May 10, 2021
Today we speak with Colin Browne aka The Culture Guy. We have known Colin for several years now and collaborated on occasion. When Colin mentioned that he was in the midst of writing his latest book “So you’ve opened an office in Yemen, what now?“, a rather apt title for 2021, we thought – we invited him to our offices for a face-to-face conversation about challenging paradigms, experimenting with management innovation and asking (sometimes often), Why not?
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April 26, 2021
Today Zipporah Maubane, Digital Transformation and Marketing Executive, joins Hidden Growth Champions host Saar. We speak about the state of digital transformation in 2021 and how it is unlocking value, not only in the much-spoken about areas of customer experience, supply chain and operations, but in the relationship with other key stakeholders, including investors. She illustrates the premium placed over digitally-transformed organisations, from diverse corporate environments such as BP, Sasol, Coca Cola and most recently South-Africa ICT company Altron.
A marketer at heart, she brings a unique perspective into how organisations can transition successfully, in an increasingly digitised, post-COVID environment.
April 12, 2021
Today, Lesley Baxter joins Hidden Growth Champions host Saar for a fascinating discussion. Lesley is an executive at Total, the French energy giant and an organisation in the midst of the Energy transition, while operating in more than 130 countries. A Finance professional, Lesley has travelled the world, always learning about new environments, striving to grow and lead with diverse teams, and discover how much one can achieve when we open ourselves to growth.
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March 29, 2021
Today Adrian Saville, Professor of Economics at the GIBS Business School, joins Hidden Growth Champions host Saar to talk about how the world's best businesses produce win-win outcomes with their stakeholders, one such outcome (among many) being sustained profitability. In fact, measured over a ten year period, the evidence is compelling. These innovative organisations outperform their peers by a factor to 2:1.
We speak about our work with such organisations, in measuring their impact in a credible way and how this data-rich approach can (and should) inform investment decision-making. A fascinating conversation on how one can bring Business value, Sustainability and Impact together.
March 15, 2021
In our virtual studio today is Konstantinos Vossos, until recently a senior executive at GlaxoSmithkline, for a fascinating conversation about how Healthcare and Consumer Products businesses are reinventing themselves for a post-Covid world. From surviving the financial crisis which hit his home country Greece, to championing growth in new markets, many lessons emerged during our conversation, about leadership, Strategy and the passion of teams to deliver extraordinary results.
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February 23, 2021
In today's very special edition of our podcast series we discuss our innovative Internship programme – you can hear from our interns themselves, learn how the programme came into being and why, now more than ever, creating new opportunities for the youth matters most. Our internship programme launched in 2020, by our South African office (Ascentios Growth Partners).
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February 1, 2021
Today we kick off season 2 of Hidden Growth Champions. This time, we go beyond the story to discover the management innovations which some of our admired organisations employ.
In our first episode of the season, you can listen to our conversation with Nombasa Tsengwa, MD: Minerals at Exxaro Resources, a true South African success story, which has been on the transition from Coal to a sustainable, future-fit organisation. She speaks about what inspired her to build a minerals business portfolio, where innovations in the Mining & Resources sector come from and how to build the most critical capabilities, to thrive in the future. Enjoy!
December 11, 2020
In this special edition of Hidden Growth Champions, we speak with Marc Vlietstra of TTRO, on our work with clients to develop strategic capabilities. As we adapt to new and unfamiliar terrains, the capabilities we need often change. Complex new capability sets come into focus while others no longer offer us a measure of differentiation. Listen to our conversation about how we’ve gone about developing one such capability, at speed and scale.
November 23, 2020
Paula Doyle, SVP Sales & Marketing at Cognite, a global software development company, on a mission to transform industry from basing decisions on limited, often fractured data sets to decision-making that is truly data-driven, across distributed operations and assets - in Energy, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and others.
Based out of Oslo, joins Saar for today's 10th episode of Hidden Growth Champions. An episode not to be missed - Enjoy!
November 9, 2020
Today, Peter Armitage joins host Saar in our virtual Hidden Growth Champions studio. As CEO at Anchor Capital, Peter has 23 years' experience in global financial markets. Peter has also been rated the top investment analyst in the annual Financial Mail rankings a record 21 times.
Join Peter and Saar for a deep dive into the world of financial markets in very unpredictable times.