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Wonga Ntshinga

E-mail Address: founder@wowosclub.org

Web: www.wongantshinga.com 


Wowos Business Club

26 June 2024

 

Explore the latest insights to elevate your business! From competitive analysis to online retail strategies, we've curated compelling articles tailored for your success. Our website, https://www.wowosclub.org/business, also features insightful videos. Visit now and share your preferences for additional content. Ensure your business gains visibility by joining our esteemed list of Wowos Business Service Providers.

 

Thank you for your time.

 

Best regards,

Wonga Ntshinga

Founder

Wowos Club

X: @ClubWowos

 


Customer Experience

27 December 2023 

 

On 29 September 2023, I informed Wowos Business Club that we started Wowos Club at the content level. I further told that cohort that we are moving up towards customer experience, where we want to understand Wowos better. I argued, back then, that we wanted to be there for each Wowos' life needs and provide a great Wowos experience every time and everywhere. 

 

This club is about meeting Wowos's life event needs, and we want to be there for our members. We want this experience to be seamless, and we want to engage with every one of you. Yes, we want to interact more with you going forward. 

 

Thank you for being a Wowos Member in 2023. 

 

Good night. 

 

Warm regards,

Wonga Ntshinga, 

Founder 

Wowos Club 


Community Resilient Club (CRC)

I see Wowos as a Community Resilient Club (CRC) that continues to uplift many of us and a vehicle to make us achieve what we aspire to be. 

 

The story of Wowos Club is documented in the following web pages: 

 

https://www.wowosclub.org/about; https://www.wowosclub.org/covid19; https://www.wowosclub.org/blog; https://www.wowosclub.org/twitter; https://www.wowosclub.org/parents; https://www.wowosclub.org/wsc; https://www.wowosclub.org/photo-gallery; https://www.wowosclub.org/w5c; https://www.wowosclub.org/music; and https://www.wowosclub.org/bookclub

 

We urge you to visit the pages. Choose one now and browse and see how resilient our members are. 


Where is your business? Are you a digital leader?

 

 

Where is your business? Are you a digital leader? 

 

Many businesses have moved from place to space. Have you done the same? Have you explored at plugging into Wowos Club Services here: https://www.wowosclub.org/business - partnering is always better.  

 

In their book, Weill & Woerner (2018: 67) argue that if we want new digital revenue, we must start with content and enhance the brand. This is why we have started Wowos Club at content level. We are now probably moving up towards customer experience where we want to better understand Wowos. We want to be there for each Wowos life needs (e.g. goals) and provide a great customer experience every time and everywhere. 

 

I urge you to join us as we digitalise Wowos Club. Chat with me if you need more information or have some innovation ideas or you want your business to be a partner to this.   

 

Thank you for reading. 

 

Warm regards,

Wonga Ntshinga, 

Founder 

Wowos Club 

Website: www.wowosclub.org       

Twitter: @WowosClub 


Wowos Club: An ecosystem driver

12 September 2023 

 

Dear Wowos and Shareholders, 

 

We want to take Wowos Club as an ecosystem driver. In doing so, we want to move up and to the right! We want to: 

 

(i) Learn more about Wowos; 

(ii) Connect with Wowos via Social Media, Website (wwww.wowosclub.org), WhatsApp Groups (see the different cohorts), and Mobile App (we are looking for someone who can make this happen - chat with me if you can); 

(iii) Redesign our business to emphasise partnering and open links to partners via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and participating in ecosystems;  

(iv) Offer Wowos a rental of apartments - see our work here: https://www.wowosclub.org/properties

 

We are looking for you to help us achieve these steps. I look forward to hearing from you.  

Thank you for reading. 

 

Warm regards,

Wonga Ntshinga, 

Founder 

Wowos Club 

Website: www.wowosclub.org       

Twitter: @WowosClub 

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We need to create the next generation of Wowos Club

6 September 2023 

Updated 28 March 2024

 

Dear Wowos Business Members and Shareholders, 

 

We do not know if there will ever be stability again. For this reason, Wowos, we need to listen to Alex Osterwalder, who said, “Spend at least 40% of your time every week on innovation or give innovation a powerful position in your organisation”. 

