Issue 33, February 2017 – Environmental Business Models

Issue 33, February 2017 - Environmental Business Models

Welcome to the first issue of Tharawat Magazine in 2017, a year that promises to be full of unanticipated developments. As we navigate uncertain waters, the stories that are told in our publication are dedicated to those in search of inspiration and ideas to take their businesses and families forward. In this issue, we address the urgent threats to our planet and are dedicating our special feature to how family businesses and entrepreneurs are adapting with environmental business models.

Also featured in this issue wonderful family business and entrepreneurship stories from Switzerland, the UAE, South Africa, India, Tunisia, Italy, the USA, Finland, Malaysia and more.

Enjoy the read!

Articles

Interview with Thabang Sekete, Business Development Manager, Buhle Waste In 1997, South African Medical Doctor P.D. Sekete recognised an urgent problem: He saw more and more household rubbish piling up throughout the townships of the country. Compelled to act, Dr....
While mankind has made rapid technological and cultural advancement in recent decades, many experts say we are about to pay a heavy price for such progress. Scientists are still debating the exact nature of climate change, but most agree...
The prospect of leaving a safe, comfortable, and well paying job to start your own business would be a scary enough concept for anyone. So what does it take to start a business in an industry that doesn’t really...
Interview with Amer Khansaheb of Khansaheb Investments To watch a business evolve over the years can be a most exciting experience. To watch a business evolve over generations is nothing short of inspirational. A wonderful source of such inspiration is the...
Interview with Leilanie Mohd Nor and Mohar Yusof Throughout much of Malaysia’s history, race and economic prospects have been closely intertwined. Perhaps at no time was the issue more evident than during the racial riots of 1969.As a response to...
Image source: Pixabay via PexelsLegendary investor and leader Warren Buffett once claimed, “The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken,” warning against the dangers of falling into self-destructive habits....
A Conversation with Philip Aminoff, Chairman of Helvar Merca, Finland For some family owned businesses, success means having the family name become iconic in the industry. If the company grows large enough, the name no longer is the sole domain...
To become a full-time artist may seem like a romantic notion but the reality of an artistic career holds hard work, dedication and a great deal of integrity. Being and artist and having to live by one’s art is...
A Conversation with George Weiss, Chairman of Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers LLC, Founder of Say Yes to Education and the Orphan Disease Pathway Project There are those who seek to do good in this world. Those who succeed in making an...
Written by Carlo Pignataro, the author of SELL WITH STYLE, The Ultimate Guide To Luxury Selling, entrepreneur and consultant best known as "The Luxury Coach".A well-known pearl of popular wisdom suggests that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade....
Photo by Mustafa ezz from PexelsWhat is the Internet of Things? To some people, the term is perceived as a fleeting tech fad destined to join the likes of 3D TV and the Segway in the annals of history...
Interview with Ecosia founder and CEO Christian Kroll Berlin-based search engine startup Ecosia has been described as the 'world's greenest search engine' by donating more than 80% of its profits from ad revenue to planting trees. In this exclusive interview,...
Interview with Marc-Remo Kündig and Sandro Kündig Many family business stories unfold along similar lines: A determined entrepreneur starts from nothing and through sheer will power and hard work, builds his simple business into a multinational company. The next generation, having grown...
Photo by Negative Space from PexelsWhat are the tell-tale signs that you have to take a good look at your family business structure and performance? What are the fundamentals/behavioural patterns you have to look out for when assessing the...