Why the Internet is the key to expanding a business across Africa and the world.

Why the Internet is the key to expanding a business across Africa and the world.

By now you know that one of my burning passions was always to set up a business that expanded outside my own country. I remember traveling to Namibia in 1990 with a plan to set up a business there. By then I'd been in business for less than five years, and already I was thinking of international expansion. Unfortunately, it was a total fiasco!

I didn't yet have the capital or the skills to do something like that, and Africa really wasn't yet ready to receive investors from other African countries. I went back home disappointed but not dispirited. I knew that one day I would do it... and seven years later, I set up Mascom in Botswana!

The rest is history, as they say. I've now developed the capacity to set up businesses almost anywhere in the world, and it ju...

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