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They couldn’t fix his iPod, so he did it himself (thereby creating iFix)

The ‘I’ [in iFix] was starting to feel a bit small... WeFix is more inclusive and reflects our company culture.

Alex Fourie, WeFix

Everyone has an idea, but not everyone executes.

Alex Fourie, WeFix

You don’t need funding! I started with R1000.

Alex Fourie, WeFix

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield interviewed Alex Fourie, founder and CEO of WeFix (formerly know as iFix), for his weekly "ShapeShifter" feature.

Alex Fourie started iFix in 2006 from his Wilgenhof dorm room at the University of Stellenbosch.

By 2010 iFix has repaired 10 000 Apple devices.

WeFix employs about 300 people and repairs around 10 000 devices a month.

I don’t believe in today’s fast paced world that planning three years ahead is a good strategy.

Alex Fourie, WeFix

Scroll down for more quotes from the audio below.

I’ve been an entrepreneur my whole life.

Alex Fourie, WeFix

My dad forced me to graduate.

Alex Fourie, WeFix

There’s no school like actually going out and doing it.

Alex Fourie, WeFix

I get scolded by my partners who say I should focus on one thing. But there’s opportunity everywhere!

Alex Fourie, WeFix

People are inherently clumsy!

Alex Fourie, WeFix

Many people own businesses that end up owning them.

Alex Fourie, WeFix

If it was easy there already would be someone else doing it.

Alex Fourie, WeFix

It’s hard to grow and keep your culture.

Alex Fourie, WeFix

I’m an absolute Elon Musk fanatic.

Alex Fourie, WeFix

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