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The Grey Ave Podcast is where curious minds, entrepreneurs, daredevils, hustlers and problem solvers converge. Each episode features a guest from a different walk of life and industry. Whether it’s tech innovators or business leaders, we explore the failures, successes and most importantly lessons that aspiring achievers can draw on.

If you’re on your road to self-mastery and love hearing about how people get started, what they go through or how things work. This is a podcast for you.

Feel free to email me for any questions, suggestions or hate-mail. I read and reply to all.

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#66 LEON VAN VUUREN – THE PRODUCT DRIVEN ENTREPRENEUR

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Leon van Vuuren is the CEO and founder of EyeCover, an industry-specific value added product and business solutions provider. He is also director of a Financial Services Consultancy specializing in UBI, Volume and Affinity initiatives.

A qualified and experienced optometrist with extensive competencies in digital marketing, start-ups, business and go-to-market strategies.

In this episode, we discuss business, his early career as an entrepreneur, funding and personal development.

Leon’s StartUp(Eye cover) – https://www.eyecover.co.za/

Books he recommended:
The four hour work week by Tim Ferriss (Amazon) (South Africa)
Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

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#65 MARNUS BROODRYK – WHAT IT TAKES

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Marnus Broodryk is an entrepreneur, Shark on Shark Tank SA and author of “90 rules for entrepreneurs”.

Marnus has been very successful on his journey as an entrepreneur. He was a millionaire by age 24. Started and made a success out of many businesses. Most recently sold a majority share in The Beancounter (one of South Africa’s most sought after accounting firms that he founded) to JSE-listed, Transaction Capital and he continues to be the CEO.

I have always been inspired by what he does so I had to go and get hold of him for a conversation.

In this episode, we discussed:
– His childhood and beginning
– His first business
– Funding
– What he looks for as an investor
– Education
– Books that impacted him
– His upcoming book, 90 rules for entrepreneurs

His favorite books:
He’s a big fan of Biographies but here’s a list of a few books he mentioned:
-Think & Grow rich by Napoleon Hill
– Born a crime by Trevor Noah
– Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
– Elon Musk biography

Marnus website: Marnus Broodryk

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