Monday, January 28, 2013

African Cup of Nations AFCON 2013

As you know the African Cup of Nations are on and Ghana hopes to win it for the 5th time the last time Ghana won was 30 years ago in 1982 the year i was born.
So far Ghana has drawn against DR Congo  and won against Mali. I must say its a totally new team to what we have been used to in the past years.
Lucky for your the good people at Puma  have created an excellent series of videos that gets you closer to the Black Stars.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Kwabena goes to social Media week Lagos

I will be taking part in Social Media Week Lagos on the Change Makers panel with Gabrielle Smith Roxanne L. Scott & Patrica Patton For me this is really special i have always wanted to travel to another African country, as embarrassing as it sounds i have travelled the world but have not been to any African country aside from Ghana. 2013 is the year this changes. So when this opportunity came i grabbed it with both hands. I could not start with any better city than Lagos. In my head i think i know what Nigeria looks feels and smells like but i hope to be blown away by the bustling people. I also hope to meet some cool Nigerians and build. As Nkrumah said Africa must Unite - One small trip for Kwabena One big step for Africa. 
Who’s coming to Lagos?
About the Panel 
Kayobi creative director Kwabena Oppong Boateng will be on the panel and will be bringing his experience with kayobi, Ghana Decides and Nkanee to the table. Are you in Lagos? Will you be attending?  Follow the conversation on twitter hashtag #smwchangemakers

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How to Make it in Ghana

I just had a long fascinating conversation with an older business man, here are a few things that stuck in mind.

1) Get experience when you are young, this is when you make others rich
2) Make yourself rich/comfortable by doing something you enjoy (your own business)
3) Sometimes in business money may not be the most important pay ( shares may be smarter in the long term)
4) In business one needs to have a good reputation to succeed
5) One needs access to the people that matter
6) Ghana is a patronage economy and the wealth is concentrated
7) Whats important is to visualise when or what you want to be and go for it
8) You never know what knowledge others (especially older people) have - network and use them

I must say taking the unconventional route and working for yourself is not for the faint hearted but the rewards can be great. I hope more Ghanaians and Africans would be more entrepreneurial. I personally will be taking this advice on board and applying it to my businesses.