Hidden Growth Champions
Meet our interns…

Meet our interns…

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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S2: E1 In conversation with Nombasa Tsengwa

S2: E1 In conversation with Nombasa Tsengwa

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! 

Special Edition: Ep1

Special Edition: Ep1

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.

S1 E10: In conversation with Paula Doyle

S1 E10: In conversation with Paula Doyle

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! 

S1: E9 In conversation with Peter Armitage

S1: E9 In conversation with Peter Armitage

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. 

S1 E8: In conversation with Claudia Manning

S1 E8: In conversation with Claudia Manning

October 26, 2020

In today's episode of Hidden Growth Champions we have Claudia Manning in our virtual studio. 

Claudia is an experienced investment professional, currently Investment Principal at the SA SME Fund. She is passionate about building an innovation economy in South Africa, with the majority of early-stage companies invested in, concentrating in areas that are consistent with the goals of sustainable development – financial access to the poor and small businesses; low cost health, reducing health care costs at a national level, affordable education, personal security for vulnerable people, etc.

Join Claudia and Saar for a fascinating discussion. 

 

As we learn to navigate in crisis and emerge into a future that few have predicted or prepared for, our ability to understand the changes we are experiencing, focus on the critical, underlying issues and adapt to new realities, is crucial. Our diagnostics provide the ability to understand and focus, within key areas of your organisation. 

Based on recognised research in strategy, change and strategic portfolio management, each diagnostic self-assessments should take you about 10 minutes to complete. You’ll be able to view your score, benchmark your results against selected organisations from around the world and decide where to focus next, all in a secure and confidential setting.

S1: E7 In conversation with Amit Pathare

S1: E7 In conversation with Amit Pathare

October 12, 2020

In today's episode of Hidden Growth Champions we have Amit Pathare in our virtual studio. 

Amit is an experienced energy/utilities sector executive and entrepreneur, having worked across UK & Continental Europe, North & Latin America, the Middle East, India and East Asia over the past 20 years. He is a passionate advocate for integrating technological developments in the energy sector into policy design, business strategy, and operational execution. 

Join Amit and Saar for a fascinating discussion. 

 

As we learn to navigate in crisis and emerge into a future that few have predicted or prepared for, our ability to understand the changes we are experiencing, focus on the critical, underlying issues and adapt to new realities, is crucial. Our diagnostics provide the ability to understand and focus, within key areas of your organisation. 

Based on recognised research in strategy, change and strategic portfolio management, each diagnostic self-assessments should take you about 10 minutes to complete. You’ll be able to view your score, benchmark your results against selected organisations from around the world and decide where to focus next, all in a secure and confidential setting.

S1: E6 In conversation with Kirsty Chadwick and John Dickenson

S1: E6 In conversation with Kirsty Chadwick and John Dickenson

September 28, 2020

In today's episode of Hidden Growth Champions host Saar sits down in our virtual study with two guests - Kirsty Chadwick and John Dickenson both of TTRO. 

TTRO is a fascinating organisation which designs and develops innovative learning solutions to upskill and empower people for the now and for the future.

It's a fantastic discussion and episode not to be missed! 

 

As we learn to navigate in crisis and emerge into a future that few have predicted or prepared for, our ability to understand the changes we are experiencing, focus on the critical, underlying issues and adapt to new realities, is crucial. Our diagnostics provide the ability to understand and focus, within key areas of your organisation. 

Based on recognised research in strategy, change and strategic portfolio management, each diagnostic self-assessments should take you about 10 minutes to complete. You’ll be able to view your score, benchmark your results against selected organisations from around the world and decide where to focus next, all in a secure and confidential setting.

S1: E5 In conversation with Viola Llewellyn

S1: E5 In conversation with Viola Llewellyn

September 7, 2020

In today's episode of Hidden Growth Champions host Saar sits down virtually with Viola LLewellyn to chat about her unique business. 

Viola joins us from Maryland to talk about her business and emerging markets. It's a fantastic episode, one not to be missed! 

 

As we learn to navigate in crisis and emerge into a future that few have predicted or prepared for, our ability to understand the changes we are experiencing, focus on the critical, underlying issues and adapt to new realities, is crucial. Our diagnostics provide the ability to understand and focus, within key areas of your organisation. 

Based on recognised research in strategy, change and strategic portfolio management, each diagnostic self-assessments should take you about 10 minutes to complete. You’ll be able to view your score, benchmark your results against selected organisations from around the world and decide where to focus next, all in a secure and confidential setting.

S1: E4 In conversation with Mitchan Adams and Dan Buntman

S1: E4 In conversation with Mitchan Adams and Dan Buntman

August 31, 2020

In today's episode of Hidden Growth Champions we talk to the fascinating Mitchan Adams, Co-Founder and Head of R&D at Ozow and Dan Buntman Head of Strategy at Ozow. 

Ozow is a start-up in the payment space and Mitchan and Dan have a really unique growth story to share! Enjoy the episode! 

 

As we learn to navigate in crisis and emerge into a future that few have predicted or prepared for, our ability to understand the changes we are experiencing, focus on the critical, underlying issues and adapt to new realities, is crucial. Our diagnostics provide the ability to understand and focus, within key areas of your organisation. 

Based on recognised research in strategy, change and strategic portfolio management, each diagnostic self-assessments should take you about 10 minutes to complete. You’ll be able to view your score, benchmark your results against selected organisations from around the world and decide where to focus next, all in a secure and confidential setting.

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