Do you know the feeling? That feeling that your life is too small, like an ill-fitting sweater. Hemmed in, frustrated, feeling that something is wrong with the world, that your life and work should be more, bigger. Entrepreneurs and Heavy Chefs feel this perhaps a little more than most. We are not satisfied. There is always more to do, to build, to conquer. Yet, this can be exhausting and burn you out, not to mention leave a wake of damage as you plough forward. So what is the solution? Pierre du Plessis unpacks.
Pierre du Plessis is a tad obsessed with the idea of training naked-just-as-you-came-into-this-world. It was only when a friend pointed out how the idea can function as a great metaphor for being honest, authentic, and real in our efforts to become better humans, build better businesses and all-round better lives that he understood why. Now he want us all to train naked.
Pierre du Plessis is not your average Heavy Chef speaker. Some members of the audience were a little confused when Pierre opened his talk with "smell your hands". Pierre is not your average design thinker either. With a varied career in muliple disciplines, Pierre has advised artists, designers, technologists and international CEOs alike. The CEO of social entrepreneur company, Pierre is also a consultant, a strategist and a 'dissident preacher'. Watch this talk and prepare to be challenged.
HumanWrites is the little square notebook company that is growing like gangbusters around South Africa - mainly on the back of its social contribution. For each ‘Writable’ that gets sold, the company gives back to society. Pierre du Plessis is the ‘CWO’ of HumanWrites, and is going to be talking at our next Heavy Chef event in Cape Town, on design thinking and creating your ultimate mobile application. Fred Roed, CEO of Heavy Chef, spoke to Pierre in the lead up to the event on the 22 October.
Your minimal viable product is the thing that validates that big idea that's been cooking up inside you for long. Your MVP is the thing that indicates whether you actually have a business. Heavy Chef has invited Jacques Oberholzer, co-founder of international UI / UX design agency Now Boarding, and Pierre du Plessis, CEO of HumanWrit.es to unpack this vital topic on the Heavy Chef stage on the 22 and 23 October 2018.