Jacques Taylor, besturende direkteur van John Deer Sub-Sahara Afrika. Die man wat deur internasionale kenners bestempel word as ‘Afrika se Landboukenner’ gesels padlangs met my oor sy loopbaanpad, wat hom van die navraagtoonbank in die Bloemfontein-tak van Standard Bank geneem het na die vooruitstrewende boeregemeenskap van Schweizer-Reneke, die glanskantore van Johannesburg en Nigerië se welvarende landboumark tot, uiteindelik, die bestuurstoel van John Deere in Boksburg.

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The team begin to analyse how much time they lose in traffic, since they’re all trying to gear themselves up to be billionaires. They each also realise just how dependent they are on technology. Talking about successful and productive people, hear the inspiring entrepreneurship story of Albé Geldenhuys, the founder and CEO Of USN. His life reads like something out of a movie: A former policeman who took a leap of faith, put in a lot of work and now is reaping the huge, worldwide rewards.

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Alishia van Deventer is die stigter van die publisiteitsmaatskappy, Starburst Promotions. Van haar suksesvolle kliënte en projekte sluit in musikante soos ADAM, Joshua na die Reën, Bouwer Bosch en Die Heuwels Fantasties, asook films soos Pad na jou Hart, Leading Lady en Ballade vir ’n Enkeling. Sy vertel my o.a. van foute wat opkomende kunstenaars moet vermy.

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Oud Egoli-akteur, Henk Pretorius, is die mede-stigter van Dark Matter Studios met kantore in Johannesburg en Londen. Hy het ‘n hele paar suksesvolle flieks op sy kerfstok wat o.a. die suksesvolle Bakgat! fliek trilogie, Leading Lady en Modder en Bloed insluit. Hulle benadering tot spanbou en “fliek finansiering” is uniek.

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Osidon is die wêreld se eerste digitale rekenmeester en gebore uit pyn en frustrasie nadat stigters, Hennie en Melissa Ferreira, ‘n bloutjie geloop het met hul vorige digitale besigheid se Rekenmeester. Osidon automatiseer SME’s se “compliance” vir boekhouding, belasting en menslike hulbron-bestuur en het baie aggressiewe groeiplanne wat Suid-Afrika, die VSA en VK insluit. Kom hoor hoe lyk die toekoms van boekhouding.

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South African comedian, Riaad Moosa, talks to Fred Roed about leaving a career in medicine for his instinctual drive to pursue stand-up comedy. Riaad shares some laughs with Fred as he talks about how that instinct has now developed into a focused career with the goal of combining both his passions in a powerful way. Riaad shares his approach to his work, to social media and talks about his movie, Material. His latest experience with Netflix also brought about valuable lessons about connecting with people, becoming better at what you do, and scaling your personal brand.

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Employing the right people is crucial for business success. In this week’s episode, Fred Roed talks to industrial relations and wellness experts about how to take care of your best asset while running your business. Get to know what fosters loyalty, attracts talent and how to create an inclusive culture. As you reach targets, it’s important not to lose focus of the people you employ. The discussion highlights mental wellbeing in the workplace and points out experts to guide you. The lesson? Be sure to make employee wellbeing part of your business goals for greater success.

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Daar is ‘n rede hoekom Annette Muller benoem is deur Forbes as een van Afrika se besigheidsleiers om dop te hou. Haar 2de en nuutste digitale besigheid, Flexyforce, stel besighede in staat om al hulle verskaffers en veral kontrak- en afstandwerkers effektief te bestuur en te betaal op een digitale platform. Die “Future of Work” het gearriveer in ons globale dorpie.

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Businesses are prone to all kinds of liabilities, from theft and fire to load shedding and road accidents – but InsureTech can protect your assets, clients, employees and revenue in a worst-case scenario. Fred Roed speaks to Robin Burgess, Technical Manager at Discovery Business Insurance about how sophisticated, granular tech information is being used to reduce business risks and to make tailored insurance a seamless part of your business.

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There are five new viruses or pieces of malware set loose on the internet every second of the day. Small businesses are especially vulnerable to cybercrime. Fred Roed chats to Charl Ueckermann, CEO of AVeS Cyber Security, about ‘black hat hackers’ and ‘white hat hackers” and their roles. Charl says awareness and proactive monitoring puts you in a place to predict incidents and not simply react. Cyber-attacks come at a high price. The average value of one cyber-attack for small businesses, is about R1 million and it shoots up to about R16 million for bigger organisations. Listen and learn how to protect your business.

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