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I am regularly asked how does one find co-founders or partners in business. In other words, how can you tell whether you can trust someone? First, its important to understand that trust is not only about integrity. Its temperament, a shared worldview and values. Some people panic when faced with problems, you definitely don’t want them as… Read more »

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“Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda Respect, or the lack thereof, is the foundation of the culture of a company. In our company we show respect to everyone, regardless of race, income or status. Respect is shown by observing cultural norms. Learn the culture of your colleagues. Remember the basics: Greet… Read more »

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I remember when I started by first business: Cellfind. The most exciting moment was printing business cards with the title Managing Director. I was the man! I’m the chief! See my business card? Business cards never lie. Since then I’ve learnt a couple lessons. I’ve swung between thinking titles are super-important (iBurst), to banning them… Read more »

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A recent report by Boston Consulting Group compared South Africa to its global peers: Algeria, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Peru, Indonesia Really? Algeria is a peer of our? Egypt? Apparently our advanced peer group comprises countries with GDP/capita 200% greater than SA and includes Brazil, Chile, Malaysia, Poland, Romania, and Turkey. Anyone who has… Read more »