16Dec 2013

“The essence of strategy is easy to define: it involves making wise choices about where and how to compete, so companies can counteract the competitive forces that inexorably deplete profits.” VENTURES AFRICA – The above quote was the opening quote from the McKinsey Quarterly report for Q4-2013. The focus was on ‘Strategy to beat the […]

27Aug 2013

An entrepreneur is a businessperson who not only conceives and organizes ventures but also frequently takes risks in doing so. Not all independent business people are true entrepreneurs, and not all entrepreneurs are created equal. – ActionCOACH  VENTURES AFRICA – Today’s post is a little academic as it is a result of a few of […]

06May 2013

“In fact, researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours.” – Malcolm Gladwell VENTURES AFRICA – This post is a sequel to an article – Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made? – which generated quite a buzz mostly due to the nature/nurture question it posed. Notable among the feedback […]

22Apr 2013

“Three components make an entrepreneur: the person, the idea and the resources to make it happen.” – Anita Roddick VENTURES AFRICA – I get confused with quotes sometimes – one points at a direction and the other seems to point at the opposite. However, the above quote is meant to set the pace for this […]

18Mar 2013

VENTURES AFRICA – Who is an entrepreneur? Are entrepreneurs born or made? Are some, more entrepreneurial endowed than others?  I need to know! These questions and many more has kept me pondering for a while now and I had to do an inquiry to get an answer. Though the term,entrepreneur, is often thrown around in the business world today, I had […]

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