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We learn from the best who are out there doing great things. We call them unicorns.

We learn from the best who are out there doing great things. We call them unicorns.
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South Africa

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We learn from the best who are out there doing great things. We call them unicorns.

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@greyjay265

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English

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Episodes

#93 Michael Jordaan(Part 2) - Rain Mobile, Bank Zero & Venture Capital

9/17/2018
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This is a continuation of Episode #90. Dr. Michael Jordaan, MCom, Ph.D., is the Founder of MonteGray Capital. Dr. Jordaan serves as 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...

Duration:00:51:35

#92 Joy Buolamwini - Finding Flaws in technology, Fighting Algorithmic Bias.

8/29/2018
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Joy Buolamwini is a poet of code who uses art and research to illuminate the social implications of artificial intelligence. She founded the Algorithmic Justice League to fight the coded gaze - harmful bias in artificial intelligence. At the MIT Media Lab, she pioneered techniques that are now leading to increased transparency in the use of facial analysis technology globally. She established the inaugural IEEE working group to create the first international standards for facial analysis...

Duration:00:53:08

#EP91 Alon Stern - Founder of Slide. Startup stages and Lessons.

8/17/2018
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Alon Stern is the Founder of Slide. A mobile payments app which facilitates easy, fast and free peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfers across all local banks and mobile networks, much like Venmo in the USA. A Mathematically minded software developer, data analyst and oceanographer with a Phd from NYU and a postdoc from Princeton University.

Duration:01:03:51

#90 Michael Jordaan (Part 1) - Banking, Career Development & Business

7/27/2018
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Dr. Michael Jordaan, MCom, Ph.D., is the Founder of MonteGray Capital. Dr. Jordaan serves as 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...

Duration:00:26:58

#83 Regulation and Governance

5/3/2018
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In this podcast, I was joined by Michael Jordan and Nick Hill. Michael is an Acturial scientist and Nick, an entrepreneur who also works in the Fintech space. We discussed regulation using the Crypto and traditional markets as examples. We also discussed governance using Smartcash as an example.

Duration:00:40:21

#82 Wannipha Jen Buakaew - How to find your place into Crypto

4/29/2018
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While advising a number of blockchain projects, Jen is also on The New Money Systems Board- Lifeboat foundation alongside high profile individuals such as Vitalik Buterin and Charlie Lee. Leading personality, public speaker and voice of progress to the cryptocurrency community and emerging markets- Known as Crypto Jen, one of the most highly regarded female crypto/blockchain influencers in the world. Jen's passion is about leveraging Crypto and Blockchain driven solutions to make a global...

Duration:01:08:09

#81 Deconstructing Real Estate Myths - Scott Picken

4/16/2018
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Scott Picken is a South African-born real estate investor and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Wealth Migrate, a fintech company that offers real estate investments on its online marketplace through crowdfunding. He began offering real estate investment solutions at the age of 26 when he founded International Property Solutions. The Huffington Post named Wealth Migrate as one of the top 60 real estate crowdfunding solutions in the United States in 2014. Picken is the author of...

Duration:00:46:06

#80 DAVID ORBAN - EXPLORING NEW OPPORTUNITIES

4/4/2018
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David is the Founder and Managing Partner of Network Society. He is an investor, entrepreneur, author, blogger, keynote speaker, and thought leader of the global technology landscape. His entrepreneurial accomplishments span several companies founded and grown over more than twenty years. Among other things, he's the Founder & Trustee of Network Society Research, Faculty of and Advisor to the Singularity University and Mentor for the Thiel Fellowship.

Duration:00:34:53

#79 BETH MALATJI - THE BOOTSRAPPER'S LIFE-SAVING HACKS

3/27/2018
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"Hating your job is not a business plan" - Beth Malatji Beth Malatji the Founder & CEO of Rebirth wines. She is also the director of StartUp Grind in Johannesburg. She wrote The Bootstrapper's Lifesaving Hacks, an easy to read practical book about business process automation. Her entrepreneurial journey started when she founded Wealth Ladder Magazine, which was later sold to another media house. This is an interactive publication focusing on entrepreneurship, startup success stories,...

Duration:00:40:29

#78 NHIAL MAJOK - SOLVING AFRICA'S PROBLEMS WITH BLOCKCHAIN

3/19/2018
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Nhial Majok started with humble beginnings in Sudan. The Sudanese war was at it’s peak by the time he was 10 which forced him to move around various East African countries to attain a good education. He later moved to Australia. Nhial has worked in IT for over 8 years both with the Australian government and in the private sector, providing system support for large clients for IBM Australia. He has experience in small and large organizations to the table in forming the company as well as...

