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Mentorship: A lifeline for SA’s struggling small businesses

Five lessons from a seasoned entrepreneur and mentor Over the course of his 14-year long entrepreneurial career, Clarke has learnt a number of lessons which he shares with the emerging entrepreneurs he mentors, and reveals […]

As our generation may live longer, here’s how work will be impacted

What defines a successful career is evolving rapidly as human beings continue to live and stay healthy for longer than ever before. According to exciting new research by the Stanford Center on Longevity into human […]

Bob Iger is back at Disney: All you need to know

In one of the most unexpected business twists of the year, the Walt Disney Company announced late last night that former CEO Bob Iger is returning to lead the company once again as its chief […]

Musk management style impact on staff morale

Not content with laying off half of Twitter’s staff and alienating workers with an ominous introductory email, Elon Musk has taken his unique brand of management to new levels. The entrepreneur and new owner of […]

A Business case against a 4-day workweek

On paper, a four-day workweek sounds great. Who wouldn’t want to work fewer hours for the same amount of money? Research from Henley Business School in the United Kingdom found that a four-day week could […]

Notion – the new document editing platform is getting serious and taking on Microsoft and Google

Notion has just launched a handful of new features for its modern document editor, all of which are aimed at bringing onboard bigger businesses. The update includes a long-overdue overhaul to document search, along with […]

In-demand soft skills to boost your career

When it comes to experience and skill, you may be exactly what a potential employer is looking for. But, if the person interviewing you senses you lack the passion and roll-your-sleeves-up mentality their team thrives […]

Lessons from Warren Buffett on Fear

Warren Buffett is no stranger to fear. In fact, he was once terribly afraid of public speaking. That is until he took a Dale Carnegie course to improve this very important business skill. Since overcoming […]

Developer shortage is behind the current (poor) state of innovation

A black and white collage swirls on a hospital computer screen: an MRI scan. Even to the trained eye, it’s difficult to see anything amiss. But an AI-powered computer program—using software trained on thousands of […]

How to create better flexible-work policies

Apple’s new work policy, which mandates that employees be in the office three days per week, stripped their hybrid model of its flexibility. The announcement led to intense pushback from employees, including the departure of […]

How to get more storage space on Gmail

If you’re a Gmail user and you’re constantly bumping up against the free storage limit, there are a few things you can do to give yourself some digital breathing room. Best of all, each trick […]

There’s a good side to playing video games, according to science

Somewhere in the evolving zeitgeist of the last few decades, video games got a bad rap. The prevailing narrative is of concerned parents hovering over their pubescent sons and daughters as they decay in dark […]

Here are 5 Hybrid office ideas

Like many companies, manufacturing technology firm Augury ditched its New York City office during the pandemic. With few people coming in, and most work able to be done remotely, paying rent on an empty office […]

Snap just hired the best Storyteller

Colleen DeCourcy’s planned retirement ended up becoming little more than an extended vacation. The creative executive had ascended to arguably the best job in the advertising world, co-president and chief creative officer of Wieden+Kennedy, where […]

Meet the man (Olivan) who will takeover from the leading woman at Facebook (Meta) Sheryl Sandberg

As chief operating officer of Meta, Sheryl Sandberg was one of the company’s most prominent voices for more than a decade. Sandberg announced her departure from Meta (formerly Facebook) on Wednesday, and longtime employee Javier […]

The end of 9 to 5 work is coming

Ever wonder why we work eight hours a day, five days a week? Or why we clock in from 9 to 5? It started with the shift from agriculture to manufacturing during the industrial revolution. […]

GenZ have little time for a four year degree

Pandemic-led change has propelled companies through decades of evolution in two short years. But, the waves of change are just beginning. Gen Z is entering the workforce in droves and will revolutionise the ways we […]

It’s time to re-imagine the meeting room for the Hybrid workplace

Investing in employee experience is more important than ever, as the workforce collectively ponders what it wants. After a tumultuous couple of years, record numbers are reconsidering their values, lifestyles and goals. Business leaders are […]

Remote work is no enemy of innovation, here’s why

Companies have long viewed remote work as the enemy of innovation. Traditionalists have said remote work can’t replicate the creative synergy that takes place in person. They’ve also argued that, with less supervision, remote workers […]

Key Questions to ask at the end of an interview

When interviewing for a job, it is really important to consider its potential long-term implications on your personal and professional life. As a long-time career expert and CEO of The Mullings Group search firm, I […]

Corporates hold the key to unlocking youth entrepreneurship

Africa’s population is growing, and in the next three decades, 60% of the continent’s population will be under the age of 25. But the youth on the world’s youngest continent stands to face poverty, inequality […]

The State of the Great Resignation in South Africa

The Great Resignation, a term coined by psychologist Anthony Klotz, is a post-pandemic movement that saw a wave of resignations take hold across the United States (US) and other parts of the world. In 2021 […]

How Digital Workforce Can be a Cure to Unemployability Crisis?

  South Africa’s unemployment rate gets media attention every quarter when Statistics South Africa releases its report on the country’s state of joblessness. Right now, it stands at 34.9 percent, which translates to 7.8-million people. […]

How Digital Workforce Can be a Cure to Unemployability Crisis?

Book Review: My Life In Full by former Pepsi Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi

Indra Nooyi knows what it means to climb the corporate ladder as a woman. She has documented her rise to become a leading woman in business in her latest book, My Life in Full: Work, […]

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