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The Culture Series: Don't Reinvent the Wheel
  • Team

The Culture Series: Don't Reinvent the Wheel

Published by Louw Hopley • 24 May 2022

In practice, not reinventing the wheel means checking our egos, recognising that we're not experts in every domain and finding the people who are. We implement tried-and-tested solutions, adapting them to our unique context.

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The Culture Series: Keep it Simple
  • Team

The Culture Series: Keep it Simple

Published by Louw Hopley • 26 April 2022

Although we recognise the temptation of complex systems, problem statements and solutions, our Keep it Simple virtue helps us avoid distraction and stay focused on what matters.

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The Culture Series: Assume good intent
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The Culture Series: Assume good intent

Published by Louw Hopley • 5 April 2022

In this blog post we explore the benefits of assuming good intent in everyday interactions with our team and other stakeholders. Two critical outcomes from adopting this mindset are that we do not read into things and we give people the benefit of the doubt.

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The Culture Series: Extreme Ownership
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The Culture Series: Extreme Ownership

Published by Louw Hopley • 22 March 2022

At Root, you are the owner of your mission, no matter your role. In this post we explore our Extreme Ownership virtue and talk about taking responsibility for everything that impacts achievement of our mission goals.

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The Culture Series: Move Fast and Ship Things
  • Team

The Culture Series: Move Fast and Ship Things

Published by Louw Hopley • 3 March 2022

Making rapid progress requires an enabling environment, one which can handle the pace. These are the guiding principles we incorporate into our daily workflows to nurture this environment.

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The Culture Series: Growing by Learning at Root
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The Culture Series: Growing by Learning at Root

Published by Louw Hopley • 21 February 2022

How does a company create an environment where its people want to read, test, observe, reflect, think, learn and iterate? In this article I share more about how we approach active learning at Root.

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The Culture Series: #PublicByDefault
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The Culture Series: #PublicByDefault

Published by Louw Hopley • 10 February 2022

Our culture is informed by how we show up every day. In this post we dive into our #PublicByDefault mentality and how we value sharing information by always chatting publicly.

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The Culture Series: Why We Start with Why
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The Culture Series: Why We Start with Why

Published by Louw Hopley • 25 January 2022

The Root team works hard to foster a great welcoming culture that promotes learning, growth and top-notch execution. In this post we dive a bit deeper into how that is done.

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Why digital is not enough in insurance
  • Market Insights

Why digital is not enough in insurance

Published by Charlotte Koep • 30 November 2021

If you think that a pivot in insurance strategy to digital means staying ahead of the innovation curve, you’re probably wrong. We explore why.

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Wrapping up the programmable bank
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Wrapping up the programmable bank

Published by Louw Hopley • 23 July 2020

We're finally wrapping up our programmable card private beta and shifting all focus to our insurance mission. Thanks for the great journey!

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What it Takes to Start Selling Insurance
  • Market Insights

What it Takes to Start Selling Insurance

Published by Louw Hopley • 19 June 2020

Getting started in the insurance industry doesn’t have to be daunting. Here is a step-by-step guide of what you’ll need to do, and some suggestions of who to speak to.

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How Mr Price Optimised Their Insurance Claims Processing
  • Customers

How Mr Price Optimised Their Insurance Claims Processing

Published by Dewald Müller • 7 May 2020

Mr Price has been using Root for more than a year now, tapping into all the benefits brought about by an API-first, end-to-end insurance platform. Their claims team, in particular, has reaped the benefits - increasing efficiency and allowing for a seamless transition to remote working.

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Taking Your Insurance Products Digital in 2 Weeks
  • Market Insights

Taking Your Insurance Products Digital in 2 Weeks

Published by Brian Tait • 21 April 2020

A common constraint for businesses in this age of social distancing is the inability to sell policies digitally. Most insurance companies will take months to implement digital fulfillment. At Root, we can get you going within 2 weeks.

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COVID-19: Root Continues Powering Innovators in Insurance
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COVID-19: Root Continues Powering Innovators in Insurance

Published by Louw Hopley • 9 April 2020

The Root team is fully operational with no disruption to our services or support. We’re geared up to help SA’s insurance industry with the enabling of digital sales and fulfillment, the launching of new channels, and cash-collections. Talk to us!

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