Hasso Plattner Ventures Africa Conference 2012. African Leadership Academy was founded in 2004 with the belief that ethical leadership is the key to transforming the African continent.
Founders Fred Swaniker, Chris Bradford, Peter Mombaur, and Acha Leke sought to create an institution that would develop, connect, and support those individuals who will lead the continent toward a peaceful and prosperous future. In the two years that followed, the founding team built a powerful network of advisors and developed a robust, sustainable operating model for the Academy, a world-class, pan-African secondary institution on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. The Making of an Innovation Master - Scott Anthony. By Scott Anthony | 12:01 PM March 23, 2012 A workshop attendee asked me this seemingly simple question: “So, what else should I read to learn more about innovation?”
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So what makes a Master? Do the individual’s ideas bring clarity to the quest of improving the predictability and productivity of innovation? These three questions lead to obviously biased selections. One natural question is, “Who is next?” 1. 2. 3. Victoria and alfred museum. The Standard for Influence. Inside P&G's digital revolution - McKinsey Quarterly - Retail & Consumer Goods - Strategy & Analysis. Robert McDonald is a CEO on a mission: to make Procter & Gamble the most technologically enabled business in the world.
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Raised in South Africa, Educated in North America. > 140 Characters Hugo Van Vuuren is a founding partner of the Experiment Fund, the pioneering seed fund anchored in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Experiment Fund (Xfund) focuses on early stage investments in world-changing startups at the intersection of America’s most respected universities and venture firms. The man trying to train Africa's future leaders. 2 January 2012Last updated at 12:57 Fred Swaniker is convinced that his academy will help change the continent Fred Swaniker, an entrepreneur with a passion for solving social problems, believes that many of Africa's predicaments boil down to a lack of adequate leadership.
To help change that, during the last nine years he has focused his energy on the creation and development of an elite pan-African secondary school aimed at fostering the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. The African Leadership Academy (ALA) opened in January 2008 in the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa, and currently has around 200 students from 40 countries. The 15-19 year-old girls and boys take A-Level courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, languages and social sciences. At the same time they follow a curriculum that prepares them in leadership, entrepreneurship and African studies. MIT Entrepreneurship Review. The Shuttleworth Foundation is an innovative non-profit organisation. Developing the next generation of African leaders.