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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
COMPANIES

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
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.

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.