In this episode Adii and Tshepo discuss how growing up in South Africa and where you get an education can greatly affect your worldview; expanding Silicon Valley ambitions beyond San Francisco; and the concept of going big and going home.
In this episode, Adii and Sara talk about raising millions of dollars and transforming the childcare market with Winnie, early ambitions and adjusting to change, and creating a work/family life balance.
In this episode, Adii and Tim discuss getting started in design, evolving into a team player, unfair moments of opportunity, leaving space for others, and setting an example for children through work/life decisions.
Marie Prokopets is the co-founder of tech start-up FYI and recent recipient of Product Hunt’s Golden Kitty Maker of the Year award. In this episode Adii and Marie discuss making career changes, keeping a student mindset, taking risks, and the habits and attitudes necessary for success.
Eliot Peper is the author of nine novels. In his writing, he bends and blends traditional genres to explore the intersection of technology and culture. In this episode, we discuss the intersection of Eliot’s roles and storytelling, how forgetting can be a superpower, and the importance of labels.
What I didn't realise is how quickly homogeny compounds, unless of course there is a proactive and purposeful awareness of always creating or supporting the spaces for diverse individuals, voices and perspectives.
Just because we paid for something, does it mean we own it?
As much as we can study any subject extensively and do our 10 000 hours en route to mastery, it's a risky endeavour when we can't be intimate and comfortable with ourselves first.
Growing up may just be the original hamster wheel.
As I reflect on my own entrepreneurial journey, I do wonder whether a greater acceptance of this vermin in my house, would've helped me navigate some of the challenges I faced easier and in a way that mentally, emotionally and physically cost me less.