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?”

Episode 4: Maintaining entrepreneurial thinking and wellness in a time of crisis

The past few months of 2020 have been described by The Economist, The IMF, and others as unprecedented. Covid-19 has not only been declared as a pandemic, but it has left many economies ailing with large serious contractions in GDP, job losses, and putting many people into poverty. In this episode, we explore how entrepreneursContinue reading “Episode 4: Maintaining entrepreneurial thinking and wellness in a time of crisis”

World Entrepreneurship Day

On Friday, 21 August, we celebrated World Entrepreneurship Day and I had the pleasure of presenting at the SEDA and EDSE Webinar based in South Africa. In summary, the webinar was about opportunities for incubators in South Africa to create value in corporate supply chains. This is quite a timely topic in South Africa andContinue reading “World Entrepreneurship Day”

Introduction to Wellness for Entrepreneurs

I spent most of my professional life investing in entrepreneurs and working with founding teams during new venture creation. I noticed that there were many technical tools to help entrepreneurs navigate new venture creation, but very few that focused on empowering the minds of founders and their teams. Wellness for Entrepreneurs provides a space forContinue reading “Introduction to Wellness for Entrepreneurs”