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San Francisco, Summer 2015

ABOVE LEFT: Arriving in San Francisco. ABOVE RIGHT: The view from Vallejo Steps. ABOVE LEFT: Chilling with the Painted Ladies. ABOVE RIGHT: The view from my hotel room, Hilton, Financial District. ABOVE: The magnificent Golden Gate Bridge. ABOVE: Renzo Piano’s California Academy of Sciences building. ABOVE: The Golden Gate Bridge from the Beach at Presidio. ABOVE: The notorious San Francisco fog. ABOVE LEFT: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; University of California, Berkeley. ABOVE RIGHT: International Leadership Initiative alumni!

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Girl with Cake

All faith in humanity was restored when we recently came across this very inspirational blog by Nerine Gardiner, aka Girl with Cake: www.girlwithcake.co.za Nerine believes that a beautifully decorated cake can put a smile on anyone’s face. This is why she bakes tasty cakes and gives them away to underprivileged people on the streets of Cape Town.  The story behind Girl with Cake “There’s something about a beautiful, over-the-top, delicately frosted cake that, for a few moments, makes all the bad go away. Maybe it’s the time and care that goes into planning, baking, frosting and perfecting. Maybe it’s because we associate cake with celebration and joy. Or maybe it’s just the idea that something delicious is waiting for us. Whatever the reason, cake brings a unique happiness that everyone deserves to feel. So, for those less fortunate, for those who’ve been dealt a raw deal in life, and for those […]

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Online gift ideas for men

Find online guys gifts for men, for him, find the best presents, unique premium products for men, at Mancraft.co.za. Design Mine LOVES the new range of online gift ideas for men from Mancraft.co.za! Mancraft is an online store that sells premium crafted goods. “We believe in the quality, design and craftsmanship of the products we sell and will never promote a product we don’t believe in.” Mancraft’s online gift ideas for men range from sophisticated watches to unique custom-branded beer crates. Online gift ideas for men: African style bow ties, made by Babatunde (African print bow ties) mancraft.co.za/product-category/bow-ties/   Fabric cufflinks hand-made in Cape Town, South Africa mancraft.co.za/product-category/cufflinks/   Glassware, including cognac glasses and whiskey and wine carafes mancraft.co.za/product-category/glassware/     Shopping online at Mancraft is secure. They use Extended Validation SSL with 256-bit encryption. Only two of the four major South African banks use this, the highest, level of encryption currently […]

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Rest in Peace Tata Madiba

As South Africans eternally grateful to Nelson Mandela for everything he has done for our country, we pay tribute. We hope that all South Africans strive to continue his legacy. We would like to encourage everyone to help make Nelson Mandela’s dream come true. “Nelson Mandela, the world’s greatest statesman, has a dream to build a 200-bed children’s hospital in Johannesburg that will serve children across Southern Africa. It will address a great need as there are only four hospitals in Africa to serve nearly 450 million children. Millions of these children suffer from life-threatening illnesses and have little or no chance of receiving the specialised care they need. The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital will ensure that no child will be turned away due to an inability to pay. It will be Nelson Mandela’s living legacy. This world-class facility is being built with the support of donors from across the […]

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I have $5. What is the best way to invest and grow my money?

  Design Mine LOVES this entrepreneurship post, “I have $5. What is the best way to invest and grow my money?”, by Quora.com!   See the full post here: I have $5     I have $5. What is the best way to invest and grow my money?   The following post is by Tina Seelig, executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), the director of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter), and a faculty member at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) at Stanford University School of Engineering: “What would you do to earn money if all you had was five dollars and two hours? This is the assignment I gave students in one of my classes at Stanford University, as part of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program… Each of fourteen teams received an envelope with five dollars of “seed funding” and was told they […]

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New vs Old Media Billionaires

New vs Old Media Billionaires

Mark Zuckerberg vs Rupert Murdoch New vs Old Media Billionaires   Design Mine LOVES this New vs Old Media Billionaires infographic by Rob Rawson, co-founder of Staff.com   “We all know that new media is growing at a much faster pace than old media businesses. I thought it would be interesting to see just how this is affecting the media billionaires. How much faster did these new media billionaires make their money?” – Rob Rawson You can also check out Rob Rawson’s previous infographic: What’s the Chance a Startup Business will Fail.   About the Author:   Rob Rawson is a co-founder of Staff.com, a global recruitment platform where you can access very talented staff at affordable rates. They also have a technology Time Doctor which is software to improve productivity and help keep track and know what your team is working on, even when working from home. Rob resides in Sydney, […]

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