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Supporting our women entrepreneurs: how does South Africa stack up?

This article also appeared in Finweek Magazine in their 29-Nov-2012 issue business-woman-stairs_170x170

Looking around the audience at a recent talk on entrepreneurship, I was amazed to see that I was the only female entrepreneur there. The speaker noticed this too, and posed the question, “Why are there so few female entrepreneurs, and more importantly, does it matter?” At the time I didn’t think gender differences were important in the entrepreneurship space. However, further research proved eye-opening. Continue reading

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We’re hardwired to learn the hard way

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This article also appeared in Finweek Magazine in their 15-Nov-2012 issue

“You need to burn to learn”. In other words, we are wired to learn the hard way. In the business world, Rupert Murdoch with MySpace is a classic example of exactly this. Continue reading

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Puppy & Kitty Haven being forced to close down

Puppy & Kitty Haven are being forced to close down. If they cannot find homes for them in 2 weeks, they will have to put down 200 animals! If you can adopt a pet call Sam +27(0)83 387 1012 or email info@puppyhaven.co.za. It’s a fantastic cause that I really support. We got 2 of our dogs there, best investment ever! Please spread the word