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Personal potential, a source of power
COUNTRIES

Personal potential, a source of power

Problems of violence, drugs and gangsterism in places like Mitchell’s Plain are symptoms of a much deeper problem that could be addressed through creative processes that help young people tap into a deeper source of fulfilment.

Airbnb rewrote the rules - now what?
INDUSTRIES

Airbnb rewrote the rules - now what?

In 1977, James Eyster, then a Ph.D. student at Cornell, published a book that would completely change the nature of the hotel business worldwide. His idea could not sound more boring - unless you saw the impact it would have.

How Khudusela Pitje built a R1.6m turnover business
COMPANIES

How Khudusela Pitje built a R1.6m turnover business

South Africa’s future is in the hands of entrepreneurs and industrialists. Khudusela Pitje is embracing his role in the economy and his part in positively impacting communities.

How Yoco successfully secured capital
COMPANIES

How Yoco successfully secured capital

Yoco entered the market in 2015. In 2018, the founders raised R248 million in Series B Funding. Here’s how they’ve built a business that funders will back.

How to hire, train and manage a highly distributed workforce
COMPANIES

How to hire, train and manage a highly distributed workforce

The power of people: How Backroads became the world's largest adventure travel company (with nearly perfect guest ratings).

Preparing for time zero events
INDUSTRIES

Preparing for time zero events

We cannot predict the future, but we can prepare in advance. So how do you develop early warning signs that things are about to change in an industry?

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

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.

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

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.

GE’s leadership problem goes beyond its CEO
COMPANIES

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?

The real story behind Uber’s exit from Southeast Asia
COMPANIES

The real story behind Uber’s exit from Southeast Asia

Uber, Grab and Go-Jek embody emerging strategies in international platform competition.

7 lessons from Tencent's Pony Ma
COMPANIES

7 lessons from Tencent's Pony Ma

How the man behind the Chinese goliath keeps innovating.

What’s behind Facebook’s slump?
COMPANIES

What’s behind Facebook’s slump?

Facebook has reset the growth meter for itself and other social media companies, which are facing changing user tastes and increased regulatory scrutiny in a world following various scandals.

GIBS means business

GIBS means business

A great business school is a place that has significant impact on your life, on your career and on your working life - whether you are an individual doing a programme, or an executive in a company.