Episode 35: Marketing as a strategy for innovative entrepreneurs, with Fiona Kigen

Marketing is often the last thing entrepreneurs think about when making their product/service and starting their business. But marketing is a powerful strategy for entrepreneurs and must be part of the product development process right at the beginning. Fiona Kigen – a marketing expert, Ph.D., and Vice President – shares how entrepreneurs can do thisContinue reading “Episode 35: Marketing as a strategy for innovative entrepreneurs, with Fiona Kigen”

Episode 33: How to deal with burnout as an entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs face a high risk of burnout due to their passion, uncertain environments, and conflicting demands. But the “hustle-culture” has promoted an inability to recognize burnout in entrepreneurs. This episode helps entrepreneurs to recognize burnout and recommends strategies for coping.  You may listen here: You may watch here:

Episode 29: Balancing family and identity as an entrepreneur

In this episode, Edzai Zvobwo and I speak about how to navigate family as an entrepreneur and how to design synergies and boundaries that help you thrive in your entrepreneurship journey. We talk about the importance of maintaining balance such that you stay centred while navigating the challenges of growing and starting a business. EdzaiContinue reading “Episode 29: Balancing family and identity as an entrepreneur”

Episode 24: How to be a great thinker in business – metacognition

Have you ever admired how classical great entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, or Bill Gates are able to think about various issues in a way that is above average? Metacognition – or thinking about thinking – is a higher way of thinking that allows you to be conscious, self-aware and see issues from different angles. InContinue reading “Episode 24: How to be a great thinker in business – metacognition”

Episode 19: How to become an entrepreneurial leader

As the world continues to experience change, leadership becomes more important now more than ever. A certain type of leader – an entrepreneurial leader is needed to navigate change and find new opportunities in a new world. I spoke to Charles Washoma, a seasoned board director, entrepreneur, and former CEO of Sanlam Life Insurance inContinue reading “Episode 19: How to become an entrepreneurial leader”

Episode 15: How to develop a disruptive and innovative mindset

Disruptive companies are industry game-changers. They redefine the rules of the industries they disrupt and move the world forward. In this episode we spoke to Dr. Nik Eberl who is a scholar and practitioner in innovation. We explored how entrepreneurs can develop a disruptive mindset and the tools and strategies they can use. Innovation andContinue reading “Episode 15: How to develop a disruptive and innovative mindset”

Celebrating Heritage Day – Episode 05: If the environment impacts how entrepreneurs think, is South Africa conducive for entrepreneurs?

Today marks the celebration of Heritage Day in South Africa. Heritage Day is about celebrating the diverse cultures within South Africa. Celebrations typically include a flamboyant display of cultures through dressing followed by a day of “braaiing” or barbequing with family and friends. My reflections on this day include assessing whether South Africa has theContinue reading “Celebrating Heritage Day – Episode 05: If the environment impacts how entrepreneurs think, is South Africa conducive for entrepreneurs?”