A budding entrepreneur wanted to create an investment company focused on Africa.

We helped him define and shape the vision, as well as the values and behaviours he wanted to stand for and demonstrate.

Wanting to ensure he could translate his vision into practice, we tested the principles he had laid out against target investments. This proved to be the bigger challenge since some of the target investments were not in alignment with what he espoused. Moreover, he was happy to justify it with the return they would bring.

Using the values, behaviours and desired return he had set for himself, we challenged his thinking and guided him in exploring alternatives. We mapped out the framework that would enable him to navigate future forks in the road and improve his decision making.

A budding entrepreneur wanted to create an investment company focused on Africa.

We helped him define and shape the vision, as well as the values and behaviours he wanted to stand for and demonstrate.

Wanting to ensure he could translate his vision into practice, we tested the principles he had laid out against target investments. This proved to be the bigger challenge since some of the target investments were not in alignment with what he espoused. Moreover, he was happy to justify it with the return they would bring.

Using the values, behaviours and desired return he had set for himself, we challenged his thinking and guided him in exploring alternatives. We mapped out the framework that would enable him to navigate future forks in the road and improve his decision making.

REAL IMPACT OR GREENWASHING?

REAL IMPACT OR GREENWASHING?

Recent years have seen an increase in ‘sustainability’ initiatives, but there is a difference between real impact and greenwashing. That difference lies in what gets measured and what gets done. Here are some questions to ascertain true impact.

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WHEN INVESTORS COME IN

WHEN INVESTORS COME IN

Bringing investors on board can help a company scale, but difficulties can arise from growing too quickly. Here’s how we helped a high-growth company tackle transition and the associated growing pains.

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GOING AGAINST THE HYPE

GOING AGAINST THE HYPE

When a company is receiving a lot of attention and significant funding, it takes great resolve to buck the trend and quash FOMO. It is wise to take time to peel back the layers and do proper due diligence.

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ENTREPRENEURS SOLVING COMPLEX CHALLENGES

ENTREPRENEURS SOLVING COMPLEX CHALLENGES

Entrepreneurship can be harnessed to solve complex challenges. For this, several factors are needed, including great innovators with the mindset, capabilities and commitment required, and the right partners to ramp up and get scale. The following is an example of an EU/member state initiative.

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SPOTTING ROGUES

SPOTTING ROGUES

Due diligence on people is an art and a science. The telltale signs lie in the subtleties, subtleties we translated into a red flag system. Here’s an example of how easy it is for rogues to slip through the net and the power of following the subtleties.

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