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Heavy Chef 19 July (JHB): Failure! (Includes Signed Book)

  • OPEN Workspace 138 West Street Sandton, GP, 2031 South Africa (map)



In an exclusive Johannesburg event, Heavy Chef, Yoco and Xero present a conversation on one of the most taboo topics in South Africa. Two of SA's most iconic personalities will take the stage to lift the lid on 'Failure' and what it means to fail in business. The talk coincides with the launch of the first book written by serial entrepreneur Nic Haralambous, founder of eponymous style brand Nic Harry. On stage at the stunning OPEN Workspace venue in Sandton, Nic will be interviewed by celebrity entrepreneur, model, actor and fashion icon, Maps Maponyane. Includes free signed book for the first 70 tickets. 

We're going to tackle, head on: 

  • Why running a business is the hardest thing you'll ever do. 
  • Why businesses fail. 
  • Why failing is important, why we don't talk about it - and why we should. 
  • How to avoid making the most common mistakes. 
  • Choosing your business partners - a lesson in failed marriages. 
  • Techniques in succeeding: how to apply the learnings. 

In his business autobiography Nic Haralambous discusses the truth about the last 15 years of his entrepreneurial journey. He openly discusses his failures and sacrifices over the past 15 years spent building businesses. There is advice all over the place about the rules to follow if you want to succeed, the do's and don't of running a company, the how-to of how-to do this, that or the next thing. There are also many personalities out there telling young entrepreneurs to hustle non-stop, risk everything and never sleep if they want success. No one talks about how hard it is, how lonely it is and difficult it is to build a business. No one is willing to forego their ego and be honest. If nothing else, Nic Haralambous is honest about his journey. 

Nic has lived the hustled, he has pushed through physical pain, mental suffering, business failures, personal torment and relationship strife all in the name of building businesses. Nic decided to write a big book of his failures so that entrepreneurs around the world begin to understand that it is not always glamorous, easy or fun to build a business. 

If entrepreneurship is calling you then you absolutely cannot miss out on the truth behind the business.