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Toby Shapshak

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What Africa can teach you about innovation that business school can't.

Because it has so many problems, Africa's unique problem-solving means when it solves these problems for itself, it solves them for the rest of the world. From energy and electricity, to mobile money and micro-finance, Africa is leading numerous fields in which more developed countries are playing catch up. Africa is a mobile-only continent, producing stand-out innovations; as our collective economies are booming. It's not coincidence that the next Steve Jobs is an African: Elon Musk never worked for either Nasa or Ford, but he's the major protagonist in these two huge industries. Why? because he bring that particular African-inspired way of solving problems (of outside-thinking instead of the expert-thinking taught by business school) to reigniting these moribund industries. The answers to many of the world's problems are being solved in Africa. This talk explores what they are, and what the innovative thinking is behind them, and how to apply them to your company.

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