Keynotes

Build a meaningful life, do work that matters.

 
 

Villains, Heroes & Victories.

USING THE POWER OF STORYTELLING TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS.

Once upon a time… See, I already have your attention. Our brains are hardwired for stories. Telling stories is how we make sense of the world and embed our lives with meaning.

In Praise Of Shadows

HOW UNCERTAINTY FUELS CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION.

Treasure is never found out in the open, treasure is found in the dark. Innovation, creativity, adventure, and life is found in the sacred mess of mystery, chaos, and uncertainty.

Monsters, Heroes, And Kings.

LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM ARCHETYPES, MYTHS, & LEGENDS

There are at least 4 near universal stages in life and subsequently in our careers as leaders. There is the Child, the Hero, the King, and the Elder and each stage has a set of invitations, and also has a turning point, a literal crisis that each leader needs to face. 

Ora et Labora

how to build a conscious life and business

Only one in five people are actively engaged and happy at work, three are apathetic and the fifth is actively trying to damage the company they work for.

The new workforce is demanding more than just a paycheck. They want meaning. They want to work for a place that does meaningful work and is engaged in making the world a better place.

 

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“Pierre Looks At The World With Infinite Curiosity And An Open Mind. He Has A Knack Of Pinpointing A Trend On The Rise. ”

/ DION CHANG /


 

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The Art Of Discernment

How to CRAFT A VIRTUOUS STRATEGY IN A VUCA WORLD.

"Move fast and break things" is a motto that is outdated and increasingly indefensible. More and more consumers are demanding that organisations are responsible, authentic, and in fact, virtuous.

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Prostitutes, the andes, and Japanese Sword makers

ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MENTORSHIP, FRIENDSHIPS, AND STRANGERS.

We live in a world obsessed with the 'I' so much so that we cannot even spell WII without two I's. We need to re-connect to run sustainable businesses where knowledge is not hoarded but shared, we need to re-kindle friendships to simply be healthier human beings.

Chaos Is A Gift

DEALING WITH a VUCA world AND DISCOVERING THE BIGGEST MISSED OPPORTUNITY IN INNOVATION.

It’s no secret that chaos is near certainty in just about every aspect of our lives and even more so in business. Everything from changing weather patterns to Artificial Intelligence is disrupting our day to day.

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walking, handwritten notes, and artisans

WHY BEING UNAMBIGUOUSLY ANALOGUE IS YOUR BEST OPTION IN A DESPERATELY DIGITAL WORLD.

Seems like everywhere you go everything is going digital, as if going digital is the salvation of every business everywhere. Since when does innovative mean digital only, and since when did disruption only mean ‘let’s make an app’.

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“A Completely New Angle On Leadership, With Practical Applications We Can Immediately Implement In Our Teams.”

/ SAREL VAN ZYL, CEO, FNB NAMIBIA /

 

Trend Reports

 
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the innovation Torrent

A CONTINUALLY UPDATED report of INNOVATIONs that matter

Innovation is everything.
Either innovate or get left behind, bottom line.
This presentation is a rushing, violent, and abundant, unceasing stream of

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The Food Torrent

A CONTINUALLY UPDATED TALK ON FOOD TRENDS

The food industry in South Africa is a trillion-rand market and food is no longer just ‘food’, food is fashion, changing faster than you can say ‘cronut’.

 
 

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“Pierre du Plessis is most probably one of the best speakers I have encountered, anywhere in the world.”

/  DEWALD DU PLOOY, MARKETING DIRECTOR KFC MIDDLE EAST /