Sid Peimer

Everyone needs a Gump in their life. Even Forrest had Mama, and he had this to say about her: “Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.”
Sid is pretty much a reductionist (or, as he would say – I need to dumb it down so I can understand it first). For instance, explain this Forrestism: “Stupid is as stupid does”. You can’t can you? Well, it means that an intelligent person who does stupid things is still stupid. You are what you do.
He gets to ‘play” with things like strategy, new business pitching, depression, fundraising, consumer behaviour, business turnaround and risk management (or it’s cousin innovation). A popular speaker and frequent guest lecturer, Sid also gives you something people pay a lot of money for: a fresh perspective.
With Sid, life is like a box of chocolates: You never know what you’re going to get, but you’re certain to enjoy the experience.

Some of the delights he’s provided:
Strategy Unplugged. What you won’t find on strategy in the library (or on the internet). What strategy really is – or isn’t.
Pitch Secrets. What you need to know about winning pitches. What works; what doesn’t.
Blue People Mean Big Bucks – Depression in the workplace. Sid is the originator of the 2METS mental health acronym.
Marketing for NGO’s: Raising your profile, raising your game, and raising money.
From Ted Bundy to Tide: All about insights and consumer behaviour.
The oldest turnaround in modern history: How he turned around a 216-year old Chamber of Commerce.
If no one dies the risk is acceptable: The dangers of not innovating or embracing risk.
Various keynotes and bespoke talks for specific occasions, such as call centres, awards ceremonies and gala dinners.

Sid is a qualified pharmacist and has an MBA from the University of Cape Town. He is the author of The Clear Win: Pitching for new business on Amazon here. He also wrote and directed a short film. It was terrible.
Sid is the Paarl 1972 Coca-Cola Yo-Yo Champion and uses his celebrity status to help people through the ups and downs of life.

Forrest Gump is a fictional brand trademark of Paramount Pictures. Sid Peimer is in no ways associated or affiliated with the entertainment franchise. It would be very weird if you thought that.

Topics Covered
  • Strategy (for the rest of us)
  • New business pitching
  • Mental health, depression
  • NGO fundraising
  • Consumer Insights
  • Turnaround strategy
  • Chamber of Commerce Management
  • Risk management

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