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Hard Work has its Rewards

The last few weeks has provided an opportunity for me to spend time with young and aspirational people, more than I usually do. For the last few years, near the end of the year we’ve upped the number of interviews we do as some of the best of the South African youth come into the […]

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My love-hate relationship with entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is the poster-child of the economy – consensus appears to be that running your own business is the ultimate pinnacle of a career – full of fun and the secret to untold riches. That might be the truth for a very few entrepreneurs, but there’s also a dark, lonely and extremely challenging side to […]

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Innovation – the intersection of science and the humanities

I recently gave a guest speaker address a leading media company, where I looked at the aspects of why a business should innovate, how to go about it and how best to lead it. Best captured by Walter Isaacson, “The next phase of the digital revolution will bring a true fusion of technology with the […]

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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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