Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Corporate Evolution

Who would have thought that Shell actually traded in shells and that Samsung was originally a noodlemaker. Read more on how different corporates have evolved over the years here

African innovation can teach the world

(CNN) -- Africa is buzzing with its own brand of innovation, taking existing technology and adapting it to new uses.
Mobile technology, for example, has become a game changer in many parts of the continent, with cell phones being used for everything from transferring money to providing health care information.
But Africa's resourcefulness goes far beyond the mobile phone, and according to Nigerian-American journalist Dayo Olopade, author of forthcoming book "The Bright Continent," advanced economies can learn a thing or two from Africa's innovative spirit.
Watch the interview here


Saturday, July 30, 2011

The dangers of a single story

An amazing TED talk on trying to see beyond stereotypes


Monday, February 21, 2011

Photography

I am major fan of photography and right now I am obsessing over surrealism in photography. Here are a few I love from the net
















Friday, February 11, 2011

If This Country Burns, We Burn With It - Kuweni Serious

SO CITIES are growing, jobs need to be found, schools built, sewers dug, but urbanisation has its sunnier side. Cosmopolitan youth in many African cities are using technology to draw more deeply on their own and other cultures. At the same time, increased religiosity and a more sober approach to democracy is filtering in. Youth are able to circulate many messages over Facebook and Twitter before permanent secretaries in African ministries can get around to killing a story. That is making it harder for the old elite to exercise control over public opinion.


Source: Baobab blog, The Economist

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Inauguration of the Swedish Trade Council



So we had our office inaugurated....after two years of operation, by the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria....I guess when it comes to royalty you can always inagurate you office again and again

Visitors from around the world