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THE BUSINESS BOOK CLUB

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Welcome To The Business Book Club

We believe: "You don’t know what you don’t know"

OUR STORY

The Business Book Club was founded with the purpose to share knowledge. Knowledge is the start of change, an inevitable process of business and life, and one can obtain it through various means. Books are our favourite way and what is better than to have a conversation with the author. Sharing knowledge through questions and answers helps us understand how each of us can affect change in a positive way. The Business Book Club meets monthly where we invite an author to showcase their book and share their knowledge. Through conversations with the author, we grow our leadership capability by understanding how we can change our business environments.

OUR VISION

To Promote Knowledge.

To Give & Share Unconditionally.

To make a difference in the SA economy by helping people to change their situation through knowledge.

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” Bertrand Russell

OUR PURPOSE

We do not charge an entry fee to our events but ask that a pre-loved business or educational book is donated. These books are collected and then donated to a needy library or community in less privileged areas. We currently donate books to The Signature Library, Soweto, and are continuously looking at alternative libraries/ communities who would benefit from The Business Book Club members' donations.

HOW IT WORKS

Once or twice a month between 19h00 and 21h00, The Business Book Club hosts an event in Johannesburg (varying venues around Sandton and Fourways) and Cape Town. A guest author is invited to showcase their book and share their knowledge. Through conversation with the author, interaction with the audience, and networking with entrepreneurs, knowledge is gathered on how to grow and change in the business environment and to gain leadership skills.

Entrance Fee: a pre-loved (business) book donation.

Upcoming Events

We have got another good one planned for December in Johannesburg.

Esteemed businessman, CEO and game changer, Mteto Nyati, will be featured as our guest author on 3 December. Mteto will be interviewed by Founder of The Business Book Club & award-winning leadership facilitator, Jacques Velleman.

They will be chatting about Mteto’s Autobiography, Betting on a Darkie: Lifting the Corporate Game.

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Books Collected

6008
Books collected
2500
Members
1
Endorsed Libraries
35
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MEET THE TEAM

Jacques Velleman

CEO and Founder

Takalani Bruce Mukhola

Non-Executive Director

Bronwyn Petzer

Social Media Guru

Edith Samuriwo

Event Co-ordinator

What Our Members Say

“I think it’s a great opportunity to meet with local South African authors and to support a library in Soweto. Well done to Jacques Velleman for the initiative. We need more readers in this country “– Jacques de Villiers

Jacques de Villiers

“Such an awesome evening! Well done for a great initiative.” – Ronald Daintree

Ronald Daintree

“Fantastic initiative… Highly recommended. So glad I attended my first one and I’ll definitely be back for more.”– Candida Di Giandomenico

Candida Di Giandomenico

THE FOUNDER

Jacques is an experienced Business Coach and Professional Speaker, helping leaders transform their companies’ teams into successful enterprises in today’s competitive world. In 2012 he founded Centred, a business coaching company using a mixture of business psychology and numbers to increase performance and success rates for CEO’s and their Teams.

At the beginning of 2017, Jacques founded The Business Book Club, which is an extension of his passion for books and his desire to share knowledge with those less privileged.  He is a part time lecturer with the LMI Business School in the field of Strategy and has delivered various keynote presentations and seminars on the subjects of Business Strategy and Human Potential.

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The Business Book Club is sponsored by Centred.

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