With deepest gratitude to Chinamanda Adichie and how we think of A Better Africa

The danger of a single story is the title of Chinamanda Adichie’s TED talk given in 2009, which a friend just shared. Adichie talks of the many single stories told of Africa where as a continent we’re thought of as a collection of poverty stricken, war torn regions waiting for the west to save us from ourselves.

  • Nov. 25 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Understanding the biology of the business ecosystem and survival of the most collaborative

Let’s start with the definition of ecology, which is the study of the interactions between living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic) things.

  • Nov. 8 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Why entrepreneurs have a big appetite for collaboration, while big business finds it less palatable

I write this sitting on a plane having just left Bali en route to Singapore and then back to Johannesburg. I’ve just attended the Entrepreneur Institute Crystal Circle Conference at Vision Villas in Bali under the mentorship and facilitation of Roger Hamilton, creator or Wealth Dynamics and the Millionaire Masterplan.

  • Oct. 27 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Beware the lone ranger! High performing people who damage collaborative culture.

 

Collaborative culture works for organisations whose leaders adopt by example and demonstrate the practice and the ethos. Does this mean that everyone has to agree and work together? Not at all. Competition and collaboration are not enemies and can co-exist very healthily, but lone rangers are damaging.

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  • Oct. 21 2015
  • Janice Scheckter

Why collaborate?

Many enterprises and organisations are managing just fine without collaboration. They continue to deliver value to shareholders and many continue with market dominance or sector leadership. So why would they invest time and money to build a collaborative culture?

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