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2907, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Twelve: Winning the Support of Stakeholders

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Eleven. Most African countries do not own their (formal) private sector. That means indigenous citizens do not control vital service and industrial companies in the private sector of virtually every African country. It is noteworthy because success of an economic agenda of every [...]

1007, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Eleven: Paving the Way for Exponential Economic Growth

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Ten. There are two fundamental cultural changes that have to take place for African countries to extricate their societies from dependency and perpetual poverty. The first is that African leaders have to put away the “begging bowl.” The second is that they have [...]

2406, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Ten: Diversifying Sources of Income

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Nine. To the eternal credit of the founding leaders of the Asian Tigers, they asked and answered the most important question that leaders have to ask and answer if they want their countries to traverse the road from poverty to respectability. The answer [...]

1506, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Nine: Building an Entrepreneurial Culture

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Eight. An entrepreneur is a term that was created by the French in 1875 to 1890 to describe a person, usually an employer of labor, who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, with considerable initiative and risk to themselves, financial and [...]

2605, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Eight: Engineering the Transition

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Seven. It starts with achievable goals. Goal-setting is the most fundamental attraction of progress. “Without vision the people perish.” One of the simplest aspirations for any leader of a country is to set a goal to increase per capita income of their country [...]

2105, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Seven: “Ideas” Factory

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Six. Truth #11 “Everything you possess of skill, and wealth, and handicraft, wasn't it first merely a thought and a quest?” ― Jalaluddin Rumi Ideas have led to every material human endeavor and creation. In the entire catalog of human existence, each discovery [...]

2404, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Six: African Nations Have All They Need to Prosper

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part Five. The world is a constant parade of evolutive flow of knowns from unknowns. Some term it as change is a constant inevitable reality. One of the great gifts that European adventurism bestowed on the world is the crucial importance of vanquishing our [...]

2103, 2018

Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part 5: The Heavy Lifting

This article is a continuation of Re-Engineering Development in African Countries Part 4. Truth #6 Fig. 1 Methodology of Problem Solving The sixth is to compartmentalize each challenge by creating mission-specific teams. To successfully manage every aspect of re-engineering for change, leadership should create nuclei of working groups or mission-teams within a [...]