You Have a New Business Idea? What’s Next? – Learn the Learning Launch Tool

What do you do if you have a business idea and want to test its attractiveness and practicality in the real marketplace? Maybe you start writing a business plan, look for funding sources, and launch your new business, right? Hell, NO! That’s the traditional and the riskiest way of starting a business. It’s also aContinue reading “You Have a New Business Idea? What’s Next? – Learn the Learning Launch Tool”

A Graduation in Somalia is More Than a Graduation

For the majority of students around the world (mainly in the developed world), they go to university, finish it, and proceed to the next stage of their life. That’s how predictable their life is. But the case of Somalia is totally different, esp. those students who happened to be students between 2006 and 2013. AbdirashidContinue reading “A Graduation in Somalia is More Than a Graduation”

A Day at the Industrial Innovation City of Japan-Kitakyushu

If you really want to see how a country can start from NOTHING and go on to become a leader in a certain industry – in this case, the steel industry, please pay a visit to Japan, esp. Kitakyushu city, a city that hosts Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation Yawata Works. Japan was 100 yearsContinue reading “A Day at the Industrial Innovation City of Japan-Kitakyushu”

What You Need to Know to Buy a Car from Japan: Information for African Consumers

Because of the current economic situation in Africa, majority of African consumers prefer to buy used cars; and if it is from Japan, they don’t take more time to check its quality because they associate Japan with quality. But Africa is price sensitive. VERY SENSITIVE. You can ask Chinese companies. But there is no directContinue reading “What You Need to Know to Buy a Car from Japan: Information for African Consumers”

Fukuzawa Yukichi: The Great Japanese Intellectual

This post is part of series posts related to my experiences as an ABE Initiative Scholar in Japan. If you want to read related posts, please CLICK HERE. We’re attending a 5-days workshop co-organized by National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for JICA long-term and JDS participants. The aim is to giveContinue reading “Fukuzawa Yukichi: The Great Japanese Intellectual”