I (Jéan) recently collaborated with Talia, Sketching Scrum Master, to produce a cheat sheet of sorts for my work on storytelling as a strategic enabler. I’ve always found great joy in learning from everyday things. Inspired by the magic of narrative and how concepts from it could be applied to my industry and professional skill … Continue reading Campfire Business Analyst – Guest Jéan Raath
Kent Beck – The Product Development Triathlon
Kent Beck 3X Model discussion and summary
Africa DevOps Day 2017
Africa DevOps Day is a great example of collaboration and knowledge-sharing across companies, and in true DevOps style aims to break down silos. It has been organised every year as a collaborative effort across some of the largest financials institutions in South Africa as a platform to share experiences and learning. The theme this year … Continue reading Africa DevOps Day 2017
Real Life MBA Conference
How do we improve education, both formally and informally? How do we create a culture of continuous learning? How do we stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation? These are all extremely difficult questions, and although we may not have all the answers now, it's inspiring to see people stepping up and actively trying to address some of … Continue reading Real Life MBA Conference
We were fortunate to attend an extremely inspirational and informative presentation by Sherwin Charles, the CEO of Goodbye Malaria, at IQ Business on Tuesday evening. It's amazing to see the work that is being done to reduce malaria in Africa - as Goodbye Malaria say, we can eliminate malaria. They have used various creative fundraising … Continue reading Goodbye Malaria
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*
I've been quite bad with my Audible this year. My aim to get through a book a month isn't going too well... until I stumbled across this book (The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK) and listened to it in under two weeks! I was a bit sceptical at first, I thought this might … Continue reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*
Smart Growth – What we need in the face of 0% GDP
This conference was organised by our company, IQ Business, and was one of the most inspirational conferences I have been to - it truly makes me proud to be South African. Although it's a contentious issue, there is a lot we can do to stimulate growth in our economy and create opportunity for ourselves and … Continue reading Smart Growth – What we need in the face of 0% GDP
BA Summit Southern Africa – 2016
I had the privilege of being invited to attend the BA Summit Southern Africa this year as the official Sketchnoter for the conference. The BA Summit is organised annually by the South African chapter of the IIBA, the IIBASA. I must admit, I was extremely impressed by the high standard of the organisation of the event and … Continue reading BA Summit Southern Africa – 2016
Agile Africa 2016 – A sketchnote goldmine!
I attended the Agile Africa Conference with my company, IQ Business, on Monday and Tuesday this week. It's always great to meet others in the field and listen to some amazing thinking from South Africa, Africa and abroad. As you may have guessed, I spent every talk sketching live (my fingers are a bit sore) and it … Continue reading Agile Africa 2016 – A sketchnote goldmine!
I have finally finished reading Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull. What an inspiring read! I feel like there is so much in this book, I could do a sketchnote for every chapter (see my previous one on Failure). Maybe if I have time I will...