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Chris Gibbons
Chris Gibbons
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Category:
Speaker
Location:
Paarl South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Businessman,Finance,Journalist
Profile:
Chris edits Acumen, the quarterly magazine of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) at the University of Pretoria. It’s a 96-page publication about business, general management and leadership, and since its launch in 2012, it has gained considerable traction in the marketplace.
 
Cover stories have featured Transnet CEO Siybonga Gama, former deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, Competition Commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele, GE Chief Executive Jeff Immelt, Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO, Lloyd Blankfein, Lonmin CEO Ben Magara, Naspers Chairman Koos Bekker, Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani and Woolworths South Africa CEO Zyda Rylands. Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Greg Marinovich has published three photo essays in the magazine.
 
With an interest in radio that goes back more than 40 years to when he was 16, Chris also maintains an on-air presence via the Morning Market Report on AlgoaFM (weekdays, 07.15).
 
Previously, he presented The Mid Day Report for Gauteng’s Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk in the Western Cape.
 
Chris has also worked for the BBC, ABC, NBC and Australia’s Maquarie Network.
Chris edits Acumen, the quarterly magazine of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) at the University of Pretoria. It’s a 96-page publication about business, general management and leadership, and since its launch in 2012, it has gained considerable traction in the marketplace.
 
Cover stories have featured Transnet CEO Siybonga Gama, former deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke, Competition Commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele, GE Chief Exe
Synopsis:
PRESENTATIONS by Chris Gibbons

CONFERENCE FACILITATION
Chris is a highly experienced conference facilitator, who scores consistently high marks in delegate feedback. Of particular value to conference organisers is his ability to handle a live audience asking tough questions of panelists.
 
He also brings his extensive business experience to bear in these circumstances; his own comments and questions add depth and context to the event.
 
As a broadcast professional, Chris always has one eye on the clock, which ensures that the conference runs to time.
 
KEYNOTES
 
Ten Trends to Shape Tomorrow
 
Chris’ new Keynote for 2016 – what are the key trends that will shape the world around you, including your business and your life. Among them: urbanisation, with a concomitant pressure on resources; an ageing global population, but a very youthful one here in South Africa; exponential gains in technology, which disappears into the walls as these happen; huge shifts in healthcare, with the potential for human beings to live a thousand years; and the emergence of two distinct types of human being: those with super-fast, super-expensive, all pervasive technology – and those without.


S.A. - South Africa - Surviving Ambiguity

This presentation discusses our ability as a nation to deal with difficult, often dangerous and tricky situations - our ability, in other words to Survive Ambiguity, which has become our biggest asset. Once we understand this, we can look for the opportunities that lie within the ambiguity. Our new partners in the developing world, namely China, India and Brazil, understand this too, and it's why they see South Africa as the gateway to Africa, which is the last great untapped market in the world - perhaps the last great market in history! Our ability to Survive Ambiguity and profit from it has become our roadmap into the future. **This is a 45 minute presentation, which could be increased to 60 minutes if necessary.

** LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM THE YOUNG NAPOLEON - How would Bonaparte have run your business?

In December, 1799, the young Napoleon Bonaparte stood on the edge of greatness. He had just taken power in France after a meteoric, six-year rise. He was four months past his 30th birthday and en route to becoming Emperor of the French. What were the factors that had propelled him so quickly? How had he achieved this extraordinary ascent? And what were the assets at this stage in his career that later contributed to his eventual downfall and exile on the island of St. Helena? Chris Gibbons’ new keynote address – Leadership Lessons from the Young Napoleon – takes a penetrating and critical look at Napoleon during this period. He isolates the young leader’s key attributes and asks how they could be applied to a modern business. He dissects Napoleon’s personality and underlines traits that might be useful when hiring in this day and age. But he also highlights some of the negatives and warns that, even for modern business, what makes for great performance today, can also lead to disaster tomorrow.

The keynote lasts 60 minutes and is lavishly illustrated, including material from the archives of the French Army.
Each delegate receives a full-colour handout detailing the areas covered by the presentation, as well as an “Imperial Balance Sheet” – a summary of the positives and negatives which together made up the personality of one of history’s greatest military commanders and leaders. 
PRESENTATIONS by Chris Gibbons

CONFERENCE FACILITATION
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