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It was an ordinary day well apart from the home clothes we were wearing at school for a change away from the usual uniform and the naming of the day as entrepreneurship day, when I made a small purchase of something I do not even remember. I had paid with a big note well that is if you consider R50(about $3) a particularly big note, I was then handed quite some change. Later on I realised to my shock and horror that I was handed half a R10(about USD62c) note which I did not notice because it was wrapped neatly…

Revolutionising Prosthetics with Atom Limbs

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This article explores the core idea of what it means to be human, and how those who have lost their limbs are being deprived of the feeling of being human that they once had, and lastly the revolutionary work of Atom Limbs to try solve this problem in restoring the function of limbs through prosthetics and technology.

What does it mean to be Human?

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In this article the issue of African intra-trade and the potential of unlocking the economy through the agricultural sector is discussed.

  • Every successful market system has to excel in at last in cost, speed or quality.
  • Addressing the problem of lack of collaboration.
  • The potential that lies in the African economy.
  • Evaluating the criteria’s of speed, cost and quality.
  • “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want go far go together.” — Prospering together as a continent.
  • The possible future — the African agricultural dream

The three criteria of any successful system in capitalism

In business only three criteria matter — are you faster, cheaper or…

General Atlantic just closed a deal with Gymshark that values Gymshark at $1.45 billion.

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In this article we will discuss:

  • the man behind the Billion Dollar Brand — Who is Ben Francis?
  • What is the company he founded — Gymshark
  • How the Company has been able to grow so quickly
  • The latest investor — General Atlantic
  • The new Shareholder Structure that means Ben Francis is now a billionaire
  • Why the investment makes sense for General Atlantic — the expansion plan

Who is Ben Francis?

Before launching Gymshark, Francis developed two fitness applications, Fat Loss Abs Guide and iPhysique, which were both listed in the iOS App Store charts.While at university between 2010 to 2013, he worked for Pizza…

Ben is an entrepreneur who’s success has brought with it many lessons for all those who wish to be successful in any domain must learn from.

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In this article we discuss key lessons from Ben Francis’ success such as:

  • There is no such a thing is the ideal path to success especially for entrepreneurs
  • Be patient
  • Generalists are just as effective as Specialists in Business
  • Failure is the best thing that can happen to you
  • You are never too young (or Old)
  • Pivot
  • Know your strengths
  • Gary Vee — “attention is everything”

There is no such a thing is the ideal path to success especially for entrepreneurs

For Some people can be said that they…

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learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. — Nelson Mandela
courage:the ability to do something that frightens one.

What do you want to be remembered for?

Do you want to be remembered for what you achieved, your fame or any other type of superficial title you created to put value and meaning in that which is devoid of it. Only a few things in life truly matter and living a life filled with a profile of courage is paramount thus it should be central in the way in which we live our lives.

The result of courage is what created all that we see around us that is good and all that is evil is what is manifested…

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We live in the knowledge economy and this economy is under significant threat from AI.

The article will discuss the following:

  • A brief history of our story: How our evolution changed the valuing of certain attributes during the course of history.
  • The problem with IQ: the rate at which machines are advancing is for more greater than the growth of our own intelligence.
  • IQs are not created equal: Those with more money have higher IQs because of a better socio-economic status.
  • The death of IQ and an equalisation of cognitive ability: Our last innovation will be to merge with a…

Leaders are some of the most influential people in modern day society, it is important that as we look into the world and we see negatives we must understand how it came to be that we find ourselves in this situation in which the vast majority of youth feel disengaged and feel betrayed by their leaders and the leaders feel as if the youth are lazy and that they are just in a radical phase of their lives. These essay speaks about the following:

  • The paradox of leaders: How they change from young idealists to all old bureaucrats and why…

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The fundamentals of the digital economy are broken, we have created a system that rewards the most to the people who can distract the most and sadly those being distracted the most are the youth, the literal future of the world. Society as a whole is having to compete with itself and it is losing by quite a margin.

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We spend soo much time looking at the individual flaws swirling around criticism to the point where opinions become beliefs. In an effort to protect ourselves we find ourselves creating and embodying an identity not founded on truth but on the subjective nature of what was once an opinion. We end up shaping a false perception that can not be distinguished from the truth because the truth itself was never there to begin with. It was never traveled maybe given a glance or two but nothing enough for it to stay in memory and certainly not enough to make sense…

Ashley Nyadongo

Ambassador and Content Writer at Entre. At the cross section of previously unconnected ideas exists real creativity.

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