Wherever you are in the world, Silicon Valley has led the charge when it comes to setting the standard of entrepreneurship the world over… including what work culture looks like, and how systems are created. But have they slipped up when it comes to innovation? That’s a thought Alexandre Lazarow expands on in his new book, ‘Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs–from Delhi to Detroit–Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley’. Gareth has a conversation about innovation in business with this author and venture capitalist.

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Don’t let the trappings of Twitter, ‘fake news’, or being stuck in traffic every day fool you… there’s been no better time to be alive than right now – as the Editor of HumanProgress.org, Marian Tupy and his team believe, and prove this through their website that shows how the state of humanity has improved in almost every way over time. Building the site on the premise that the media misuse data to paint an overly negative picture of development, Marian chats to Gareth about the good that’s happening all around us.

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Ontmoet Isak Marais, ‘n entrepeneur met ‘n passie vir innovasie en bemagtiging. Marais het twee dekades gelede die groot sprong gewaag om sy eie besigheid op die been te bring. Dit het aanvanklik ‘klippe kou’ gekos, maar vandag sit hy aan die stuur van die toonaangewende Bramhope Groep. Bramhope spesialiseer in die lewering van MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Operations) bestuursdienste en sagteware, en is ook invoerders en verspreiders van meer as 150,000 industriële produkte.

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Charley Pietersen, Founder of the ‘Growing up without a Father Foundation’, explains how he and his team worked on #StopToStart to shape the future men of our country by equipping boys with a sense of self-worth and honour – and a belief that violence is never the answer. Brought to you by Absa.

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In this conversation, Gareth Cliff interviews Sazini Mojapelo, Managing Executive: Absa Corporate Citizenship and Community Investments on the impact of #StopToStart.

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Business dynamo Faith Khanyile takes us into her mind and journey as she has traversed the corporate South African landscape over the last 20 years. What is leadership and what demands do great leaders impose on themselves? She speaks about the role that business should have in society at large. Could diversification be good for a company’s bottom line? We delve into the challenges she has faced and continues to face as a woman in the corporate world. Is mentorship important and what role might it have in your long term development as a leader in business? Business can be good and also do good, as CEO and Director of WDBIH, Faith is a living breathing example of this. Brought to you by Grovest.

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Jenny Moore – GM Brand, Design & Group Functions Marketing at Absa – explains how #StopToStart is one of Absa’s priorities in playing a role in putting the basic building blocks in place to ensure that young South Africans have the opportunity to reimagine their futures.

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19.02.20 Pt 1 – Siya is inspired after attending a talk by Fred Roed. It is great to hang around people who want a better life. Gareth reveals he fears that his dentist might be Dr Frankenstein. Is it important that your dentist is nice to you? Why do people resent billionaires so much? Bernie Sanders, does he have any chance at all of beating Trump? Dudu Myeni is about to be officially declared a delinquent. The First Lady of Lesotho is possibly a killer, a witness escaped… stay tuned!

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What can we as South Africans do to equip boys to become better men? Gareth Cliff interviews David Wingfield, Managing Executive: Group Brand & Marketing, about why it was important for Absa to be a part of this cause.

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17.02.20 Pt 2 – If you have a baby, be careful which camera lady you get. The kidnapping photographer is on the loose. The price of American wine is dropping, it’s business 101… supply and demand and all that ‘ey. A South African student who was thought to be dead has been found in a Chinese prison. The Bachelor SA is back, and things are getting catty with the ladies already. FW de Klerk made some comments about apartheid and it’s made news headlines. If you need some cash, find the missing white 4×4 Lamborghini and you will be minted! And we meet the mind of Khan Morbee as he unpacks his Henley MBA journey so far.

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