Daily Archives: May 5, 2016

Strategy that works in Africa: closing the gap between strategy and execution

Most major corporations struggle with developing a business strategy that works. Fifty percent of business leaders don’t believe they have a winning strategy to begin with and almost all report missing major opportunities in the market. About two-thirds of business executives say that their company’s capabilities don’t support the way they create value in the market. And 80% of senior executives say that their overall strategy is not well understood – even within their own company. These problems are not caused by external forces. They are the outcome of the way most companies are managed. These are some of the findings of ongoing global research on senior executives carried out by Strategy&, PwC’s (http://www.PwC.com) strategy consulting capability. read more

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US$7 Million Prize to Fund African Renewable Energy Projects

– Just three weeks left for entrepreneurs to enter the ACF competition which will see developers across the continent compete for funding and expertise read more

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One Acre Fund Expands Smallholder Farmer Services to Malawi and Uganda

When One Acre Fund requested Elumuka Margaret to provide a small portion of her farm for maize planting demonstration, she was reluctant at first. Now her farm has become a centre of attraction in Busota village, Uganda, and she says she receives at least two visitors everyday interested in learning One Acre Fund's maize planting techniques. / Photo by Kelvin Owino read more

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Your customers want personal attention

By: Andrew Greer, strategic consultant for MEA at Merchants read more

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