Day #213 – Cheers, Alan!

“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.

© Dave Luis 2012. All Rights Reserved.

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