It is said that inside every successful entrepreneur there is a stand-up comic struggling to get out. Well, meet one who managed to escape. His name is Ronnie Apteker and, no, he’s not an apteker. He’s the high-energy, high-tech founder of South Africa’s first internet service provider, Internet Solutions, and a number of other innovative online ventures. But his real business is getting a laugh out of people, whether it’s in a boardroom, on a stage or on a movie set. As a storyteller, moviemaker and creative spirit, Ronnie takes business seriously enough to know that you don’t need to take yourself too seriously to succeed. Funny Business is a seriously funny and comically serious look at the arcane art and science of entrepreneurship, in which Ronnie reveals: • Why it helps, as an entrepreneur, to have a nice Jewish mother • Why being a waiter is the best training for an entrepreneur, especially if you’re serving steak tartare • Why you sometimes need to slow down to move fast in a world where progress is a paradox • Why some mistakes are too good to make only once • Why you need more mazel than seichel to make it in business, and exactly what ‘mazel’ and ‘seichel’ mean Much more than a business book, Funny Business is everyone’s business. It’s about the way the world works; it’s about living your life with grace and purpose; it’s about learning to love what you do for a living. And it might help you to make it as an entrepreneur … not to mention a stand-up comic. What are you waiting for? Buy it already!
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