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...

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...

Seriously Funny: Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis has been called “the funniest serious writer in America” – the sort of contradictory label that has been pinned to the 55-year-old...

The King and III

As Johannesburg’s Stock Exchange awaits the next incarnation of its ground-breaking code of corporate governance, Business Vision’s NAOMI MAJID examines the legacy of the...

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...

Book Review: Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty The Art...

There aren’t many contemporary works on global economics that pinpoint the Black Death as a major factor in the development of the modern world. Economist...

Umberto Eco (1932-2016): The Model Author

A bespectacled Italian gentleman, with a girth suggesting a rich and sedentary lifestyle, Umberto Eco was – until 23rd of February this year –...

Électricité de France (EDF): Thinking Big and Outside the Box

Determined to become the world’s largest supplier of renewable energy, Électricité de France (EDF) in July took an 80% stake in Hong Kong-based wind...

A License to Print Money

Bold headlines, fast-paced storytelling, illustrations aplenty, and a scoop in every issue: Hak Holdert knew precisely what a newspaper should look like in order...

Winnie Byanyima: From the Bush to the Global Stage

Oxfam International’s dynamic director Winnie Byanyima possesses a most extraordinary CV. Her career includes working as Uganda’s first female aeronautical engineer, living in the...