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Navigating the African Automotive Sector: Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria

Navigating the African Automotive Sector: Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
Deloitte undertook in-market research to shed light on the status quo of Africa's automotive sector with the question in mind of which market(s), will be the next frontier for growth for the automotive industry.
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World Bank lowers 2016 growth projections for Sub-Saharan Africa | Top News | Reuters

World Bank lowers 2016 growth projections for Sub-Saharan Africa | Top News | Reuters | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The World Bank on Monday lowered its 2016 sub-Saharan African growth forecast to 3.3 percent from a previous forecast of 4.4 percent in October, citing plunging global commodity prices.

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South Africa's First Smartphone to Hit Shelves in 2014 - Voice of America

South Africa's First Smartphone to Hit Shelves in 2014 - Voice of America | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
Osun Defender South Africa's First Smartphone to Hit Shelves in 2014 Voice of America One South African plans to change that by introducing the first indigenously designed and manufactured smart phone, aimed at attracting lower middle class...
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Nigeria's middle class revolution: The 'how' and 'how fast' « Afronline ...

Nigeria's middle class revolution: The 'how' and 'how fast' « Afronline ... | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
These days, I find myself very much interested in matters relating to the Nigerian/African middle class. I'm not alone, journalists and academics and investment bankers and DFIs are all quite obsessed with it as well, if the ...
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Booker Rising: Young, Middle Class & Black In South Africa

Booker Rising: Young, Middle Class & Black In South Africa | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
From Moneyweb (South Africa): "In the last eight years, the black middle class has doubled from 8% to 16% of this population segment. To qualify, they must earn between R16 000 [US$1,776] and R50 000 [US$5,550] per ...
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Africa is the next BRIC market - Bizcommunity.com

Africa is the next BRIC market - Bizcommunity.com | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
Africa is the next BRIC market Bizcommunity.com "The emergence of an African middle class means there is a strong consumption drive in the African economy.
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Africa's middle class prospers, but at a price | panafricanvisions

Africa's middle class prospers, but at a price | panafricanvisions | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
In Ghana, the middle class is growing fast. It's a trend typical across the whole continent. But, there are rising concerns about the impact of the development and whether certain parts of society are being left behind.
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White Paper - How To Use Social Media to Improve Customer Service and Cut Costs

White Paper - How To Use Social Media to Improve Customer Service and Cut Costs | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
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Inside Lego’s innovation department offices | SmartPlanet

Inside Lego’s innovation department offices | SmartPlanet | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
Colorful and whimsical–and featuring a working slide–the offices of Lego PMD, the toymaker’s design and development division, was re (“@jkendrick: This is just so cool.:) RT @jasonhiner: Inside Lego’s innovation department offices
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Apple and Google take very different paths to innovation but the gap closing a bit - The Economic Times

Apple and Google take very different paths to innovation but the gap closing a bit - The Economic Times | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
The Google model relies on rapid experimentation and data while the Apple model is more edited, intuitive and top-down.
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Innovation Excellence | Innovating Fast and Slow

Innovation Excellence | Innovating Fast and Slow | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
The Innovation Excellence community is home to innovation articles, webinars, videos, training and education - powering successful growth in the innovation management profession.
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Can Asia Beat the Western World on Innovation? | 15inno

Can Asia Beat the Western World on Innovation? | 15inno | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
My recent blog post, Are Asians Capable of Innovation?, generated lots of comments on my blog and on various LinkedIn groups. A recent comment from Rudolf (RT @wimrampen:Or will China beat us with its #innovation capabilities?
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Africa in Transition » Nielsen: Ivory Coast Now Top Business Prospect in Africa

Africa in Transition » Nielsen: Ivory Coast Now Top Business Prospect in Africa | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
Campbell tracks political and security developments across sub-Saharan Africa.
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Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most and Least Resilient Economies

Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most and Least Resilient Economies | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
Some countries are better prepared to weather shocks.
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In search of the African middle class - The Guardian

In search of the African middle class - The Guardian | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
The Guardian In search of the African middle class The Guardian Of course it's difficult to sell such a vision if "Africa" remains associated with deadly conflicts, food crises and looming poverty.
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Economist challenges existence of middle class in Africa | African ...

Economist challenges existence of middle class in Africa | African ... | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
THE idea that Africa has a middle class is completely wrong, as is evidenced by the growing consumption on the continent being driven primarily by low-income earners, Citi-group's Africa economist, David Cowan, said on ...
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Middle class drives growth - Johannesburg Sunday World

Middle class drives growth - Johannesburg Sunday World | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
Middle class drives growth Johannesburg Sunday World AFTER years of headlines about Africa's poverty, its emerging middle class is now grabbing attention as a driver of growth, democracy and an expanding pool of consumers for market-hungry retailers.
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Africa's sweet spot in global demand by 2020 | The Africa Report.com

Powering Africa through 2020 will be the huge reserve of domestic demand that has built up over the past decade. The African Development Bank has said that the African middle class already rose to 313 million people in ...
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Finweek – Africa has the fastest growing middle class in the world

Finweek – Africa has the fastest growing middle class in the world | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
The numbers are compelling: Africa's population explosion has seen its middle class population triple over the last three decades, to a whopping 313m people. In the report, The rise and rise of Africa's middle class, Deloitte ...
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White Paper - The Social Media Horizon: Closing the Chasm between Expectation & Execution

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disruptive innovation

For the last few years I have been fascinated with Clayton Christensen's theory of disruptive innovation and its application to business, politics, education...
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2012 Annual Letter From Bill Gates | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2012 Annual Letter From Bill Gates | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
Read Bill Gates’ 2012 Annual Letter update on the Gates Foundation’s work in health, poverty, and education.
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#CHEAP The Innovator's Manifesto: Deliberate Disruption for ...

#CHEAP The Innovator's Manifesto: Deliberate Disruption for ... | African middle class : the new frontier? | Scoop.it
Raynor's groundbreaking research, and deeper understanding of the mechanisms and drivers of Disruption make this approach to innovation more powerful and more useful than ever. Despite the groaning shelves of books offering advice on ...
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