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Entrepreneur In You

You have a good idea… then what? In Ghana, ideas unfortunately do not have a well-defined route to turning into large-enough enterprises such that your community, your country, your continent benefit from it. By the way, you inspired this article. All of you that text, email, dm and call me after every publication...
19.447 billion metric tonnes and 353.8 million TEU (twenty-foot Equivalent Unit). From January 2020 to April 2021, the volume of cargo that have been through Chinese ports was almost 19.5 billion tonnes. Within the same period, the container throughput stands at over 350 million 20FT container equivalent units. Since the pandemic, China has been recovering faster...
As businessmen and entrepreneurs, we are all constantly trading in futures, in a sense. We trade in our time and resources every today and bet that at every tomorrow, we shall get fair value in return. That’s the contract we have with Life. Once you’re living and breathing, you...
You are the boss. YOU make your world go round. Your proverbial sun rises and sets where you command. The moment you allow outside money into your camp, all that changes whether you like it or not, whether you know it or not, whether you accept it or not. Celebrating...
Maxwell: This pandemic, are there any lessons to be learned from this pandemic? Otema: Yeah, absolutely. I mean, I think the thing we've learned is, we are indeed our brother and sister’s keeper, right? We do get some guidance from the government, you know. “Wear your mask”. “Wash your hands” and...
Maxwell:                     Good evening Otema. I’m looking forward to a pleasant conversation with you. You’ve had all these leadership roles in big corporations, like IBM, Vodafone, being the first-ever female country manager in Microsoft's Africa operations, what advice would you share with young woman entering such a male...
My favourite definition of ‘entrepreneurship’ is “the creation or extraction of value”. Simple, right? It means wherever you are, if you are creating extra value for yourself or bringing out more worth in whatever you do, then you’re entrepreneuring! …if that’s a word. It means an entrepreneur need not only...
We’ve previously talked about what it takes to make “the leap” from employee to entrepreneur; an empowering milestone that is often accompanied by a feeling of excitement and confidence. The Leap is certainly an event worth savouring but the journey ahead is likely going to be impervious, as Vusi...
  On my growth trajectory, I am fast realising that the best way to absorb the wisdom of those that are ahead is by getting answers to the “why” and not the “what”. Because the why’s get you how they think, the why’s are like an algorithm that can solve...
When a company, a syndicate, a government, or any entity needs to borrow money, to, let’s say, keep the business running, to embark on new projects, to pay back old loans, for aggressive expansion, or for whatever reason, they may issue out what is called “bonds” to interested parties....
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