Category: Strategy

Are these Accelerator programs wasting African startups time?

Are these Accelerator programs wasting African startups time?

This article was sparked by a thought-provoking LinkedIn post from Victor Asemota, where he delves into the phenomenon of African startups being caught in a seemingly endless loop of acceleration. It’s like watching a hamster on a wheel, except the hamster is a startup, and the wheel is the myriad of accelerator programs out there. Victor’s musings were in the context Visa acceleration program, where he noted that the startups involved were already so seasoned in the accelerator circuit that another round seemed more like a victory lap than a necessity

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Calculating (Return on Investment )ROI for Your Digital Transformation? Here’s How to Do It Right

If you’re like most business leaders nowadays, you’ve probably wondered whether undergoing a digital transformation at your company will actually pay off. It’s a fair question. After all, digital transformations require massive investments of time, money and effort.
Luckily, there are proven ways to calculate the ROI for digital transformation initiatives. In this post, I’ll walk you through the key steps so you can feel confident in the business case and returns before kicking off any major technology-driven change.

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The Risks and Rewards of Building a Strong Personal Brand: Navigating Professional Jealousy

Building a strong and visible reputation and personal brand is essential for career growth. However, it comes with inherent risks, one of which is professional jealousy. If you’re always winning and always visible, you may breed resentment among those around you. How can you mitigate these risks while continuing to grow your personal brand?

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Professional Jealousy in the Corporate World: A Desire, Not a Sin

Professional Jealousy in the Corporate World: A Desire, Not a Sin

Have you ever found yourself glancing enviously at a colleague’s promotion? Or perhaps you’ve felt a pang of jealousy as someone else landed that big opportunity you’ve been eyeing? In the bustling corridors of corporate leadership, where ambitions soar and dreams are pursued relentlessly, professional jealousy is a common companion. But what if this jealousy isn’t a dark shadow but a beacon guiding you towards your true desires? What if it’s not a sign of failure but a testament to your ambition? Let’s delve into the intricate world of professional jealousy, explori

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The CEO’s Guide to AI: A Strategic way to look at AI tool adoption

If you are like me and are just fed up with tactical titles like ‘best prompt to use for ChatGPT or ‘here are 10 tools that are not ChatGPT’, this might be an article for you. This article is written to give CEO’s and Heads of HR a strategic approach to preparing their teams to integrating AI productivity tools into their daily tasks.

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The Art of Saying No: Escaping Non-Promotable Tasks at Work

In every career journey you will encounter tasks that may not directly contribute to your upward mobility within an organization. These tasks, known as non-promotable tasks, can have implications for career advancement and job satisfaction. Let’s talk about the definition of non-promotable tasks, why it matters, provide examples, discuss their impact on careers, and offer strategies for saying NO .

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