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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?

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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.

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From $0-100million with no sales people. The Atlassian 10 commandments for startups.

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For me I got married earlier this year, and for my honeymoon I went to Botswana. And in the middle of this honeymoon (Botswana is great, if you ever get the chance to go), we were staying in the middle of the Kalahari Desert in a hut, miles from anywhere, and I got a message from my co-founder on a scribbled piece of paper saying “Scott call me urgently.” Scott Farquhar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Atlassian , an innovative, award-winning enterprise software company.

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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?

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

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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.