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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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+27719976646


Episodes

#94 Stephen Young - Bulding a crypto market place

9/25/2018
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In this episode, Grey Jabesi interviews Stephen Young, Chief Product Officer at Coindirect. A global cryptocurrency marketplace which makes it easier for people to buy and sell Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in emerging markets. In this interview, we discuss : - His background - Regulation for exchanges - Security tokens - His approach on Cryptocurrency investing - Cryptocurrency trends in developed vs developing countries - Blockchain and Scaling - His favorite cryptocurrencies

Duration:00:39:21

#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

#55 BARATANG MIYA - TEACHING GIRLS TO CODE

7/23/2017
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Baratang Miya is the CEO of GirlHYPE Coders that empowers girls to pursue careers in STEM and had been chosen by the US State Dept’s in 2015 TechWomen program as an Emerging Leader. She was placed at Adobe for mentorship during her TechWomen 2015 award. She also serve on the Silicon Cape Exco as head of Transformation. I was the 1st runner up for MTN Women In ICT Community Builder Award 2016. She partnered with organisations like UN Women, Mozilla, TechWomen, SiliconCape and Technovation to...

Duration:01:13:06

#54 Marcel Oudejans - INSIDE THE WORLD OF MAGIC

7/16/2017
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I have always been fascinated by Magic. It really drive me nuts. Whenever I see Marcel Oidejans, David Blaine or any other magician doing their thing, I feel very small. That's why I had to meet Marcel for a chat. Marcel Oudejans has over 20 years of experience working in the meetings, events, and conference industry, as a specialist corporate entertainer and speaker. He is one of only a handful of presenters in the world who is able to provide a bespoke, custom-designed presentation for...

Duration:01:01:45

#53 MELISSA HAYNES - CONQUERING YOUR FEARS

7/8/2017
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Have you ever really wanted to do something but every time you even thought about doing it you just got stuck? Most people will give up on their dreams before they even try. It’s not because we’re lazy or incapable. It’s because we’ve got ghosts in our way. Some are haunted by the ghost of public humiliation, rejection, failure or even success. All are terrifying, but the only thing more terrifying than ghosts is not trying. Melissa Haynes is an author, shark and animal advocate, adventurer...

Duration:00:58:53

#52 Susan Bennett - The woman behind the voice of SIRI

7/1/2017
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Susan Bennett has told the story of how she became the voice of Siri without realizing it – at the time, she thought she was making the recordings for an automated switchboard system. In fact, she didn’t even find out she had become Siri until a friend played with an iPhone and recognized her voice.

Duration:00:34:55

#51 - Riana Lynn - FOOD TECH & DIVERSITY

6/25/2017
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Riana Lynn is a leader in food technology and innovation and a STEM mentor. Her work has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, Essence, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc and more. Riana is the founder and CEO of Food Trace, a technology company that deals with food supply chain. She also worked with Google, The White House as well as consulting for a number of companies in the United States.

Duration:00:52:47

#50 A CHAT WITH YOCO CEO, KATLEGO MAPHAI.

6/18/2017
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Katlego is the co-founder & CEO of Yoco, a hot financial technology company in the electronic payments space based in South Africa . Yoco offers an easy way for small businesses to securely accept card payments which has been a challenge for SMEs in South Africa. More about Yoco: www.yoco.co.za/journey Other podcasts like this one: EP#28 STEVE DISTANTE – LESSONS ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP #48 – EXPLORING TEA WITH LADY BONIN

Duration:01:27:34

#49 A FIRESIDE CHAT ON CRYPTOCURRENCY

6/11/2017
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In this episode. Grey brings back Paul Dinin the Bitcoin geek to talk about Cryptocurrency. We covered Blockchain, Bitcoin, Ethereum, shared ledger, peer to peer sharing, encryption and more. My goal was to cover the very basics and simplify it as much as possible for anyone to understand and I hope I did a good job on that. We also talked about some unrelated subjects like Tinder, Paul's childhood, some of which cringe worthy. I hope I don't embarrass myself. Other episodes with Paul:...

Duration:01:27:34

#48 - CREATING A STARBUCKS OF TEA WITH LADY BONIN

6/5/2017
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Jessica Bonin is the Founder and CEO of Lady Bonin's tea. A company that blends and distributes organic loose leaf teas sourced direct from farms that use farming practices and are community driven. Jess was announced The Top Entrepreneur of 2015 in the Agri-Processing category awarded by the Western Cape Government and Department of Agriculture,Foresty & Fisheries in South Africa. Jess turned her passion for tea into a real business. Her story consists of passion, challenges, patience,...

