Timothy Maurice interviews Rob Braiman in part 2 of the American entrepreneurs series – exploring the lessons and the mindset of entrepreneurs who are leading in volatile and challenging economic conditions. Braiman is the founder of Cogent Analytics, a management consulting firm that three years in a row has made the top 10 fastest growing businesses in his category on INC’s 500 and 5000 list. He opens up about his mindset and focus in leading a business that’s helping small businesses across many states in America.

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Timothy Maurice interviews two leading entrepreneurs in America who come from vastly different backgrounds and eras, but both built multi-million dollar businesses after overcoming extreme odds. In this first episode, you’ll meet Joe Dudley Sr., the iconic 82-year-old entrepreneur who became a household name in America for building a black haircare products business (he was even interviewed in Chris Rock’s movie, Good Hair). Dudley shares his passion and conviction, and why he refused to sell his business for millions of dollars… opting to stay focused on ensuring the business continues to stay focused on empowering others.

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What does a man who has done it all in the entertainment industry do to stay driven? Loyiso unpacks what it’s like to be the man who picks the content for TBN… talk about pressure. What pushed him to do an MBA at Henley? Where do business and the arts intersect, and is it important to know this information? The MBA has been known as a ‘divorce course’, but Loyiso has managed to hang on to his wife of 8 years. Plus we get an exclusive into the title of his thesis. Brought to you by Henley Business School.

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As the Chinese workforce gets back to work, it’s revealed that oil demand is down 20%, the coronavirus’ effect is everywhere. The People’s Bank of China has pumped 1.7 trillion Yuan into the economy. The Mining Indaba was not the extravaganza of years gone by. The purchasing managers’ index is at 45.2% – what does this mean for the economy? The US has added 200,000 jobs according to the latest reports. US and European economies are booming! Amazon hits the trillion dollar market cap… welcome to the club Jeff.

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Cryptocurrency is a new and exciting chapter in the history of money, and it’s pretty easy to get caught up in the hype. But, like any investment, it’s important to know what you’re getting into. Luno Africa’s GM, Marius Reitz, has some best practice tips – whether you’re new to Bitcoin, or an experienced trader.

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Pepperclub Invest is a Section 12J VCC company with its main asset being the 5-star hotel in Cape Town, the aptly named Pepperclub Hotel. Pepperclub Invest fund manager Amaresh Chetty details what the benefits are of investing in the Pepperclub. The tax benefits and ROI can seem complicated, but with over 40 years of experience on the board of directors – which includes the Solomon brothers and the Grovest team – Amaresh details this fantastic Section 12J VCC investment opportunity right down to the last detail. Brought to you by Grovest.

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We meet the mind of investigative journalist Pauli Van Wyk. The risk of exposing the underbelly of stories linked to VBS, the ANC and the EFF doesn’t make life comfortable, but she has never hidden from the responsibility of bringing justice to the fore. Can journalism survive in its current model? Pauli gives her thoughts. A self-confessed “real African”, and clearly a tremendous mind, the MBA at Henley is the next chapter in what is sure to be an evolution into something amazing which will help her continue to lead the fight for the marginalised citizens of South Africa. Brought to you by Henley Business School.

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03.02.20 Pt 2 – Palindrome 2020, it’s been 909 years. Smells can change your ability to study, roses are where it’s at. Katie Hopkins wins the C.*.N.T award, which is wonderful, but should we be allowed to trick people just because we don’t like them? The Schengen visa is getting more expensive, but it comes with possible longer stays. Corona… the beer and the virus are not the same thing. And Ellen’s Super Bowl ad is a classic!

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Is it possible to plan your financial future while also doing good for the community and environment? In this episode Gareth Cliff looks at social impact investing to help you learn more about Section 12J. For this information-filled segment, he is joined by Malcolm Segal, Non-Executive Director for Grovest Corporate Advisory and the Director for Mdluli Safari Lodge Limited. Brought to you by Grovest.

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The Corona virus is affecting the markets. Even after a bullish 5 months, the markets are so fragile. In these uncertain times, where should we be investing our money? How do we find high return businesses? Tesla is now worth twice as much as Ferrari, how is that possible? Naspers is making “10 Cent” moves. Get your hands on platinum and Clicks shares, they’re a sure thing. And load shedding cost Anglo Platinum an estimated $700m over the last year.

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