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How to catch a tiger and ride it without being eaten

There’s a Chinese proverb, ‘If you ride a tiger’s back you can’t ever get off for fear it’ll eat you’…

Pavlo Phitidis, founder - Aurik Business Accelerator

As you’re growing… you’re under such stress… you can’t think what would happen if you suddenly went from R10 million a year to R100 million a year…

Pavlo Phitidis, founder - Aurik Business Accelerator

The economic environment is ripe for new thinking and innovative solutions; how do you develop them?

Then, once you’ve developed a solution - assuming the market accepts it - how do you deliver them without being eaten?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Pavlo Phitidis, founder of Aurik Business Accelerator.

For more detail listen to the interview in the audio below (and scroll down for more quotes from it).

The way things were in 2008 and the way things are now are fundamentally different… Yet I still meet businesses who do things exactly as they did in 2008… Jung said we get trapped by the images of our past...

Pavlo Phitidis, founder - Aurik Business Accelerator

It’s called Group Think; it’s impossible to escape… it happens to all of us. Being aware of it is important…

Pavlo Phitidis, founder - Aurik Business Accelerator

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