Episode 23: How to lead, manage strategy, and execute, with Dr. Alex Granger

Entrepreneurs are often building the plane, cleaning it, and flying it all at once. They must plan and execute their strategies all at the same time. How do they become excellent at leading themselves and their teams without losing sight of their vision? I am joined by Dr. Alex Granger – a global speaker andContinue reading “Episode 23: How to lead, manage strategy, and execute, with Dr. Alex Granger”

Special Episode: Nuts and Bolts Book Review

We are doing a book review and you could be a winner! Dr. McLean Sibanda is the author of Nuts and Bolts – a book about strengthening the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems of Africa. It is about lessons from his journey in innovation including as CEO of The Innovation Hub – one of Africa’s largestContinue reading “Special Episode: Nuts and Bolts Book Review”

Episode 22: How to spot new opportunities, with Kwame Bekoe

Entrepreneurs discover or create opportunities that ultimately lead to some of our favourite products and solutions to real pressing problems. But how exactly do they spot these opportunities in the first place? What is the mental alertness and type of thinking that allows entrepreneurs to continuously move the world forward? In this episode, I spokeContinue reading “Episode 22: How to spot new opportunities, with Kwame Bekoe”

Episode 21: How high growth entrepreneurs think, with Jito Kayumba

Do you have a high growth mindset? High growth enterprises are rare and their founders have a unique way of thinking. I spoke to Jito Kayumba, a Private Equity investor and partner at Kukula Capital in Zambia. We spoke about the unique ways in which the entrepreneurs of high growth businesses think and how youContinue reading “Episode 21: How high growth entrepreneurs think, with Jito Kayumba”

Episode 20: How to deal with rejection in business

There is an old saying that goes champions eat “no” for breakfast. It is true for entrepreneurs. I recently spoke at an incubator – Women Enabled Enterprises – celebrating the entrepreneurs who had graduated from that incubator. I was encouraged by these entrepreneurs that despite having so much on their plate, they had put inContinue reading “Episode 20: How to deal with rejection in business”

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”

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”

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”