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Failure won’t kill you
PEOPLE

Failure won’t kill you

Nic Haralambous does not shy away from failures. In fact, he believes that the ability to fail and learn from those experiences is the single most important factor in achieving success.

Giving initiative a chance to grow
COMPANIES

Giving initiative a chance to grow

Running a profitable and sustainable business while also making a worthwhile social impact makes things extra tough for social entrepreneurs.

Covid-19: Dire consequences for Africa and Latin America
COUNTRIES

Covid-19: Dire consequences for Africa and Latin America

The pandemic has exposed the fragile economic resilience and slow recovery of Africa and Latin America compared to other regions around the world.

How Netflix finds innovation on the edge of chaos
COMPANIES

How Netflix finds innovation on the edge of chaos

How did a DVD-by-mail company transform itself into a leading global entertainment brand? By rejecting mediocrity, embracing negative feedback and turning hierarchy on its head.

Why Amazon is leaving legacy retailers in the dust
COMPANIES

Why Amazon is leaving legacy retailers in the dust

What is the secret to the unparalleled success that keeps Amazon growing while so many traditional retailers are shutting their doors?

Can Tesla maintain its momentum?
COMPANIES

Can Tesla maintain its momentum?

Electric vehicle and storage battery maker Telsa and its cofounder and CEO, Elon Musk, have stunned the world with robust performance and a soaring stock price. But can they maintain that momentum for the rest of this year and beyond?

Making an iconic South African shoe globally recognisable
COMPANIES

Making an iconic South African shoe globally recognisable

From A-listers and royalty to ordinary folk, here at home and abroad, people are enamoured with the redesign and return of the iconic South African velskoen shoe.

Flying the flag in a crisis
COMPANIES

Flying the flag in a crisis

David McKay spoke to Amplats CEO Natascha Viljoen about positioning the miner in an environment changed by Covid-19.

Mteto Nyati: Betting on a Darkie
PEOPLE

Mteto Nyati: Betting on a Darkie

Mteto Nyati, Chief Executive of Altron, has always been driven by values, something he has tried to bring to every senior executive role he has held in the South African IT industry.

How large is the disruption in banking?
INDUSTRIES

How large is the disruption in banking?

Evolving consumer expectations, technological innovations, regulatory changes and new business models will all play a role in shaping the global banking system.

Upskilling and 'human digitisation' at Henkel
COMPANIES

Upskilling and 'human digitisation' at Henkel

Staff at Henkel identified what skills were needed to take jobs forward on the organisation’s journey to digitisation, and paths were created for managers and blue-collar workers.

Leadership lessons from Richard Maponya
COMPANIES

Leadership lessons from Richard Maponya

On 6 January 2020, Dr Richard Maponya passed away. A legendary business icon and activist, Maponya was known to many as ‘Soweto’s most humble giant’.

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.