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Meet the Bill Gates of Ghana


It’s just past midnight, and Herman Chinery-Hesse can’t sleep. The 43-year-old entrepreneur is lying on his back, eyes closed, mind cranking. He’s working through the details of a pitch to American and European investors — many of whom have never backed a company like the one he’s proposing. The pitch …

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Street Smarts: Secrets of a $110 Million Man


There are no guarantees when it comes to running a business. But the best entrepreneurs I know follow these guidelines. I’ve been an entrepreneur for almost 30 years now — 29 years and two months, to be exact, but who’s counting? — and one thing I’ve learned is that there …

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Gates Foundation commits $48M to African farmers


Below is a wonderful story from BusinessWeek. Global efforts to conquer poverty and empower the African village farmers The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation says it is investing $48 million and private corporations are chipping in another $42 million to help small-scale farmers in Africa work themselves out of poverty …

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2010 World Cup tickets go on sale in South Africa


JOHANNESBURGTickets have gone on sale for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.Organizers hope the global recession will not dampen sales and that the event will be accessible to as many fans as possible. The launch of the first ticket sales began Friday. FIFA has set aside cheaper tickets, with …

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Zimbabwean Strive Masiyiwa – Econet Wireless


Strive Masiyiwa was born in what was Southern Rhodesia in 1961. He went to High school in Scotland; he gained a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Cum Laude) at the University of Wales, returning to newly independent Zimbabwe in 1984, where he took a job with the state-owned telephone …

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Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires

Here is how others have made it! Lessons to learn, what we can do to reach our millionaire goal. When you think “millionaire,” what image comes to mind? For many of us, it’s a flashy Wall Street banker type who flies a private jet, collects cars and lives the kind …

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