Decision making can be daunting. And yet to move forward in life and business, we need to make decisions, and we need to make good ones. Heavy Chef contributor Pierre du Plessis shares his processes and practices for making great decisions - inspired by Tony Robbins, St Ignatius and Ikigai.
What started out as a discussion on African spirituality with the aim of understanding, reconciling and building bridges of spiritual understanding, turned into an intense reflection on the pain and healing that we need as a people and as a nation. ReImagineSA impact activator Ntsikelelo Mzibomvu’s heritage month session of Conversations over Coffee & Art was a moving and enlightening gathering.
Today in Sandton City in Johannesburg, artist Percy Maimela will attempt an official Guinness World Records™ title by creating the world's largest mosaic artwork using only ground coffee beans as a medium. A partnership with BrainFarm, the event is a lead-up to November’s inaugural Sound Idea Sessions 5-hour masterclass, which will be hosted by international growth hacking marketer and best-selling author, Ryan Holiday, with a 1-hour on-stage conversation with DJ Black Coffee.
Do you know the feeling? That feeling that your life is too small, like an ill-fitting sweater. Hemmed in, frustrated, feeling that something is wrong with the world, that your life and work should be more, bigger. Entrepreneurs and Heavy Chefs feel this perhaps a little more than most. We are not satisfied. There is always more to do, to build, to conquer. Yet, this can be exhausting and burn you out, not to mention leave a wake of damage as you plough forward. So what is the solution? Pierre du Plessis unpacks.
At 9am on Monday, 9 September, men from all over the country stood together in silence for 9 minutes as part of the #99949 campaign. The silent protest was the result of a challenge by Mankind Project, in a collaboration with Heavy Chef, to all men to step up and confront the ongoing violence against women and children in South Africa.
Heavy Chef and Discovery SA are honoured to have three of the most eloquent practitioners in the field on stage to speak on their experiences digging the trenches and laying the groundwork. Elizabeth Lee Ming, Gareth Cliff and Richard Poplak will be joining us for another exciting edition of the ‘Inspire’ Sessions, a ‘Media Mavens’ event that will take place on 19th September 2019 in Johannesburg.
Three fintech startups have received a boost of R23 million in supplier development loans from AlphaCode, Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (RMI)’s incubation, acceleration and investment vehicle. Zande Africa and Bright On Capital have been associated with RMI for some years now and have been awarded R10 million in supplier development loans each, while Livestock Wealth has been granted R2 million.
Pierre du Plessis is a tad obsessed with the idea of training naked-just-as-you-came-into-this-world. It was only when a friend pointed out how the idea can function as a great metaphor for being honest, authentic, and real in our efforts to become better humans, build better businesses and all-round better lives that he understood why. Now he want us all to train naked.
Thursday night's edition of #DSYInspireSessions was headlined by three South African powerhouses and you would have had to be in the room to feel the surge of champion-ess emanating from these women. Heavy Chef takes pride in how we curate our speakers and have an interesting mix per session because we believe that it's in our differences that we actually find our similarities. This Inspire Session was no different. Sizakele Marutlulle, Roxy Davis and Hanli Prinsloo, what an honour to have you grace the Heavy Chef stage.
Creativity has been proclaimed the skill of the future. It was, therefore, an easy decision to launch our latest series Heavy Chef Raw in one of Cape Town’s most creative communities, Khayelitsha. A jam-packed day of talks, presentations and performances, Heavy Chef Raw: The Business of Being Creative was an exciting first in a collaborative series between Heavy Chef and Ghetto Sessions.
South African beerhall concept ‘Beerhouse’ publicly launched its first equity crowdfunding campaign this Monday, seeking to raise R3 million for its new Tygervalley branch in Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs, Beerhouse has now joined the Crowdfunding scene, using the Uprise.Africa platform and is looking for investors.
Heavy Chef, in collaboration with Ghetto Sessions, is launching 'The Raw Sessions', a series of inspirational events in the heart of Khayelitsha, on August 3rd. Each event will comprise of a full day of talks, presentations and creative performances. The inaugural session will feature national celebrities Zolani from Freshlyground, radio and television show host Danilo Acquisto and the co-founder of Bridges For Music, Thulani ‘DJ Fosta’ Headman, in addition to local talent from the community.
Heavy Chef, in partnership with Discovery Insure, is launching a series of events pitched at enriching the ecosystem of activities and learning experiences for South African entrepreneurs, deepening intellectual support to this critically important community. Discovery co-founders Adrian Gore and Barry Swartzberg will share their experiences of starting a business, the associated trials and tribulations, and their personal views on what it takes to succeed.
As an entrepreneur, you’re always looking for opportunities to grow your business. While there are countless ways to do this, one particularly creative option is through charitable collaborations. Working with a non-profit or a charity is a growth opportunity that entrepreneurs need to embrace in 2019. Read on to discover why, with some useful tips to get you started as well.
Podcasting seems to be the new Facebook but for audio. These days everyone has a channel with a cute profile pic and gets to talk into the microphone about anything that's on their minds. False! It is much more sophisticated than that statement, and we learn Who, What, Where and Why in this article.