Category: Short Notes

Apple’s Formidable Challenge

Uber lost to┬áDidi Chuxing in China. Facebook’s WhatsApp is a tech generation behind the innovation of WeChat. DJI is peerless in civilian drone making. Alibaba pioneered a new sector in digital commerce. Baidu has a vision to become the operating…
The $25 Million Afro-Unicorns

In a piece in the Harvard Business Review last year, I noted the need for African entrepreneurs to calibrate their levels of enthusiasm as they pursue the lofty ambitions to build startups with valuations of at least a billion dollars.…
Amazon’s Africa March

Amazon plans to deploy $5 billion to win the Indian e-commerce sector. That is a lot of money and it will help it incur losses while taking market shares from competitors. With this strategy, it becomes increasingly obvious that Amazon…
Google’s Evolution On Mobile

Google is learning and it is a very fast learner. Many years ago, when Google unveiled Android, it pursued a path it has pursued for years: grow user base as quickly as possible and then monetize the customer data. That…
Africa’s Path to “Zero-Click Ordering”

Something interesting is happening. A new age of electronic commerce is evolving, and it is going to be exciting for African entrepreneurs. It is very possible that we can grow digital sales despite digital illiteracy in the continent. In other…