Naspers Chairperson Koos Bekker was at Davos. Here’s what he had to say…

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield played an audio clip of Koos Bekker, Chairperson of Naspers.

Bekker attended the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

You have clueless old-economy people listening to young guys with unkempt hair and t-shirts. It’s marvellous!

Koos Bekker, Naspers

The middle-level of society is at risk of losing their jobs to robots.

Koos Bekker, Naspers

People in their twenties are seriously considering whether it’s worth it to own a car.

Koos Bekker, Naspers

We invest in young entrepreneurs. They come to us and we take 20%. Most will fail, but some will succeed.

Koos Bekker, Naspers

In Poland, Google is screwing us.

Koos Bekker, Naspers

The investment case for Africa is not what it was last year.

Koos Bekker, Naspers

The European capacity for empathy is consumed by Syria. Africa has fallen off.

Koos Bekker, Naspers

We have a horrible year ahead. But it’s not unique in the world.

Koos Bekker, Naspers

A sense of crisis is a valuable thing. We mustn’t waste it.

Koos Bekker, Naspers

I hope this interaction between Government and Business at Davos continues.

Koos Bekker, Naspers

I sense no crisis. China’s economy is pretty sound.

Koos Bekker, Naspers

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