve worked as a software engineer in the UK and the US, and about a year ago I started a technology business in the UK. Its great to be back, but there are a few things that I really miss – none more so than the vibrant technology and start-up communities that are relatively common in Europe and the US. Innovation is catalysed by communication, collaboration and open debate. So let’s do more of that! Let’s start a movement. Let’s build an informal and creative community that sparks innovation and hopefully results in some interesting and proudly South African businesses. I have ambitiously scheduled the first Joburg meet-up for next week Tuesday (8th of June). If you’re interested, and you’re feeling up to being the spark that turns a lone nut into a flint please give me a shout! And I’m not only interested in getting technical people involved. The success of the best start-up groups I’ve seen is undoubtedly due to the involvement of people from a wide range of backgrounds. So spread the word.

Finally, thanks to Prof Dwolatzky for posting this on my behalf.

Cheers, David Jagoe

Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/Startups/5817  Email: david.jagoe@pragmagility.com. Cell: 0720198335

2 Replies to “I’m not a lone nut, I’m an entrepreneur!”

  1. Fano

    I think we easily overlook the “embracing of the first follower as an equal”, but this video is evidence of how this can work to our advantage.
    I guess from now on I will be more aware of this


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