Episode 5: The Mark Lamberti leadership journey

One of SA’s most highly regarded entrepreneurs shares his inspiring personal and professional leadership credo, developed through his perpetual state of ‘Divine Discontent’ (Full Interview 29’49”).

Mark Lamberti, CEO of Imperial Holdings, founded Massmart in1990 and built the company into a dominant retail group with a market value of $2.5 billion by the time he retired as chief executive in 2007. In 2014 the irrepressible 63-year-old defied all professional norms to take on a new position as the CEO of Imperial Holdings. He attributes his ability to grow businesses to the state of being pleased but perpetually dissatisfied and striving to ‘do things better’. His personal mission statement and business credo is legendary in business circles, and in this interview he generously shares the invaluable principles that it contains.

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