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Robots will invade our lives

Robots will invade our lives

In this prophetic talk from 2003, roboticist Rodney Brooks talks about how robots are going to work their way into our lives - starting with toys and moving into household chores ... and beyond.

Building trust while cutting costs

Building trust while cutting costs

During a restructuring, rumours spread and fear takes hold. You can reduce the turmoil by finding ways to inform, empower, and inspire employees.

Pay, power and politics: Where did Carlos Ghosn go wrong?

Pay, power and politics: Where did Carlos Ghosn go wrong?

The rapid fall from grace of automotive legend Carlos Ghosn is reverberating throughout the industry and casts a shadow over the future of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.

5 keys to business in the Digital Age

5 keys to business in the Digital Age

What explains the demise of Blockbuster and rise of Netflix? One key has been the capacity to perceive and attend to what customers really want.

How UCOOK started in a garage and grew to a R100m business

How UCOOK started in a garage and grew to a R100m business

David Torr went from a trust fund kid who kept getting kicked out of school, to flat broke and waitering, to launching a R100 million turnover business from a garage.

11 guidelines for influencing top decision makers

11 guidelines for influencing top decision makers

Here are 11 guidelines that will help you effectively influence decision-makers, whether they are immediate or upper managers, peers or cross-organisational colleagues.

The entrepreneur’s journey: Lessons from along the way

The entrepreneur’s journey: Lessons from along the way

From rental management to intelligent retail to ensuring farmers in Kenya get a fair deal, enterprising graduates share their stories.

Is war between China and the US inevitable?

Is war between China and the US inevitable?

Taking lessons from a historical pattern called "Thucydides's Trap," political scientist Graham Allison shows why a rising China and a dominant United States could be headed towards a violent collision no one wants.

Rationalising corruption: Did the devil make you do it?

Rationalising corruption: Did the devil make you do it?

Former captain of the South African national cricket team, Hansie Cronje, was not the first and will most probably not be the last to offer ‘The devil made me do it’ as defence when admitting guilt or justifying involvement in corruption.

3 local entrepreneurs share their business challenges

3 local entrepreneurs share their business challenges

Three local entrepreneurs, Tara-Lee de Wit, SJ Koortzen and Carmen Peters unpack the lessons that have helped them get their businesses through the start-up hurdles new companies face, and build sustainable brands.

1 secret to living a longer, more fulfilling life

1 secret to living a longer, more fulfilling life

A decades-long study shows that living an easy, stress-free life won't make you happier - and definitely won't help you live longer.

GE’s leadership problem goes beyond its CEO

GE’s leadership problem goes beyond its CEO

GE has become, as one expert said, "a slow-motion train wreck." Can a change at the top help turn it around?

Full colour thinking

Full colour thinking

Executive Education at the UCT GSB is rated and respected internationally for the calibre and style of its leadership development programmes.