I’m still alive! I’m still alive!— Karabo Songo, Olive Communications
We grew too quickly by not managing our risk… We entered into BEE deals that didn’t have the right intention, in my view… Those two aspects led to a failure to create a great company culture.— Karabo Songo, Olive Communications
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.— Bruce Whitfield, The Money Show
Business – and entrepreneurship – is a bloody sport.
Phitidis and Songo share some lessons they learned.
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Every time I see a BEE deal I cringe, because I wonder if they’re being set up to fail.— Karabo Songo, Olive Communications
I was a lot more passionate about transformation…— Karabo Songo, Olive Communications
Either we innovate, or we die a slow death.— Karabo Songo, Olive Communications
The deal, as it was, was exciting. But, no, it didn’t transpire.— Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator
In between each stage of a business’ growth, it needs to pause.— Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator
In this country we’re extremely intolerant of failure.— Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator
Pick your clients to the extent that you can…— Pavlo Phitids, Aurik Business Accelerator
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