Every entrepreneur is a digital entrepreneur, with new and emerging technology set to enable innovative businesses to create up to 10 million new jobs for young people among the world’s G20 countries, according to a new report by Accenture.
A recent survey has shown that entrepreneurs are among the happiest people in the world. They’re innovative, can drive change, create jobs and shape their own destiny. So why are South Africans not doing more to crack into the entrepreneurial space?
A whopping 61 percent of recent college graduates want to start a business, according to The CT Corporation survey. Forty-five percent think it’s very likely they will do so, and 20 percent have already started a business of their own while in college. Even the 30 percent of recent grads who admit it’s highly unlikely they’d ever start a business say they would like to.
An international online Google Hangout hosted by Brand South Africa saw top expat South African tech gurus discussing ways to use their digital skills and experience to help the development of their home country.
By Arnobio Morelix and Yasuyuki Motoyama Startups and the ecosystems they form are increasingly championed as the path to future economic growth and job creation. This makes sense, since startups are, in fact, the net job creators in the U.S. economy. With that in mind, cities across the U.S. have been working on the monumental task of trying [...]
Most social media is a waste of time. It’s a great place to post photos of your cat, announce your opinion on politics or music, exercise your thumbs by clicking “Like” and “Follow,” and other harmless endeavors. Less nutritious than cotton candy and more repetitive than Candy Crush, social media [...]
Gain valuable insights about an industry, a company, or a competitor by carefully dissecting their social activity. In this example, the personal care brand Dove, the following exercises, using only public data, took about 3 hours to complete.
The growing popularity and the pervasive use of social networking websites among our teens and students is a fact we can no longer ignore. Unfortunately, many school boards still promulgate laws that inhibit access to these platforms in schools and thus missing on huge learning opportunities for students. Instead of forcing an unwarranted ban on these media tools why not embrace them and turn them into learning hubs where our students can thrive academically.