3 African Proverbs for Dealing with Stress

From my book ‘Introducing Ubuntu Stoicism: Gain Joy, Resilience, Productivity, and Defuse Anxiety.’ Available on Amazon, my blog (South Africa) and all South African bookstores (Exclusive Books, Bargain Books).

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Number 1: Teeth do not see poverty.

Think about it. A smile is a smile is a smile, and it is a good thing. So, smile. Be a force of meditative smiles to yourself. Smile by yourself, brother, and sister.

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Why is it the cheapest, easiest, and quickest time in history to be an entrepreneur? | 90 Days to Create & Launch book

This is a chapter from 90 Days to Create & Launch book. Find it on Amazonmy webstore (if you’re in South Africa), Takelot.com, or in South African bookstores (Bargain Books, Exclusive Books, Protea Books, etc.).

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The following serves as a great example to illustrate what prevents people from starting or adopting an “execute at all costs” mindset.

I had the opportunity to speak at an event called Business Insights Circle in 2022. After my talk, I had a conversation with a young man who expressed his desire to start a t-shirt brand.

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Another way to understand what prevents you from starting | 90 Days to Create & Launch book

This is a chapter from 90 Days to Create & Launch book. Find it on Amazonmy webstore (if you’re in South Africa), Takelot.com, or in South African bookstores (Bargain Books, Exclusive Books, Protea Books, etc.).

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The following serves as a great example to illustrate what prevents people from starting or adopting an “execute at all costs” mindset.

I had the opportunity to speak at an event called Business Insights Circle in 2022. After my talk, I had a conversation with a young man who expressed his desire to start a t-shirt brand.

He believed that he needed R5000 to begin with three designs and produce fifty-plus units for each design.

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What is barter trading? Quotes defining barter from the book “Money is Biological”

This is an excerpt from my book “Money is Biological: Exploring Money’s Emergence, Evolution, Innovation, and Future.” It’s available on Amazon.

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  1. Barter becomes emergent and natural when cooperation extends across tribes and nations.
  2. Fundamentally, barter is the starting point of money and incorporates other inventions we’ve mentioned, such as clay tablets, paper for cash or gold certificates, metals for coins, blockchain for cryptocurrency, and Hindu-Arabic numerals, etc.
  3. Thus, barter is inherent in credit money and all later forms of money (commodity, fiat, and crypto).
  4. Instead of stating it was a transition from barter money to commodity money, I infer that it was the evolution and stacking of commodity money into barter. All forms of money that emerged along our evolutionary path, such as fiat and cryptocurrency, stack into barter. Barter took on a different manifestation.
  5. Money, in its evolutions and representations—commodity money, fiat, and credit (to be explained in the following chapter)—is barter. Different methods and inventions of representing barter are added, stacked, or infused to make it more agile.
  6. I infer that mere cooperation between tribes or animals is a semblance of a credit system. It is bartering (the overarching term) that will be paid in the future through cooperation. Animals protect their packs all the time (give out credit), and the others reciprocate when necessary (pay back the debt): elephants, orangutans, orcas, lions, wolves, polar bears, emperor penguins, dolphins, chimpanzees, bees, birds, mice, kangaroos, hyenas, and cheetahs. Baby animals learn this and reciprocate when they are older. It’s how they repay the debt (credit) to their tribe.
  7. The need for bartering came first and naturally in animal cooperation and reciprocation. By bartering cooperation, they established a not-so-explicit credit system.

What is money? Quotes defining money from the book “Money Is Biological”

This is an excerpt from my book “Money is Biological: Exploring Money’s Emergence, Evolution, Innovation, and Future.” It’s available on Amazon.

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  1. Money is the neuron in the converse of transacting – i.e., innovation to consumption.
  2. Money is an innovation or invention enabled by biology’s human psychology, as all manmade innovations are.
  3. Money is a biological construct, just like a chair or an aeroplane, innovated by humans with their unique biological psychology. Chairs and aeroplanes are also biological constructs.
  4. Similar to how a chair or an aeroplane has utility for humans, money serves as a utility and addresses fascinating biological problems arising from man’s biological ingenuity in inventing multiplicity. These intriguing problems involve men’s psycho-biological ability to progressively and accumulatively innovate diverse utilities, oftentimes of novelty – with money emerging as the solution for trading those innovations.

