Category > 2012

Cycling the Wines2Whales Adventure MTB ride

Just less than two weeks ago I took part in a 3 day mountain bike stage race from Somerset West to Onrus through some of the most incredible countryside South Africa has to offer. Having done the Sani2c earlier in the year, I can say without a doubt that mountain bike stage races are things […]

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How to make a million bucks in South Africa

Having worked for the last three years alongside some of the smartest and wealthiest people in the country through my time on the RMB Class Of programme, I’ve come to realise that it’s rather easy to become wealthy. It takes just two simple ingredients – patience and discipline. There’s no need to think up the […]

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Adrian Gore – The attributes of success

I attended a talk given by Adrian Gore, Discovery Holdings CEO and founder, held at GIBS this last week. His talk focused on the commonalities of the attributes he feels are constituents of success. His measure of “success” doesn’t purely focus on the amassing of wealth for an individual, but can be applied to a […]

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What is your competitive advantage to business

Often heard as a topic of conversation near the water cooler is that of “competitive advantage.” Companies up in lights are lauded for their “differentiated offering” and run of the mill business fade into history for not developing one themselves. My time at a very successful investment bank has underlined the realisation that competitive advantages are […]

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My take on the bank with the lowest fees

I have a gripe about all the chatter regarding the bank with the lowest fees. Say, hypothetically, that you’ve been diagnosed with a severe but benign tumour in a part of your body that’s difficult to operate on – let’s say, in your brain. Which surgeon are you going to pick to perform your operation […]

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My thoughts on having done an Ironman 70.3

In January, I completed the Ironman 70.3 in East London. It’s take a few weeks to mentally and physically digest, but these are some of my thoughts and experiences on doing the race. I still cant quite encapsulate the event in words, because it’s far more than that, but it’s as much about the 25 […]

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Skiing in Saalbach

After completing the Ironman 70.3 in Port Elizabeth, Jules and I flew to Europe to visit Prague, Munich and spend a week on the slopes in Saalbach, Austria. I’ve only skied twice before, so took a while to warm to technique. Two days in I was past the snowplough procedure, but still managed to stop […]

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