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Analyse This: Vunani Securities' Anthony Clark

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Where were you when Nelson Mandela was released from prison?

Probably in an extra maths class. I was 16 at the time.

What’s your one top tip for doing a deal?

Listen. Always leave some meat on the bone.

What are you reading at the moment? And what’s the one book everyone should read before they die?

Dream Big — the story of 3G Capital by Cristiane Correa; Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

Nominate your 8th wonder of the world

Camping with my family. Anywhere.

Which phrase or word do you most overuse?

In the big scheme of things.

What was your first job?

Stripping and reassembling two-stroke engines for R1.50 an hour. I was 11 years old.

Who is your favourite hero of fiction?

John Galt (Atlas Shrugged).

What is your biggest regret?

Not learning how to play a musical instrument.

What’s the most interesting thing about you that people don’t know?

I can hotwire a car.

What’s the worst airport you’ve been in?

Three days in Addis Ababa over the millennium waiting for spare parts for a motorbike.

What is your biggest indulgence?

My mom’s chocolate mousse cake.

Tell us about a hidden gem in SA that not many people know about?

Lamb chops with "six guns" spice braaied at my parents-in-law’s cattle and sheep farm in Uitenhage.

What is the one investment you wish you had made, or made earlier?

I wish I’d invested in people a lot earlier in my career.

Is there such a thing as "enough money", and if so, how much is it?

There’s never enough money if you’re not invested in your own happiness.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


When and where were you happiest?

I’m happy if my family is happy and if there’s music and wine.