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A podcast about exploring new ways to win in the 21st century.

A podcast about exploring new ways to win in the 21st century.


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A podcast about exploring new ways to win in the 21st century.








#156 Immediate Lessons From The Covid-19 Crisis

The last few weeks have been very difficult for the whole world, Covid-19 shocked all of us and has disrupted our pattern of life forever. I think the world will never be the same again. As bad as things are right now, I appreciate how equal and skin in the game proof this pandemic is; we share the upside of globalization but we also got to share the downside. The Coronavirus crisis has taught me a lot of things in a very short period of time and I share them in this episode. This episode...


#155 Gareth Grobler - How Banking Works, Worth Creation.

This Podcast is brought to you by Nexo In this episode, Grey Jabesi interviewed Gareth Grobler. Gareth is an Internet Currency Entrepreneur. Speaker & the Founder of the Crypto Exchange A Founding Member of the UK Digital Currency Association. Gareth provides consulting to financial institutions wanting to apply Bitcoin technology to their current development roadmap. Gareth has over 15 years of experience in IT Infrastructure & Architecture development, and has held positions at...


#154 Nitin Gajria - Director at Google Sub-Saharan Africa

In this episode, Grey Jabesi interviewed Nitin Gajria, the Director at Google for Sub-Saharan Africa. He has been at Google for more than five years and led the YouTube business in India, as well as Google’s teams in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Google is building its brand in Africa on a mission to get more Africans online and to offer users relevant local content. Nitin is looking to build on what Google South Africa has done. He’s passionate about the power of the Internet to...


#153 Simon Dingle - Money, In Math We Trust

Simon Dingle is the CEO of Inves Capital, before that he was part of the teams that started 22Seven, Curve and Luno after which he founded his own company, Inves Capital. He has also been a columnist for Finweek Magazine, Brainstorm, Computing SA and other titles, and hosts a weekly technology show on 5FM in South Africa. Simon is the author of In Math We Trust and has been using and contributing to Bitcoin since 2011. He worked as a communications consultant, podcaster, product manager...


#152 Reuben Yap – Privacy, and Why You Should Care

Reuben Yap is the Chief Operating Officer at Zcoin. He was a corporate lawyer for ten years specializing in institutional frameworks before joining Zcoin. He has played a pivotal role in Zcoin’s strategy and vision, and oversees all operational aspects of the project. He has been an early adopter of cryptocurrencies, being the first merchant in Malaysia to accept them, and gained a holistic view of the space from being involved in mining, educating and contributing to other early...


#151 Carmelle Cadet - How Banks Are Reacting To Blockchain

In this episode, I interviewed Carmelle Cadet , a passionate advocate of Blockchain and Digital Currency Technology for modernization, financial inclusion and economic development efforts. She is the Founder and CEO of EMTECH, a fintech company helping Central Banks in emerging markets modernize their financial market infrastructure. In her 10-year career at IBM, Carmelle led the global business development efforts for the digital currency segment in IBM Blockchain. Through EMTECH,...


#150 Reflecting on 2019, Setting new personal rules, 2020 Visions

As challenging as 2019 was for me, the last decade was exceptionally good for me. I can only recall a few unpleasant moments. In fact, if I had to draw a chart for it, it would look like a straight verticle line from a distance. I decided to end the year alone to pause and reflect. I ended up in the mountains where I hiked and made lists of what I did right and where I failed myself in 2019. This episode is about that experiment. I share some of those lists, I also share some of the new...


#149 Meir Ezra - Be Interested, Not Interesting

This is the last episode for the year with Meir Ezra .He’s the most inspiring speaker ,mentor and regular guest on this podcast. I interviewed him at Workshop 17 seminar at Watershed V&A Waterfront. In this interview, we discussed the following: Follow Meir Ezra on Instagram @meirezraofficial To attend Free sales seminar with Meir Ezra visit Workshop17 Watershed, Watershed, 17 Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa every Friday's Book Free Tickets...


#148 Apollo Eric - Aeternity Hub Africa

Apollo Omer Eric is the founder at Aeternity Hub Africa. He is the driving force behind Aeternity Hub Africa - an entity supporting education and entrepreneurship all over the continent. Its main goal is to encourage developers, entrepreneurs, and designers to build on top of Aeternity blockchain and to turn their ideas into viable businesses. We covered the following key points in this interview: AeternityAeternityAeternity You can check out Aeternity...


#147 Ed Latimore - Heavyweight boxer, The 4 Confidences, Not Caring

Ed Latimore is one of the most unique personalities out there. He’s a heavyweight boxer, physicist, author and chess enthusiast. Graduated from the school of hard knocks with a history of alcoholism and despair. He beat the odds and made something of himself. He uses his experiences in the ring, the lab and life to uncover deep truth about the world. As the best selling author, he’s well know for; Sober Letters to My Drunken Self, The 4 Confidences, and Not Caring What Other People...


