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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? Mark Zuckerberg’s 18th pick for his Year of Books is Daron Acemoglu and James Robinsons’ Why Nations Fail.

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Stress: 3 Ways To Keep it From Killing You


A prisoner, held behind enemy lines in Sierra Leone during the civil war in the late 90’s, he subsisted on very little food, and in the end, just fruit and berries. So just like our team who purposely chose to cross a line that could potentially be life threatening, the focus on the good that we could do for the citizens of Sierra Leone was greater.


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Here’s an awesome, heart warming initiative #reimagineatl

Jeff Hilimire

I hope that you will join me in pledging some money to help their current cause focused on Sierra Leone, Africa. If there was ever a place that needed people to help, Sierra Leone is it. One thing I’ve learned over the past several years as I’ve spent more time studying and supporting non-profits, is that awareness of an issue is a huge barrier.

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Has Blockchain Fever Died Down In 2018?


This year, blockchain was even used in to power presidential elections for the very first time in Sierra Leone. There has been a lot of speculation around cryptocurrencies and this has in many ways obscured the fact the blockchain, the open-source and decentralized ledger that drives these digital currencies has the potential of radically transforming how ownership is verified.

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15 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


The name Mission Lane is derived from my families street address in Bonthe, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Share Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project. Each story is different though the reasons may remain the same.

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Data Visualization Inspiration: Analysis To Insights To Action, Faster!

Occam's Razor

It also does not include the other countries beyond Liberia and Sierra Leone where we know infections and deaths have occurred. Like a vast majority on planet Earth, I love data visualizations. Ok, so perhaps as the author of two bestselling books on analytics I love it a little bit more! There is something magical about taking an incredible amount of complexity and presenting it as simply as we possibly can with the goal of letting the cogently presented insight drive action.

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the world without altgate


@altgate Startups, Venture Capital & Everything In Between Skip to content Home Furqan Nazeeri ( ← Microsoft Buys 37signals For $300 Million The Coming Venture Capital Boom → The World Without Altgate Posted on January 1, 2009 by fnazeeri No, this blog is not going anywhere.    I was just looking at the 2008 Google Analytics data for Altgate.    It is an amazing tool.