“Doing good has never been easier.” That’s the tagline thrown into each video, indicating that everybody at the table has done something incredibly altruistic for the benefit of mankind. The new series entitled ‘The Good Guys’ contrasts the historical figures Jesus, Gandhi and Mother Teresa with your average Joe, and shows how a few simple mouse clicks is enough to make a difference and score the Mr Average a seat at the table with the greats.
Who is Jordan Belfort? Wall Street millionaire at 26, playboy, philanderer, addict, charismatic leader, giant fraud and federal convict at 36, Jordan Belfort says he’s a man who has found atonement. He’s coming to Cape Town. 2oceansvibe landed an exclusive interview with the man.
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Super-yachts have become the mainstay for billionaires across the globe,making an already exclusive even more nichey. A report from Wealth-X and the UBS Global Billionaire Census (really,that’s a thing?) has found that the average billionaire spends $22 million on yachts, which equates to around a measly R226 million. In that spirit, check out the top five most expensive super-yachts, and feel bad about yourself.
Judging the success of an individual startup company is complex. Forbes has researched its way through swathes upon swathes of startup companies, in an attempt to quantify the most successful new businesses of 2013. This is their list.
It’s a race towards space between Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Sir Richard Branson. In this clip, the South African-born CEO of SpaceX, and Fortune Magazine’s businessman of the year explains why he wants us to become a “multi-planet species”. We’ve got our money on the man who makes space sound sexy.
Many of us feel like we can’t get any work done because we’re politely replying to useless emails, watching our nails grow in boring meetings and trying not to shout at our co-workers for showing us another baby photo (and by baby, we mean kitten/ puppy). If you’ve ever wondered how much all of this takes away from your actual productivity, Australian enterprise company, Atlassian, created an awesome Infographic for your viewing pleasure.
Billions of dollars in sales. Quick shipments. Ultra-efficient distribution chains. Carefully orchestrated PR. Drone delivery. If you think we’re talking about a major business like Google or Amazon, you’d be wrong.
There are a lot of rich folk working at Google – and many of them have had to suffer extreme inconvenience simply because Google could not offer them a space to park their jets. Until now.
Crowd funding. Sounds easy, dunnit? Just ask people for money and you shall receive. But it’s not that simple.
The Mega Millions jackpot never fails to live up to its name, but chances are that it just might supercede its own mega ambitions by racking up a billion-dollar jackpot before Christmas.
Cape Town entrepreneur, Lize Hartley founded Plasta – a company dedicated to providing first aid plasters, waterproof plasters, assorted boxes, sports tape, and micro pore in a range of skin tones.
On average, we spend about 40 hours a week at work. That ads up to 30% of our lives! So it makes sense that you choose carefully where you are going to spend that time. Glassdoor just released its 6th annual Employees Choice awards and technology companies rule the list with Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google all making the Top Ten.
According to the managing editor, deciding on Time’s person of the year is “not about how good or bad someone has been but how much of a difference they’ve made.” So who has followed in the footsteps of Joseph Stalin, Mark Zuckerberg, and last year’s winner – Barack Obama?
Once upon a time, Adam Sandler was hailed as the king of comedy in Hollywood. But that time is no more. Forbes just placed him at the top of a list of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood. Ouch.
Yes, of course they are. But now we have cold, hard evidence to prove it. This infographic outlines some of the basic traits of narcissism, before revealing some worrying correlations between heavy social media use and narcissism.
On the final instalment of M&G Newsroom for 2013, Mandela family spokesperson General Themba Matanzima tells us about Madiba the family man, and how he sacrificed a domestic life for the benefit of first his people, and then the world.
To the ignorant, sign language is just a continuation of funky hand movements. Unfortunately, it seems that “most of us” includes the interpreter at Mandela’s memorial service yesterday. Australian news agency, Special Broadcasting Services, released a report accusing accusing the interpreter of being unfit for the job. A board member of the World Federation of Deaf [...]
What you didn’t know when you were watching Breaking Bad was that Walter White actually exists. And for 10 years, his was the best meth you could buy in the state of Alabama. Check out this radical 17 minute documentary over your lunch break. And relax, there aren’t any spoilers. [Source : YouTube]
Lesbian sex. It’s one of those things that is often speculated about, and not often talked about. We have so many questions, and yet so few real answers. It’s time to get the facts straight.
The editorial staff over at The Cape Times are becoming increasingly worried that their editorial independence is under threat. It all started when Cape Times editor, Alide Dasnois, was fired unexpectedly by the paper’s new owners, Sekunjalo Independent Media.
Josh Shapiro always knew he wanted to make as much money as possible. Which is why, when other people his age were floundering, he was raking in thousands of dollars every day.
Sure, we have those coffee-makers that grind, brew and spit out coffee at the push of a button, but what if we really wanted to roast our beans too?
Good ‘ol Bernie Madoff. The former non-executive Chairman of the NASDAQ , stockbroker and financier who admitted to operating in a Ponzi scheme considered to be the largest financial fraud in US history, agreed to an interview with the Wall Street Journal while incarcerated.
It’s about time that condom advertising did away with all the coy innuendos and started getting to the point.
Koos Bekker’s Naspers is doing very, very well. Thanks for asking. And it’s all on the back of TenCent, and a weak Rand. This, from Fin24: At 10:22, Naspers shares, which gained over 80% this year, were changing hands at a new record high of R1010.98, tracking a surge in Tencent shares in Hong Kong. [...]
It may not be Francis Bacon’s R1.4 billion best-seller, but you have to admit that half a billion rand is still a helluva lot, and it’s worth seeing what kind of art deserves that degree of monetary exchange.
Have you seen this stunner in Stellenbosch? You get your own vineyard, and your own olive grove without the massive ball-ache of maintaining a Distelle-level vine-producing farm. Just think of the kind of person you get to be when you own this place. Feel free to dabble in making your own boutique wine, take a jar of olives to your mates house when you visit. You’ll basically be the most refined person you know. Jislaaik, that’s lekker.
Whenever you make an online credit card purchase, the processing bank as well as the merchant in question both see all your details. That means your name, number and address. But what if you don’t want them to?
The headphone-cable-tangle. Possibly one of the most common tech afflictions, and also one of the most mysterious. It plagues us all relentlessly. Even if you put a pair in your pocket, and remain completely still for an hour, the cheeky buggers still tangle themselves up in the most intricate and complex way imaginable.
The launch of the iPad Air in South Africa today reminded us of this special little moment. Professional genius and part-time eccentric, Steve Wozniak admitted on stage at the 2011 Engadget Show that he prints and spends his own $2 bills (he’ll also happily sell you a book of them), as well as numerous fake [...]