After acquiring decades of experience as a high-flying business strategist in New York, Michelle Adelman had a change of heart: “I just woke up one day and decided it was time to give back.” …


Some of the suggestions are simpler than you might think.

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By Osato Evbuomwan

Every 40 seconds, someone dies by suicide.


More self-love might not be the solution.

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By Daniella Sachs

I don’t know about you, but the realisation that it is already October has thrown me for a complete and utter loop. I mean there are only 2 and a half months left of this year, and I am barely through my 2021 to-do list. The growing…


Masai Ujiri, NBA Champion and President of the Toronto Raptors, recently announced a major investment in the infrastructure of basketball throughout Africa, harnessing the power of sports to create opportunities for youth and propel the continent forward.

As a passionate ambassador of The Room, Masai spoke with basketball broadcaster Silalei…


Hint: The reason is not what you are expecting.

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By Daniella Sachs

After reading the title of this piece, I have no doubt that your mind is already filled with images of sun-drenched savannahs sparkling with dust clouds kicked up by the hooves of galloping wildebeest as they zig and zag to avoid the clutches of a lion. Or…


If you had the opportunity to sit down with a revolutionary leader, what would you ask?

The Room was honoured to welcome His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, for a Special Edition of The Pathway, a conversation series with global leaders.

Hosted by Fred Swaniker and…


Why can’t we talk about pay? Why do employers shroud salary talk under a cloak of secrecy? And why are employees uncomfortable talking with co-workers about what they earn? Osato Evbuomwan investigates this hush-hush topic.

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In some organisations, sharing personal salary details is a sanctionable offence. Employees are often bound…


You may be asking the wrong questions

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To usher in his upcoming Masterclass in The Room, Microsoft Executive Andrew de Rozairo argues that individuals and organisations alike need to embrace the latest innovations in tech, making a case for why AI provides the most value.

Is technology really so valuable and transformative?

  • In 1996, just 25 years…


What sets you apart is the very thing that makes you successful

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By Daniella Sachs

My mother bumped into my very first pre-primary school teacher a while ago. “Ah, how is your daughter doing?”, my former teacher said with a twinkle in her eye. “Off on some tangent or the other doing something I hardly understand,” responded my mother. “I’m still waiting…


Lessons from a recovering perfectionist

By Osato Evbuomwan

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At some point in life, we all fail at something. It could be in the really big things like getting fired from a job or ending a relationship. Or we could fail at everyday things like missing a deadline or ruining a recipe. In each instance, the…

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