How To Be Disruptive [8 Ways To Profit On Constrained Consumption]

The ambition to disrupt markets with new innovative products and services is on the rise. This ambition is especially prevalent in Silicon Valley, where entrepreneurs building startups love to talk about disruption — though few really understand the term. There is an important distinction between efficiency, sustainable and disruptive innovations — namely that instead of making products better or […]

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Defining Disruption and Innovation [15 Ways To Disrupt]

The media has long talked about the digital revolution and how it is changing the face of the business landscape. Innovation it seems is common place with breakthroughs in exponential technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), nanotechnology and 3D printing, popularising the innovation agenda. But here in lies the innovators dilemma: “To innovate or not to […]

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The R1 Billion Stokvel Opportunity in South Africa

I’ve recently finished reading a book called “The fortune at the bottom of the pyramid” which I highly recommend you read if you are interested in understanding the behaviour of mass market consumers and how brands can create literally make a fortune out of low income earners. This reminded me of Stokvels that we have […]

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How to Raise Capital in South Africa

Raising capital for your startup is on of the most common constraints you’ll come across. Typically, the process of raising capital runs along the angel investor route of friends, family and fools (the three F’s). I’ve been fortunate enough to raise a moderate amount of angel capital through my immediate network which has helped to “get […]

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How To Define Innovation and Disruption

In today’s digitally enabled economy, the need for innovation has never been greater. This is especially true in established markets like the telecommunication space, where product and service commoditization, changing customer needs, disruptive competition like over the top services (OTTs) and organizational inertia are compounding things even more thus driving a greater need for organizations […]

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