This is the topical question a couple of interesting people, and myself, will be discussing in a session that forms part of the SA Business Schools Expo at the Sandton Sun this coming Wednesday evening (17h00 to 19h00).

Max Kaizen (under the banner of her newest project, Epiphany) has pulled together Branko Brkic (Editor of Maverick – I’m a big fan so looking forward to meeting him), Paul Jacobson (New Media lawyer, Jacobson Attorneys) and Joshin Raghubar (Aspen fellow and CEO, iKineo) to debate whether or not it makes sense as a ‘bright young thing’ to stay rooted in SA when it seems sometimes that so many factors work against us. The discussion will be facilitated by the enigmatic David Donde of 702/567 talk radio and GQ mag.

To quote Max:

This is NOT a lecture by talking heads. We’re tackling the question dynamically and collaboratively, engaging through provocative public debate – not only from the expert panel – but from bright minds in the audience too. We co-create the solutions to the issues to make sure they’re practical and relevant to reality.

This session is highly recommended if you’re considering a great trek of your own, or bleeding some of your company’s best and brightest to higher bidders globally. It may make for an interesting inflection point on your future strategy.

Tickets are R 250 (includes admission to the Expo). Drop Max a line on 082 832 6434 or mail her to book.