If someone came to you tomorrow with R100m to invest in just one company, which would it be? RenaissanceRe. Which talent would you most like to have? A superhuman memory. I think it would be extremely powerful to be able to recall quickly everything you have ever read, experienced or otherwise learnt. What was your first job? As a teenager I worked as a waiter during the school holidays. It was a tip-only job, so I was quick to learn the origin of the expression "the customer is always right". What was your best investment? Moving money offshore a number of years ago was one of the better decisions I have made in my personal capacity. Investing in my education has also been hugely beneficial. What’s your favourite song? This changes frequently. At the moment it’s "Lazy Bones" by Desmond and the Tutus. On which occasions do you lie? Whenever I fail at something it’s easy to fall into the trap of lying to myself about the reasons for failure. Being blatantly honest with oneself and aw...

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