Surviving the digital disruption is about choice

October 21st, 2016 by Valter Adao

 The conflicts between metered-taxi and Uber drivers might appear to have nothing to do with you or your business. After all, you are an executive at a company that has sizeable market share. The barriers to entry into your industry are also quite high. To you, the so-called ‘Uber wars’ might be at worst an inconvenience, if you are regular user of Uber’s driver-on-demand service.

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2016 Budget Speech: Minister Gordhan must prioritise incentives to encourage innovation in SA

February 24th, 2016 by Valter Adao

We stand at the cusp of the next economic revolution, which is the digitalisation of many industries.  In order for South Africa to remain globally competitive it requires the political and economic openness to compete in a technology-driven future. It must re-assess its current strategies, policies and investments with regards to education, attraction of R&D, skills and foreign investment, protection of IP, encouraging and incentivising world-class innovation and entrepreneurship, and improving access to capital.

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Uber yourself before you get Kodaked

September 27th, 2015 by Valter Adao

“Uber yourself before you get Kodaked”. This expresses the constant need to challenge the paradigm that businesses and industries find themselves in. It’s simple, yet profound and very descriptive of the competition well established corporates and industries are facing. Size and tenure can no longer be viewed as an advantage; perhaps they could be a distraction or a false sense of security.


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