Duration:01:13:16

#47 ANSWERING AWKWARD QUORA QUESTIONS

5/29/2017
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My Friend Radhesen Naidoo & I answers some of the most awkward questions on Quora. Some of them personal and uncomfortable. Enjoy and share.

Duration:00:47:13

EP#46 JONAS KOFFLER - A HUSTLE GUIDE FOR ARTISTS

5/21/2017
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In this episode, Grey chats with Jonas Koffler, best selling author of Hustle: The Power to Charge Your Life with Money, Meaning, and Momentum. Jonas is... a stroke survivor turned yoga practitioner and meditator... a startup cofounder... a writer and film/media producer... and an entrepreneur involved in numerous ventures. In this podcast, we covered: - how to your own model for life - The 10 minute rule - How you can hustle as an artist - Health - Success habits - How to not get exploited

Duration:01:11:24

EP#45 MITCH BOWLER - ADDING MEANING TO YOUR WORK

5/15/2017
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Mitch Bowler is the founder of Pencil Kings. A platform which gives training and support to artists in-order to take their art to the next level. Mitch has also been an artist working in video games, films such as X-Men 2 and of course an entrepreneur. Before Pencil Kings, he traveled to China and started his own company. Mitch's story consists of passion, risk taking, failure, perseverance, success and consistency. He's a very insightful guy, I learned alot from this conversation. I hope...

Duration:01:38:19

EP#44 GAZZA - BEHIND THE MUSIC

5/8/2017
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I recently went to Namibia and attended the Namibian Annual Music Awards 2017 where I met Gazza and his team. I watched him win awards that night and the next morning, we recorded this podcast. Gazza, is one of the most commercially successful and best selling recording artists in Namibia. Since the entrance into the Namibian music scene, Gazza has worked his way up to become the most commercially successful artist in Namibia. He has also become a firm favorite in Namibian households with...

Duration:01:06:26

#EP43 STEPHEN LARKIN - 50 SHADES OF CROWDFUNDING

5/4/2017
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Stephen Larkin is a penchant of mathematical algorithms and innovative funding methods with a dream to provide electricity to the people in Africa. He co-founded Africa New Energies in 2012 with a simple vision - to write an algorithm to find natural gas to generate electricity cheaply enough to give 600 million Africans affordable power for the first time. He is the co-founder and CEO of Africa New Energies and has experience running multiple companies, venture capital, raising funds and...

Duration:01:20:00

EP#42 THE UNICORN FILES. LESSONS FROM THE GREATS

4/24/2017
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As I was going through a tough week of no drive and motivation. I returned to my archive to find interviews, talks and videos that inspires and motivate me. I remembered that I had been cutting snippets from my favorite interviews. I then decided to share it with you. Let me know your thoughts and favorites. The list of people quoted in this podcast: - Chris Sacca -Will Smith - Steve Jobs - Larry Ellison - Mark Cuban - Beyonce - Aliko Dangote - Steve Distante - Peter Thiel - Gary V Much love...

Duration:01:05:02

EP#41 BRADLEY STILWELL - MAKING ANIMATED FILMS

4/17/2017
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Bradley Stilwell is a South African digital artist. Currently based in Australia, working for Animal Logic. He has worked on such films as Lego Batman, Mad Max Fury road, Legend of the Guardians just to name a few. Topics covered: - How Grey learnt about Brad. - How he got started. - His experience working on Lego Batman. - How to create opportunities and work overseas. - The current state of animation in South Africa. - How to learn. - The challenges or work+travel The book he mentioned:...

Duration:01:10:38

EP#40 JEFF WHITE – HOW THEY CREATED KONG SKULL ISLAND.

4/12/2017
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While the movie Kong Skull Island is still in Cinemas, I managed to get hold of one of the major contributors to the film, all the way from Industrial Light & Magic(ILM) Jeff White is the visual effects supervisor of Kong, he has also worked on other big films such as Avengers, Warcraft, Transformers and Starwars just to name a few. In this episode, we covered: - The experience of making Kong - Working at ILM - His story - Other films he has worked on - Team building - What he looks for in...

Duration:01:13:09