Author: Herman SinghProfessor Herman Singh is the CEO of Future Advisory, an international firm specialising in digital transformation projects in corporates, and startup acceleration. He graduated from Wits at the age of 19 with a four-year engineering degree. He obtained two postgrad qualifications in the next few years and ascended to a managing director role at a Barlows factory at 28. He also served as a managing director of Siemens' Industry Division. He then joined Standard Bank as the director of e-commerce and online services, before becoming director of IT planning and CEO of the bank's innovation hub Beyond Payments. In 2013 he moved into telecommunications as managing executive of m-Commerce and until recently he was the CDO at MTN.
Articles by Herman Singh
How to, and not to, successfully build your social media platform
Herman Singh explains how professionals can use their social media to build their network and career.
Surviving the start-up bushveld
Herman Singh says that in order for start-ups to be successful, they need to have a resourceful team.
67 minutes of reflection after 67 hours of mayhem
Herman Singh reflects on the recent civil unrest in South Africa and the impact it will have on businesses going forward.
CFO’s must think like rocket scientists to avoid having their heads in a cloud
Herman Singh shares the six key stages CFOs and organisations need to follow on their cloud journey.
How to upcycle your career
Herman Singh explains how you can build a more coherent life strategy by redefining what success looks like.
“F” can be for future or failure – It’s your choice
We know the role of the CFO is evolving, but now post-Covid it’s do or die, says Herman Singh.
Don’t turn your career plan into a dumb bomb strategy
Herman Singh says a successful strategy can adapt to changes in the environment.
Do not be too harsh on yourself: life comes in waves
Herman Singh explains that a few life decisions can make an enormous difference.
Building your personal brand like Apple
Herman Singh says building your personal brand has a significant impact on your career journey.
In a world gone mad, South Africans need to focus on positive VUCA
Herman Singh says a positive VUCA definition can help you to become more resilient.
Pandenomics: Looking to a post-pandemic world
Herman Singh unpacks the ways in which the world will be different after the pandemic.
Use enterprise performance management systems and run your business like a gamer
Herman Singh answers the question: Will EPMS dashboards dash your plans or delivering dashing results?
The South African middle classes need to learn to toyi-toyi
Herman Singh says that the silent middle class needs to stick around and make a change in South Africa.
How we pulled off the largest crowdfunding ever in Africa
Herman Singh explains how nearly $2.5 million in equity was crowdfunded on the Intergreatme platform.
Herman Singh calls for committed South Africans to share their personal SONAs
Rather than emigrating, South Africans should stay and help build SA's future, says Herman.
Breaking dominant logic earns billions - always ask "why?"
Herman Singh says, disrupt your industry simply by focusing on the needs of the customer.
Cast your vote in the elections - and watch to see how the winner supports future growth
Herman Singh: "It doesn't matter who wins - if they follow these 12 steps, SA will prosper."
Lessons for doing e-commerce in Africa from Jumia's New York listing
Herman Singh says there's a lot to be learnt from how the online marketplace conquered Africa.
So you want to serve on a board? Read this first
Herman Singh speaks from personal experience when he says: "Directing is only for the brave".
Seven caveats to consider when implementing digital transformation
How to win at this next, big, bright, brilliant thing that is digital transformation.
Health, wealth, wisdom and reputation - not built overnight
MTN group executive Herman Singh says these four attributes take time but are worth developing.
Knowledge shared: 10 lessons that drive career success
Meetings are a waste of time, and other learnings from MTN group executive Herman Singh.