Emerging Economies and Disruptive Technologies

*First published in Oct 2015 by Kemal Dervis At last week’s annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund in Lima, Peru, one topic that dominated discussions was the slowdown in emerging-economy growth. Hailed in the wake
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How Companies can Build Innovation Capability

*First published in Oct. 2015 Innovation is very critical to organisational success. With industries in more flux these days, there is a huge pressure on organisations to build a strong culture of innovation. The operating systems of an organisation need
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Dealing with Resistance to Innovation

*Published in Oct 2015 A noble heritage is a great thing to have. It opens doors. In fact, looking at organisations like News International Plc, L’Oreal, Mars and Wal-Mart, we realise that one of the easiest ways to gain access
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Why funding Africa’s entrepreneurs boost development

*First published in Oct. 2015 The World Bank may have some new advice for developing countries: Give away millions of dollars to random entrepreneurs. That’s the implication of a study on development grants produced by the international bank’s research group, led
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Post-MDG: Nigeria’s Health Indicators may Worsen

Dr. Prosper Okonkwo, CEO of AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN), a leading Nigerian organization in the provision of prevention, care and treatment services to patients with HIV/AIDS and other diseases of public health significance. In this interaction with Sawubona Advisory Services,
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Sports Commercialisation can Create Wealth

*First published in Aug 2015 Ugo Udezue, Chief Executive Officer, Lagos Islanders Basketball Club and Vice President, Player Representation, BDA Sports Management in this interview with Sawubona Advisory Services, highlights some of the opportunities for sports commercialisation in Nigeria.  What
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Dear CEO: What really are your responsibilities?

*First published in August 2015  I particularly look forward to moments when I consciously reflect on management issues. Over the years, I have had a lot to ponder on, from the role of business in society, to executive remuneration, to
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