Today I am happy to announce the 2nd of 5 big announcements. (the 1st was the launch of the dating site for businesses — where we match businesses with each other — think Tinder for SMEs — www.JoinTheEquation.com As many of you know I am passionate about this amazing minestrone of a continent called Africa. But one thing is talking about […]
Business innovator and former banker York Zucchi shares his enthusiasm for “the biggest sector you’ve never heard of”. In Africa alone, there are more than a million small businesses participating in primary health care, all in need of entrepreneurial skills. If you’ve got them, and enough hunger, here is where you can make good, and […]
Here is a letter I would have written to my old self with suggestions about what to think about before quitting my job at Goldman Sachs to start my own business. I hope you will find some useful lessons on the realities vs myths of entrepreneurship.
As a seasoned Swiss born globetrotter who — after years of working in large corporates around the world and who in 2007 quit his job at Goldman Sachs to become an entrepreneur in Africa, my view from the ground is that “Africa” doesn’t yet exist. Africa is not USA or China. Africa is not a country nor […]
Imagine life handed you a deck of cards where the potential for a win is virtually impossible — where anything you do would be akin to climbing mount Everest barefoot. You have 2 options: struggle through it or just ignore it and — irrespective of your means — live it to the fullest.
This is the story of Alice in Afrika — akin to Alice in Wonderland — who through a mixture of absolute lack of envy for anyone, passion for helping others, a natural gift for seeing the glass half full and understanding what is really important in life — managed to go from orphan to owner of one of Africa’s most beautiful safari lodges.