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I’ve always said the future is always around the bend - it is not a lifetime away. Future Readiness with Za - is a series of conversations with game-changers and pioneers from around the world, exploring the nature of emerging futures from the now, the next and beyond.

After many years of meeting smart people doing great things over time- I wanted to create a space where we could converse about the now, what comes next and how we can all be ready for it - as individuals, companies and societies.

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Future Readiness with Za Sizakele Marutlulle

    • Business

I’ve always said the future is always around the bend - it is not a lifetime away. Future Readiness with Za - is a series of conversations with game-changers and pioneers from around the world, exploring the nature of emerging futures from the now, the next and beyond.

After many years of meeting smart people doing great things over time- I wanted to create a space where we could converse about the now, what comes next and how we can all be ready for it - as individuals, companies and societies.

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    A Journey Of Design with Glenda Venn

    A Journey Of Design with Glenda Venn

    #FutureReadinessWithZa Presents Sizakele in conversation with Glenda Venn – an award-winning creative with experience in designing and brand strategy. A new connection that already feels deep.

    She is smart, explosively creative, kind, benevolent, wise, and human-centred. She has walked multiple paths from working in a challenger ad agency (at which I have also worked but our times did not overlap) to running her own design practice and in her latest pivot, she is the Senior Design Strategist at Tetris Design and Build, working with global research and industry specialists to understand how resetting the return to office culture requires creativity throughout an organisation and its infrastructure.



    In this episode, we explore foundational creative concepts worth a re-fresh such as transitioning from customer-centricity to human-centred. We laugh about our early mistakes and delight in our emergent wisdom. She reflects deeply on the role of design in improving environments and then drops a magical bomb with her definition of Future Readiness…

    Glenda invites us all to lean into the bits that petrify us with courage You’ll learn how to challenge socially imposed boundaries about what creativity means and is, start betting on your own ideas and become more secure from the inside out.



    You can watch the interview on YouTube.

    You can connect with Glenda here:

    LinkedIn - Glenda Venn and Tetris Design and Build

    Website: https://practise.biz/



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    • 1 hr 2 min
    How To Preempt Burnout

    How To Preempt Burnout

    “.. Burnout is when you have nothing left to give, there is no bandwidth left. When we have no bandwidth, we get really impatient with the people we love, we start making mistakes… and we lose the ability to celebrate what is wonderful in life…”We are nearing that time of the year when time seems loopy and we feel tired and unmotivated, which is understandable. In our practice, we have Wellness Days to help us catch our breathe and press pause.

    • 3 min
    How To Say Yes

    How To Say Yes

    “If you aren’t able to commit to a full body yes, it is a lot more respectful to say thank you, you’re so kind, I’ll consider the invitation, please give me time, so that you when you do finally say yes, it is a full body yes”.When you agree to join someone in a thing they have invited you to or take on an extra assignment at work when already stretched, consider the domino effect for yourself and for the other person.

    • 1 min
    How To Nurture Your Joy

    How To Nurture Your Joy

    “Joy for me feels a lot more dense than happiness.”



    How do you nurture your joy?

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    Let me know which topics you would like me to speak on.

    • 3 min
    How To Design For Excellence And Not Perfection

    How To Design For Excellence And Not Perfection

    “If you are going to wait for the perfect conditions, then your boat is never going to leave.”



    A good friend of mine once said “Boats are not built to stay in the harbor”, and this remains true.

    The truth is that conditions will never be perfect and you cannot control or create an excellent external condition, what you can do is build a brand/life that you are proud of.

    • 1 min
    Future Readiness Presents: Za in Conversation with Phakamisa Ndzamela

    Future Readiness Presents: Za in Conversation with Phakamisa Ndzamela

    Phakamisa Ndzamela is an award-winning former business journalist for Thomson Reuters, E-News Africa, Moneyweb, Business Day, Financial Mail and Financial Times of London. He holds an honours degree in journalism from the University of Witwatersrand. He lives in Cape Town.

     The story of black business in South Africa remains under-explored
    and poorly understood. Dispossession of fertile or mineral-rich lands
    through colonial wars, as well as the landmark 1913 Land Act, are among
    the root causes of the economic precarity of black South Africans to date. Inadequate attention has been paid to how racist policies and discriminatory practices thwarted black business initiatives and success. That’s why Phakamisa put pen to paper to present the world with his book – Native Merchants: The Building of The Black Business Class in South Africa 

    In this episode, Sizakele and Phakamisa explore the root causes of the
    current material imbalance in South Africa and he, through structured thought and deep scholarship – presents a case for correcting stereotypes and according due praise to those forebearers who founded and grew businesses in the darkest times of South Africa’s history. Despite these biased systemic impediments, black South African men and women built successful enterprises in industries as diverse as hospitality, mining, media, agriculture, financial services, and real estate among others.

    Phakamisa seeks to show the long tail of entrepreneurship among black South Africans and to consequently correct a historical stereotype that implies that black people in South Africa are only able to do business as ‘tenderpreneurs’. More importantly in bringing these stories to the fore, he offers, the young black girl and boy – a NorthStar - as well as a renewed sense of pride premised upon an unshakeable truth, that they descend from a lineage of people who, from the beginning – we remarkable and resilient.

    • 1 hr

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