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Great teachers and entrepreneurs think about their thinking | Pat Pillai | TEDxJohannesburgSalon
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Added Sep 30, 2016
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The greatest among us go inwards to deal with their greatest challenges.

Pat is the Founder and CEO of LifeCo UnLtd SA which has 60 institutional partners and, over 18 years, has benefitted 80 000 people. LifeCo has an asset base of R110m and is wholly owned by a public benefit trust. All proceeds finance the mission of developing, funding and supporting 300 entrepreneurs by 2020. LifeCo was voted amongst the top 10 most trusted NGO’s in South Africa. Over 4000 students have undergone its programmes. 108 young adult entrepreneurs are now actively trading - with turnovers ranging from R600k to R5m p.a. Pat is an Ashoka Globalizer Fellow.

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