My Alibaba Group Presentation Will Be On “Building on Numbers for the African Time”

My Alibaba Group Presentation Will Be On “Building on Numbers for the African Time”

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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One thought on “My Alibaba Group Presentation Will Be On “Building on Numbers for the African Time”

  1. Indeed it an era of Numbers and knowing these numbers would help

    How would you serve a market well when you don’t know the market sizes- Numbers.

    How would you determine the future of a firm if it is not well evaluated- Numbers.

    How would you attract investors when you don’t understand the frictions you’re fixing: Mathematical modeling- numbers.

    How would you iterate towards a perfect solution when you don’t know your numbers

    So go and kill the show chief, and remember to bring in the right numbers to God as tithe and we members of the gods’ (me) as an offering, lol!

    Lastly, is it not due for a lift in numbers we charge?

    Awopetu Emmanuel


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