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The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Pepe Marais, group chief creative officer at Joe Public, for his weekly business book review.

Marais spoke about his book “Growing Greatness: A Journey towards Personal and Business Mastery”.

The description on Amazon:

Pepe Marais began his entrepreneurial journey as a newspaper delivery boy at the age of 12.

After finishing high school in 1986, he spent two years in the army completing what was then compulsory national service.

On his way home at the end of his service, while waiting for a Flossie at an airforce base in Rundu, he had a chance encounter with a graphic artist, an event which would change the course of his life.

Pepe's latent talent for art was developed and honed at an art school in Cape Town, where he finished top of his class each year, which in turn would lead him to discover his passion for advertising.

After six years in the industry, he and his business partner Gareth Leck launched their enterprising Take-Away Advertising Agency and success seemed a foregone conclusion.

However, in 2006, Pepe's business career and personal life began to disintegrate.

At the lowest point of his life, he would discover a fundamental insight that became the foundation on which he would rebuild everything.

It would also inspire the development of his Purpose for Business methodology and his deep interest in unlocking both human and business potential.

While Growing Greatness contains many lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs, perhaps what is more important is the profound wisdom it offers.

Through his growing awareness of what purpose means in both business and personal terms, Pepe points the way to grow your greatness.

For more detail listen to the interview in the audio below.

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