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A start-up’s evolution from AI lab to AI business
COMPANIES

A start-up’s evolution from AI lab to AI business

For Preferred Networks, building tech for self-driving cars and smart factories is the daily routine. One of its biggest opportunities is to devise a business model that complements its technology.

WeChat: behind the scenes at China’s most successful app
COMPANIES

WeChat: behind the scenes at China’s most successful app

With more than a billion daily active users, WeChat dominates daily life in China.

Jeanette Marais: A force to be reckoned with
PEOPLE

Jeanette Marais: A force to be reckoned with

Whenever the office phone rang, Jeanette Marais wanted to answer it. That was how she realised a career as an actuarial scientist wasn’t for her.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella:
COMPANIES

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: "Success comes from empathy"

Change starts from within. Nowhere is this adage truer than with the internal appointment of Satya Nadella as CEO of Microsoft in 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer, who in turn succeeded Bill Gates.

Amsa’s man of steel
COMPANIES

Amsa’s man of steel

Priority number one for Kobus Verster, CEO of steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa (Amsa), is to revive employee morale.

The TikTok strategy: Using AI to take over the world
COMPANIES

The TikTok strategy: Using AI to take over the world

A curious combination of prediction technology and human censors enables ByteDance to create a dynamic global video ecosystem.

5G and me
PEOPLE

5G and me

Bouygues Telecom’s strategy director Edward Bouygues on running a family business for short- and long-term success.

4 startup lessons from a bootstrapped industry disruptor
PEOPLE

4 startup lessons from a bootstrapped industry disruptor

Less than two years ago, Benji Coetzee chose to leave the corporate comforts of a top-tier consulting firm to launch and self-fund her tech start-up, EmptyTrips.

How a 100000-strong company is relearning how to innovate
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How a 100000-strong company is relearning how to innovate

Bayer rediscovers its spark for the 21st century

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
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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.

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.