#95 Damon Bryant PhD – The Power of Behavioral Economics

 

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Dr Damon Bryant is a business psychologist with over 15 years of experience in data analytics and psychological assessment tools. Currently the CEO of Light Pay Coin, a next generation cryptocurrency focused on digital payments in business and government.

 

His expertise is in psychological and behavioral assessments with an emphasis on AI-based systems and behavioral economics. He has derived mathematical information functions to quantify the usefulness of any observable behavior by humans or machines. He has also conceived and developed the internet-based, Smart Test Technology ® platform, an artificially intelligent assessment system.

 

His research is published in several professional journals including Applied Psychological Measurement, the Journal of Managerial Psychology, International Journal of Testing, and Psychometrika. Past honors include IBM’s Young Innovator Award for developing human resources software for use in international markets, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology‘s Robert J. Wherry Award for research in the area of test bias, and a letter of commendation from the Louisiana State Senate for developing and administering an Internet-based, police officer assessment center after Hurricane Katrina.

 

Books mentioned:

Fundamentals of Item Response Theory by By Ronald K. Hambleton

Item response theory for psychologists by Susan E. Embretson

Flow: An Information-Based Theory of Challenge-Skill Balance by Damon Bryant (Author), Larry Davis (Author)

 

#93 Michael Jordaan(Part 2) – Rain Mobile, Bank Zero & Venture Capital

This is a continuation for Episode #90.

Dr. Michael Jordaan, MCom, Ph.D., is the Founder of MonteGray Capital. Dr. Jordaan serves as Partner at AngelHub Ventures. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at First National Bank, Plc until December 31, 2013.

He had a decade of experience working at the First National Bank, Plc. At FNB, he oversaw the move away from traditional banking toward rewarding ecosystem-centric solutions for customers. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of JSE Limited since January 1, 2014. Dr. Jordaan is the recipient of the CNBC Africa Business Leader of the Year for Southern Africa award.

According to Ventures Africa.com, Micheal is Africa’s most innovative banker.

Follow Michael on twitter: @michaeljordaan
Website: http://www.montegray.com/

This is part 2 of 2.
Link to part 1. Click here.

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#91 Alon Stern – Founder of Slide. Startup stages and Lessons.

Alon Stern is the Founder of Slide. A mobile payments app which facilitates easy, fast and free peer-to-peer (P2P) money transfers across all local banks and mobile networks, much like Venmo in the USA. 


A Mathematically minded software developer, data analyst and oceanographer with a Phd from NYU and a postdoc from Princeton University.

Link to Slide website: https://getslideapp.com/

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#87 Roger Ver – Founder of Bitcoin.com

Roger Keith Ver is an early investor in bitcoin related startups. He was formerly an American citizen. He was born and lived in Silicon Valley.[2] He now resides in Japan. He has been a prominent supporter of bitcoin adoption and saw bitcoin as a means to promote economic freedom. He now promotes Bitcoin Cash, a hard fork of the cryptocurrency created with the intent to fix issues such as high fees and long transaction confirmation times.[3] He identifies as a libertarian, an anarcho-capitalist, peace advocate and advocates for individualism and voluntaryism.

Download a Bitcoin Wallet and receive free Bitcoin Cash on Bitcoin.com

 

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Other podcasts like this one:David Orban, Exploring new opportunities

#86 Tawanda Kembo – Cryptocurrency in Zimbabwe

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Tawanda Kembo has been geeking out about bitcoin since 2012 and has been deeply involved in bitcoin and the blockchain technology since 2013. Tawanda is 4th generation entrepreneur who co-founded Golix, the company running Zimbabwe’s bitcoin exchange. Tawanda has launched, contributed to and consulted for several blockchain-related projects in Africa so he understands the bitcoin landscape in Africa very well. Tawanda has spoken at several blockchain conferences worldwide, is a widely published author of bitcoin-related articles and blog posts. Previously, Tawanda started his career as a software engineer having writing his first software program in 1999 (when he was 13 years old).

#85 Shakes Motsilili – Disrupting Venture Capital

 

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Shakes Motsilili is a founding shareholder of Africa New Energies (ANE). The combination of excellent exploration results, the crowdfunding and community involvement has attracted two multi-billion rand bids for ANE. The company aims to achieve a $1 billion valuation on a planned IPO within the next two years.

He also co-founded Aziza coin. The world’s first ethically tax-advantaged blockchain-based digital currency, designed to support start-ups in the developing world.

Links:
Stephen Larkin, 50 shades of crowdfunding

#81 Deconstructing Real Estate Myths – Scott Picken

 

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Scott Picken(@Scott_Picken) is a South African-born real estate investor and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Wealth Migrate, a fintech company that offers real estate investments on its online marketplace through crowdfunding. He began offering real estate investment solutions at the age of 26 when he founded International Property Solutions. The Huffington Post named Wealth Migrate as one of the top 60 real estate crowdfunding solutions in the United States in 2014.

Picken is the author of Property Going Global.

LINKS
To get a free copy of the book. Go to proppertygoingglobal.com and click “get your free copy”.
Wealth Migrate website – here
WealthE coin website – here

#79 BETH MALATJI – THE BOOTSRAPPER’S LIFE-SAVING HACKS

 

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“Hating your job is not a business plan” – Beth Malatji

Beth Malatji the Founder & CEO of Rebirth wines. She is also the director of StartUp Grind in Johannesburg.

She wrote The Bootstrapper’s Lifesaving Hacks, an easy to read practical book about business process automation. Her entrepreneurial journey started when she founded Wealth Ladder Magazine, which was later sold to another media house. This is an interactive publication focusing on entrepreneurship, startup success stories, financial literacy, wealth accumulation, and leisure. She is currently the Co-founder and Editor in Chief of Tenacity magazine, which focuses on community and rural development – powered by De Beers mining group.

Her life story is inspiring, we go back from where she started as a kid, to her corporate life. It all adds up to where she is today.

EP#74 Losing Millions & Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face. – Antoinette Prophy

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Antoinette Prophy is a South African based entrepreneur, she’s grown an ad agency from the lounge of her mother’s house to a company employing 60 employees with a footprint in East Africa. She’s been at the losing end of a deal — and lost R2-million, and she’s gone through a nightmare no entrepreneur wants to face, liquidation of their first business.

Other than the actual business challenges, Anto told stories about situations she went through as a woman in the world of business.

Her woman-focused business accelerator 88 Business Collective, has its origins after the failure of a handbag venture Prophy pursued after liquidating her advertising agency — proving that failure in entrepreneurship should not be treated as taboo, to be shunned and not spoken about, but instead should be an important experience to be shared and celebrated.

EP#71 MPHO DAGADA – THE BITCOIN ENTREPRENEUR

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I met the Invest in Future Currency chief and Nda Exchange executive Mpho Dagada, 24, who has already made more than Millions through cryptocurrency in Johannesburg.

He has been all over the tv and radio in South Africa preaching the good story of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency in general.

Since I’m a crypto-bug myself, I had to find Mpho and have a chat which I think you’ll enjoy and learn something from.

Links to Mpho:

Website:
https://www.mphod.com/
https://www.investinfuturecurrency.com/

Link to my youtube channel focused on Cryptocurrency.