The pragmatic entrepreneurs of South Africa’s rural areas have a lot to teach us. We should be hearing more of their stories because they are the people on the ground moving the needle for the country by solving real, tangible problems.
The notion of creativity is sometimes narrowed down to grabbing inspiration from the ether and transcribing that into a work of art. However, as the professionals will tell you, that’s naive. In order to be prolific - you have to sit down in the chair and do the work.
Mathematics is a subject that divides us squarely between those who hate it and those who love it. I argue that regardless of your affinity, it is a subject that lays the foundation for our thinking and therefore for our lives. Here's why it deserves respect.