What do gangsters and Google have in common?
Gooday, misfits! We want to share a piece we wrote for Makeshift magazine on what Google and gangs have in common. It's part of a column that will explore exclusively innovation in the black market. On Wednesday, we met with a few gangsters from one of South Africa's largest and most active gangs, 26. Did you ever think that gangs could teach us how to build a highly networked organisation? Or how to recruit and retain? They're also pretty good at ensuring employee loyalty, much like our friends at Google.
We'll be compiling the footage and share it with backers in the next few days.
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