 

By 2027, McKinsey believes 75% of the companies currently on the S&P 500 will have disappeared. The way we make money is changing. The best and most successful companies compete not just on products and services but also on business models. 

 

I urge you to join us as we digitalise the Wowos Club. This requires thinking differently about the club as we need to create the next generation of Wowos Club. We invite you to use your wide lens and tell us what weak signals we may face as a club. 

 

We must: 

 

(i) transform the club to be a self-service club with a solid business model; 

(ii) engage Wowos more deeply with competing new offerings and multichannel;

(iii) make Wowos data work for us (read more here);  

(iv) be on the lookout for signals that will change and disrupt us; 

 

We are looking for your ideas and urge you to write to me. 

 

I look forward to hearing from you. 

 

Thank you for reading. 

 

Warm regards,

Wonga Ntshinga, 

Founder 

Wowos Club 

Website: www.wowosclub.org       

Twitter: @WowosClub 

 

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Formation of Wowos Club

It was on 24 May 1999 that I decided to form this group. Then we had the following members: Bathabile Mthethwa (Tshomi), Johannes Nakana (Meneer), and Lerato Mohaule (Bookworm). Back then, I did not know our website would have a motto, "Wow, don't be a number, be a member". This motto was the intellectual work of our Executive Member Bathabile Mthethwa. Today, our group comprises over 263 members and still counting. These members are worldwide, as far as France, Swaziland, and Nigeria. 

 

A lot has happened since 24 May 1999. First, we saw the launch of the Question Of The Week Distribution E-mail. This distribution was then followed by the Quote Of the Month, Quote of the Year (my favourite), Shock Of the Week, Find thy Special One, and Breaking News, to name but a few. Incomparable members were awarded the Wowos 2002 Year Awards. They are Rolphy Matloum (Member of the Year), Joseph Ramaisa Khoanyane (Most Improved Member), Brandley Ngcobo (Most Active Member), Nozizwe Mahlaba (Best New Comer), Bathabile Mthethwa (Most Creative Member), Patrick Otto (Most Amusing Member), and Jerry Sereme (Most Controversial Member).

 

Chapters were then established on 25 November 2002. These Chapters were Eastern Cape Chapter, Gauteng Chapter, Western Cape Chapter, Australian Chapter, Nigeria Chapter, Limpopo Chapter, and Mpumalanga Chapter. These Chapters intend to allow members to govern themselves.

 

The club continues reconfiguring its resource allocation and business areas as part of its long-term strategy. The club has gradually changed over the last 23 years as we continue to spot our weak signals. We attempt to be an invincible club. We are exploring, learning and relearning from each other as members. Join us! 

 

WL Ntshinga 

Founder

Last updated: 29 July 2023 


Wowos Conversations

In this episode of Wowos Conversations, I had the pleasure of virtually sitting down with Wonga L. Ntshinga, the Founder of Wowos Club. Wowos Club, a not-for-profit think-tank, was founded on May 24th, 1999, to entertain, advise, teach, and grow together while promoting a culture of open dialogue. The club's motto, "Wow...don't be a number, be a member," created by Bathabile Mthethwa, reflects the importance of membership and community within Wowos Club. During our conversation, Wonga L. Ntshinga shared what inspired him to start Wowos Club and how it has grown to over 270 dynamic loyal members today, primarily in South Africa. However, with the club's presence on social networks, geographical constraints are being broken, and more individuals can become a part of this community. The key to the success of Wowos Club lies in its members. Without them, the club cannot survive, function or flourish. As Ditaba Moeketsi, winner of the Best Newcomer award at the 2nd Year Wowo's Awards in 2003, created the club's mission statement: "To be the Best we can be in everything we do!" and it is the driving force behind Wowos Club's ongoing growth and development. If you want to be part of a community that fosters open dialogue, promotes personal and professional growth, and values its members, then Wowos Club is the place for you! Join the conversation and become a member today. Visit Wowos Club at https://wowosclub.org/about Don't forget to like and subscribe to our channel for more exciting episodes of Wowos Conversations! #WowosConversations #Community #OpenDialogue #PersonalGrowth #ProfessionalGrowth #Membership #NotForProfit #ThinkTank #SouthAfrica #SocialNetworks #Success #MissionStatement #Motto #Culture #Diversity #Inclusion