Value-Innovation in West Africa

Yesterday, instead of taking a 30 minute flight between Accra, Ghana and Lome, Togo, for a client meeting, I decided to take a chartered cab between the 2 West African cities, a 3.5 hour (170 mile) drive. I asked the cab driver how much the trip will cost, he said 80 Ghana Cedis ($40, N6500) […]

Tis not the critic who counts

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who […]

Today’s Executives – Be Teachable, Be Humble

In today’s global and dynamic economy, senior executives must be smart enough to lead – create vision, change and movement, manage effectively – manage order and consistency, but more importantly, be willing and humble enough to learn from their ecosystem, adapting to the needs and requirements of their clients, their leaders and followers, save they […]

Suya Customer Service in Lagos, Nigeria

A few moments ago after a long day, craving suya (delicious Nigerian charcoal grilled sticks of beef in dry pepper and other spices ), I went to the Suya spot on Glover road, Ikoyi, Lagos. As I drove to the spot it started to rain cats, dogs and goats with thunder and lightning, Surprisingly as […]

Pools of Challenges and Pockets of Brilliance

As I travel for work around different parts of the world from the developed economies to emerging markets and frontier markets, I see the same problems manifesting in different parts of the world. I see the growing divide between the rich and the poor, the growing tensions between governments and citizens as trust and confidence […]

Is it acceptable to fail?

Company cultures where it is acceptable to ask for help and make mistakes create learning environments and increase efficiency. Without the creation of an environment where the lessons from failure are reflected upon and engrained as lessons learnt, the ability to change, improve and eventually achieve success will be handicapped. A person once said to […]

01/25/2012 GI+S Engaged by Sodium Brand Solutions to deliver Strategy & Team Building Solutions – Accra, Ghana

Sodium Brand Solutions hired Global Insights + Solutions to Conduct a  strategic session to examine and analyze the current challenges facing Sodium Brand Solutions and develop a number of strategic initiatives and plans to position the company for growth in 2012 and beyond To engage in leadership development, team managment skills To revitalize and energize […]

May 2011, Washington DC: The State of the African Economy – Africa the Final Frontier

GI+S to deliver a lecture and speaker series on The State of the African Economy to Senior Global Executives as part of its lecture series on Africa, The Final Frontier, in Washington DC.

11/10/2010 – 11/11/2010: Africom Telecommunications Expo (Cape Town, South Africa)

GI+S and its Telecommunications client are attending the premier African telecoms event. With keynotes from the leading African telecom operators, the 2 day congress agenda features presentations, interactive sessions, case studies and up-to-the-minute forecasts on the future of the market.

09/22/2010 – 09/25/2010: The Africa Policy Forum: A Vision for the 21st Century (Atlanta, GA)

September 22–25, 2010: Global Insights + Solutions is attending the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation’s “The Africa Policy Forum: A Vision for the 21st Century” in Atlanta, Georgia. Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 30303, USA. Learn more.