Coming Alive in a Space

“Where there’s passion all your activities are effortless.” In Windhoek, the “It” venue in town is Chopsi’s Bar. Situated in the Old Breweries Complex in the city centre, you’ll find this bar bubbling with vibe, excitement and an eclectic mix of Windhoek locals and visitors from afar. A dream that has long been in the pipeline, the owner of Chopsi’s, Tshoopara …

Business, Passion and Sushi

“My husband always had a dream of opening his own sushi restaurant, this was always the vision he had for himself.” Sushi is still a fairly new type of food in Africa, yet in a leafy suburb in Windhoek, one man’s dream of owning his own sushi restaurant has resulted in a place that is seldom empty and usually adorned …

Technology a Catalyst for Changing Lives

“Cloud computing has the potential to generate a series of disruptions that will ripple out from the tech industry and ultimately transform many industries around the world.” Cloud technology in particular has been cited as the technology capabilities to change our business lives. According to an article published in the Wall Street Journal, John Hagel, co-chairman of the Deloitte Centre …

8 Steps for Building Trust in Business

“I have discovered that ultimately you either trust that everything will be ok, or you believe things are bound to go wrong. This comes down to a simple choice, and it influences your entire perception of life.” Written by Jeanette Cross, Expert on Life and Everything Trust is the foundation of all healthy relationships. If you think about the people …

Using Values to Be a Change Agent at the Office

“Everyone from the top to the bottom of the company needs to live and act out the values. It starts from the top though.” Every company has a set of values, whether or not they are written down. Values are what guide behaviours within an organisation yet more often than not the staff members of a company either don’t know …

A Heroic Rise : From the Village to a Director at the Bank of Namibia

  “I am passionate about service with passion, and inspiring people.” Born and bred at Olunkono village in Oshana Region, Sam Shivute is a Namibian who has climbed himself out of abject poverty to hold high profile positions within the Bank of Namibia. Sam is well known for his energy and inspiration and for never letting anything get him down, …

The Skill Every Business Person Needs

  Bloomberg says that it’s “a skill every businessperson needs”.  Priscilla Hernandez, the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek says that it’s one of the major skills that get focused on for every young African leader that gets selected to go to America to attend the Young African Leaders Institute. The skill we’re discussing here is the …

Two Young Namibians on Entrepreneurship and Courage

  Two young Namibian are demonstrating what it takes to be fearless, determined and courageous, in other words, to become an entrepreneur. 99FM’s MYD Smart sat down with the founders of M&O Designs, Aska Orlale and Taleni Matheus to find out what it takes to start your own business and this is what they had to say. “Running a business …

Insurance Pitfalls Every Small Business Owner Should Know

  Any small business owner knows that it is important that you ensure you are protected against possible disaster and especially against being unable to trade. To understand what the possible insurance pitfalls are that every small business-owner should know about 99FM’s MYD Smart spoke to Garth Panton of Panton Insurance Consultants. Garth outlined the top five insurance pitfalls to be …