Socrates, Aristotle and Plato are the fathers of Western (if not world) philosophy. Despite us knowing so little about their lives, they have an enduring influence on every aspect of our thinking and understanding. The university, the academy, the school... these things all come from the three great philosophers - men who actually lived, and knew each other. It's time we got to know them.

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Fund managers Avi Gordon and Adriaan Erasmus are two people who think of alternative energy in a progressive and bilateral manner. Taking strain off the grid and presenting cost-effective solar options to the public, business owners and future investors is just a small part of what this dynamic duo is doing for the future of business. Are centralised grids a notion we need to rethink in 2020 and beyond? Section 12J and alternative energy... an opportunity to do well while doing good. Brought to you by Grovest.

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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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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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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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We end season two of Blind History in Ancient Rome... the place that gave us Hadrian, Augustus, Trajan and Marcus Aurelius. But this time we investigate the bad emperors - the ones who murdered, ruined, destroyed and perverted the greatest empire of antiquity. Caligula, Nero, Commodus and Elagabalus were some the most depraved men to exercise absolute power - and their lives were brutal and merciless.

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Who is the most powerful Kim in the world? No, it isn’t Kim Kardashian - it’s a small Korean man with a bad haircut. He also has his finger on the button of a dangerous nuclear arsenal and the command of the third largest standing army on earth. Kim Jong-Un is the latest in a succession of Kims who rule North Korea - and their private lives are wilder than their public personas. Find out about them in this episode of Blind History.

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Napoleon’s great adversary, a man of impeccable military credentials, and one of the finest examples of the great British soldier that tends to sound more like myth than fact, Arthur Wellesley was also just a man. He had mistresses, a sense of humour, and an inspirational style of leadership that has endeared him to generations of admirers. What Nelson was to the sea, Wellington was to land - and both helped raise Britain to the great world power it became in the late 19th century.

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Roelf Meyer became a well-known face in South Africa during the transition to democracy when he led negotiations on behalf of the National Party with the ANC’s chief mediator, Cyril Ramaphosa. Whatever your political standing, you can’t help but be in awe of what this man has done. It’s now been more than 20 years since he left active politics, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been making a difference in other ways. Gareth gets into a conversation with this powerful leader on his groundbreaking work, some of the tough decisions he’s had to make, his comments on politics today, and so much more.

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Born on the steppes and raised on horseback, young Attila was to lead a small tribe of barbarians to prominence, but not before he had been to Rome, threatened Constantinople, and fought and won many battles. His name is synonymous with raping, pillaging and destruction, but in reality Europe east of the Rhine had never seen a man more gifted in forging a single kingdom out of so many disparate tribes. His story is full of intrigue and love, violence and blood.

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