Perks of using a LinkedIn cover story: more than an airbrushed smile

Before the days of Instagram Reels and TikTok videos, social media feeds were largely static. You might have scrolled through albums of selfies, motivational quotes and the occasional video; which is where you stopped because a video of a baby cow is far more interesting than your colleague’s Project Management short course certificate. Video is […]

Leverage your biggest asset: your A-team players!

You’re an entrepreneur and you have a dream to build a strong, profitable business that supports not only your lifestyle, but the aspirations and goals of your incredible team-to-be. As a solopreneur or founder building your empire alongside your co-founder, it’s easy to buy into your values, mission and culture – after all, you are […]

What 2022 Means for Us at Dapper

So, we’re a month into the shiny new year that is 2022 – the year we settle into our skin, make bold moves, and begin to switch gears – and it all feels so surreal. Typically as the new year rolls in, we pin up our crisp, clean calendars on the wall (or swipe to […]

What Is Your Leadership Story?

I’ve started to pick up that more people around the world are using the word ‘Ubuntu’ than ever before.  If you’re unfamiliar with the word, Ubuntu is a South African term that roughly means ‘I am me because you are’. It’s all about showing humanity towards others and taking care of the community, so one […]

If There Is a Will, There Is a Whale: Lessons About Sustainability

Emerge from the dunes and long grasses and your toes meet the squidgy wet sand of Noordhoek beach. The landscape depicts one you’d see in a rom-com movie like Nights in Rodanthe, with low lying shrubs, wispy grasses, and a quintessential pathway of raised wood slats. The wood is weathered from the salty air and masked […]

From London with Love

“To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves there lies the great, the singular power of self-respect. Without it, one eventually discovers the final turn of the screw: one runs away to find oneself and finds no one at home.” – Joan Didion  I’m an obsessive collector of print […]