Limkokwing University: eradicating poverty through tertiary education

3

Dr. Jayles Yeoh was convinced that without backing education his country wouldn’t get ahead. This idea led him to come up with a plan which he shared with several government leaders.

And his plan went into action. His proposal was so convincing that he was invited to set up campuses based on his program in Africa, Asia and Europe.

Continue reading

Business Initiative Directions Leadership Series: Sir Emeka Offor

Business Initiative Directions

Sir Emeka Offor (right) and Commercial Director  Marc Robillard with the Arch of Europe Award

Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of Business Initiative Directions Award Winner Chrome Group Sir Emeka Offor  recently agreed to an exclusive and rare interview with the African Leadership Magazine, in which he provides an inside look at his personality and drive to not only achieve his personal goals, but also his desire to contribute to the development of his nation.

Although he refuses to describe himself as nothing more than the son of a policeman, his character in the pursuit of excellence is clear throughout the interview, as he describes his journey so far and future goals.

Continue reading

The Theil Fellowship: 20 under 20

Business Initiative Directions

Silicon Valley juggernaut Peter Theil challenges the idea of education at its core, and questions the value of young people putting themselves into years of debt before starting on disruptive new projects. He argues that the time spent in college could be far more productive and a truly groundbreaking ideas are not dependent on a college education.

The same man points out that the Apple iPhone is not disruptive when compared to moon landings, for example. Theil’s dispair at the lack of original and truly disruptive innovation pushed him to start the 20 under 20 Fellowships.

Continue reading

Xavier Niel: the Steve Jobs of France

business initiative directions

Who is Xavier Niel? 

Born in 1967, France, at age 45 Xavier already has a net worth of $6.6 billion.

According to some, Xavier Niel is the Steve Jobs of France — a self-made businessman, entrepreneur and visionary who has managed to gain a fortune through various business ventures. His industry is in telecommunications and technology. Continue reading

Frankfurt, Germany’s Finance Capital, Next Stop for B.I.D. Convention


Frankfurt, known as the Bavarian Finance Capital, is a modern, cosmopolitan and welcoming city that has managed to both conserve its traditions and open its door to a cutting-edge business world.

Continue reading