Oh wow… My mom would have been so proud. 4 years ago she closed her eyes and we inherited her essentially bankrupt lodge. We turned it around & today I discovered we are ranked 5th best lodge in the #waterberg according to TripAdvisor ( https://t.co/eK50CCr3JZ?amp=1 ) Thank you to all your support! But the reason […]
Here’s a little article I wrote today based on our lessons from Zebras Crossing to help other lodge owners, hoteliers, bed&breakfast entrepreneurs and AirB&B operators in the quest to grow their businesses and become sustainable. Hope it helps.
Yesterday I was part of a panel discussion by Brand SA about positioning South Africa’s brand. While I was sitting there listening to the audience feedback and comments I wrote the following that captures in my view South Africa’s mood. Hope you enjoy it. We are sorry, Dear world. We gave you a geopolitical miracle […]
My talk a year ago in Stockholm. Full disclosure: I had 39 degrees fever that day and almost collapsed on stage, but as the the famous philosopher Freddy Mercury once said, the show must go on…) #Africa #Entrepreneurship #EmergingMarkets #DoingBusiness
Here are the notes – slightly edited – based on my impromptu speech on Effective strategic thinking and planning for a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) environment. Sharing in case it helps other corporates and entrepreneurs to better navigate this challenging but ever so exciting world of business we live in. The conference (in Johannesburg) […]
by York Zucchi (edited by Pete Guest) I live and invest in sub-Saharan Africa and I am passionate about its potential, but I am not unrealistic. African countries are, in many ways, inefficient markets. They often lack transparency and accountability in their institutions. However, they present many opportunities that are simply not as easily available […]
Africa is a fascinating topic. Obviously to take the whole of Africa is a gross generalization, but the eyes of the world’s investment community appear – at least from my discussions and meetings – to start to turn towards Africa and not just on the classic play of commodities and infrastructure.