a point on perspective

Having many followers does not equate to being well connected
Just as having a million dollars does not guarantee you’ll be well respected
So try and focus on being educated
Not on paper but through action
For that’s what ultimately proves how dedicated
You are to a cause worthy of being celebrated


The Emperor of Excess

So masterful at facilitating a deal
You’d think Adnan Khashoggi was low key his idol for real
Always willing to take the risk, his credo was ‘whatever it takes’
Always wanting more, he could never settle for less
Charming as he was, he had a heart of steel
A true emperor of excess and what a shame, profligacy kills


Green Grove

higher levels of wellbeing
and greater social cohesion
these things we desire and dream
though we fail to design into reality or so it seems
the fabric of society is frayed at the seams

because when prosperity means having excess material things
nothing can rescind our instincts for acquisition
and where there’s greed, envy is green
but not the shade of something flourishing


Social Scales

The insatiable appetite of the consumer
Complements constant innovation by the enterpriser
So to tilt the scales in your favour
Lean on the side of the creator


How to stake a claim

Respect the game and do your research

Nothing ever stays the same so don’t wait to be knocked off your perch or left in the lurch

Stay curious and always keen to find out what’s new, what’s next and how you can get there first


The Compradors

When conflating issues (economic, political and social) lead to crisis

There are always comprador classes on the scene, pulling the strings, and controlling the masses

This is apparent particularly in Africa, which is now run by post structural adjustment oligarchs


Memoirs of the Moribund

the coterie of statecraft collusionists
prescribed neoliberal economics
which involved a lot of palaver in administering
structural adjustment programs which would ultimately serve the rich
and cater to a class of conspicuous consumers

at the same time centrist movements felt the power shift
and since they couldn’t compete with established free enterprise capitalists
they became dependent on a system that would not protect them
and with that came an end to the development of their worker-centric ideas around financial independence