I disagree with David Graeber, money started millions of years ago; all money is barter: Money is Biological book

This is an excerpt from my book “Money is Biological: Exploring Money’s Emergence, Evolution, Innovation, and Future.” It’s available on Amazon.

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When money evolved arguments

There are mainstream arguments of when money evolved from barter to commodity money and to fiat money.

Perhaps the most contrary but evidential was the late anthropologist and anarchist activist David Graeber’s argument that debt is the first form of money in his 2011 published book, ”Debt: The First 5000 Years[i].”

It posits debt (the credit system, i.e. debtors and creditors) as one of the first forms of money, and probably preceded barter and cash, dating back to about 5000 years ago in Uruk, Mesopotania, present day Muthanna Province in Iraq.

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Book – Future of Township Economies

Find this book on Amazonmy webstore (if you’re in South Africa), Takelot.com, or in South African bookstores (Bargain Books, Exclusive Books, Protea, etc.)

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Formerly published as “Township Biz Adjacent” (Copyright © 2020 Tiisetso Maloma).

This booklet offers a never-before-seen analysis of the billions-worth township economy – including the rural areas and the ghettos, by applying the Adjacent Possible theory.

The book purports that the billions generating townships are a goldmine that now, unlike before, are favourable and ready to be mined by young – especially black – startup entrepreneurs, especially those dealing in B2C (Business to Consumer) and FCMG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) products.

The booklet shows that understanding the economics of townships through the Adjacent Possible theory can help us innovate and create suitable products that township consumers can support virally and continuously, i.e., products adjacent to township consumer behaviour and consumption metrics.

Its premise is that townships are an Economic Cyclone, (a concept to be explained later in the book). It expands on this concept and explains why young township entrepreneurs are favourably adjoined to this mammoth cyclone of opportunity.

The Adjacent Possible theory has its genesis in evolutionary biology and was coined by Dr. Stuart A. Kauffman.

How SpaceX reusable rockets return to earth from space

These snippets come from my book “Innovate Like Elon Musk.” It’s available on Amazonmy webstore (if you’re in South Africa), Takelot.com, or in South African bookstores (Bargain Books, Exclusive Books, Protea, etc.)

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The Falcon 9 rocket is designed to land its first stage, enabling its reusability. SpaceX has developed two primary methods for landing the Falcon 9 first stage: landing on land and landing on an autonomous drone ship.

Landing on Land:

a. As the first stage approaches the Earth’s atmosphere after stage separation, it reorients itself using its grid fins for stability and control. This maneuver is known as a boostback burn.

b. The rocket performs a reentry burn, firing three of its Merlin engines to slow down and control its descent through the atmosphere.

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Tesla’s amazing technological features

These snippets come from my book “Innovate Like Elon Musk.” It’s available on Amazonmy webstore (if you’re in South Africa), Takelot.com, or in South African bookstores (Bargain Books, Exclusive Books, Protea, etc.)

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Here are some interesting, peculiar, and innovative features that Tesla vehicles come with.

Dog mode

Tesla Dog Mode is a feature that keeps the car at a comfortable temperature for pets left inside while the owner is away. It displays a message on the touchscreen indicating the pet’s safety and prevents the car from automatically turning off. It helps ensure the well-being of pets and provides reassurance to passersby.

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AI is Overhyped, Human-Created Products Still and Will Matter, Solving Unemployment | “90 Days to Create & Launch” book

I’ve been thinking a lot about the excitement around artificial intelligence (AI). You’ve likely heard the discussions about AI taking over everything and replacing human jobs. But that’s not the whole truth.

I’m here to present two significant insights from my new book titled “90 Days to Create & Launch.”

First, AI will actively collaborate with humans to simplify the creation of products. Secondly, the current advancement in technology, often referred to as the 4th/5th Industrial Revolution, makes it easier, cheaper, and faster to generate jobs and address unemployment challenges. AI and this new technology should stimulate people to think creatively and generate fresh ideas. This is why the book is named “It’s the Easiest, Cheapest and Quickest Time in History to be an Entrepreneur and Innovator.”

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