How to Cultivate Entrepreneurship in Africa

Armed with a Wharton MBA, fluent Chinese, years of experience, and global connections, ACET's Buddy Buruku did the expected — banking, economic research, management consulting--then ended up as a chicken farmer. In this piece for GE's Ideas Lab, Buddy uses her experience to share thoughts on how to foster entrepreneurship in Africa. "Young Entrepreneurs--Key Drivers of ...

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