Doing business in Africa? Four things you should know about, from one of the region’s most successful entrepreneurs by Mohammed Dewji
Jun02

Doing business in Africa? Four things you should know about, from one of the region’s most successful entrepreneurs by Mohammed Dewji

Africa is home to seven of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world, and despite the pre-conceived ideas of a continent forever plagued by disease, war and turmoil, it is rapidly becoming one of the most desirable investment destinations.  Of course, the past two years have not been easy for the continent. In 2015, an economic slump saw GDP growth slow to 3.0%, down from 4.5% in 2014. In 2016, low commodity prices continued to...

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America’s 21st-Century Business Model In Our Globalized Economy by Joel Kotkin
Jun02

America’s 21st-Century Business Model In Our Globalized Economy by Joel Kotkin

Current attitudes aren’t too kind to the old American way of doing business. In our globalized economy, the most enthusiastically touted approaches are those adopted by centralized, state-dominated economies such as China, Brazil and Russia as well as–somewhat less oppressively–those of the major E.U. states. Yet the U.S. may well be constructing the best sustainable business model for the 21st Century. It is an approach built on the...

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How To Write A Business Plan by Kelly D. Price
Apr30

How To Write A Business Plan by Kelly D. Price

Recently someone asked me why they needed a business plan if they were getting all the funding they needed from friends and relatives. It sounded to me as if they were thinking of a business plan as just a fund-raising tool. In fact, a business plan is much more than that: It’s a tool for understanding how your business is put together. You can use it to monitor progress, hold yourself accountable and control the...

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Falling Behind, How Long Will We Wait? by Kelly D. Price
Apr29

Falling Behind, How Long Will We Wait? by Kelly D. Price

During the summer of 2014, in the midst of one of the worst droughts the Western United States in decades, the water main under Los Angeles’ famous Sunset Boulevard ruptured. For the next four hours it pumped millions of gallons of water onto the streets of the surrounding community, flooding intersections and snarling traffic. It even swamped the recently renovated basketball court at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. Still, you...

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Apr28

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a...

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How to Use Your Time Wisely by Prioritizing Your Goals by Robert C. Pozen
Mar14

How to Use Your Time Wisely by Prioritizing Your Goals by Robert C. Pozen

In his book, Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours, author Robert Pozen reveals his secrets and strategies for productivity and high performance, focusing on results produced rather than simply hours worked. In this edited excerpt, Pozen lays out six steps to analyze whether your efforts are supporting your most critical business goals and objectives. Many executives race from meeting to meeting or crisis to...

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