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Allon Raiz is the CEO of Raizcorp. In 2008, Raiz was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2011 he was appointed for the first time as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship. Following a series of entrepreneurship master classes delivered at Oxford University in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Raiz has been recognised as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Oxford's Saïd Business School.
LockdownAdvice: Make time to think

In her authoritative book, Time to Think, author Nancy Kline talks about the importance of creating time to think...

By Allon Raiz 8 hours ago

#LockdownAdvice: A framework for hard decisions

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory and entrepreneurs need to be making the right decisions...

By Allon Raiz 20 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Extend ways in which you provide value

Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, has been sharing his views and insights on weathering the Covid-19 storm and even thriving after it. This week he takes a look at extending ways in which you can provide value...

By Allon Raiz 18 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Moving from contingency planning to live decision-making

In an environment in which threats are highly systemic, many are unseen or unknown. More importantly, they are fluid. For this reason, you have to consider and reconsider your threats daily and try to understand their impact and mitigation...

By Allon Raiz 13 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Cross-functional teams

In my previous article, Embrace your X, I discussed the importance for the leadership of entrepreneurial businesses to make comprehensive contingency plans...

By Allon Raiz 8 May 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Embrace your X

Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, has been sharing his views and insights on weathering the Covid-19 pandemic and even thriving after it...

By Allon Raiz 24 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Creating a small list of big questions

As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now to ensure that our businesses and our people's livelihoods do not become another casualty of the virus...

By Allon Raiz 22 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Building an exploded resources list

As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now to ensure that our businesses and our people's livelihoods do not become another casualty of the virus...

By Allon Raiz 17 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Scenario planning as a vital tool

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented. The repercussions - personal, professional, national and international - will reverberate for years to come...

By Allon Raiz 8 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Building an opportunity matrix

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory. As entrepreneurs, we need to be making the right decisions for right now...

By Allon Raiz 3 Apr 2020

#LockdownAdvice: Get to rational quickly

The scale of the national Covid-19 lockdown is unprecedented in living memory. The repercussions - personal, professional, national and international - will reverberate for years to come...

By Allon Raiz 31 Mar 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 2: Is there really a market?

In this series of articles, Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, shares 20 of some of the most important lessons he has learned using a sequence that mirrors the typical stages of any entrepreneurial journey...

By Allon Raiz 13 Mar 2020

#20Lessons20Years: Lesson 1: Am I really an entrepreneur?

Over the past 20 years, Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, has learned many tough lessons and overcome many entrepreneurial challenges...

By Allon Raiz 10 Mar 2020

Independent experts: Your saviour or your sinker?

I was recently asked to do some work for a large financial services company to help them think through and create a framework around building an organisation that genuinely operates differently...

By Allon Raiz 14 Jan 2020

A case for process assets

If I were to ask you what your business assets are, you would most probably list your computer equipment, your vehicles, your furniture and the like...

By Allon Raiz 23 Sep 2019

Digital trends for 2018

Digital trends inform business owners on how to improve their content marketing efforts...

By Allon Raiz 21 Nov 2017

Do Millennials really exist?

Does the construct of Millennials really exist or is it just hype based on the idealism of the era?

By Allon Raiz 7 Jul 2017

Who do you need to be to run a business 10 times the size of yours?

From the get-go, many entrepreneurs dream of growing their businesses and building larger, more successful ones that generate substantial profits and are household names...

By Allon Raiz 16 Mar 2017

Building a construction company takes more skill than constructing a building

If there is one entrepreneurial venture where an inability to cost your projects will almost certainly kill your business, it is construction. I was reminded of this by a discussion I had with Sakhile Mdluli*, an entrepreneur with a construction business who recently joined one of Raizcorp's business support programmes.

By Allon Raiz 27 Aug 2013

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