In this book, successful entrepreneur Cindy shares some of her many experiences and offers practical advice and tips that will encourage anyone who has a desire for greatness but needs an action plan. For entrepreneurs, the advice is simple and effective, with many practical and cost-effective tips on how to improve your business. These include having a clear picture from the outset of what success means to you; developing the qualities of successful people; setting clear and well defined goals; being self disciplined; developing rock solid self confidence; being opportunity minded; being an excellent time manager and learning how to manage stress; building a powerful brand; and so much more. Cindy asks many questions that will challenge you to reconsider your own goals and actions, encourage you to dream bigger, expect more for yourself and start your journey of unstoppable action.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) president, Akinwumi Adesina, describes energy as “the lifeblood of any society and the passport to economic transformation”. As such, energy is at the top of the bank’s “High 5” priorities – 1) light up and power Africa, 2) feed Africa, 3) industrialise Africa, 4) integrate Africa, and 5) improve the quality of life for Africans. Access to electricity is important for improving everything from education and agricultural productivity to employment. Even though Africa is endowed with inexhaustible raw energy potential, over 640 million people do not have access to electricity. Electrification of Africa will also help its people get rid of indoor pollution associated with kerosene lamps, which is a leading cause of respiratory diseases. Some 600,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa die every year from indoor pollution.
The African tech scene is thriving, especially in certain parts of the continent, but a couple of tweaks could empower the sector to achieve even more success. Taking an Uber ride in Nairobi is the norm. Taxi drivers will be the first in Kenya’s capital to tell you that technology is changing the dynamics of business in Africa. “Technology is the norm here,” says one local, “like seeing black skin is the norm.” Silicon Valley remains the global hub for the tech revolution. But it is finding friendly competition in tech hubs across the African continent. Uber, Venmo, and Amazon are the American middle-class essentials. Uber, Mpesa, and Jumia are the Kenyan middle-class essentials. It is this mirroring effect on life across continents that has developers excited inside of tech hubs from Lagos to Nairobi to Cape Town.