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Jonathan's Latest: New MBAs Should Start Their Careers in Frontier Markets

“Where are the stores?” asked the Scandinavian executive. Strive Masiyiwa was interviewing him to be CEO of the Nigeria telecoms venture lead by Econet Group, which Strive founded and chairs. “We had an enormous amount at stake, over $1 billion [Continue Reading]


Three Pillars of Wisdom from IBM CEO Ginni Rometty

Global companies can gain competitive advantage in fast-growing frontier markets by addressing those country’s big social challenges – described previously in HBR as “playing development to win.” One example is IBM. CEO Ginni Rometty and I recently spoke about the [Continue Reading]

At the U.S.-Africa Summit, Leaders Need to Signal Change

Washington is usually quiet in August, but an event next week has the potential to shake things up for business and foreign policy. More than 200 U.S. and African CEOs, including the heads of General Electric, Walmart, Blackstone, Google, and [Continue Reading]