The original Wolf of Wall Street

He was the man who Americans loved to hate, yet his achievements were revered. Selfish, unfriendly, single-minded and with a merciless desire to beat...

The big fail

What will it take to fix the failures of corporate governance in Germany? IN the wake of two world wars, Germany rose from its own...

ZICA ASSIS (Founder, Beliza Natural): A real rags to riches tale

AS a child in the seventies, Zica Assis and her family had nothing. They lived, like thousands of others in the run-down favelas of...

SANGU DELLE (CEO Golden Palm Investments): Entrepreneurial capitalism with a conscience

LIKE many successful businessmen, Sangu Delle’s career as a relentless money spinner began in the school playground. Unlike his contemporaries, for whom a pop-up...

Sallie Krawcheck (CEO Ellevest): Pouring scorn on outdated ideas

BEING ousted from a company during ‘restructuring’ is never pleasant for anyone. For many, it’s a time handed over to duvet days, crises of...

Rufus Griscom & Alisa Volkman (CEO Babble): Tackling taboos to seek family fortunes

THE idea of turning parenting into a corporate mission would be enough to reduce most mums and dads to dribbling wrecks, but when Rufus...

JAMES PARK (CEO Fitbit Inc): Fighting fit, and armed with a plan

WHEN serial entrepreneur James Park dropped out of Harvard, he did so with a smile on his face. Not the smug grin of someone...

EESHA KHARE (Student): Young inventor changing the mobile world

MOBILE phone batteries last for a few hours and then slowly die. We all sigh a little, put them on charge, and wait a...

Daniel Hashim (Founder, Carbon Sponge Solutions): Small is beautiful

BOFFIN-turned-businessman Daniel Hashim is carving out a name for himself by getting nanotechnology out of the research laboratory and into the industrial marketplace. Dr Hashim’s...

Alexa von Tobel (CEO LearnVest): Smart move for a dropout

FINANCIAL planning is rarely considered an activity that attracts passion. Yet for one entrepreneur, it delivered enough fervour to warrant dropping out of Harvard...