All The Business Opportunities In Nigeria

This is a brief from a talk I gave last week to a business club looking for opportunities in Africa. They had asked me to speak on African opportunities and how they could find them. They made the call after…
The $1,000,000,000,000 Nigerian Reminder

This month, the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Norway passed $1 trillion. In other words, it exceeded $1,000,000,000,000. That is twelve zeros. Norway’s giant pension fund is now worth over $1 trillion. Yes, 1 followed by 12 zeros. The fund’s managers announced…
Where Are Your Nigerian Customers?

The last time I visited Lagos, I spent good time in Oshodi market. I also took a bus to Yaba. I wanted to see Lagos and understand the evolution. The fact is this: nothing has changed that much. You have…
Towards Super Asset-Light Ecommerce Startups in Africa

I have written many times that African ecommerce companies have some severe challenges which work against them when compared with ecommerce companies operating in Continental Europe and the United States. One of those challenges is logistics/shipping. From my well-received Harvard…