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I Am Because You Are: How the Spirit of Ubuntu Inspired an Unlikely Friendship and Transformed a Community by Jacob Lief and Andrea Thompson | SABLE Accelerator Network

I Am Because You Are: How the Spirit of Ubuntu Inspired an Unlikely Friendship and Transformed a Community

by Jacob Lief and Andrea Thompson (2015)

I Am Because You Are sets forth an unflinching portrayal of the unique rewards and challenges of the nonprofit world while offering a bold vision for a new model of development. More »

South Africa @ 20: For Better or for Worse? by Steuart Pennington | SABLE Accelerator Network

South Africa @ 20: For Better or for Worse?

by Steuart Pennington (2013)

Steuart Pennington’s latest book—the 10th in the Good News series—provides thought-provoking views and insightful perspectives into tough questions and real concerns about South Africa. More »

South Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs by Moki Makura | SABLE Accelerator Network

South Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs

by Moki Makura (2013)

South Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs comprises a series of fascinating profi les on 22 of the most successful and dynamic business visionaries who have built empires in South Africa. Compiled by Moky Makura, author of Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs (2008) and written by a selection of the country’s leading writers, South Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs provides an insight into the fascinating stories of the entrepreneurs who shaped South Africa.  More »

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Going Global

by (2013)

Anglo American, Barloworld, Dimension Data, Hollard, Imperial Holdings, MTN, Naspers, SABMiller, Old Mutual, Sappi, Standard Bank, Tiger Brands… these are the heroes in the story Going Global tells. What is it about the South African "way" of doing business that has seen a significant number of our corporates extend a footprint into other countries? Is it the "we make a plan" attitude that South Africans seem to have in surplus?  More »

The Code The Power of

The Code The Power of "I Will"

by Shaun Tomson (2013)

The twelve stories in this book, taken from Shaun Tomson's own life experiences in and out of the surfing world, offer the simple message-I Will-as a model to face life's challenges and help you achieve your goals. All you need is to be encouraged to find your voice and commit yourself to positive values. The stories resonate with positivity and hope for the future, and are infused with the belief that even in the darkest time, light shines ahead to show you the way forward. More »

Entrepreneur Myths: The Startup Reality: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Starting and Growing Your Business by Damir Perge | SABLE Accelerator Network

Entrepreneur Myths: The Startup Reality: How to Avoid the Pitfalls of Starting and Growing Your Business

by Damir Perge (2012)

Thousands of entrepreneurs fail each year because they fall for the common myths about entrepreneurship. These entrepreneur myths propagate like a virus because no one has taken the time to aggregate, analyze, reflect and filter this valuable information from an entrepreneur and venture capitalist perspective. More »

Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business | SABLE Accelerator Network

Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

by John Mackey, Rajendra Sisodia (2013)

In this book, Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue for the inherent good of both business and capitalism. Featuring some of today's best-known companies, they illustrate how these two forces can—and do—work most powerfully to create value for all stakeholders: including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment. More »

Like a Virgin | SABLE Accelerator Network

Like a Virgin

by Richard Branson (2012)

Whether you're interested in starting your own business, improving your leadership skills, or simply looking for inspiration from one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time, Richard Branson has the answers. Like a Virgin brings together some of his best advice, distilling the experiences and insights that have made him one of the world's most recognized and respected business leaders. In his trademark thoughtful and encouraging voice, Branson shares his knowledge like a close friend. He'll teach you how to be more innovative, how to lead by listening, how to enjoy your work, and much more. More »

Afr[iCAN] Entrepreneur Rising | SABLE Accelerator Network

Afr[iCAN] Entrepreneur Rising

by Suzanne Styles (2012)

Politicians and business shakers-and-movers across Africa agree that the solution to Africa's poverty and job creation challenges right now, lies with creating many more successful entrepreneurs. As such there's a great deal of hype and talk around how to do this. The first critical step in this complex change process is to help change the way Africans think (their beliefs and their perceptions) about business and what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Face it, Africa has been blessed with many vast reservoirs of natural resources and hugely talented people, so Africa is not where it is today due to a lack of rich resources; it is where it is today due to a lack of rich thinking. More »

Systems, Complexity and the National System of Innovation: a South African Perspective | SABLE Accelerator Network

Systems, Complexity and the National System of Innovation: a South African Perspective

by Sibusiso Manzini (2011)

The national system of innovation (NSI) is well entrenched in South Africa's policy discourse as a conceptual framework for understanding the nature and functioning of the country's totality of science and technology efforts. The NSI is proving to be a powerful concept in that it permits a holistic view of how scientific activity relates to economic performance. This book undertakes a hermeneutic exploration and assessment of the NSI as a conceptual framework for understanding the structure and performance of knowledge institutions within South Africa. Drawing on the writer's hermeneutic-phenomenological input, the book critically examines the salient features of the NSI as they find expression in official science and technology policy documents and reports. The elements that make up South Africa's national system of innovation are identified and their roles defined. An argument is presented as to why, collectively, these elements demonstrate system behavior. The book demonstrates the usefulness of chaos and complexity in explaining, for example, the evolution and current organization of the NSI. More »

Academic Interaction with External Social Partners | SABLE Accelerator Network

Academic Interaction with External Social Partners

by Glenda Kruss, Genevieve Haupt, Mariette Visser, Mogau Aphane (2012)

A lively debate on the relationship between the university and society in a developing country like South Africa is emerging. Academic Interaction looks at the main results of a research study on university interaction with external social partners. It centers on definitional boundaries around whether engagement requires new forms of knowledge that differ from traditional academic modes and around who is defined as 'the community' – at local, regional, national or international levels. More »

Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs | SABLE Accelerator Network

Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs

by Moky Makura (2009)

"Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs" comprises of a series of profiles on some of the most successful and dynamic businesspeople currently operating in Africa. Each chapter is dedicated to a single entrepreneur and will focus on the personality as well as the story of how they achieved their success in their particular environment or field. More »

Africa Rising: How 900 Million African Consumers Offer More Than You Think | SABLE Accelerator Network

Africa Rising: How 900 Million African Consumers Offer More Than You Think

by Vijay Mahajan (2008)

While we consider Africa one of our most important markets, we are very aware that it is often overlooked as a place to conduct sustainable business. This book shows that Africa offers opportunities equal to other developing regions that receive more attention. Through the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards, we have committed to promoting high-quality coverage of the business environment in Africa. This book makes an important contribution in providing a vivid picture of the African market opportunity. More »

South Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs | SABLE Accelerator Network

South Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs

by Moky Makura (2010)

Written by some of South Africa's leading journalists, writers and academics, and edited by Moky Makura, whose 2008 book Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs shed much-welcomed light on entrepreneurs on the continent, these are the stories of how the country's top businesses were created , as told by the people who created them. More »