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What Makes A Killer Business Pitch For Branson And Other Top Investors

Business angels and venture capitalists and business angels play a vital role in new business creation, providing capital and access to a powerful resource network and enabling thousands of entrepreneurs to realise their dreams of creating and growing new ventures.<p>But they don’t make investment …

Business travel and families: the ultimate guilt trip

Work travel is an increasingly important aspect of the globalised economy. While much attention is paid to the costs and logistics of business …

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Dwarf handed colouring book and crayons by waitress while on a date with fiancee

James Lusted, 26, who is 3ft 7ins, was on a romantic meal with 5ft 7ins-tall Chloe Roberts, 20, at a Harvester Inn when the blunder happened<p>A dwarf took his fiancee to a restaurant for a romantic meal and was handed a children's colouring book and crayons by a waitress.<p>James Lusted, 26, who is 3ft …

Going Where the Money Isn't: Wi-Fi for South African Townships

Mobile is a massive accelerator when it comes to closing economic divides.<p><i>Note from the author</i>: For the past 10 years or so, I’ve been spending time informally in Africa, where I have a chance to visit with government officials, non-government organizations and residents of towns, settlements and …

The third industrial revolution

The digitisation of manufacturing will transform the way goods are made—and change the politics of jobs too<p>THE first industrial revolution began in …

Manufacturing

Afrikaner Entrepreneurs: Unsung Black Economic Empowerment Heroes?

By Rabelani Dagada<p>The role of the Afrikaners to empower African blacks has not been sufficiently acknowledged. The narrative that has been propagated …

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Career-wise, is it better to be smart or hardworking?

My daughter has a high IQ. I’ve always sensed it, and eventually, proved it with a test. At least once a month we have this ritual. “I’m not learning …

8 tips to evolve a start-up into a successful company

While the journey of every company from start-up to success is different, there are some steps that every business must go through. We’ve started …

Why Engineers Make Great CEOs

They’re detail-oriented, analytical and trained in systematic problem-solving. Engineers’ basic qualities make them good candidates for the …

Formal vs. informal economy: Bridging the gap

Last week, I chaired a panel on the Informal Economy at the ITUC Congress in Berlin. It was the first time that grassroots voices and activists from …

Innovation by fiat

IN A suburban office on the road to Luxembourg airport, a small group of civil servants is busy picking the next generation of European venture …

Venture Capital

15 Etiquette Rules for Dining at Fancy Restaurants

This story originally appeared on Business Insider <br>Some restaurant etiquette is just common sense: Don't speak when your mouth is full, don't tell rude jokes during the meal, and always cover your mouth when you cough.<p>Others can be a bit more nuanced. Who pays after a business meal? Where do you …

Food & Dining

The Untold Story Of Larry Page's Incredible Comeback

One day in July 2001, Larry Page decided to fire Google's project managers. All of them.<p>It was just five years since Page, then a 22-year-old graduate student at Stanford, was struck in the middle of the night with a vision. In it, he somehow managed to download the entire Web and by examining the …

Silicon Valley

How The Wealthiest Families Make And Lose Their Money -- Part 5

In this series of articles on wealth creation and maintenance, we have hit on a few key findings of researchers and practitioners. The vast majority of family wealth stems from business ownership and not inheritance. Families who divide their wealth among members at each generation tend to lose …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Meeting With Investors

The Investor Sourcing Guide<p>How to attract and obtain investors to your established, high-growth business.<p>Published<p>4 weeks ago<p>on<p>Feb 9, 2018<p>As an …

Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview

The richest man in the world explains how to save the planet<p>At 58, Bill Gates is not only the richest man in the world, with a fortune that now …

What exactly is an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs are everybody’s favourite heroes. Politicians want to clone them. Popular television programmes such as “The Apprentice” and “Dragons’ …

7 Innovative Products From Africa You Should Know

African innovation is not yet getting the level of global recognition and support it truly deserves. The continent is brimming with a rising new generation of bold, creative-thinking innovators and entrepreneurs who are constantly inventing and developing new technologies that will simplify our …

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The hands-on approach for entrepreneurs

In a high-ceilinged, light-filled modern classroom, filled with scribbled-on whiteboards and festooned with multicoloured Post-it notes, Stanford …

Startups

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Elon Musk

A freight adventure: Sailing the oceans on a container ship

Mid-Pacific, the 40th day at sea, and the radar shows us all alone again. Lunch is the usual offering. The ship rolls in moderate swells, the air is …

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