How Can Mindfulness Help You Achieve Greatness?

Written by Steve Cragg

Fatigue. Brain fog. Nervous saturation. They won’t help you achieve the success you seek, yet how are you planning to eliminate them from your life. It is no surprise to hear that CEO Jack Dorsey, TV sensation Ellen Degeneres or entrepreneur Russell…

Pepe Marais | Creative Advertising genius | Entrepreneur | Agency founder | Author

Pepe Marais is one of SA’s advertising creative icons with a track-record to make anyone in the local advertising landscape swoon with awe, admiration, and to be honest, in my case, a twinge of jealousy. Together with his business partner,…

Beth Doane | The Woman Behind Some Of the World’s Biggest Brands And Executives

Written by Steve Cragg

Pinning down Beth Doane isn’t always easy: on any given day, you could find her on a private jet to a client’s film premier, at an estate in London where she’s been asked to advise an heiress, or Silicon Valley,…

Jessica Dewhurst | Social Justice & Advocacy Desk Coordinator of ERNSA

Jessica Dewhurst has been an active member of the Edmund Rice Network for 13 years, a volunteer in ER projects for over 9 years, and the Networks Youth Coordinator for 2 years. She is also the chairperson of the Edmund…

Marianne Fassler | Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur

Marianne Fassler is one of South Africa’s preeminent fashion designers. Based in Johannesburg, Marianne has spent almost four decades in the fashion business. Her creative workshop, Leopard Frock is situated in Saxonwold and from here she sells garments and separates…

Anja Ringgren Lovén | Founder & Director Of DINNødhjælp

Anja Ringgren Lovén is the moving spirit behind DINNødhjæp. She decided to resign as a store manager in 2011 to travel to Africa, where she worked for three months as an observer and relief worker for DanChurchAid (Folkekirkens Nødhjælp). During…

The Ultimate Productivity Cheat Sheet with 35 How To Tips to Perform Smarter

Written by Jason Stewart

We read 6 Books on Productivity to find the most practical wisdom in becoming more productive. Here we cover what we found to be the six-best. Each book is highly valuable, so we suggest getting them for yourself to have…

Swaady Martin | A Day In My Life

Swaady Martin, is an Ivorian entrepreneur, prides herself as a custodian of Africa’s rich culture and history. And she preserves it with style. After an eventful, high-flying 11-year career at GE, where she held leadership positions in several divisions across…

Mike Teke | President Of The Chamber Of Mines SA & Founder Of Dedicoal

Mike is the Founder of Dedicoal, a mining and beneficiation company, Executive Chairman of Masimong Group, and Non-Executive Director of Rolfes Technology Holdings. He serves as Chairman of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal and was Non-Executive Chairman of Optimum Coal….

How Role Models Helped These 9 Successful South Africans

Written by Steve Cragg

Who do you look up to and try to emulate? Is it a famous sports person, a celebrity, a world politician, a visionary inventor, a spiritual leader, a businessperson? Or is it your sibling, a parent, or someone in your…

Learn How To Read A Book In 40 Minutes From The Worlds Best Speed Readers

Written by Steve Cragg

We all know the feeling of being overwhelmed by information, and so we set out to find out how you can increase the speed and efficiency of your reading. Speed reading can save time and help you to process information…

10 Habits That Will Make You The Most Successful Person You Can Be

Written by Steve Cragg

We all aim for success, each and every single one of us, whether we admit it all not – we all want it! If you are already high up on that success ladder or if you have only just started climbing it,…

Ian Moir | CEO Of Woolworths

Mr. Ian Moir has been the Chief Executive Officer of Woolworths Holdings Limited since November 18, 2010. Mr. Moir served as Managing Director of Retail at Country Road Ltd. since January 1, 2010, served as its Chief Executive Officer from…

Stephen Saad | Co-Founder & CEO of Aspen Pharmacare

Written by Jason Stewart

Stephen Saad – CEO of  Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. – is one of South Africa’s richest men, having reached millionaire status at the tender age of 29. Stephen Saad recently joined the small group of South African billionaires in 2014. Saad…

