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Development Planning in South Africa

by John Reynolds

Celebrated as a beacon of democracy and reconciliation, many people in South Africa continue to live in severe poverty. Backed by the United Nations Development Programme, the Eastern Cape province consequently...


From Day One

by Joyce Banda & Caroline Lambert

The case for narrowing the gender gap is well established, and programs seeking to empower women in sub-Saharan Africa have multiplied. Yet a critical piece is missing: a focus on rural girls from zero to ten...


The Infinite Desire for Growth

by Daniel Cohen & Jane Marie Todd

Economic growth--and the hope of better things to come—is the religion of the modern world. Yet its prospects have become bleak, with crashes following booms in an endless cycle. In the United States, eighty...


On Your Mark

by Keith McIntyre & Adam van Koeverden

In July, 1992, Keith started the KMAC GROUP because he felt that there was a different way to look at and do things. Those that don't adapt likely won't succeed. There are a lot of external factors that may...


Corporate Venturing

by Dado Van Peteghem & Omar Mohout

Different strategies and tactics to accelerate innovation and growth through collaboration.

This is not the hype story of how cool startups are and why you should invest in them with a fund or setup an accelerator....


How to Unlock the Cash in Your Backyard

by Iva Norris

How many times have you examined your financial situation and wondered, ‘How do I find enough money to pay off my mortgage, afford a holiday, or pay school fees for my children and grandchildren?’ Imagine...


In the Business of Change

by Elisa Birnbaum

Our communities are facing the fallout from the demise of vital industry, bankrupt economies, bad policy or policing, and political mismanagement. People are looking for answers, and the "same old" simply won't...


Social Value Investing

by Howard Buffett & William B. Eimicke

Our world’s challenges are too great and too complex for any one organization or government to address on its own. But solutions to these challenges do exist and will be found through new partnerships bringing...


Entrepreneur Voices on Growth Hacking

by The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. & Derek Lewis

FACT: There is no ultimate blueprint or rulebook to Growth Hacking.

Yes, we know that companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Dropbox have been touted as the case studies for industry disruption and immense growth....


Creating Business Magic

by David Morey & John E. McLaughlin

Business magic and disruptive innovation

First comes the magic, and then the magic becomes the reality

You may think you know what magic is. Abracadabra, hocus-pocus. Forget about it. Magic? Magic is what human...


Laboratory of Socialist Development

by Artemy M. Kalinovsky

Artemy Kalinovsky’s Laboratory of Socialist Development investigates the Soviet effort to make promises of decolonization a reality by looking at the politics and practices of economic development in central...


Stronger Than Steel

by Jeffrey A Parks

Stronger than Steel is the story of a company town, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, that used alternative economic development strategies, including arts, tourism, and a casino to propel its way out of devastation...


Markets on the Margins

by Kate Philip

In 1987, workers in South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) staged a historic national strike, and 40,000 mineworkers lost their jobs. To assist them, the NUM set up a job creation programme, starting...


Orchestrating Experiences

by Chris Risdon & Patrick Quattlebaum

Customer experiences are increasingly complicated—with multiple channels, touchpoints, contexts, and moving parts—all delivered by fragmented organizations. How can you bring your ideas to life in the face...


Digital Disruption and Transformation

by Simon van Wyk & Ray Welling

They say a year on the Internet is like a dog year—

seven years to every one as the pace of change has disrupted and transformed nearly every aspect of our lives from commerce to entertainment to what we do...


Optimizing Growth

by Jason Green, Mark Henneman & Dimitar Antov

Leverage big data and demand into sustainable profitable growth

Optimizing Growth is a handbook for how to succeed  in the age of big data. Today’s business environment looks dramatically different than...


Bioeconomy challenges and implementation: the European research organisations’ perspective

by Egizio Valceschini, Pascal Bergeret & Uno Svedin

This book focuses on opportunities and challenges in implementing a bioeconomy strategy from a research and education perspective. It draws on contributions presented during the 30th EURAGRI annual conference...


Emotional Competence

by Eveline Lonoce

Did you know your emotions are powerful resources? Or do you deal with them when they pop up, either wanting them to stay when the feelings are nice or to go away when they are unpleasant? Every human being...


The Goldilocks Challenge

by Mary Kay Gugerty & Dean Karlan

The social sector provides services to a wide range of people throughout the world with the aim of creating social value. While doing good is great, doing it well is even better. These organizations, whether...


Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Andrew Berg & Rafael Portillo

Low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa present unique monetary policy challenges, from the high share of volatile food in consumption to underdeveloped financial markets; however most academic and policy...