Business

Transformation for women in the technology industry

Faith Ramusetheli, Transformation Director, Sage Africa & Middle East, shares how she as a woman in the tech industry balances work and life, what a typical day at her job looks like, her advice to other women in tech, and much more.

Jack Dorsey's Square is acquiring a majority stake in Jay Z's TIDAL

Jack Dorsey's Square will be acquiring a majority stake in Jay Z's music streaming platform, TIDAL. As part of the acquisition, Jay Z will also join the Board of Directors at Square.

Youth-led businesses get a boost in Kenya

A survey by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics showed that many micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises do not live past their second year. Considering the huge population of young people in Kenya, it would be good to carry out the MbeleNaBiz program more regularly.

Disappointment that the Section 12J VCC sunset clause isn't being extended

SAVCA is disappointed that the Section 12J VCC sunset clause is not being extended past 30 June 2021. South Africa's National Treasury is essentially withdrawing the incentive in its entirety rather than amending it.
Books

5 must-read tech books for 2021

The following are some of the best to read, and possibly on their way to being some of the all time best tech books, if you want insight into the world of tech, the people and companies involved, as well as being able to read about what happens behind closed doors.

Science fiction books build mental resilience in young readers

According to research, science fiction provides more than escapism for young readers., including mental resilience.

What happens when the fundamentals that a business is based on change?

In his book, Andy S. Grove (ex-CEO of Intel), talks about a Strategic Inflection Point in business. This is explained as "a time in the life of a business when its fundamentals are about to change."

A book that digs deep into the inner workings of Spotify

The book, Spotify Teardown - Inside The Black Box of Streaming Music, tells a story of how Spotify is not what it generally says it is, it is actually more like Facebook, an advertising and user data driven company.