Mark Zuckerberg’s year of books: The essential points from Why Nations Fail

The Next Web

Riddle me this: Why has Botswana, a landlocked country in the south of Africa, become one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, while other African nations — Zimbabwe, the Congo and Sierra Leone among them — remain caught in a miasma of violence and poverty?

SWOT Analysis Examples

Up and Running

Sedibeng Breweries is a medium-scale brewery located in the growing industrial center of Selebi Phikwe, Botswana. Editor’s note: This article was updated in November of 2017. One of the best ways to prepare to conduct a SWOT analysis is to use examples for help and inspiration.

Apple Has Loads of Cash. Which Start-ups Might it Snatch Up?

Inc Startups

That's more than three times the GDP of Botswana. Apple could make a huge acquisition. But entrepreneurs have an exit opportunity there, too. Here are some start-ups that may be on Apple's radar. Apple has a treasure trove so large it staggers the human imagination: $117 billion in cash.

Even in $19 Billion Deals, Money Isn't Everything

Inc Startups

In Botswana alone there were 16 social messaging apps). Facebook''s landmark acquisition of WhatsApp is a reminder that alignment between buyer and seller is often as important as a deal''s on-paper value.

The Small Joys of Family Business

Inc Startups

Not surprisingly, many of their stories involved travel—children tagging along to visit suppliers or clients in China or Botswana or the cloud forest of Ecuador. Entrepreneurship, for all its challenges, can bestow on families unexpected benefits beyond the obvious financial ones.

The Talented Mr. Ridley

Growthink Blog

He points to the inspiring example of Botswana, where a hard-earned culture of property rights and rule of law have fueled economic growth rates to rival the highest-flying Asian Tiger. Arguably the best book ever written on the power of entrepreneurial capitalism - The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley - should be required reading by anyone interested in protecting and defending the free enterprise way of life.

Scott Farquhar, Atlassian: Leadership in Crisis: when stuff gets real

Business of Software Blog

I was on my honeymoon in Botswana, and Botswana is a fantastic place but not a great honeymoon destination front of you who will be thinking about going on a honeymoon. And I knew it was important because the message had gone from Australia to South Africa to the Botswana and head office to then radio to vocal camp and the guy driven an hour to give me a slip of paper. You know those conference talks when everything seems too perfect to be true?