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Entrepreneurship is a lot like riding a lion. Everyone looks at you and thinks wow that guy is brave! Look at him riding the king of the jungle! Meanwhile as an entrepreneur on top of a lion, you are thinking; wow, how did I get...

The Standard Bank Business Breakfast series in proud association with Jacaranda FM was a resounding success;Keynote speakers, Advocate Thuli Madonsela, John Smit, Miles Kubheka and Dawn Nathan-Jones, delivered a message about the importance of entrepreneurial spirit to a full-house“#WhatsYourNext” was explored by the expert speakers...

I met Conti two years ago. When I met him he was building a life size Ford Mustang with wire. He was inside building the door panel. I was blown away by the pure genius of this guy. This was both art and science. In...

I heard this story told by the former public protector a fortnight ago, it was at a business breakfast that we were both speaking at. I will be honest and say I didn't get the fuss around Thuli Madonsela, until I heard her speak that...

So this guy after 30 years working at the same company, was invited to breakfast with the founder of the company. He had never met the founder in the 30 years he worked at said company. He had listened to the founder give investor feedback...

Money Mayweather became the third person after Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods to make a billion dollars in career earnings from sport.Awesome! Whilst there's still no females on this list, I am sure the 4th person will be a woman. The would be more women...

Entrepreneurship regrows your brain from the damage that school has done.The only thing I learnt at Varsity was the ability to procrastinate, cram and regurgitate. In fact, I learnt more in culinary school than I did in my masters program. The curricular in school and...

The other on our drive to school my 8 year old son tells me he has been selected to play a lead role as Tom Sawyer in a school play. After the fist bumping and the congratulatory chest puffery, I'm like Tom Sawyer?! WTF?! I...

So am sitting at my Coffeece and this guy comes up to me. At first I couldn't recognize this gaunt impoverished figure in front of me. As he begins speaks I can't help but notice odor that precedes him. As he extends his hand to...

More than half of SA’s population is living in poverty, data from Statistics South Africa revealed. According to the Poverty Trends Report for 2006 to 2015, 30.4 million people (55.5% of the population) is living in poverty. This is up from the 53.2% or 27.3...

I couldn't have chosen a better time to be alive in South Africa. We are alive with possibilities. You literally can start anything in South Africa today! The are so many industries just waiting to be disrupted. Three main industries are still oligopolies and are...

Tjo! From Grace Mugabe to Dep Minister Manana, there seems to be a lot of rage in the country at the moment. And it seems people are taking matters into their own hands.Why do high profile individuals such as ministers and First Ladies have body...

I would have thought the spectrum moves from privilege to supremacy. Watching what has been happening in the US with the riots this week it became abundantly clear to me that the spectrum starts with supremacy. Privilege in fact is the beneficiary of supremacy. Privileged...

I pop into a coffee shop, and almost immediately I get greeted by this entrepreneur who recognizes me. He makes bags out of recycled billboards. He says he has been offered a scholarship to study at ALA in Mauritius. After congratulating him, I ask whats...

In 1956, thousands of women marched to the Union building to protest passes that the government of the day was instituting for women. Women, for thousands of years were made to be second class citizens by men. You see this in most religions, government policies as...

I was one of the first black students in an all white school. I would wake up at 4am every morning so I would be ready at 5am to catch the Kombi that took us to school. I lived in Soweto and my school was...

I don't get why small business are called small business or SMME. Big business is not called big business, it's just business. The moment you diminutive descriptor to it you subconsciously box it's significance. Let's be honest no one likes anything small. Bigger is always...

The painting behind President Jacob Zuma is Leonardo DaVinci's last supper. Ironic perhaps, but what intrigues me is that leaders are always surrounded by people. This is the same in private sector as it is in public. This is the same in religion. Who...

This article is basically saying you have to be insane to be an entrepreneur. There is a big element of truth to this. Why the hack would someone ever want to be an entrepreneur?! The way I look at is that insane people don't know...