Alexander Karp: Somewhat Deviant

Ray Kroc, the man responsible for putting a McDonalds restaurant on almost every street corner in the world, once said that the two most...

Jan Koum: He Won’t Stop

“We want to know as little about our users as possible,” Jan Koum claims. Mr Koum is cofounder of instant messaging app WhatsApp. It...

Doron Meyersdorf: A Breakthrough from Israel

It’s no surprise that an educational institution which mixes mysticism with mechanics is situated in California. Sofia University – in Palo Alto, not the...

Strategy&: Gaining a Competitive Edge in Africa

Worldwide, companies have begun to make expansion across Africa a priority, recognising that – despite many problems – the continent is amongst the fastest-growing...

Book Review: Niall Ferguson’s Civilization: Six Ways the West Beat the Rest

In much the same way Marxists internationalists held on to the belief that the workers’ revolution would sweep the world before it, today’s neoconservatives...

Latin America: Emulating the Success of a Few

At this year’s gathering of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Latin America is expected to claim centre stage. With some of the region’s...

PwC: Africa’s Hospitality Sector Poised for Growth

Africa’s hospitality industry is set to meet the rising demand from international tourists, local business travellers, and the continent’s own growing middle class. The...

Jeff Bezos: Transforming Retail into a Loss-Leader

Best known as the founding father of Internet behemoth Amazon, Jeff Bezos is more than a one-multi-global-success-trick pony. A divisive figure – mainly due...

ZICA ASSIS (Founder, Beliza Natural): A real rags to riches tale

AS a child in the seventies, Zica Assis and her family had nothing. They lived, like thousands of others in the run-down favelas of...

Europe: Bewildered and a Little Bewitched

Much of the focus of this winter’s World Economic Forum will fall upon Europe. For it is here where commentators expect the issues that...