Mike Schalit is the Founding Partner, Net#WorkBBDO, the Chief Creative Officer, BBDO SA & Africa and Founder & Chairman of the The MAL Foundation. He took a seat on the Heavy Chef hot seat to tell us more about how he is using creativity for a purpose.
Nic Haralambous, founder of the iconic Nic Harry men's fashion company, gave a passionate presentation on failure in a seminal talk at the IC | IC Auditorium in Cape Town, on the 16 July, 2018. Nic starts his story by relating a fateful evening many moons ago when his parents sat him down to tell him they were separating. This set in motion a roller-coaster ride of failures, challenges, successes and learnings.
Marc Rogatschnig is a Clinical Psychologist, surfer and published author who is currently completing his PhD at Unisa. He is also an entrepreneur and leadership coach to some of the largest blue chip companies working in Africa, Europe and Middle East. Marc writes about how developing character is as much about managing our true selves and the impact of our actions on those around us as it is about managing our the impression that people have of us.
Our intrepid Show Host, Ms Caley van der Kolk, has been travelling the world over the past few months meeting some of the world's most influential people. Armed with a Canon E700 and a Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Caley has been capturing footage of the interactions she's had - and now sharing it on the Heavy Chef channel 'Raw'. In the midst of all this travelling, Caley has written a three part series about her thoughts on Vlogging. Is this a good idea for your personal brand? Is this something your company should consider? Read Caley's article here.
Heavy Chef CEO, Fred Roed talks to Joffy Senekal, the entrepreneur behind 1 For The Road. Joffy spent over 20 years in the liquor industry working with the world's best-known brands, He then took a decision in 2010 to leave it all behind to start 1 For The Road, a project close to his heart after having spent decades at networking events where alcohol was on tap and available in abundance to everyone in attendance.
Heavy Chef spoke to Abongile Salli, an art entrepreneur who aims to uplift the township creative community by identifying latent artistic talent and finding a home for their work in African hotels and restaurants. Abongile Salli is 24yrs old, born and bred in Cape Town and complimented his grade 12 in Thandokhulu High School by graduating from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, majoring in Sport Management. Abongile has faced down significant hardship to get his business off the ground - and he shares the lessons that he has learned along the way.
Heavy Chef's CEO Fred Roed spoke to Jacques Oberholzer, co-founder and head of User Experience at Now Boarding Digital. He is currently based in Zurich, Switzerland, where he is involved in digital projects for the European market. Fred asked him about the key to great product design, remote working and how big corporates have come around to understanding the power of great User-Experience (UX).
In Part 1 of this series, we gave you some things to consider before you start your online business store. In Part 2, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty of actually setting up your store. Believe it or not, setting it up is actually the quick part. Just thank your lucky stars it’s 2018 and the tools are at your fingertips.
Dominique Collett, head of Alphacode and senior advisor at RMB, makes some predictions based on what she sees happening globally and what she sees taking place with her members at AlphaCode, a Rand Merchant Investments club for fintech startup entrepreneurs. Fintech continues to surprise with little to touch the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in 2017. This will continue in 2018.
Fred Roed, CEO of Heavy Chef, caught up with world-renowned futurist Craig Wing to chat through his thoughts on the changing shape of technology, which trends are 'so hot right now' and what is exciting Craig about the emerging technologies around the corner. We also push Craig, a holder of two master's degrees, to answer whether it's worthwhile studying for a tertiary education in this current environment.
Ecommerce in South Africa has reached the 1% mark of total retail spend in the country. That may seem small, but it’s actually a huge deal. Ecommerce and starting an online business is growing at a rapid rate in South Africa so naturally, everyone wants a piece of the ecommerce pie. Together with our long term supporter, payments company Payfast, Heavy Chef presents a three part series on online business in South Africa. Ecommerce is no longer a fledgling niche within the business sector on the African continent. It is the domain of big businesses and small startups alike.
Heavy Chef and WWC are hosting two Masterclasses, each the day after our evening events - the 26th in JHB, 31st in CT - and will cost R1480 per seat, for three hours with Mike and Craig. The VIP Masterclasses will see both Craig Wing and Mike Perk spending a lot more time unpacking the topics of trends, innovation and deep diving into the technologies you need to be paying attention to - and giving you personal focus on how to implement them into your organisation and life. Sessions are limited to 20 people per Masterclass.