It takes a multi-talented leader, innovative businessperson and expert in curriculum design to direct Henley Business School South Africa, part of the University of Reading. Gareth gets to find out all about what makes the Dean and Director, Jonathan Foster-Pedley tick! He’s the perfect person to continue setting the scene on how Henley is leading transformation. Brought to you by Henley Business School.

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27.01.20 Pt 1 – Kobe Bryant has passed away at the age of 41… RIP ‘The Black Mamba’. Can we imagine a world where we don’t have to work? Six-year-olds don’t need presents people, they’re just going to throw them away or chew them. The next Batman might be in China because the Coronavirus has been traced to bats – super virus or super heroes… stay tuned. And has the quality of terrorism slipped from what it used to be?

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Mteto Nyati says he’s always known that he’s wanted to fix and build things. And, “fix and build things” is exactly what he’s done in his career as one of South Africa’s top CEOs. He’s steered the likes of Microsoft SA and MTN SA, to his current position at the helm of Altron. What makes a man of this calibre? How does he keep going? What does he have his eyes set on already, for the future? The CEO and author of ‘Betting on a Darkie’ answers these questions himself.

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How far can the human body be pushed? David Grier has run 4,008kms across India and is the only human being to have traversed the Great Wall of China both ways, and both in world record time! David unpacks what drives the human spirit in the most challenging moments. From a ruptured kidney in India, to being arrested in Guantanamo Bay, he’s seen it all. Every gruelling adventure in this legendary man’s life is done with charity in mind… Miles for Smiles in particular. In his own words “It’s not about me, that’s why I don’t give up!”

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21.01.20 Pt 2 – If you could be rich and anonymous, who would you be? Batman is not a real choice. For $36K you can freeze your body and be brought back to life whenever you want. It’s the Super Bowl baby, who will win… JLo’s booty or Shakira’s? Who wants to live forever, and what age body do you want for life? Our #BunchOfWinners guest David Grier is with us, and he’s inspiring. If you have a ruptured bladder, keep running all the way to Guantanamo Bay!

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Morwesi was arrested for defrauding the bank where she worked. Sentenced while pregnant, her baby was born and stayed with her behind bars for two years. He was then placed with her family until her release. Years later, Morwesi still feels she is imprisoned – but not behind bars. This is her story…

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been called an optimist. I think the people who called me that didn’t mean it as a compliment.

Throughout human history, the cynics, stoics and mystics had more respect than the optimists – but it turns out that history is on the side of those who have a generally positive view of their existence and the overall trend for humanity.

2019 has been the year of Greta Thunberg, Hong Kong, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Jussie Smollett, Venezuela, Christchurch, Notre Dame and Jeffrey Epstein – so you’d be forgiven for thinking things aren’t great. But you’d be wrong… completely wrong.

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Comedian John Vlismas is well known for his outspoken and observational humour. He was awarded the Henley’s Creative and Music Industries MBA scholarship from Henley Business School for his contribution to the arts and creative industries. Gareth Cliff speaks to him about how the MBA course has influenced the way he thinks about the nature of truth, the joys of lecturing and more.

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Content hosted by iono.fm Host Hlubi Mboya Arnold concludes this podcast series with a wrap-up conversation about human trafficking, and further recaps some of the discussion points and questions that were brought up over past episodes, with Tabitha Lage (Co-Founder of Hope Risen Foundation) and the some of the Hope Risen Foundation team. Join the […]

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Content hosted by iono.fm There is no “us” and “them” in dealing with a global issue like human trafficking. It is something that is close to all of us, more than we probably imagine. Hlubi Mboya Arnold interrogates this notion further, discussing with her guests how best to deal with human trafficking, while also answering […]

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