A Week Of Wow’s: Forbes Under 30 Summit

“Please welcome to the stage: Shimon Peres, 9th President of the State of Israel.” And with that phrase I was less than 5m away from one of the most influential leaders in the world. 93 years old, recent heart attack, but a mind sharp like nobody else’s. This was the opening of the Forbes Under…

…Or Maybe You’re Just Making Excuses

I have recently hired my first employee. An amazing young woman from Kenya. How I got her? Here’s the short story. I published a post on it on Facebook and had friends share it. I let everybody interested fill out a basic Google Form with key questions I put together before. Nearly 30 people filled…

Give Back Day #1: Senegal – The Hand Of Change

As I’m traveling a lot and being usually hosted by friends and warmly welcomed, I want to make sure to keep doing useful stuff with my time. Part of that is my new initiative called ‘Give Back Day’ which got inspired by Awesomeness Fest. In each country I go to, I spend at least one…

Don’t Invest in Africa

Don’t. Don’t invest in a whole continent. Or have you ever heard of someone who got an investment right at the same time in 54 countries? Invest in a sector. Invest in a country. Invest in people. But please, let’s stop seeing Africa as a country. Guinea differs from Mozambique just as Peru differs from…