First Innovation, then Regulation

Nairobi

First Innovation, then Regulation – What we can learn from Africa “You can not innovate under regulation. You have to take risks”, says Bitange Ndemo, former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication in Kenya. He knows. During his time in government, from 2005 to 2013, the transformation of the Kenyan ICT sector has been forged: undersea submarine cables, …

Software is eating the world – about African innovation

Software is eating the world – about African innovation “Why software is eating the world” has been the title of a famous essay by Marc Andreessen in the Wall Street Journal in 2011. Being in Nairobi, I have been heavily reminded on that. While arriving at the airport, I buy a local Safaricom SIM-Card, put it into …

Dambisa Moyo at the Druckerforum in Vienna

Dambisa Moyo, bestselling author and a big voice when it comes to abandon development aid for Africa, comes to the Global Peter Drucker Forum to Vienna on November 5 and 6, 2015. In her blogpost at the Drucker Blog, Dambisa rises concern that digitalization and its accompanying annihilation of jobs will specifically hurt African countries with their growing and …

How Agile Practices have become an element of General Management

What we today know as “agile practices” have been developed in the software industry. Today “software is eating the world” (Wall Street Journal, 2011) and meanwhile is dominating all other industries. But on its way up, software companies went through big crises. Much had been promised to customers in the 1980s and 1990s, but comparably little was achieved. The complexity of assignments had been …