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Paul Jason
EO Cape Town
Paul Jason - EO Cape Town

What kind of value are you hoping to receive from EO?
"I'm really interested in meeting likeminded people who are working in South Africa and abroad. I look forward to sharing ideas, learning from people who are facing similar challenges but using different approaches, and making friends."

What would people be surprised to learn about your industry?
"Retail is an extremely complex and dynamic industry. Current economic pressures are amplifying the existing challenges felt in our business, mainly those of rampant expenses and tighter margins. South Africa has an extremely well-traded food retail industry, with our big players respected globally."

What do you like most about entrepreneurship? The least?
"I once read that 'being an entrepreneur means living a few years of your life like nobody wants to, so that you can live the rest of your life like nobody can. ' This sums up why I'm an entrepreneur. The thing I like the least is the constant pressure and inability to close your laptop on a Friday afternoon. I am always 'on call,' so to speak."

What do you want your legacy in business to be?
"That I inspired those around me, and that I identified talent and ensured those people had the opportunity to be the best they could be."

What do you want to say to your new network of EO peers?
"I look forward to meeting you all and hearing your amazing stories of success!"

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