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    chantell ilbury

    chantell ilbury

    Facilitator, specialist speaker, lecturer and best-selling author; former entrepreneur.
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    clem sunter

    Specialist speaker, facilitator, and best-selling author. Former Anglo American executive.
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    mitch ilbury

    Strategic intelligence and security specialist; scenario simulation and game theorist.
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opinion & articles

Politics = GoT

Politics: It’s a game, Jim, but not as we know it. The recent ousting of former South African President Jacob Zuma, after weeks of carrot-and-stick negotiations, serves well to remind us that politics is a game. It has players, rules (some written, many unwritten), and it it has many uncertainties. As a result it demands…

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Oh dear, Afrin

What is Afrin, and why do you need to know about it? If you’ve never heard of Afrin, don’t be surprised. Few outside of those who live in this forlorn stretch of northern Syria have. But at least you’ll be one of the first to see its possible role as an opening act in a…

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The shifting world of work #2

For many young people, the world of work means doing what’s right. (This article is the second of a series on the shifting world of work). The traditional route to social-conscience for a business-leader was via a foundation, unusually, and not unassumingly, in their own name. Wealth, garnered over decades of business wrangling, was parked…

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Cobalt dots

Let’s connect the following: Elon Musk, the DRC, and a famous Nevada brothel. In journalism, a ‘backstory’ is the term given to the context of a developing story, and when it comes to the future of motoring, that backstory sees chemistry, electronics, physics, geography, geology, politics, and economics come smashing together with the world’s oldest…

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Bath Free!

Foxes see opportunities where others only see adversity. For thousands of teenagers, bathtime is an irritation, for millions more it’s a dream. A young man from Limpopo province in South Africa has designed a product that bridges this divide; and it’s earned him accolades deserved for a fox. Typical for a man in his 20s,…

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The shifting world of work #1

For a view of the future world of work, witness what’s happened in financial services. (This article is the first of a series on the shifting world of work). Not so long ago, banking was a rather pedestrian experience. It required standing in queues, paper cheque in hand, a paper request for deposit, a paper…

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