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Thorsten Neumann – Chief Technical Officer, SmartPesa

  • March 16
  • 55 min
Thorsten Neumann grew up in South Africa and started his first company when he was 17 years old.  With a deep understanding and interest in more..

Qiuyan Tian – Eliminating Tunnel Vision

  • March 15
  • 37 min
Qiuyan Tian was born in Singapore and spent her formative years (Do people still say that?) in Toronto, Canada.  Her father was hired as a professor more..

Wenet Wu – From Fashion to the Supply Chain

  • March 14
  • 27 min
Wenet Wu was very insightful.  Early in our conversation she used the word ‘strategic’ when introducing the idea of her internship to me.  After listening more..


Michael I. Waitze

Michael has always been interested in the relationship between content, commerce and technology.

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Diversity Is Not Something You Bolt On Later…

You either believe in it from the start or you don’t…..

Focus and Determination

I often tell startups that ideas are a commodity. Execution matters. Be Focused.  Be Determined. Others may copy your ideas, sometimes in very subtle..


Adaptability is all about learning how NOT to miss a beat…..

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