Practical visionaries, particularly qualified futurists, real geniuses (of the Mensa variety) who also happen to be genuinely good guys are rare finds.
Even more so if they choose to stay in South Africa despite the obvious lures from other shores for this unique & valuable combination. This Guy has a captivating vision for what we could be, as South Africans/ Africans within a global context. He speaks without the hypnotic ra-ra of sugar-rush motivational speaking, so often unfounded on anything but blunt patriotism.
Instead, strong, clear, sometimes challenging solutions – based on long-term strategy and unlocking present untapped resources – inspire real possibilities. This is what anyone fortunate enough to spend time with this man will see and hear.
If you haven’t been introduced – I’d be honoured to give you a little glimmer of the force for good that is Guy Lundy. If you read SA Rocks regularly, you won’t be surprised.. Guy has been celebrated here before (thanks SA Rocks founder Nic) for his legendary speech “I Pledge Allegiance“. The speech went viral after it profoundly rocked our Toastmasters group; passed hand to hand around the world when South Africans desperately needed the clarity and optimism it offered.
From that seed of hope a book was born, and then another, and saw Guy jetting around the world to share the miracle of South Africa’s unique lessons in transformation. His background as an economist and futurist offers an expanded view that most SA pundits need to provide solidity for their scenarios. Guy has an engaging scenario that was developed coming in as CEO of Accelerate Cape Town : Southern Comfort / Southern Tiger (THIS is well worth a read! especially if you don’t count yourself among the apathetic & would love to get involved in ensuring SA rocks).
If you’re also keen to bridge the gap between idealism and productive action (read: good business): stay connected to the projects that Guy will be initiating through Accelerate Cape Town. Join the Facebook group for updates. Or even better, if your company/organisation can afford to get Guy to come in to do one of his legendary presentions: this is a guarantee that your trajectory will take an upturn from re.visioning your future here.
Join in & get fit for a future that is increasingly disrupted, unpredictable and define your own vision given the opportunities and risks on the horizon. The more of us that have a coherent, creative set of targets to work towards the more likely it’ll be that South Africa will get her day in the sun. We became a more united, diverse, colourful nation that miraculously transformed into a democracy.. is that it? All our karma burnt up? Or have we got the capacity for more?
I believe with my head & heart that we do. And passionate about celebrating the work of the brilliant & brave individuals who step up and do more than just speak. Hence the series >>
There are few people who have inspired as much confidence to contain a realistic yet still determinedly optimistic strategy for our future in South Africa as Guy Lundy. Read his blog, his books or book him to speak ..and let’s get some vooma & accelerate with more confidence into an SA we are REALLY proud of.
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