A show focused on assisting young, ambitious, up and coming, high-potential entrepreneurs and executives grow their businesses and fast-track their careers. Gareth Armstrong and Hlubi Mboya do this every week by pulling together an expert panel that includes CEOs, thought leaders, industry experts, and other movers and shakers, to discuss topics and issues that are facing those pushing for CEO status.
Weekly English South Africa Business · Technology
302 Episodes
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#PowerWoman: Divine Ndhlukula - Founder of SECURICO

CliffCentral.com — Starting a business in a male-dominated space like the security sector takes a #PowerWoman to do so. Divine Ndhlukula has not only created a security business, but is THE market leader for security services in Zimbabwe. Listen to find out how she did it.
31 Jan 2019 11 min

#PowerWoman: Mellisa Mazingi - Managing Director of Gone Rural

CliffCentral.com — "Women empowerment is about choice..." says our #FutureCEOs #PowerWoman. This African fashion-preneur is a trained accountant with a penchant for business, and also a deep love for Africa's culture and heritage. Her brand has gone international - listen here to find out about her journey.
24 Jan 2019 10 min

#PowerWoman: Swaady Martin, Founder of Yswara

CliffCentral.com — We've never had a #PowerWoman conversation quite like this one! Swaady Martin is a remarkable woman and entrepreneur. Listen to this #FutureCEOs conversation to find out why we say this.
17 Jan 2019 19 min

#PowerWoman: Ntsiki Biyela (Aslina Wines)

CliffCentral.com — Imagine doing your degree in a language that you simply do not understand. That is the beginning of our #PowerWoman guest's journey to her own international business. An inspiring and worthwhile conversation to hear. The UK Department of International Trade hosts us for their UK / Africa Business…
6 Dec 2018 14 min

#MeetTheCEO: Tanya van Lill (CEO of SAVCA)

CliffCentral.com — How does this CEO do it? She is a South African Champion Powerlifter, has multiple degrees, and is now the CEO of a business in an industry she knew almost nothing about just over 18 months ago. Listen to this #FutureCEOs #MeetTheCEO conversation to find out what insights…
29 Nov 2018 31 min

Polo Leteka on Skinny Sbu Socks & R5m Investment

CliffCentral.com — The CEO of IDF Capital weighs in on Skinny Sbu Socks' founder's recent TV "I need R5m not advice!" rant. Listen here for her full views, and don't miss the official episode.
15 Nov 2018 26 min

#AskAnExpert: Can Skinny Sbu Socks be Saved?

CliffCentral.com — What happens when an entrepreneur demands R5m on national television? Sibusiso Ngwenya, founder of Skinny Sbu Socks has made headlines recently for a number of reasons and #FutureCEOs talks to two venture capitalists about their impressions of his behaviour. They also share the five things they believe he…
8 Nov 2018 23 min

#StartupOfTheWeek: Fixing The Cashflow Problem

CliffCentral.com — What do you get when you mix biochemical engineering and management consulting with medical school and a penchant for all things tech? Our entrepreneur, co-founder guests this week speak about the fruit of this interesting combination, and help us get a view of their thinking as they push…
25 Oct 2018 41 min

#AskAnExpert: What Do Distracted Employees Cost Our Businesses?

CliffCentral.com — Are your employees present in body but not mind? Hlubi and Gareth speak to Wellness Specialist, Elaine Wright, about new research that highlights the high cost of employee 'presenteeism', and what we can do to counteract this very expensive concern.
4 Oct 2018 22 min

#MeetTheCEO Who Used Chinese To Launch His Career

CliffCentral.com — Are you thinking about following a traditional business study or career path? Our studio guest today chose to do something quite different with his early career and found that this has offered him countless opportunities since. From learning Chinese to smart networking, during this #FutureCEOs #MeetTheCEO feature, Byron…
13 Sep 2018 54 min

#MeetTheCEO That Manages +R52billion

CliffCentral.com — How has our CEO guest gone from small start-up to a JSE listed company, with R52billion assets under management in just 5 years? Listen to this #FutureCEOs' #MeetTheCEO show in which Gareth Armstrong talks to Peter Armitage, CEO of Anchor Capital on his success.
6 Sep 2018 51 min

Educating Entrepreneurs to Monetise their Products & Ideas

CliffCentral.com — FinTech Investment Specialist at RMI Holdings, Dominique Collet, engages with Hlubi Mboya Arnold on what it means to be a FinTech investor and an innovation architect. These two #PowerWomen deconstruct growth mindsets, evergreen capital providers and long term partnerships in deliberating solutions that make Africa better. Find out…
23 Aug 2018 30 min

The Tolerance of Ambiguity on the Entrepreneurial Journey

CliffCentral.com — On this week's #PowerWomen feature, social entrepreneurs Hlubi Mboya Arnold and the Founding Director and CEO of Riversands Incubation Hub, Jenny Retief, discuss the impact measurement of fostering high potential, black-owned businesses, adding value to the township of Diepsloot, strategies for growing the economy, and restoring dignity to…
9 Aug 2018 33 min

Seeking Knowledge from the Cradle to the Grave

CliffCentral.com — This week's #StartUpOfTheWeek is social entrepreneur, storyteller, limitless thinker, Top CEO under 40 in Africa, Co-Founder and CEO of Fort, Shukri Toefy. We have an incredible time in studio, talking about finding our voices in developing a new generation of storytellers, being entrepreneurial activists with a continental focus…
2 Aug 2018 34 min

#MeetTheCEO Who Walked Across The Arabian Desert, Beat Heroin & More

CliffCentral.com — How did our CEO guest go from drug addict to successful businessman and extreme adventurer? Listen as Marco Broccardo, CEO of Colony Live, shares this journey... as well as how he is taking his business international - starting with America. Listen to this #FutureCEOs' #MeetTheCEO conversation.
26 Jul 2018 47 min

"Women Belong In All Spaces Decisions Are Made"

CliffCentral.com — On this week's #PowerWoman Session, Hlubi Mboya Arnold and the Chairwoman of GirlCode, Zandile Keebine, justify being advocates of teamwork and collaborations, taking action against poverty through technology, and using tech as an enabler to tackle the UN Sustainable Goals.
19 Jul 2018 27 min

#StartUpOfTheWeek: From local to international in just two years

CliffCentral.com — What three things can you do to take your business from small startup to international operation in just two years? Listen to this #FutureCEOs conversation in which Gareth Armstrong talks to Wayne Zwiers, founder and CEO of a high growth startup.
19 Jul 2018 27 min

Find Your Passion, Find Your Energy

CliffCentral.com — Do you find yourself distracted at work? Perhaps you even regret your field of study? Our guest in studio, Buyi Mafoko - MD and Co-Founder of Leratadima Marketing, didn't let any of these similar feelings keep her from finding her most successful self. Listen as Gareth Armstrong explores…
12 Jul 2018 27 min

#AskAnExpert: Practical Steps to Deal With a Mid-Career Crisis

CliffCentral.com — "It's not a mid-career crisis, it's a mid-career catalyst" says our in studio expert, Career Strategist - Licia Dewing. Once you realise this, it gets really easy - listen to this #FutureCEOs #AskAnExpert feature to develop your own personal mid-career crisis (catalyst) plan.
5 Jul 2018 23 min
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