|“Cheers, Al. So long, and thanks for all the fish!”|
Today we said farewell to Alan, CEO of Mxit. He is the man who gave me an opportunity to rebuild my career and my life, back in February this year.
A little bit of hero worship, then, is to be expected from this most human and humble and amiable of guys. Alan inspires much, and is a great lover of practical jokes – by which I mean he loves creeping up behind you when you are lost in the sound and the screen in front of you, and giving you a huge fright. Many heart-stopping times when Al has come up behind and scared the BeJayzuz out of us!
The news of Alan’s stepping down as CEO was a shock for a lot of people. It also came on the same day Cris called, out of the blue. I had a very hard time that day. It was a test, of my resolve, and of my ability to stand on my own two feet, I get that. I am just not ready to say goodbye to either of them.
I am strong. I am strong enough. I just have to act on it.
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