Born and raised in the Free State, Don knew he was destined to get out and share his findings with the world. In his early days, he felt that altruistic intent was what defined him as a person, and that helping others was what life was truly about. Becoming a clown busking in malls and performing magic at kids parties worked for a while, but somehow he ended up clothing people in his own range of T-shirts instead. He then found that life itself could be captured and shared through the focused eye of the lens and, rather disappointingly, became a film and edit monkey.
Later, he studied the teachings of Nietzsche and Voltaire, meaning to move into the practice of healing people's minds, but somehow managed to co-found a non-profit company who make a lot of profit helping companies realise why they don't know their (proverbial or literal) arse from their elbow. They make a lot of money doing this, somehow.
He's clowned, he's brainstormed, he's travelled, and he's dated girls who might somehow be linked to supermodels. He also MCs events and concerts, and will on occasion even try make people laugh. He's as awesome as he thinks he is.
mc gig list
- Coke Fest 2008
- Coke Zero Fest 2009
- XBOX Kinect South Africa Launch
- Windows Phone 7 internal Launch for Microsoft
- My sister's wedding - I was a hoot!
corporate talk list
Apart from various events where he has spoken on The Power of Perspective, he has also spoken for:
- Investec IT Manco: Information and timing
- FNB Commercial: Alternative Approaches to Business: Creating your next Purple Cow
- JD Group: Perspective
- Wasteman Holdings: Re-imagine
- BMW South Africa: Creating a Leadership Culture
His latest talks cover the art of Doing Ideas and the importance of execution, and how Speed Kills, where he questions the rapid adoption of technology and why we all need to take a step back.