By Travor Gosling CA(SA) The entrepreneurial success stories that come out of Silicon Valley could give the man in the street the impression that it’s easy to build a company, raise capital and successfully exit your venture where after you move onto the next conquest. The reality is basically the opposite though. Ideas are easy,… Read More The dark side of entrepreneurship: The emotional roller-coaster
By Linda de Beer CA(SA) I was recently asked to share a few thoughts and my anecdotal observations on corporate governance at a cocktail function in Windhoek. Serving on boards has provided me with more than just active and passive observations, certainly also lifelong lessons and most definitely scars. I am involved in a research… Read More The good, the bad and the ugly
By Coenie Middel CA(SA) To large companies, creating new businesses is the challenge of the day. Because of maturing technologies and ageing product portfolios, a new imperative is clear: Companies must create, develop, and sustain innovative new businesses. Innovation. It seems like everyone is talking about it these days. And rightly so, but the realities… Read More The challenge of corporate entrepreneurship
By Kevin Lings and Vaughan Henkel In today’s interconnected, fast-changing world, you need deep investment insights to make the connections between many seemingly unconnected factors. Kevin Lings and Vaughan Henkel takes a look at a range of factors to help you make better investment decisions in 2017. Since 2009 investors have witnessed one of the… Read More 2017: where to for investors?
By Lynn Grala She describes herself as strong-willed, focused and extroverted. Lynn Grala tells us about Leigh-Ann Bezuidenhout great job and fantastic life in Bermuda and running the New York Half Marathon to raise money for J A Ncaca Primary School in Cradock. Bermuda not only lured Leigh-Ann Bezuidenhout with its pink sandy beaches and crystal-clear… Read More Living life island style
By Frank Kilbourn South African art has enjoyed very high media exposure in recent years with record prices being achieved for a number of our acclaimed artists. This begs the question: is this the time when one should be buying South African art? A positive answer would require three pre-conditions to be met: South African… Read More Why buy art?