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Creating Shared Value is a Leadership Imperative

Three lessons on Shared Value from the African Leadership Academy Africa Shared Value Summit Pre-Event Dinner with Prof. Mark Kramer of Harvard Business School. The attendees included Anzisha Prize Fellows, African Leadership Academy Alumni, and Shift Social Development representatives. The conversation aimed to unpack the concept of “Creating Shared Value” in the context of doing…

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How My Parents Enabled My Entrepreneurial Journey

by Thokoza Mjo, Founder, Beyond the Lemonade Stand My entrepreneurial journey began a while ago. I perhaps did not see it that way at the time. When I was in high school, I was at boarding school, and part of the school policy was that we can’t sell anything to other students because we couldn’t…

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What Parents Should Know About Young Entrepreneurship

by Danie Jacobs. Parents should focus on enhancing the entrepreneurial mindset in their children — a skill that is increasingly important as young people must become less dependent on the formal job market and fend more and more for themselves in a crowded, harsh world, and as the freelance economy grows.   To be clear,…

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Parents: The Forgotten Players in the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

The Entrepreneurship”Ecosystem” is defined as the individuals, organizations, or institutions that are outside the individual entrepreneur, that are either conducive or prohibitive to their entrepreneurial activities. The players often referred to are those institutions that are perceived best placed to solve some challenges for entrepreneurs- venture capitalists, support organizations, universities and service providers. Very often,…

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