The bottle of Hastings

The driving force behind the success of Netflix. IF Reed Hastings didn’t have a healthy fear of the uncompromising wrath of his wife, he might...

The big win

Business Vision’s Naomi Majid takes a look at successful corporate governance in South Africa to determine why it’s working, and if it can be...

The Power of Incremental Change and the Quest for Perfection

Toyota spends in excess of $10bn annually on automotive research and development. That pile of money buys the company incremental improvements in nearly all...

Can Australia’s richest woman stay under the radar?

VERY little is known about the reclusive Vicky Teoh, and only a handful of people even know what she looks like, but the veil...

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...

Tata Steel: Perseverance & Excellence

Blame it on Ayn Rand. She – of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead fame – provided Sajid Savid with an ideological backbone. Secretary for...

Ray Tomlinson – the alpha email

WHEN Ray Tomlinson inadvertently invented the email, he had no idea his coding and revolutionary use of the ‘@’ sign would change the world...

Navigating the maze of red tape

Legislation and bureaucracy have been sticking in the gizzard of commerce for decades. With one piece of frustrating paperwork after another getting in the...

Samir Amin: From Dakar with Love

A self-described creative Marxist, Samir Amin (84) is a French-Egyptian economist who lives in Senegal and firmly believes that world capitalism – defined as...

PwC: Africa’s Hospitality Sector Poised for Growth

Africa’s hospitality industry is set to meet the rising demand from international tourists, local business travellers, and the continent’s own growing middle class. The...