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A change agent for South African entrepreneurs

Between 2009 and 2013, I worked at Rand Merchant Bank on their Class Of programme – rotating through various divisions to learn the workings of an investment bank. The Class Of mandate was to bring alternate and entrepreneurial thinking to the table and question the status quo. We were lucky to have access to the […]

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Cycling up the Alpe d’Huez

If you’ve watched highlights of the Tour de France, the mountain stages in the French Alps are always where the the battles are lost and won. Nicole and I have just spent a month on honeymoon in France, and on our way back to Paris from the Riviera, I jumped at the opportunity to climb […]

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Fostering true innovation in the financial services industry

This post originally appeared on Moneyweb in April 2015 The recipe for entrepreneurial success goes something along the line of this: Create significant economic value for an industry by commercialising an innovative product or service, scale that platform to acquire market share quickly, while tapping a network of connected, experienced captains of industry to further […]

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Retroviral rebrand

Mike and I started Retroviral in 2010 on the premise of working with brands to makeĀ great content and stimulate the two-way communications that are possible on the internet. The company has grown and what was four people in an office 3 times too big for it at the start of last year, outgrew its space […]

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Tips for aspiring digital entrepreneurs

First published in Finweek, I was asked to share some tips for aspiring digital entrepreneurs. Here is what I put down, being a collection of my insights from experience in the entrepreneurial industry. Put 20% of your net asset value at risk Entrepreneurs usually start working on their business before leaving the support and financial […]

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Believe in yourself

Next weekend, thousands will descend on East London to participate in the Ironman 70.3. This video is for all of you, who are doubting yourselves, in the amount of training you’ve done, whether you’ll make the cut-off, or manage to survive Bunker’s Hill – twice. Believe in yourself. It’s the best race-fuel you could dream […]

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