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 34: How to develop strategy as an entrepreneur

Strategy for entrepreneurs is more critical than the product/service that they offer. Strategy is about creating a plan to win right at the beginning of starting your business. In this episode, I talk about how Entrepreneurial Orientation is useful for entrepreneurs as a strategy. Stay tuned as this is a series. I also suggest toolsContinue reading “Episode 34: How to develop strategy as an entrepreneur”

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 31: Finding opportunity in the tourism sector, with Robyn Christie

The travel and tourism industry has been one of the hardest-hit and disrupted by recent changes that happened over the last year and a half. For entrepreneurs in the travel and tourism industry, it is time to take stock of these changes and find opportunities to grow your business! Robyn Christie shares how you canContinue reading “Episode 31: Finding opportunity in the tourism sector, with Robyn Christie”

Episode 30: How to build the mindset to disrupt yourself, with Nicky Verd

Nicky Verd is the author of “Disrupt yourself or be Disrupted” – a book about how disruption is not only happening to businesses, but also to individuals.  In this episode, we speak about the mindset required for you to assess your skills, your business, and to be proactive in responding to the disruption brought aboutContinue reading “Episode 30: How to build the mindset to disrupt yourself, with Nicky Verd”

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”

What a fantastic season so far!

We’ve had incredible guests who have igniting our entrepreneurial minds this season! I look forward to sharing more conversations with these world-changers over the next few weeks. We will be releasing new episodes every 2nd week. Please feel free to listen to all the episodes so far in Season 2 here:

Episode 27: Nuts and Bolts Book Review -innovating in Africa, with Dr. McLean Sibanda

Nuts and Bolts is an inspirational book that ignites entrepreneurs, policymakers, investors, and mentors to build an environment that supports innovation and enables entrepreneurs to thrive. In this episode, I spoke to the author of Nuts and Bolts, Dr. McLean Sibanda about the book and how he repositioned Africa’s first internationally accredited technology and scienceContinue reading “Episode 27: Nuts and Bolts Book Review -innovating in Africa, with Dr. McLean Sibanda”

Episode 25: How social innovators create lasting change, with Daisy Kopolo

Social innovation has become part of our normal world. According to the World Economic Forum, social issues such as Climate Change, inequality, health, and poverty are problems that need urgent solutions. This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Eagle Wings Consultancy – a pan-african networking and consultancy firm founded by Candy Kansokomona. YouContinue reading “Episode 25: How social innovators create lasting change, with Daisy Kopolo”

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”