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Never Give Up!

Contributed By: Tre’ Gammage

“There is two types of people in the world, those that make things happen, and those that watch things happen”

Top Takeaways

  • Take things to the next level
  • Becoming more consistent
  • Why do you do what you do

Quotes

“Two types of people in the world, those that make things happen and those that watch things happen.”

“I never understood how important consistency was, there should be strategy to what you do”

Side notes

  • Networking
  • Vision board
  • Breaking down goal setting

Young South African Media Mogul Breaks Barriers

Contributed By: Chynnah Tomlin and Katrina Garnes

Meet Allegro Dinkwanyane, a 26-year-old media industry powerhouse from South Africa, recently recognized by Forbes Woman Africa as one of Africa’s youngest female media business owners on the rise. Allegro, a University of Johannesburg and University of Cape Town alumnus, made the decision to become fully self-employed in 2012 and hasn’t looked back. Since launching her entertainment website, Orgella Entertainment, in 2011, she has expanded her company to include eight entities, including a fashion boutique, a charity foundation, and a real estate company.

The Impact of Digital Communications

Fifty years ago, communication was a lot different than what we are exposed to now. Most correspondence was done through snail mail (I, for instance, remember mostly writing letters to my grandmother until I was around 14), and while landline phones were around, not everyone had one. Since then, a plethora of strides have been taken to make communicating as effortless as possible. In only seconds, you can communicate with someone half way across the world. For instance, in 2011, the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death spread like wildfire on social media twenty minutes before news outlets started covering it, and an entire hour before President Obama held a press conference about it. In an hour and a half, there was over 583,000 tweets about this one topic. Four years later, news spreads even faster.