Hulu, iPhone, and Prius didn’t come to market because their creators asked status quo questions. They didn’t happen because somebody began a meeting with “Who has an idea for improving the industry?” or “How are we going to increase sales?” Those innovations exist because disruptive, transformative, even uncomfortable questions without easy answers were asked.
Launching a new enterprise—whether it’s a tech startup, a small business, or an initiative within a large corporation—has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start selling as hard as you can. And somewhere in this
This week, Hlubi and Gareth have the pleasure of sitting with Alan Knott-Craig Jr.: Former CEO of Mxit, Africa’s biggest social network. Former CEO of iBurst which he led from 2006 to 2009, helping to build one of South Africa’s largest wireless broadband networks. Alan is also the Founder World of Avatar, an investment house
Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change. A company that stands still will soon be forgotten. Trying to provoke positive change is a principle we’ve embedded across the Virgin family for more than four decades. Here are my 10 favourite quotes on why we should all embrace change.
The Product of the Year seal proudly serves as the standard of consumer confidence in 28 countries and this number is growing. Preetesh Sewraj is the South African arm’s CEO and Chief Innovation Analyst (Listen to find out more about the significance of this interesting, double barrel title), and I caught up with him in
The bestselling author says it’s not tech, money, or brain power. Successful disruptors all tend to have one huge precondition that’s far more important. When people talk about what it takes to transform a field or a world, they leave out one crucial component, bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell told the audience at the World Business