BACKSTORY: Lenovo Southern Africa’s Jim Holland
We question Jim Holland, country manager at Lenovo (DCG) Southern Africa
Nominate your eighth wonder of the world.
Sabi Sands, the most magical place in the world.
What’s your one top tip for doing a deal?
Honesty and integrity — always have a longer play in mind.
Who is your favourite hero of fiction?
What’s the worst airport you’ve been in?
Angola International Airport.
Which phrase or word do you most overuse?
"Don’t mix your ambition with your ability."
Is there such a thing as "enough money" and, if so, how much is it?
It’s all about perspective. Gratitude for what one has goes a long way.
How do you deal with stress? What are your top tips for handling stress?
Keep personal fitness on top of your priority list. It’s amazing what exercise can do to alleviate stress.
Which living person do you most admire?
My mom — her ability to see the beauty in small things.
What was your first job?
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Patience. Probably because I don’t have much.
What are you reading at the moment?
Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored by Mandy Wiener with Rakuten Kobo.
Which talent would you most like to have?
A firmer grip on numbers.
Tell us about a hidden gem in SA that not many people know about.
Westcliff Hotel bar in Joburg.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Being corrupt ... and everything that goes with it.
What’s the most interesting thing about you that people don’t know?
I like my own space.
What is your biggest indulgence?
What is the one investment you wish you had made, or made earlier?
Bitcoin at the right time.