3 things MXit did right with Alan Knott-Craig jr

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those 3 bright stars
Rosy tinted glasses and the blinkers bestowed upon you by the usual stories that get coverage on the other blogs that call themselves anything but. Take those off, take a walk outside and get some fresh air. The wwworld will still be here when you get back. Speculation as to why and the rumours continue about Alan Knott-Craig Jr stepping down as CEO fo MXit. Keeping investors happy doth not a sustainable business make. He treated MXit like a country and appeasing the bankers would lead to a revolt the likes of what we’re seeing in the physical wwworld through the occupy movements and protests happening at South African mines, in Greece and the Pussy Revolt in Russia. Mxit’s new CEO should hopefully be as open-mined as Herman and Alan are. But what do I know? Web AddiCT(s); aren’t bean counters. I do grind coffee beans frequently though.

The chart above highlights just how things at MXit have changed over the last year since Alan has been at the helm. Never in it’s 8 year history has the wwworld been researching MXit as they are now. Show me another CEO/CMO or CTO that can achieve that? This is why your Web AddiCT believe the changes Alan brought to MXit will be felt by those investors who let him go many years after his name will be forgotten: There are only 3 reasons actually, or rather 3 people who Alan had join his team or continued to support.

  • The MXit API – Gavin Marshall. Gavin has been with MXit as long as I can remember. He is also one of the minds behind the API. Only good things, like the WordPress MXit plugin, can come from this.
  • MXit Cares – Marlon Parker. I’m a bit biased here but assimilating Parker’s world changing ideas into MXit cares will unlocks more opportunities for MXit in Africa than any suit could.
  • TrustFabric – Joe Botha. The opt-out registry is pretty much part of MXit’s DNA is you ask me. The mind of Joe Botha always astounds. He is just awesome when it comes to doing business too.

No insults, no speculation, just good moves by Alan Knott-Craig jnr while he was at MXit. Much respect. MXit shouldn’t be looking for a CEO. They do need a new CMO though.

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  • Christopher Mills

    Every single person and their cat had an opinion about him stepping down, so I decided to leave it be as I was blown away by some of the naive comments being made. Comments coming from people who honestly don’t have a clue about technology/mobile/business let alone an operation of this magnitude.

    I guess that’s the nature of the Internet, a platform that allows every Tom, Dick and Harry give their opinion regardless of how ignorant it may be.

    • http://www.webaddict.co.za Rafiq Phillips

      haters gonna hate.

  • darkness

    I don’t mean to be flippant, but WTF cares about one guy stepping down as CEO. It seems that the SA industry is so tiny that people spend countless time pondering something so trivial