51 episodes

We now have the ability to access the collective wisdom of the leading thought leaders of our day. In this podcast Riël Mallan and Benjamin Shaw will have in-depth conversations with....

The "Shapers" - the visionaries, the seekers, the philosophers and dreamers. The ones who innovate and live in a world of ideas

The "Makers" - who create. The artists, artisans, performers and musicians.

The "Builders" - who are the strategists, the organizers. Leaders that take ideas and products and incorporate them into organizations that are larger than themselves.

The "Breakers" - that are outspoken and controversial. The ones who challenge the status quo and our thinking, that "breaks" convention and pushes our boundaries.

Shapers Podcast Riël Mallan

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We now have the ability to access the collective wisdom of the leading thought leaders of our day. In this podcast Riël Mallan and Benjamin Shaw will have in-depth conversations with....

The "Shapers" - the visionaries, the seekers, the philosophers and dreamers. The ones who innovate and live in a world of ideas

The "Makers" - who create. The artists, artisans, performers and musicians.

The "Builders" - who are the strategists, the organizers. Leaders that take ideas and products and incorporate them into organizations that are larger than themselves.

The "Breakers" - that are outspoken and controversial. The ones who challenge the status quo and our thinking, that "breaks" convention and pushes our boundaries.

    Dion Chang, Futurist. Strategist. Ideas bank. Professional cage rattler.

    Dion Chang, Futurist. Strategist. Ideas bank. Professional cage rattler.

    In this riveting episode of The Shapers Podcast, Benjamin Shaw engages in a fast-paced, whirlwind conversation with Dion Chang – a futurist and trends analyst described as a professional cage rattler. Dion is a thoughtful strategist who challenges conventional wisdom and has the unique ability to synthesize great swathes of data into useful insight.
     
    As the founder of Flux Trends, Dion has spent decades specializing in identifying unexpected business opportunities within the shifting business landscape, helping companies navigate complex change. 
    With 20 years of experience in the media industry and a deep passion for youth trends and subcultures, Dion brings a unique perspective to the podcast. Join the conversation as Dion shares his journey, lessons learned and the impact of international movements on the markets within South Africa. Beyond his role as a trend analyst, Dion has added a new dimension to his story recently. Learn what it is to be an ‘end-of-life companion doula’, on the podcast today! 
    Tune in to hear how exceptional individuals like Dion are shaping the African leadership landscape. This episode is proudly sponsored by EXEO Capital.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu, Professor. Pioneer. Accounting Authority. Human Capacity Developer.

    Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu, Professor. Pioneer. Accounting Authority. Human Capacity Developer.

    In the upcoming episode of the Shapers podcast, host Benjamin Shaw welcomes Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu, a titan in South Africa's journey of upliftment. With a CA MBA and numerous honorary doctorates, Prof Nkuhlu's career has seen him advise presidents and lead corporate turnarounds, notably as chairman of KPMG during challenging times. As the former president of SAICA and author of a celebrated biography, Prof Nkuhlu's insights promise to be invaluable.
     
    Listeners will be captivated as Prof Nkuhlu shares his early years, from his upbringing in Cala, Eastern Cape, to his time as a political prisoner on Robben Island at just 19. Through his story, audiences will discover the influences that shaped his remarkable journey, embodying resilience and leadership in the face of adversity. Don't miss this episode, where Prof Nkuhlu's wisdom illuminates the path to success and service.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Herman Marais, SA Private Equity Pioneer, Founder, Entrepreneur & Strategist

    Herman Marais, SA Private Equity Pioneer, Founder, Entrepreneur & Strategist

    Join us for an illuminating discussion with Herman Marais, the Founding Partner of EXEO Capital. Benjamin Shaw takes us on a journey through Herman's rich 25+ years of professional experience, from studies through to instrumental roles in corporate restructuring and performance improvement, right to the co-founding EXEO Capital. Delve into the world of private equity, uncover the fascinating stories behind the creation of culture in a thriving firm, and gain insights into Herman's leadership journey. This episode offers a candid discussion on entrepreneurial wisdom, coupled with personal anecdotes – from learning in Stellenbosch an upbringing by a journalist mom and actuarial dad, and school days playing hockey! Don't miss this opportunity to connect with a true industry luminary.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Talifhani Banks, Group CEO of AnalyticsX, Township Entrepreneur, Data Scientist

    Talifhani Banks, Group CEO of AnalyticsX, Township Entrepreneur, Data Scientist

    In this episode, Shapers Podcast host Benjamin Shaw welcomes Talifhani Banks, a data and advertising guru with a remarkable entrepreneurial journey. Banks started his first business at 10, studied statistics and econometrics, and transitioned from corporate and consulting to launching analytics advertising. Now serving as the CEO of Analytics X, Banks is making waves by building technology for the township economy, specifically targeting spaza shops. Despite facing challenges, his efforts have earned him the title of BRICS Entrepreneur of the Year in 2022. The episode offers insights into Banks' rapid success and his commitment to empowering the township economy through innovative solutions.

    • 45 min
    Solly Moeng, Brand and Reputation Strategist, Socio-Political Commentator, Columnist, Lecturer, Constructive Disruptor

    Solly Moeng, Brand and Reputation Strategist, Socio-Political Commentator, Columnist, Lecturer, Constructive Disruptor

    In this episode, we engage in a conversation with Solly Moeng, a professional brand reputation strategist. Solly is deeply committed to fostering positive change in South Africa and is the founder of TUSAM – The United South African Movement. This organisation is dedicated to mobilising, inspiring, and uniting individuals and groups across civil society, politics, business, and various sectors to collaborate towards achieving sustainable and democratic change in South Africa. Throughout our discussion, we delve into these endeavours in detail, aiming to provide a candid and hopeful exploration that we trust you will find both enlightening and inspiring.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Ameil Harikishun - Climate Finance Expert, Marine Biologist

    Ameil Harikishun - Climate Finance Expert, Marine Biologist

    In the upcoming episode of the Shapers podcast, Benjamin Shaw welcomes Ameil Harikishun as our distinguished guest. Ameil serves as the Finance Thematic Lead at Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and stands as a prominent authority in the realm of sustainability and resilience within the context of climate change. With a wealth of technical expertise and practical insights, Ameil takes us deep on a profound topic, delving into the intricacies and best ways to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) frameworks. Tune in to explore this burgeoning industry, growing in relevance every week.

    • 1 hr 11 min

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