Siya Mapoko

Siyabonga (Siya) Mapoko is the founder of iCaptive and also the author of Conversations with JSE AltX Entrepreneurs. Over the past five years Siya has done a lot and has had a lot of fun. He has moved from studying science at The Univeristy of Cape Town as well as studying in the UK, to equity trading at Investec Asset Management, radio reporting for SAfm(market updates for the Vuyo Mbuli Show) starting businesses in digital media (iCaptive) and publishing, writing and publishing a book, touring the country speaking to business audiences and entrepreneurs. He became one of the youngest directors to sit on the board of one of South Africa's top Outdoor Media companies. He was a finalist for the 2008 KPMG Cape Times Business Personality of the Year Award Editor's Award. Since the release of his book in May 2008, Siya has been invited to speak for some of the most innovative companies, business associations and universities, ranging from Deloitte, Nedbank, Sanlam, Build It, the University of Cape Town, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business and Vaal University of Technology. Siya explains and teaches some of the most effective and time-tested principles and tools applied by successful entrepreneurs and business people. These lessons can be applied by anyone and include: How the most successful people think big and make things happen The importance of goal setting and how to make it work for you Deciding and committing to goals, staying focused and following through Never giving up until the goal is achieved* Self-discipline and self-mastery is the glue that holds the plans togetherIt was a delight hearing you talking passionately about your book and your work. It only offers inspiration! Lungelo Matiwane, Managing Director Matiwane GIE Forensic InvestigationsIt was magic listening to you my brother.Rurik McKaiser, Entrepreneur The Phoenix GroupI was riveted!Lance Baum, OH Media"This book is long overdue. South Africa needs this if we hope to grow this economy. The lessons too, are real. Get ready to be blown away."Lerato Molebatsi Head of Group Public Affairs SanlamI am really enjoying the book. You are a true inspiration.Chrizelda Walters Consulting Industrial PsychologistYOU CAN STOP LOOKING RIGHT NOW. You don't have to look any further. This is it! Everything you need to know about what it takes to turn your business and yourself into a super success story!Bill Gibson " Chairperson " Knowledge Brokers International If you are an entrepreneur starting a new business or own a large corporate company this book has lessons for all. More importantly it teaches that business in South Africa is full of opportunities but is not for the faint hearted. [+]