Anil Nathoo

1 Hour Guide - Anil Nathoo

Hey there, fellow adventurers and curious souls. Welcome to the 1 Hour Guide!

My name is Anil Nathoo and this is my little corner of the internet exploring leadership, technology & curiosities.

This is a place where my love for books, my fascination with AI tech tools, and my knack for stumbling upon intriguing oddities all come together in a symphony of discovery.

If you’ve ever felt the thrill of getting lost in a story, the satisfaction of finding that perfect tool for the job, or the wonder of stumbling upon something totally unexpected, then you’re in for a treat.

Join me as I share my thoughts on the books that have captured my heart, the tools that have transformed my work and play, and the curious items that have sparked my imagination.

Together, let’s dive into a world where every page turned, every tool wielded, and every oddity explored adds a new brushstroke to the masterpiece of life’s journey.

My Books

Proceeds from the sale of my books are donated to the Cancer Fund.

Why this blog?

In a world brimming with information, it’s easy to get lost in the constant stream of content vying for our attention. Amidst the noise, there exists a timeless reservoir of knowledge, wisdom, and profound insights that have shaped the course of history and continue to inspire generations.

This blog is a diary of my learning journey where I strive to grow my own personal skills through the exploration of great books and the profound thinking of inspiring leaders. It is a humble attempt at consolidating the thinking of those that have influenced me.

From the philosophy of ancient scholars to the revolutionary ideas of modern thought leaders, my objective is to delve into the rich tapestry of literature that has not only withstood the test of time, but continues to guide me.

In this digital age, where trends come and go with a swipe of the screen, it’s crucial to pause and reflect on the wisdom that endures. Whether you’re an avid reader, a curious learner, or simply someone seeking enlightenment, the articles in this blog may serve to spark your interest.


Over the years I have held several positions in the areas of leadership, commercial managment, business development, marketing, business intelligence, analytics, planning, IT, finance, and auditing. The content of this blog served as a resource throughout my journey.

– Commercial Manager
– Product Manager
– Business Analysis and Planning Manager
– Business Analyst
– Internal Auditor
– Analyst Programmer
– Financial controller
– Franchisee (Scooters Pizza and Domino’s Pizza)
– Lecturer
– Treasurer
– Consultant
– Author (


– Master of Commerce (University of Natal, 2002)
– Bachelor of Commerce Honours (University of South Africa, 1998)
– Bachelor of Commerce (University of Natal, 1990)
– Diploma in Financial Management (Damelin, 1986)
– ISO9001 Lead Implementer (British Standards Institute, 2021)

Skill set

– Leadership
– Commercial Management
– Business Development
– Analytics
– Strategy, Planning and Forecasting
– Product Management
– Financial Modelling
– Decision Support Applications
– Projects and Investigations
– eCommerce
– Business Performance Management
– Accounting & Bookkeeping
– Internal Controls and Auditing
– Procurement Management
– Asset Management
– Entrepreneurship


So, buckle up and get ready to explore – there’s a whole universe of pages, tools, and curiosities waiting to be uncovered!