The StratBoard Community is a ‘soon to be launched’ online group, whose main purpose is to talk about strategy. Strategy is increasingly important in the modern world. It certainly doesn’t require a business school education to collaborate and contribute in our discussion groups. Continue reading →
Let’s assume you have a rigorous strategy in place which you are happy with, but as is often the case over time, you need to make or have made an important strategic decision.
You made the decision because much has changed both inside and outside your business in recent times, so the executive team got together to make some decisions that not only will involve a sizable investment and additional resources, but carries a fair amount of risk – to receive the rewards expected. Continue reading →
The title of the book suggests that there is a Stellenbosch Mafia and a Billionaire’s Club, yet the contents argue more strongly that neither exists. Make no mistake, the anecdotes describing the workings of Rupert, Jooste and to a lesser extent, Christo Wiese and Jannie Mouton – all make interesting and entertaining reading. Continue reading →
This book is a cogent summary in fairly broad brush strokes, of what led to the Steinhoff share crash. The consequences of which left more than 40% of all pensions in South Africa adversely affected. Millions of shares valued one day at more than R50.00, were valued at R7.77 overnight. Continue reading →