CL103: Tiisetso Maloma on the Anxious Entrepreneur

Tiisetso Maloma

Tiisetso Maloma is an entrepreneur and author of four books about entrepreneurship, creativity and personal development. After becoming disillusioned with the traditional business plan, he devised an easier model called EBC which he describes in his book ‘Forget The Business Plan Use This Short Model’. An entrepreneur himself he has built businesses in accounting, music, clothing, television and technology and his heavily involved with the startup scene in South Africa. Indeed one of his books ’Township Biz Fastrack’ gives insights and growth models for township based businesses. His latest book is called ‘The Anxious Entrepreneur’ which is a manifesto and guide for aspiring and new entrepreneurs.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Catching the entrepreneurial bug
  • The startup scene in South Africa
  • Tech incubators in South Africa
  • Entrepreneurs mental health
  • Entrepreneurship and depression
  • Fail fast. Fail better.
  • Even sharks get depressed
  • Anxiety defeats creativity. Creativity defeats anxiety
  • Entrepreneurship is a marathon not a sprint
  • The daily writing habit
  • Getting into speaking
  • Startup picnic

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