Welcome To The Business Book Club
We believe: "You don’t know what you don’t know"
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.
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
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.
On 1 October, NxtLevel™ Business Coach and International award-winning facilitator, Jacques Velleman, will be interviewing the head of CSI at Investec, Setlogane Manchidi on his book: Corporate Social Investment
Setlogane Manchidi, Head of CSI at Investec, is known in the CSI space for his passion and strong desire to see meaningful change in people’s lives. In this book, informed by his experiences as a CSI practitioner over the years, he unpacks what he considers to be essential aspects of CSI practice. Manchidi adopts and articulates a question-based approach to creating an effective CSI strategy.
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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
“Such an awesome evening! Well done for a great initiative.” – Ronald Daintree
“Fantastic initiative… Highly recommended. So glad I attended my first one and I’ll definitely be back for more.”– Candida Di Giandomenico
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.