Duration:00:29:25

#77 ROXANNE KALIE - BE POSITIVELY FIERCE

3/12/2018
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“Talent is not enough. You gotta put in the work” - Roxanne Kalie Professional Model, Actress, Mom and DJ Roxanne Kalie(@roxcizzle) comes on the podcast and discussed all sorts of topics. From how she got started at the age of 13 and stayed relevant to this day. This is a wide ranged interview where we discuss her unusual career, challenges, motherhood, transitions and insights about the industry, male/female dynamics and more.

Duration:01:08:36

#76 SHOULD YOU INVEST IN CRYPTOCURRENCY? - MJ THE ACTUARY

2/20/2018
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Michael Jordan (MJ) is on track to getting his FASSA(in Finance) and CERA qualification. He passed all his Actuarial exams and now waiting for his graduation. He is now interested in Blockchain technology and digital currencies in which he has managed to pull out a few Blockchain based projects on his own. He consults as an actuary, sometimes write for media outlets like Entrepreneur Magazine. He also has a Youtube channel MJ the Student Actuary where he post videos. In this episode we...

Duration:01:24:00

EP#75 ANTHONY SILVERSTON - LESSONS FROM TRIGGERFISH ANIMATION PRODUCER & DIRECTOR

2/16/2018
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Anthony Silverston(@antimator) is a Partner, writer and director at Triggerfish Animation Studios, which is the leading animation studio in Africa based in South Africa. He produced The Adventures of Zambezia, Directed Khumba respectively and works on various projects at Triggerfish as. I wanted to pick his brain on a number of things which I tried to compress them in a single interview and it was a good one. In this interview, we covered: - The history of Triggerfish Animation Studios -...

Duration:00:44:58

EP#74 Losing Millions & Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face. - Antoinette Prophy

2/3/2018
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She’s grown an ad agency from the lounge of her mother’s house to a company employing 60 employees with a footprint in East Africa. She’s been at the losing end of a deal — and lost R2-million, and she’s gone through a nightmare no entrepreneur wants to face, liquidation of their first business. Other than the actual business challenges, Anto told stories about situations she went through as a woman in the world of business. Her woman-focused business accelerator 88 Business Collective,...

Duration:01:00:10

EP#73 THE BENEFITS OF PODCASTING

1/18/2018
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This is an episode that was recorded by Engel Jones on Twelve Minute Convos Podcast. I was interviewed and ask about Podcasting. Since I get questions about podcasting from some of my listeners, I thought I should share it so that you can pick up something from it. Enjoy!

Duration:00:24:54

EP#72 LESSONS & NEW YEAR'S REVOLUTION

1/4/2018
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As we enter 2018. I was joined by a friend of mine Radhesen Naidoo and we discuss: - Lessons from 2017 - Goal setting - Relationships - Books. I hope you enjoy it.

Duration:00:50:00

EP#71 MPHO DAGADA - THE BITCOIN ENTREPRENEUR

12/19/2017
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I met the Invest in Future Currency chief and Nda Exchange executive Mpho Dagada, 24, who has already made more than Millions through cryptocurrency in Johannesburg. He has been all over the tv and radio in South Africa preaching the good story of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency in general. Since I'm a crypto-bug myself, I had to find Mpho and have a chat which I think you'll enjoy and learn something from.

Duration:00:38:50

#70 Graham Stephan - REAL ESTATE INVESTING FOR MILLENNIALS

12/4/2017
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Raised in Santa Monica, California, Graham Stephan obtained his Real Estate license shortly after his 18th birthday and dove headfirst into the world of Real Estate in 2008 with Coldwell Banker Previews International. Since 2008, Graham has sold over $100,000,000 of Residential Real Estate and continues to increase his sales volume year-after-year. He also has a YouTube channel where he talks about Real estate and investing. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV6KDgJskWaEckne5aPA0aQ The key to...

Duration:00:36:55

#69 SONYA KUHNEL - THE BLOCKCHAIN AFRICA CONFERENCE

11/13/2017
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Sonya Kuhnel has been interested in digital currencies since late 2013 and one of the first women involved in the industry in South Africa. In 2013, she started a bitcoin payment company called Bitcoin Payments, a BitPay Affiliate partner, which allowed online merchants in South Africa to accept bitcoin as a payment method for goods and services. In 2014, Sonya co-founded Bitcoin Events, a company that hosts the Bitcoin & Blockchain Africa Conferences in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The...

Duration:00:32:13

#68 ED MYLETT - DO NOT DIE IN YOUR 20s

11/6/2017
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Ed Mylett(Chairman of WFG) is one of the premier business leaders, peak performance experts and motivational speakers in the world. He has a passion for mentoring and coaching others on what it takes to become a champion in all areas of life. He has shared the stage with business legends such as Tony Robbins, John Maxwell and Phil Knight. I've always wanted to have a conversation with him and share it with you guys and girls. This will definitely get you off the mat and start going for whats...

Duration:00:53:42