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How Paul Simon Built YDE With No Cash

You can’t buy success: The founder of YDE and Über Flavour on how lean business models force real innovation and problem solving and build R100 million+ businesses Vital Stats Player: Paul Simon Companies: YDE (1995 – 2007), Über Flavour (2014 … Continue reading

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Economy is a product of our time and place

This week, I had the pleasure of listening to Abby Joseph Cohen, the American economist and senior investment strategist at Goldman Sachs, at a foreign trade conference in Tel Aviv. Cohen is famous for predicting the bull market of the … Continue reading

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Day 7: Masada, The Dead Sea & Goodbye

Day 7 was our last day in Israel and we decided we would reserve it for all the tourist stuff we need to do in this part of the country. First stop was Masada, the palace fortress of King Herod … Continue reading

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Day 6: Jerusalem, Jerusalem

It was such a pity that we couldn’t stay another night in Netanya. What a lovely, cosy, coastal town with great hotels that just make you want stay in bed. Very different to life in the Kibbutz! We kicked off … Continue reading

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Don’t Diversify, Intensify

Very often I meet entrepreneurs who, after achieving some success in their businesses, start to pursue opportunities outside of their core area of expertise. They proudly tell me they are “diversifying”. Unless you are in the business of managing stock … Continue reading

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