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The Next Africa

An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse

By Jake Bright, Aubrey Hruby

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Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 July 2015
After decades of resting on the world's economic margins, Africa is in the midst of tectonic transformation, redefining itself as a source of innovation and a destination for capital investment.

About the Author

JAKE BRIGHT is a writer, consultant, and Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association focusing on global finance, business, and Africa's transformation. He contributes as an editor and independently for publications including Fortune, The Financial Times This Is Africa, Bloomberg LP, and U.S. News & World Report. Bright speaks frequently on international business topics in media and thought leadership forums. AUBREY HRUBY is an advisor to investors and companies doing business in Africa. In her decade of working across 20 plus African countries as the former Managing Director of the Whitaker Group and through her own companies, she helped to facilitate over $2 billion in investment and capital to the region. She is a Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Africa Center and speaks regularly on African business issues.

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"The Next Africa" captures the pulse of a continent on the move, detailing the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa's relationship to the world. It includes one of the best accounts I've read on the rise of Silicon Savannah and the technology movement driving Africa's transformation.--Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom (purveyor of M-PESA) Historically, Africa has been viewed by many as a problem to solve - but now there is a growing recognition it is in fact an opportunity to seize. This book explains why Africa is now open for business - with entrepreneurs leading the way.--Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL and CEO of Revolution "The future of Africa is a daunting subject handled with acumen by Bright and Hruby...This is a welcome and extensive addition to the dialogue about an oft-undervalued continent." --Publishers Weekly online"The Next Africa captures the pulse of a continent on the move, detailing the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa's relationship to the world. It includes one of the best accounts I've read on the rise of Silicon Savannah and the technology movement driving Africa's transformation." --Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom (purveyor of M-PESA)"Historically, Africa has been viewed by many as a problem to solve - but now there is a growing recognition it is in fact an opportunity to seize. This book explains why Africa is now open for business - with entrepreneurs leading the way." --Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL and CEO of Revolution"In this bold and intelligent work, Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby give insight into the trends the GE saw that influenced their prioritization of Africa as a region of choice for investment." --Jay Ireland, President and CEO of General Electric Africa"The Next Africa authors Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby are two well-informed, influential policy wonks and business consultants focusing on all the new opportunities in the 54 countries in the continent of Africa, which is larger than the USA, China and India combined." --Hazel Henderson, seekingalpha.com The future of Africa is a daunting subject handled with acumen by Bright and Hruby...This is a welcome and extensive addition to the dialogue about an oft-undervalued continent. "Publishers Weekly online" "The Next Africa" captures the pulse of a continent on the move, detailing the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa's relationship to the world. It includes one of the best accounts I've read on the rise of Silicon Savannah and the technology movement driving Africa's transformation. Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom (purveyor of M-PESA) Historically, Africa has been viewed by many as a problem to solve - but now there is a growing recognition it is in fact an opportunity to seize. This book explains why Africa is now open for business - with entrepreneurs leading the way. Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL and CEO of Revolution In this bold and intelligent work, Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby give insight into the trends the GE saw that influenced their prioritization of Africa as a region of choice for investment. Jay Ireland, President and CEO of General Electric Africa""The Next Africa" authors Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby are two well-informed, influential policy wonks and business consultants focusing on all the new opportunities in the 54 countries in the continent of Africa, which is larger than the USA, China and India combined." --Hazel Henderson, seekingalpha.com"

EAN: 9781250063717
ISBN: 125006371X
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Dimensions: 21.59 x 14.48 x 2.54 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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