Snoop Dogg | The Most Famous Rapper Ever | Introducing Ubuntu Stoicism

This is an excerpt from the book ‘Introducing Ubuntu Stoicism’. Buy it on Amazon. Order here if in South Africa – or visit your nearest bookstore.

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Born: 20 October 1971 – Long Beach, California, United States of America.

Occupation: Rapper, songwriter, actor, media personality, and entrepreneur.

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.—known professionally as Snoop Dogg, previously Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion when he sings reggae—is a renowned American rapper and songwriter.

I think Snoop Dogg is the most famous rapper ever.

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Nelson Mandela Biography | Introducing Ubuntu Stoicism

This is an excerpt from the book ‘Introducing Ubuntu Stoicism’. Buy it on Amazon. Order here if in South Africa – or visit your nearest bookstore.

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Born: 18 July 1918, Mvezo, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Occupation: First President of democratic South Africa, former political prisoner, anti-apartheid activist, and warrior.

Died: 5 December 2013, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nelson Mandela was born and bred in the village of Mvezo in the Eastern Cape (former Cape Province).

His father, Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa Mandela, was a chief and councillor to the Thembu Kingdom monarchy.

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Who Was Marcus Aurelius? | Biography

This is an excerpt from the book ‘Introducing Ubuntu Stoicism’. Buy it on Amazon. Order here if in South Africa – or visit your nearest bookstore.

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Born: 26 April 121 AD – Rome, Italy.

Occupation: Roman emperor (161 to 180 AD) and Stoic philosopher.

Died: 17 March 180 AD – Vindobona, Pannonia Superior or Sirmium, Pannonia Inferior.

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus was a Stoic philosopher and a Roman emperor alongside his adoptive brother Lucius Verus. They were both adopted sons of Antoninus Pius (138–161), and were the last of the revered ‘Five Good Emperors’: AD: Nerva (96–98), Trajan (98–117), Hadrian (117–138), and Antoninus Pius (138–161).

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Nelson Mandela’s favorite Poem | Invictus by William Ernest Henley | Read by Bafana Mtini | Introducing Ubuntu Stoicism

I had commissioned my friend and colleague, Bafana Mtini, to do voice promos for my book ‘Introducing Ubuntu Stoicism’ []

And because he has a great voice, I thought it would be fitting if he did a recording of the Invictus Poem by William Ernest Henley.

The book has a chapter on Nelson Mandela’s ‘stoicism’ and features bits of this poem which he has now become synonymous with: “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley was a Victorian era poet, writer and editor (lived between 1870 to 1903).

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Book – Introducing Ubuntu Stoicism: Gain Joy, Resilience, Productivity, and Defuse Anxiety, By Tiisetso Maloma

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

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This book narrates practical philosophies and virtues the ancients used as resilience tools against hardships. They are very much applicable to today’s times.

We all struggle to get a grip on joy, anxiety, productivity, and resilience from time to time.

Today, thousands around the world have found solace and utility in the ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism against these struggles, from sportsmen, coaches, politicians, businessmen, and artists.

In Africa, they use the ancient philosophy of Ubuntu and its Proverbs to reinforce sanity, motivation, humility, inspiration, meaning, and cautionary discipline.

In this book, the author meditates on the combination of the two ancient philosophies as a pathway to get a healthy grip on joy, anxiety, and productivity.

To the author, Stoicism enshrines humility (Ubuntu) for the self, others, goals, joy, and productivity.

Tiisetso first introduced his meditative writings on Stoicism in his book titled The Anxious Entrepreneur, published in 2016.

Later, he coined the phrase ‘Ubuntu Stoicism’ as a creative and meditative endeavour in getting a grip on joy, productivity, and anxieties.

Introducing Ubuntu Stoicism not only borrows virtues from ancient titans (Seneca, Marcus Aurelius and Epictetus) and African Proverbs but also from modern icons outside of Stoicism, from the likes of Nelson Mandela and the rapper Snoop Dogg.

Corporate South Africa should redirect some funds from postgraduate education to intrapreneurship, in order to create jobs and economic growth

South Africa: Youth unemployment stands at a devastating 47.8% for the first quarter of 2022. The official unemployment rate is at 34.5%.

In this article, I argue that postgraduate education won’t create jobs to smoothen this crisis (in the short and long term).

And, if Corporate South Africa is serious about job creation and economic growth, they should redirect some of their funds for post-graduate education to intrapreneurship, as one of the solutions.

The country’s fundamental problem is a product problem. It is what I’ve diagnosed. We do not have enough products that we own: that we sell to the world and ourselves.

My argument is that a reduced or increased spending on education does not affect economic growth significantly, but, any endeavour that directly trials (and errors) to produce Proprietary-To-Novel innovation does, like entrepreneurship. However, for Corporate SA, the better substitute is intrapreneurship.

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Free Book – 4IR Technologies Explained Easily, By Tiisetso Maloma


‘4IR TECHNOLOGIES EXPLAINED EASILY’ is a concise written elaboration of the technological components that make up the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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The best step to becoming an intrapreneur: Bottom-up approach – Be on The Run – with Skin In The Game

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This is part of my Intrapreneur Series – check other articles on the link.

The following here are adapted tips from my 7th book ‘Innovate The Next: Success Frameworks to Innovating Products in Any Revolution.’

So you want to be an intrapreneur – i.e. an entrepreneur in your organisation?

This previous article here defines an intrapreneur.

The best step to becoming an intrapreneur: Be a doer outside of employment already – if not start now

This step might be strange to some. I am sure some are saying ‘but I came here to find out ‘how’ and not ‘what to be first.’

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Celebrity Business Review: Why Joe Rogan should start a whiskey brand

Buy the book “90 Days to Create & Launch” to learn how to start your own brand using the following method. You can find it on Amazon, this site (SA only), Takealot and in all bookstores.

Courtesy of Spotify – Joe Rogan

The Joe Rogan Experience is one of my favourite podcasts in the world. His guests Gad Saad (evolutionary psychologist) and Joseph E. LeDoux (neuroscientist) inspired my 7th book Innovate The Next: Success Frameworks to Innovating Products in Any Revolution.’

Joe Rogan is a billionaire (another article I wrote).

He often says he is a “dummy” on several matters, business being one of them.

Well, maybe or maybe not. Who knows!!

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Some Antifragile Insults – Nassim Taleb’s Hilarity in the Incerto Books Series

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I love Nassim Taleb’s books.

Well, we are here on another note.

Below are certain quotes we all (yes you) find hilarious and funny, from his Incerto book series (the likes of Antifragile and Skin in The Game).

N.B. I love some of the people he insults (make fun of).

These quotes below are out of context (perhaps)– but within the context of humour.

Since say comedians say they love the ones they roast, I guess love it also when the ones I love are roasted.

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