Author Archive - Rob Christian

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TED TALK #109: How to get your ideas to spread by Seth Godin

Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we […]

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I wish someone had told me it is always the right time

“I wish someone had told me” is a series of posts that feed into our inquisitive nature at CN&CO. Each week we hear from someone in our network about something interesting or surprising that’s recently happened or occurred to them – or lessons they learnt. These blogs are a way to pay it forward and […]

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The company we keep: Seth Godin and the altMBA community

October was an interesting month showcasing the company I kept throughout the world…

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Can we #FutureProofAfrica?

All things tech and exponential directed to solving the problems of Africa now and for the future

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TED Talk Tuesday #81: This is what happens when you reply to spam mail

Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we […]

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I wish someone had told me there is no “one” road map for life

“I wish someone had told me” is a series of posts that feed into our inquisitive nature at CN&CO. Each week we hear from someone in our network about something interesting or surprising that’s recently happened or occurred to them – or lessons they learnt. These blogs are a way to pay it forward and […]

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TED Talk Tuesday #68 – Who controls the world?

James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system — say, a swarm of birds — is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the world economy works. Glattfelder shares a groundbreaking study of how control flows through the global economy, and how concentration of power in the hands of a shockingly small number leaves us all vulnerable.

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I wish someone had told me to embrace difference earlier

“And to be yourself is all that you can do
To be yourself is all that you can do”
-Audioslave

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How to do a snow holiday

CN&CO’s Carel Nolte and Rob Christian recently returned from a trip to Club Med Valmorel with 5FM DJ Rob Forbes and his wife Birgit Brammer. The foursome were accompanying the winner of a competition run on the national radio station by our partner EasyEquities. According to Carel, “Birgit was the best skier by far, Rob C […]

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TED Talk Tuesday #57: 10 ways to have a better conversation

Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we […]