2020 with NextAfrica

In 2019, people in African countries continued to connect digitally. And in 2019 the major geopolitical powers continued to enter Africa to increase their influence. With NextAfrica in 2020 I will concentrate on bringing together purpose-driven companies from Europe and Africa to collaborate and co-create.

Agile Europeans in Africa

Why we need agile Europeans in Africa “Many Europeans still treat Africans like children”, said James Shikwati, a Kenyan born intellectual, at a panel discussion in Hamburg, showing how European behavior is perceived in Africa. In the same discussion I argued that Africa and Europe are drifting apart and that we Europeans should better do something about it. Otherwise we lose …

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 …