Ran Neu-Ner | Co-Group CEO, The Creative Counsel

An entrepreneur from birth, Ran Neu-Ner believes business is business, whether you’re selling cabbages or cars. He graduated from university with a B.Com and a CFA, and, having added qualification to entrepreneurial drive, was unleashed onto the world of real…

Tshepo Phakathi | Group CEO of Phakathi Holdings

At only 29 years of age and 12 years in formal business, Mr. Tshepo Phakathi is the Group CEO of Phakathi Holdings [a company with 8 subsidiaries and 2038 employees (Jan 2013). He is a quintessential workaholic obsessed with solving…

Ian Fuhr | Sorbet CEO

Ian Fuhr is a serial entrepreneur and business go-getter whose working career is lined with a number of entrepreneurial start-up businesses.  Since he launched the Sorbet chain of beauty salons in 2005 the business has grown to over 104 outlets,…

Bheki Kunene | Founder of MindTrix

Bheki Kunene is one of South Africa’s most celebrated and respected young entrepreneurs. The success of his company, Mindtrix, enables him to change the lives of over 40 people. Bheki has shown that with determination, it is possible to surmount almost…

Anthony Christov | Art Director at Pixar

Anthony Christov is an art director currently designing the look for films at award-winning Pixar Animation Studios. He most recently art directored WALL•E. He worked in a similar capacity for the successful Finding Nemo animated feature and was the set…

Alan Keet | CEO of Grand Parade Investments Limited

Alan is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He joined the group in April 2012 as CEO, prior to which he was the CEO of Nolands (Cape Town and South Africa), where he served his articles and subsequently became a partner…

13 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Take The First Step (and to stop procrastinating on life)

Written by Jason Stewart

            Riaan Manser | Adventurer, author and speaker best known for conquering multiple ‘first-ever’ trips Read Riaan’s full interview by clicking here                 Vusi Thembekwayo | The rock…

Attie van Wyk | Music Entrepreneur and CEO of Big Concerts

Written by Jason Stewart

Attie van Wyk is the CEO of Big Concerts, South Africa’s largest premier live entertainment company. The company has promoted more than 1600 shows with an excess of 300 international artists to an audience of more than 10 million people….

Inna Rosputnia | Wall Street’s Queen of Trading | investor | author | philanthropist

Nominated to the Women in Finance Awards in 2016, Inna Rosputnia is known as the female trader who turned $10k into $3,000,000 in just a few years of trading. She has run one of the fastest growing investment companies and was…

Brian Eagar | Founder and CEO of the TowerStone Leadership Centre

After an executive sales and strategy role for a large information technology company based in Germany, Brian returned to South Africa and founded TowerStone, driven by his desire to inspire others to seek greater meaning in their lives and help them…

Watch and read Stephan Ekbergh’s inspiring talk at SUCCESSness FEST, Cape Town

Written by Steve Cragg

Stephan’s inspiration highlight: ” I was there, yes. I did what I could, but you know, because the whole company’s just built on a heap of mistakes, you know, on fuck-ups, on my stupidity, my childish dreams and all these…

Watch and read Justin Clarke’s inspiring talk at SUCCESSness FEST Cape Town

Written by Steve Cragg

Justin’s inspiration highlight: “Obstacles are completely relative. When you think you’ve got a big obstacle just remember to put it in perspective in terms of the world. There’s many bigger problems in the world than the obstacle that you face…

Watch and read Allon Raiz’s inspiring talk at SUCCESSness FEST Cape Town 2017

Written by Steve Cragg

Allon’s inspiration highlight: ” The most important thing that you need to do is disconnect from any reality, any assertion by anyone what is true and what is untrue. And that will give you the freedom to go out there and…

Watch and read Dr. Eve’s inspiring talk at SUCCESSness FEST Cape Town 2017

Written by Steve Cragg

Dr Eve’s inspiration highlight: ” Be Flexible, be Adaptive, live Cohesively, have Energy, and Synthesise your minds so that you’re able to be fully in your body and fully able to be intimate.”  Below is a full transcript of Dr…