Henley Intelligence #HenleyInsights


During this Henley Intelligence feature, we get answers to your most burning and important questions from the best and brightest in their fields - specialists and experts who have put their 10 000+ hours in and can help us get things right the first time.
Weekly English South Africa Business · Education
24 Episodes
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Are Business Schools Still Relevant? - Prof John Board

In our fast changing, ever evolving world, it needs to be asked: Are business schools and the insights they offer still relevant? During this discussion between Prof John Board, Jon Foster-Pedley, and Gareth Armstrong, important insights are offered when considering this question.
23 Nov 2018 38 min

Can Mindfulness Improve Business? - Gelong Thubten

During this #HenleyAfrica conversation between Buddhist Monk, Gelong Thubten, and Dean of Henley Business School - Africa, Jon Foster-Pedley, explores the relationship between mindfulness and meditation, and increased profitability of our businesses. Put away your preconceived notions of what this is and have a listen - you'll be surprised by…
18 Oct 2018 25 min

Is There A Formula To Succession? - Ashnie Muthusamy

Ashnie Muthusamy, a +20yr HR veteran practitioner and Group Talent Manager for Sun International, says there are "DEFINITE “DO’S” AND DETRIMENTAL “DON’TS” ". Gareth Armstrong and Ashnie discuss these along with other important changes being felt in the HR field, much of which is related to advances in AI and…
10 Oct 2018 34 min

Reimagining South Africa - Dr Mamphela Ramphele

"We are at a pivotal moment in our history. We have all the ingredients for success. The choice is ours – whether we recommit to re-imagining our country into the great society it can become, or continue to hesitate at the threshold of a new, brighter future." Dr Mamphela Ramphele…
4 Oct 2018 56 min

Audio Article: How We Can All Resist State Capture

"The greatest damage, though, has been the collusion of business in this rot to the extent that ethics have been sacrificed on the altar of turnover." An article by Dean of #HenleyAfrica, Jon Foster-Pedley, published in The Star Newspaper - 12th March 2018.
3 Aug 2018 6 min

South Africa's Jimi Hendrix - Dan Patlansky

How did Jozi-boy, Dan Patlansky, rise to be considered one of the top five guitarists in the world? Listen to this massively insightful #HenleyIntelligence conversation as Jon and Dan discuss rankings and ratings, the creative process, drug use, talent, and more.
19 Jul 2018 1 hour

Is OUTA The Answer? ft. Wayne Duvenage

Does OUTA have the resources and the teeth to really make a difference? We explore the answer to this question and more with the CEO of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse, Wayne Duvenage, who elaborates on the ongoing developments, successes, and opportunities made available to the public through their efforts.
9 Jul 2018 48 min

Helena Dolny - Conversations We Fear To Have

“We suffer more because of conversations we didn’t have.” - During this fascinating conversation with a woman who has done so very much in her life, Jon Foster-Pedley talks to Helena Dolny about what she describes as her “gift” – the ability to sit with and empathise with those that…
7 Aug 2017 45 min

"Trends As Business Strategy" - with Dion Chang

Is your business future-proof and how can it take advantage of “the rise of the machines”? What skills must we ensure our children develop for the future world of work? And are giant retail spaces like malls soon to be ghost towns? Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean of Henley Africa interrogates these…
1 Aug 2017 33 min

Ray White - The Future Of Journalism and Media

With a career spanning 23 years and the biggest radio platform brands in the country, Ray White knows news and knows media. During this #AskAnExpert feature, Gareth Armstrong asks important questions around the future of journalism, media, and how this impacts our businesses. Don’t miss this informative and insightful conversation.
27 Jun 2017 29 min

Building A Comedy Business ft. John Vlismas

Don’t let the title of this conversation fool you – John Vlismas is so much more than just a comedian… This businessman, social commentator, and more shares his insights and feelings around a number of topics during this #WhatsTrending discussion that will leave you both chuckling and also thinking deeply…
20 Jun 2017 33 min

Jon Foster-Pedley - Is Business School Worth It?

In a frank and direct conversation, Gareth Armstrong asks Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean of Henley Business School, if attending a business school is worth the time, effort, and money. Jon surprises with some interesting observations and important insights that reveal the true nature and role of business schools, and the crucial…
15 Jun 2017 26 min

Finding Meaning At Work – With Sameer Rawjee

“They find the kernel within you, the value you uniquely offer.” says Sameer Rawjee of his time at Google. Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean of Henley Business School, spends time with Sameer, now MD of O-School, during this #WhatsTrending conversation to talk through his experiences at Google, and how these have informed…
13 Jun 2017 32 min

Ivor Haarburger - Music Industry Business Lessons

Ivor Haarburger is THE original music industry hustler – from blasting music through Marabastad to promote a record, to physically approaching each and every DJ and producer in the SABC offices, he sweat, and networked, and worked his way up the corporate ladder to finally occupy the very impressive office…
8 Jun 2017 29 min

Team Engagement, Creating Focus, and Going Global - With Dr John Demartini

This fascinating conversation between Dean of Henley Business School, Jon Foster-Pedley, and Dr John Demartini sees questions being asked of the true worth and function of HR, a challenge being put to all of us around how we spend our time, as well as insights into getting the very best…
6 Jun 2017 44 min

Raldu Nel - A Business Case For Sustainability

After a rigorous and insightful deep dive into what sustainability is with the Dean of Henley Business School Africa, Raldu Nel, CEO of Blank Canvas Int. and Chairman of the African Sustainable Development Association, now joins Gareth Armstrong in studio for this #AskAnExpert feature. Together they discuss the business case…
1 Jun 2017 22 min

Interrogating Sustainability

Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean of Henley Business School Africa, looks closely at and asks hard questions of this thing we keep on hearing about called Sustainability. Raldu Nel, CEO of Blank Canvas Int. and Chairman of the African Sustainable Development Association, joins Jon in studio for this #WhatsTrending conversation to offer…
30 May 2017 32 min

Etienne Louw - The Section 12J Venture Capital Company Opportunity

What is a Section 12J VCC? We understand there are massive tax incentives and opportunities here, please explain? What kinds of risk do we face when investing our money into these funds? Gareth asks Etienne Louw, Senior Tax Advisor at Mazars, these questions and more during this excellent #AskAnExpert conversation.
25 May 2017 16 min

Personal Development - Time Well Spent or Time Wasted?

It was a great privilege for Jon to welcome Dr Kelly Sloan into the #HBR studio during her recent visit to South Africa. With a Bachelors degree from Columbia University, a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an Executive MBA degree from Henley Business School, Dr Sloan…
23 May 2017 30 min

Tracey Swanepoel - The Power Of Business Storytelling

What is the root cause of the problems we hear repeated so often in our boardrooms? As a disillusioned junior manager, how do I inspire or motivate my staff? And how do we easily and effectively connect with those around us? These are just a few of the questions we…
16 May 2017 27 min
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