#146 Lorien Gamaroff - Who Created Bitcoin?

Lorien Gamaroff is the founder/CEO of Centbee, a blockchain-based remittance solution built on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. He also founded Bankymoon, a blockchain and cryptocurrency consultancy. As Africa’s reputable Blockchain expert, he has addressed and advised the United Nations, IMF, World Bank, FBI, and Commonwealth Secretariat, the South African Reserve Bank, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, TEDx and a host of professionals in multiple industries and attorney generals throughout the...


#145 John McAfee - Governance, Wealth, Polygamy, Family and Freedom

This podcast is brought to you by Divi Project John McAfee is by far one of the most interesting, as well as the most controversial public figures today. He’s a British-American computer programmer and businessman. He founded the software company McAfee Associates in 1987 and ran it until 1994, when he resigned from the company. McAfee Associates achieved early success as the creators of McAfee, the first commercial antivirus software, and the business now produces a range of enterprise...


#144 Siya Metane - How To Build a Media Platform

Siya Metane, also known as Slikour is a South African media mogul. He founded and heads SlikourOnLife ,an Online Music Platform that creates & curates music content for the urban market. Currently the largest media platform of this type in South Africa. He’s also a music producer, writer MD. As a thought leader, he has worked with Banks and FSPs to connect with the urban demographic on financial education. Slikour is also part of Skwatta Kamp, one of the most prominent Hip Hop groups in...


#143 Llewellyn Devereaux - How to Become Divine, Thinking Big.

Llewellyn Devereaux Tshesane is the Co-founder and CEO of the Lohocla™ beverages. One of his well known inventions an anti-hangover shooter called Lohocla. He’s also the author of The Mastery Code. In this episode, we discussed; You can Follow Llewellyn on Twitter:@Masterlui_ Website links :


#142 Rocelo Lopes - Fork The Banks

This podcast is brought to you by Divi In this episode of The Grey Ave Podcast, Grey Jabesi interviewed Rocelo Lopes. He is the Founder of CoinBR, CEO of Stratum and CoinPY, Rocelo Lopes was responsible for the first bitcoin vertical operation development in Latin America, from miners to final users. Innovative and pioneering in developing technologies by using encryption and blockchain, the entrepreneur is a reference to the cryptomarket. In this interview we covered some of these key...


#141 Adi Kaimowitz - Building Virtual Actuary, How To Survive Digital Disruption

In this episode, Grey Jabesi sat down with Adi Kaimowitz, Co-founder and CEO of Virtual Actuary. What is Virtual Actuary? Simply put; The Uber of actuaries. In formal language, Virtual Actuary is a team of experts offering a comprehensive range of actuarial services, founded on a depth of experience acquired locally and globally. Already a multi-million dollar company, carefully scaling and involved in a few bidding wars. What's more impressive to me is that the founder; Adi is not an...


#140 Sherlin Barends - Early Life, Radio, Money, Boldness

In this episode of The Grey Ave Podcast, Grey Jabesi caught up with Sherlin Barends, a radio presenter at Kfm. She is one of the three voices that help thousands of Western Cape commuters get to work in good spirits each morning. Alongside Darren “Whackhead” Simpson and Sibongile “Sibs” Mafu, her unique wit and affectionate personality are two of the reasons the trio walked away with the Best Breakfast Show prize at last year’s Liberty Radio Awards. Sherlin Barends is a well-known media...


#139 - Nick Saponaro - The Masternode Economy

This podcast is brought to you by Divi Project The Divi Project is a PoS blockchain with the slogan "Crypto Made Easy". The company is focused on bringing cryptocurrency to ordinary users by making it more user-friendly and reducing user error. In this episode of The Grey Ave Podcast, I interviewed Nick Saponaro, the Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer of The Divi Project, a blockchain startup committed to solving the usability problems in cryptocurrency. Nick oversees the development...


#138 - DJ EFN - The Creator of Drink Champs

This podcast is brought to you by Divi. I had an opportunity to sit down and kick it with a Drink Champ DJ EFN(@djEFN ). DJ EFN is the co-creator(with the rapper Noreaga) of the hottest podcast in the world; Drink Champs which is broadcasted weekly by Sean “Diddy Combs’s Revolt TV network, Jay-Z’s Tidal and Nas’s Mass Appeal. He’s also an American record label executive and Hip-hop DJ from Miami who started early in the 1990s, operating most often under the banner of Crazy Hood...


#137 Luvuyo Rani – From Township to Half a Million Dollars Franchise

This podcast is brought to you by Divi. In this episode of The Grey Ave Podcast, I interviewed Luvuyo Rani, the Founder and Director of Silulo Ulutho Technologies. Luvuyo and his brother founded their company to provide IT services to their communities. They started in 2004 with a single Internet cafe in Khayelitsha. In six years, Silulo Technologies grew from a single internet café to a US$0.5 million company that offers computer training courses, internet café and business center...