Books

Through a range of best-selling books, I dive deep into the principles, strategies, and mindsets that have fueled my entrepreneurial successes across industries. Discover practical lessons for your own journey.

Don't Panic!: A book by South African for South Africans.

Don't pack for Perth - stay and put your energy into creating the South Africa we all want to live in.

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13 Rules for being an Entrepreneur

The life of an entrepreneur is not all roses. But it can lead you to happiness, and with some luck, you can make a small dent on the world.

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Mobinomics: Mxit and Africa's mobile revolution

This is the story of Mobinomics, the new economy of mobile, and how it is connecting people and changing lives.

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Be A Hero: Live a heroic life

Why lead an ordinary life when you could be so much more? If you're looking for inspiration. You need heros. Alan Knott-Craig can help you find them.

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Really, Don't Panic!: Positive messages by South Africans, for South Africans

Read the advice of Alan Knott-Craig, Alec Hogg, Max du Preez, Siya Mnyanda, Brand Pretorius and a host of others who tell us: Really, Don't Panic!

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Moenie Stres Nie!: Positiewe boodskappe vir Suid-Afrikaners, deur Suid-Afrikaners

Lees die advies van Alan Knott-Craig, Willem Breytenbach, Max du Preez, Anet Vosloo, Brand Pretorius en menigte ander wat vir ons sê: Moenie stres nie!

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So, you want to be a Hero

This book tries to distil the wisdom of many heroes of the past & present in the form of rules, guides, letters and quotes.

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Connected: A Brief History of Global Telecommunications

A History of Telecommunications, this book gives you the information you need to know about what keeps us connected and how we got here.

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Alan’s Reading List
  1. Skin in the Game by Nassim Taleb
  2. Seeking Wisdom by Peter Bevellin
  3. David vs Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. Adapt by Tim Hartford
  5. Mindset by Carol Dweck
  6. Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  7. The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holliday
  8. The Outsiders by William Thorndike
  9. Business Brilliant by Lewis Schiff
  10. Zero to One by Peter Thiel
  11. The Hard thing about Hard things by Ben Horowitz
  12. Cyrus the Great by Larry Hedrick
  13. Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields
  14. The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
  15. Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley
  16. Baruch – My Own Story by Bernard Baruch
  17. Anton Rupert by Eben Dommisse
  18. Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy
  19. Hackers & Painters by Paul Graham
  20. The 2nd bounce of the ball by Ronald Cohen
  21. The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
  22. How Champions Think by Bob Rotella
  23. Damn Right by Janet Lowe
  24. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  25. Who is Michael Ovitz by Michael Ovitz
  26. Good Strategy, Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt
  27. Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously by Osho