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Networks Mean Contracts

VENTURES AFRICA – Ever wonder how some people got to be in the “circle”? How did they get there? Do I have what it takes? Recently I was watching some of the Youtube clips of Lloyd Blankfein. W...
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If You Got It, Blow It

VENTURES AFRICA – This is the decade – or so the rhetoric goes – of Africa rising. The number of people on the continent within the so-called consumer class – those in the middle and upper regi...
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Why Mentoring Matters

VENTURES AFRICA – Confidence is a precious thing in business. Having the confidence to succeed, the belief in yourself that your ideas will work and the drive to turn those ideas into reality a...
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How Are Prices Determined?

VENTURES AFRICA – One of the enigmas of product development and marketing has to be setting a price. This is because prices in today’s world are never fixed; they vary depending on percep...
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Lessons For Africa From Alibaba

VENTURES AFRICA – So we know that China has a strong division that has complete focus on creativity. They want the next Steve Jobs to come from this selection of innovators. But has this worked...
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The Changing Role Of Failure

“Jerry, shut down that TV and go do your homework! Do you want to end up ‘failing’ your exams this school term?” a mother yells at her teenage son in a way that many can relate with. VENT...