ShapeShifter

Meet Michael Griffin, a man on a mission to rid the world of meaningless gifts

Michael Griffin is the founder of online social savings tool ADDaBIT™.

Instead of giving meaningless gifts, family and friends can contribute towards a specific goal using Michael Griffin’s ADDaBIT™.

Decluttering our lives of excess possessions is liberating.

Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin brought the Porsche Design brand to South Africa in 2007.

ADDaBIT™’s Michael Griffin loves road racing and dreams of one day competing in the Dakar Rally.

Scroll down to listen to the audio or watch the video.

I fell in love with a pair of Porsche designed shoes. I couldn’t get them at home, so that’s how I got into Porsche Design!

Michael Griffin

You can’t invest in a business and expect a return within three years.

Michael Griffin

I wanted my own brand. I also wanted global customers. So I created ADDaBIT™.

Michael Griffin

Your kids don’t need a hundred toys!

Michael Griffin

We’ve got more than 400 investors already.

Michael Griffin

This article first appeared on 702 : Meet Michael Griffin, a man on a mission to rid the world of meaningless gifts


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Meet the woman behind the Fynbos infused gin taking the world by storm

Meet the woman behind the Fynbos infused gin taking the world by storm

Meet Lorna Scott, owner of the wildly successful Inverroche Distillery, the maker of Fynbos infused gin.

Meet Mike Sharman, a man who likes to play naked and see campaigns go viral

Meet Mike Sharman, a man who likes to play naked and see campaigns go viral

We profile the co-founder of heralded digital communications agency Retroviral, a firm recently bought by JSE-listed Bidvest.

Dion Chang can spot a trend a mile away (and made doing so his business)

Dion Chang can spot a trend a mile away (and made doing so his business)

Meet fashion icon Dion Chang, one of South Africa’s most celebrated trend analysts, and learn where our brave new world is headed.

Meet Chris Botha, the man in charge of South Africa’s very best media agency

Meet Chris Botha, the man in charge of South Africa’s very best media agency

Media Innovator of the Year (2010); one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans (2013). Meet The MediaShop’s MD...

Meet Niel Schoeman, hellbent on bringing high-speed fibre connectivity to all

Meet Niel Schoeman, hellbent on bringing high-speed fibre connectivity to all

Vumatel CEO Niel Schoeman wants high-speed fibre connectivity in every South African suburb. This is his story...

Meet Richard Pike, Adcorp CEO and largest “labour broker” in South Africa

Meet Richard Pike, Adcorp CEO and largest “labour broker” in South Africa

We interviewed Adcorp CEO Richard Pike about near-death experiences, defying the odds and labour in South Africa.

Meet Charmaine Mabuza, the shy entrepreneur who wants us all to play the lottery

Meet Charmaine Mabuza, the shy entrepreneur who wants us all to play the lottery

“If you haven’t played the lotto, I guarantee that you will play in the coming years!” says the MD of new lotto operator ITHUBA.

How much money is enough for you to be happy?

How much money is enough for you to be happy?

We speak to the author of "How much is enough? – Maximising Wealth and Well-being”; a personal finance book like none other.

Money CAN make you happy (but only if you don’t buy stuff with it)

Money CAN make you happy (but only if you don’t buy stuff with it)

Can money make you happy? Research proves it can, but only if you give it away or buy experiences instead material goods.

13 random thoughts on living a happier, less materialistic life

13 random thoughts on living a happier, less materialistic life

702/Capetalk's Kabous le Roux shares 13 thoughts he has on being less materialistic and living the good life right here right now.

Popular articles
Nhlanhla Nene asks trade unions for ideas on how to fund wage increase demands

Nhlanhla Nene asks trade unions for ideas on how to fund wage increase demands

Nene asked unions representing Eskom workers to provide ideas to fund wage increases after negotiations with Eskom deadlocked.

[WATCH] Man finds it hard to open his Zam-Buk & pleads for an easier opening tin

[WATCH] Man finds it hard to open his Zam-Buk & pleads for an easier opening tin

Tourists wake up at the crack of dawn to bag the best sunbed and one man even suffers a broken toe in the melee.

How Steinhoff shares doubled in just five days

How Steinhoff shares doubled in just five days

Founder of Herenya Capital Advisors, Petri Redelinghuys, explains how the embattled Steinhoff managed to double its share price in 5 days

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

The new Home Affairs upgrades to the system include printing parents details at the back of the child's passport.

Woolworths explains reasons for rice mix recall

Woolworths explains reasons for rice mix recall

The retailer announced it is recalling its rice mix product for fear of contamination with the Listeria bacteria.

Home Affairs set to undergo an upgrade in move to paperless system

Home Affairs set to undergo an upgrade in move to paperless system

A new live capture system will cover birth, marriage and death registrations.

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

The Panorama, Welgelegen and Plattekloof Neighbourhood Watch has identified a new house break-in trend.