Blog 2018-12-19T07:55:13+00:00
1705, 2019

Patriotism and Profit: Creating Champion Companies in African Countries (Part I)

Patriotism and Profit: Creating Champion Companies in African Countries (Part I) by John I. Akhile Sr Champion companies are companies that develop products or evolve a business model that becomes a ubiquitous brand known throughout the company’s region and, in many cases, the world. A few random examples of champion companies/brands are: Boeing, Toyota, Walmart, [...]

2204, 2019

Turning African Countries into a Dynamic Jobs Engine for Economic Growth (Part I)

Turning African Countries into a Dynamic Jobs Engine for Economic Growth (Part I) by John I. Akhile Sr. It is not sufficient to identify the challenges facing African countries. It is more crucial to proffer ideas that embody solutions to the problems identified. Every informed personality agrees with the widely-held belief that African countries have [...]

2903, 2019

Economic Transformation Starts by Deciding to Prosper

Economic Transformation Starts by Deciding to Prosper by John I. Akhile Sr. The main objective of leadership is to chart a path to the future that is both navigable and fulfilling. Blazing a new path is fraught with risk and in some cases, danger. Paradoxically it is an absolute truism that no success is possible [...]

1103, 2019

African Countries Can Stand Tall by Eschewing the Begging Bowl Part Three

African Countries Can Stand Tall by Eschewing the Begging Bowl Part Three by John I. Akhile Sr. Leaders are supposed to inspire, exhort, teach, and correct but in African countries, most leaders are raping and stealing from their people. As such, they have no voice to exhort and inspire because a rapist and a robber [...]

303, 2019

African Countries Can Stand Tall by Eschewing the Begging Bowl Part Two

African Countries Can Stand Tall by Eschewing the Begging Bowl Part Two by John I. Akhile Sr. Despite the dubious results it has produced since independence, begging bowl diplomacy remains the default economic development strategy of African leaders and their governments. It is a huge poser because begging bowl diplomacy has been and remains the [...]

1802, 2019

African Countries Can Stand Tall by Eschewing the Begging Bowl

African Countries Can Stand Tall by Eschewing the Begging Bowl by John I. Akhile Sr. It is incredulous that in 2018, more than 60 years since the emancipation of colonial Africa, that the governments and leaders of the countries of the continent have not acquired a deep-seated understanding of the primary bloc of the world [...]

1012, 2018

Ethiopian Entrepreneur Builds Global Enterprise

One Step at a Time In 2005, young entrepreneur Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu founded the footwear brand, soleRebels.She began her business in the city she grew up in, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. To build soleRebels, she focused on integrating the culture of her home and the skills of local artisans into building a footwear brand that is [...]