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Rejection Therapy: Prototype Failure

One lonely night not long ago, Jason Comely was where we all end up at some point in our lives: feeling sorry for himself. The deck seemed stacked against him. Nine months earlier, his wife had left him for a…

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African Innovation

Lean Innovation: African Style

Innovation in Africa looks different. Entrepreneurs tackle big, serious problems: malaria, sanitation, and childbirth, problems we don’t have. So what can we learn from African innovation? Cut the fat, and think lean. Thinking lean is about intentionally working with less…

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