My presentation in Alibaba is scheduled on Thursday, July 8. I will speak on “Building on Numbers for the African Time”. Yes, when you read the news, things could be exceedingly challenging. But look deeper, you will see latent opportunities. In a DealRoom Nigeria Board meeting at 11pm WAT yesterday, Chairman Kyari Bukar provided insights as we spoke. Quickly, right there, you can see that tomorrow is a huge promise.
So, I think that Africa is moving into a cambrian moment of entrepreneurial capitalism, powered by digital technologies, and innovators will use the tools to combine and recombine factors of production to fix market frictions at scale. But we need to build on Numbers because we have to eliminate guesswork! Yes, move from scalars to vectors; with vectors, you have directions.---
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