Classic Business with Michael Avery, Jason Goldberg, Mdu Thabethe & Siya Ntutela

Michael Avery is joined in Studio Jason Goldberg, (Founder, CEO of 10X-e) & Mdu Thabethe, (CEO) and Siya Ntutela, (Partner at Invoiceworx) to chat about 10X-e’s partnership with Alphacode to accelerate five top fintech companies in South Africa.

Future Proof by Lisa Illingworth Jason Goldberg, Co-founder of 10xe delves into the 3rd discipline in the science of scaling a business

The science of turning your team into one that will deliver 10x the growth and momentum that a growing business needs. Listeners stand a chance of winning a free seat on the next 10x boot camp.

Nailing your 2018 Strategy to go big – Tip #1

If you’re planning to set strategy & goals for 2018 over the next few months, we’d like to help with some powerful, practical tools and advice. We’ll share a few nuggets of advice and guidelines on how to use the 10X Strategy Canvas, over the coming weeks. This is Tip no. 1 in that series. [...]

Managing Performance at Scale

If you're awesome, you'll succeed. If you succeed, then you'll grow. As you grow, the scale will change everything and, then, you won't be awesome anymore – unless, that is, you change a lot of what made you awesome in the first place! This, then, is the Scale Up Paradox. Because what got you here, [...]

How to Stay Focused and Aligned

The cardinal rhythm for a high growth scale up is the quarterly rhythm. The 90-day cycle is the optimal planning horizon for a few reasons: Planning can be reasonably accurate even in a fast changing environment (unlike annual plans); Execution timeframe is long enough to get big things done (unlike a monthly timeframe); The next [...]

Top 17 Recruiting Hacks for Scale Ups

(BUILDING AN A-TEAM – PART 2) For Part 1, click here. Our previous post took a rather gloomy look at some of the hidden landmines that sabotage scale ups building an A-team. In this post we share some of the best hacks we’ve come across to navigate the treacherous terrain that is hiring. It’s a beast of [...]

Top 10 Hiring Land Mines for Scale Ups (Scaling A-Teams – Part 1)

Great companies become great by combining problems worth solving, amazing people that want to solve them, and a culture that fuels and rewards them. If you’re scaling, talent is nothing short of your bridge to the future. So what sort of destiny are you engineering? Building the team presents Scale Ups with one of the [...]

Top 12 Scale Up Lessons VC’s Want to Share With Entrepreneurs

Ever wondered what you could learn from people who work with the top 1-2% of high potential ventures, and see hundreds of early stage ventures mature over a decade or more? In September, SiMODISA ( did a quick poll on the top lessons Venture Investors in SA would love to share with entrepreneurs about Scaling [...]

The Science of Scaling Your Business Part 4: The Inner Game of 10X Entrepreneurs

Surprisingly, the disciplines that land up determining whether entrepreneurs Scale or fail are not (at root) business disciplines. Mostly, they are the personal disciplines that constitute ‘The Inner Game of 10X Entrepreneurs’. In the previous post, we described the 8 business disciplines of 10X Entrepreneurs. They are not rocket science but doing them requires resolute [...]

The Science Of Scaling Your Business Part 3: The 12 Disciplines Of 10x Entrepreneurs™

Founders that Scale Up generally do 12 things much better than successful start-ups who get stuck in No Man’s Land. These disciplines are observable and learnable and constitute ‘The Science of Scaling Up’. In my last post I shared the inadequacy of traditional management schools and books for Scale Up leaders. Traditional leadership know-how, valuable [...]

The Science Of Scaling Your Business Part 2: Why Business School And Jim Collins Won’t Help You Build A Great Business

The standard ‘schools’ of business leadership don’t cut it for Scale Ups: they lack the practical guidance and tools required to address the specific leadership challenges unique to Scale Ups. Yesterday I shared the primary danger facing successful start-ups: getting stuck in No Man’s Land by failing to adapt the way you run the business [...]

The Science Of Scaling Your Business Part 1: The 2 Paths Successful Start-Ups Take

Growing your business by >10X successful start-up scale is not for sissies. Success is so rare it’s become an elite club with a special name: Scale Ups (with the journey called ‘Scaling Up’). Scaling Up is where dreams get fulfilled, wealth gets created, and societies are impacted on a large scale. But even the very [...]