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Can African Countries Industralize?

Can African Countries Industralize?

Narratives are essential. Humans are, after all, “helpless story junkies”. Business and economic success depend much more than is commonly acknowledged on getting the narrative right. And if there is a narrative where getting it right or wrong matters hugely, it is the narrative about Africa’s industrial development. Africa is the poorest continent. It is likely to be […]

It’s Time For Women To Claim A Voice In Agriculture

It’s Time For Women To Claim A Voice In Agriculture

It is said that women are the backbone of the family and the bedrock of a nation, but yet we hardly hear about their successes and triumphs. Women hold the keys to Africa’s future but for decades women have faced challenges moreover constraints in the agriculture sector. Studies show that women account for nearly half of the […]

Why Untangling UK Industry From Europe May Be ‘Impossible’

Why Untangling UK Industry From Europe May Be ‘Impossible’

When Bavarian politicians rhapsodise about their “laptop and Lederhosen” economy, they most likely have in mind businesses such as Dräxlmaier in Lower Bavaria. The slogan encapsulates the state’s transition from agriculture to hi-tech hub. And founded in 1875 as a family business making the traditional leather garments beloved in this southern German state, Dräxlmaier has […]

How to Recognize Business Inflection Points and Innovate to Survive Them

How to Recognize Business Inflection Points and Innovate to Survive Them

Every business will reach inflection points where change is inevitable. Failure to change at these points may cause your business to lose momentum and die. Although there is no “wrong” time to innovate, there are several critical points in the growth of your organization that demand innovative thinking. Any viable business plan includes a system […]

Why Nigeria’s Tomato Paste Industry is Not Thriving

Why Nigeria’s Tomato Paste Industry is Not Thriving

A recent undercover survey has revealed that Nigeria’s porous borders and the poor capacity of Nigerian consumers to differentiate between quality and substandard tomatoes paste products are the biggest factors challenging the success of Nigeria’s indigenous tomato paste industry. A recent visit to the border town of Seme and Cotonou in Benin Republic revealed that […]