Ben Shaw

BEN SHAW

PE Professional | Founder | Fellow | Advisor | Author | Host

About

Shapers, Makers, Builders and Breakers

Shapers, Makers, Builders and Breakers is a podcast show interviewing extraordinary people who are moving the needle in significant ways. Founded by Riël Mallan, the show has been growing since 2021 and Ben Shaw joined as a co-host in 2023.

  • The shapers are the visionaries. They are truth seekers and deep thinkers. At their core, they are innovators and light up when exploring new ways of thinking.
  • The makers are those who create things. They are artisans and performers, inspired by thoughts and ideas of beauty. They bring passion to every action.
  • The builders are strategists. They organise, creating results larger than themselves. They relate unconnected dots collaboratively and are powerful entrepreneurs.
  • The breakers are disruptors. Controversial and outspoken rebels, they test boundaries, challenge the status quo, and bend one’s thinking towards their views of the world.
  • The founding vision of the Shapers podcast is to have conversations with the finest minds of the century, and it is a genuine pleasure to host conversations from around the country in this pursuit.

 

The founding vision of the Shapers podcast is to have conversations with the finest minds of the century, and it is a genuine pleasure to host conversations from around the country in this pursuit.

The First Kudu

The First Kudu takes you on the roller-coaster ride of start-up, and dives into real learnings along the way.

Written together with Lorne Hallendorff (former COO), Ben shares insights into building a start-up technology venture, right at the tip of Africa.

The book reflects on what was learnt, celebrates what was won, and shares what could have been done differently.

AGOF Fellowship

The Association of Allan Gray Fellows is an exclusive network of African graduates equipped and supported by the Orbis Foundation to make significant positive impact. The Association cultivates responsible entrepreneurship, supports interdisciplinary networking, and develops support for lifelong learning and entrepreneurial development.

Allan Gray Fellows are partners of the Orbis Foundation, and of ESquared.