“All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, until they take root in our personal experience”.
This is the thread we follow in discussions in this, the second year of the Nascence Review.
We look both at the economy, and at the level of the enterprise, and suggest that growth strategies will not be new. We argue that the economic successes we want have already been achieved. We have already seen job creating growth in South Africa, and indeed a rise in entrepreneurial activity.
As a research and strategy business, we’ve worked with various organisations, from start-ups, to not-for-profit outfits, as well as government departments and corporate divisions. Everyone is asking the same question: how do we adapt or prove our value in these changing and lean times.
Low levels of production and trade, as well as policy constraints are ensuring that growth and employment remain elusive and will be so unless government and business act strategically, wisely and boldly.