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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.








#167 - Why YouTube Terminated My Channel For No Reason - Leverage

On October 24th, 2020, my YouTube channel Hardcore Crypto was mistakenly terminated by YouTube for violating community guidelines. The channel is the largest Cryptocurrency channel in Africa and loved by many. One would hope that YouTube would help content creators in this kind of situation but it turns out that they don't care. I've appealed and reached out on Twitter and got no help. Imagine years of work wiped out in a whim for no reason. Just like that. The sad part is that YouTube will...


#166 How To Win After Lockdown - Part 1

As the world is coming out of lockdowns and economies are opening up after months of so much uncertainty and severe economic contraction. The coronavirus has destroyed lives, wealth, and opportunities which have left none of us unaffected. It's a new world now, the normal is demanding a change in how we approach all aspects of our daily life and this is no easy task for beings who are conditioned for a certain way of living. Most are hurt, fearful, uncertain, or confused. I decided to...


#164 A Candid Conversation About Mental Health - Dr. Sindi Van Zyl

Dr. Sindi van Zyl is a General Medical Practitioner, Broadcaster, Author, Social media activist, and Public speaker. With over 200K followers on twitter, she's very known for discussing mental health. Dr. Sindi is also a renowned public speaker, with a passion to inspire and educate through the power of her diverse experiences. From dealing with tragedy, medical advancements in primary care to mental wellness, she has extensive experience in driving both public and corporate messages...


#163 Timothy Maurice - Personal Brand Intelligence

Timothy Maurice(@timothymaurice) Webster is the author of four brand leadership books, one leadership memoir and consults & speaks on the science of Human & Brand Behavior. His research and focus are based on three influence pillars; Brain Potential - Behavioral Science and Brand Influence. Timothy has worked in Africa and emerging markets for the past decade. Timothy’s education is in Business Management, Branding, Psychology, and Applied Neuroscience from Brookstone College in the US and...


#162 Claire Mawisa - Carte Blanche, Career, Relationships, Single Parenting

In this episode, Grey Jabesi sat down with Claire Mawisa. A tv producer and presenter for Carte Blanche, a South African investigative journalism television series that airs on M-Net during prime time Claire has a solid track record in the media industry spanning from when she was a teen. In this episode, we discussed Her career, how she started with Carte Blanche, Investigative journalism, relationships, marriage, and parenthood. Video:


#161 - How To Start A Successful Podcast With Zero Costs - My Tools & Recommendations

Since I started The Survival Skills Podcast 5 years ago and it has been a great success. I became very used to the process of creating to the point that I forgot how much of a challenge it was to start because I had no idea. I did not know how or what equipment, hosting, editing software or distribution to use. In this episode, I share the tools I recommend for you to get started with nearly zero budget. Tools I recommended: Irig Lavalier mic: TakeAlot link:...


#160 Jon Karas and Lynn Liss - One Africa. One Coin

Ever since the music icon and entrepreneur; Akon made a public announcement for his own cryptocurrency project called AKOIN. The world paid attention and there has been a lot of anticipation from within the Blockchain/Cryptocurrency industry and the world at large. The Akoin project is meant to be a token based ecosystem powered by a marketplace of tools and services fueling the dreams of entrepreneurs, innovators, social activists in Africa and beyond. In this episode, I had a chance to...


#159 William Le - Transforming the World with Better Money

In this interview, Grey Jabesi sat down with William Le and Brian Reavey from C-Labs and Appen respectively to discuss Celo. Celo is an open platform that makes financial tools accessible to anyone with a mobile phone, quite similar to Facebook’s Libra. The difference is that Celo is already up and running. They are backed by some of the most reputable VCs, organisations and individuals including, Andreessen Horowitz, Jack Dorsey(Founder of twitter), Polychain Capital, Coinbase ventures...


#158 – Michael Jordaan – Top 5 Survival Skills For Leadership

Dr. Michael Jordaan, MCom, Ph.D., is the Founder of MonteGray Capital. Dr. Jordaan serves as a Partner at AngelHub Ventures. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at First National Bank, Plc until December 31, 2013. He had a decade of experience working at the First National Bank, Plc. At FNB, he oversaw the move away from traditional banking toward rewarding ecosystem-centric solutions for customers. He has been an...


#157 - Riccardo Spagni - The People Behind Bitcoin & Monero

There should be someone behind the scenes controlling Bitcoin right? I mean, it cannot just run and maintain itself right? I'm just stating what you've always been thinking after you heard that Bitcoin is not controlled by an institution or government. In this episode, we're going to be demystifying that very question. Grey Jabesi connected with Riccardo Spagni(@flufflypony) AKA Fluffy Pony, a member of the Monero Core Team, who are stewards of the Monero Project, and is also the lead...


#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...