Closer Look: Nelson Mandela’s Grandson, Ndaba Mandela; Avoiding Small Business Failure; And More

Nbaba Mandela, Nelson Mandela's grandson, came on "Closer Look" to talk about his new book called "Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela."
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Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose gives a news brief about how President Donald Trump will announce his pick to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern time.
  • 2:08: Nelson Mandela is known around the world for his life and work as an anti-apartheid revolutionary, political activist, and Nobel Peace Prize winner. But in a new book, there’s some insight into Mandela, through the lens of young boy growing into manhood. It’s called Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela. The author is his grandson, Ndaba Mandela, who himself is working in the philanthropic arena. Rose sat down with Ndaba Mandela to speak about his new book – and his relationship with his grandfather. We hear that conversation.
  • 39:08: Twenty percent of small businesses fail within the first year, according to a 2017 report from Here in Atlanta, there’s a local company that’s trying to help small business owners address some of the issues they face that lead to failure, specifically those from urban and underserved communities. It’s through a partnership with Regions Bank and the non-profit Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, also known as ICIC. We learn more from Bill Linginfelter, Atlanta market executive for Regions Bank and Steve Grossman, CEO of the non-profit ICIC.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler, Emilia Brock and Trevor Young.