Intellectual swag

Legal Resources -A FREE NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT FROM HLA TO START YOU OFF ON YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL DREAM!

Career, Intellectual swag

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Drawing on my South African legal background - I wanted to give you this resource to say thank you for sticking with me on this blog that has become a great outlet and interaction space for me. A lot of conversations with my friends and colleagues have made me realise that the entrepreneurial spirit is stirring deep in a lot of people so we can create wealth for ourselves and…

Why in 2017 you should make the time to attend Business School

Career, Intellectual swag, Uncategorized

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Whether you study towards an MBA, a Diploma in Management or a short strategy course, spending time at a business school is worth it. I am biased because my roots are at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), the campus that is alive and located in the heart of Johannesburg business. There is always something going on. Sometimes it is an art exhibition, or a CEO talk or alumni…

LETTER TO HER: #girlboss #geekchick

Career, Intellectual swag, Women of Influence Series

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Dear Her (she who knows her name and her academic and life triumphs) I remember the day we first got acquainted and you let me know what your frustrations and regrets were. Your biggest regret was that you started studying and you know you could have applied yourself more but you didn't. You wondered if it was too late for you and if you could salvage it so your dream…

BOOK REVIEW – GRIT: THE POWER OF PASSION AND PERSEVERANCE BY ANGELA DUCKWORTH

Intellectual swag, What are we reading?

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is a great book about doing your best day after day, year after year, and letting your compass be high order goals. Grit is about being obsessive about following your life goals and holding onto them for a long time till you have reached mastery. Harness your energy and let your high order goals harness your daily behaviour. Daily devote your life to…

AFRICAN EXPAT EXPERIENCE: HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS IN AFRICA

African theory, Intellectual swag, Man of Influence Series, Uncategorized

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I had the privilege to listen to great African expatriate, Zimbabwe born, Tawanda Mushuku. He has extensive Africa experience working in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Nigeria (and has closed deals across the continent). Education: MBA from GIBS, South Africa PhD in BioChemistry from Lund University, Sweden. On obtaining a PhD: Mushuku holds a PhD in BioChemistry and attests to the fact that his PhD has a opened a lot of…

A TRIBUTE TO #BLACKACADEMIC EXCELLENCE: DR MANDLA ADONISI

Intellectual swag, Man of Influence Series

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In January of 2014, I sat in my first MBA class where I experienced my first and only black lecturer on the programme. Organisational Development and Transformation was refreshing because for the first time on the MBA, I understood a subject beyond the textbook and the application thereof. I was immersed in it because as a black corporate leader I comprehended on a deeper level what was happening around me…

WHERE IS ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE LOCATED? HINT: NOT IN AFRICA

African theory, Intellectual swag

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[caption id="attachment_2236" align="alignnone" width="718"] Source: http://geography.oii.ox.ac.uk/[/caption] Thompson Reuters’ Web of Knowledge has mapped the above to show the geographic location of academic content. 9,500 journals were mapped from the Web of Knowledge Journal Citation Reports in order to show the number of journals published from each country and the impact factor /number of citations within a journal. Where is Africa? On the African continent, South Africa leads in terms of…

THE CASE FOR DOING BUSINESS IN BEAUTIFUL AFRICA

African theory, Career, Intellectual swag, Uncategorized

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  Africa has an energy and a soul that is unmatched, think of the the organised chaos of Lagos, the palpable energy in Harare. The history of Africa has also made its people resilient and we are able to ride storms; all of this makes Africa a great place to invest in! The African narrative belongs to people who have travelled the pavements of African cities. Our beautiful continent is…

BOOK REVIEW: AND FOR ALL THESE REASONS … I’M IN: ESSENTIAL ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Intellectual swag, What are we reading?

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They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will show up. As I ponder on the next chapter of my life in an entrepreneurial space…rather as I shake in my boots thinking of creating a brand new business this book was timely. The book is filled with hand advice from South Africa’s Dragons Gil Oved, Lebo Gunguluza, Polo Leteka, Vinny Lingham, and Vusi Thembekwayo. Gil Oved gifted me this…

THE AFRICAN LUXURY MARKET

African theory, Intellectual swag, Style

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I have been doing research for my proposal and looking at the interactions between luxury brands and the African market. The top 75 luxury brands referred to in the reports are mainly European and American with a few Asian luxury houses.  What stood out for me is the absence of African luxury houses in these reports. How do African luxury brands get into the top 75 global luxury brands? In…