Pan-Africanism : Monique Maddy - Learning to Love Africa

Destee

destee.com
destee.com
Jan 22, 2001
36,115
9,996
betwixt and between
destee.com
Occupation
Website Consultant
Learning To Love Africa - Monique Maddy

http://www.moniquemaddy.com


[GOOGLE]5423528636032352921[/GOOGLE]​

Upon graduating from Harvard Business School, Maddy, born in Liberia and educated in Britain and the U.S., relocates to Tanzania to execute a start-up business providing telephone service. With the excitement attendant to starting a new company and the soul-searching of a young woman on a mission, Maddy brings personal experience and a different perspective on the troubled history of conquest and colonization of Africa, including the resettlement of American slaves in Liberia. Having worked for the UN, Maddy also brings a perspective on capitalism versus the benevolent efforts of world organizations. She contrasts their ineffectiveness with the entrepreneurial heritage of the Mandingo, who have an extensive network of trade and finance throughout Africa, as well as her father's business enterprises and the foreign investment of Firestone and other companies in small, isolated towns that stand in stark contrast to the chaos of the surrounding country. Maddy is ultimately disappointed when her enterprise fails owing to local corruption, ineptitude, and bureaucracy, and she struggles to maintain her vision for self-reliance and entrepreneurialism in Africa.

Enjoy!

:heart:

Destee
 

Monetary

Well-Known Member
REGISTERED MEMBER
Dec 15, 2002
3,305
193
Detroit, MI
members.blackplanet.com
Occupation
Economist
I think a part of her presentation is missing.

I found a few things interesting about what she said. I'm trying not to be critical of her message...or what she's trying to do. Nevertheless, I will leave well enough alone. I wonder if others will get from this what I got from it.

Peace, Fam.
 

Corvo

navigator of live
REGISTERED MEMBER
May 9, 2003
3,509
1,759
LaLa land
Occupation
Furniture maker, a sculptor, and fight instructor
Reason for Hope and Optimism"

Unfortunately, for at least some years to come, Africa will continue to rely at least partly on "traditional" approaches to foreign and emergency aid. However, if the continent is to make a serious, lasting, and sustainable dent in the incidence of poverty and its devastating and debilitating consequences, it will have to do so the old-fashioned way, primarily relying on businesses, intrepid entrepreneurs, and good governance by its leaders. There is ample reason for hope and optimism, including significant advances in the areas of technology, medicine, and science, and the application of important economic reforms by a new generation of leaders.

The fact is that all countries started out poor, and all countries emerged from poverty by literally working their way out of it. Take the most recent examples of China and India, where foreign aid is a microscopic share of income. Both of these countries have been working their way out of poverty by increasing their own incomes by 183 percent and 84 percent, respectively, from 1995 to 2005 -- a feat fueled primarily by the energy, determination, and innovation of their own people, private investments, and wise policy and financial choices by their governments.

Africa needs investments that leave behind more than depleted mineral mines and dry oil wells. It needs investments that have a multiplier effect in terms of dollars spent and jobs created. New factories, new supply chains, distribution channels, improved infrastructure, better agricultural practices, and new markets will stimulate production and innovation in addition to consumption.

On the policy side, the continent needs governments that ensure that its natural resources and the increased tax receipts generated are used to build better schools, hospitals, and infrastructure, all of which are critical to economic development. Governments also have to ensure that those who create the wealth are entitled to retain rewards commensurate with the risks. In short, government should not treat its wealth creators as yet another "extractive" industry.

The best way for developed countries and other major emerging market countries to help Africa out of poverty is to pursue the same business- and market-driven approaches that have historically created, and continue to create, wealth in their own countries. As it turns out, opportunism, not compassion, may prove to be the most effective and sustainable driver of poverty alleviation in Africa.

Google's first entrepreneur-in-residence, Monique Maddy was born in Liberia and educated in England and the United States. She founded the African Communications Group to create low-cost wireless telecommunications services in developing and emerging market countries. She is an elite marathon runner and the author of Learning to Love Africa: My Journey from Africa to Harvard Business School and Back (2004).



“As it turns out, opportunism, not compassion, may prove to be the most effective and sustainable driver of poverty alleviation in Africa.”

What would one expect of a Harvard Business School graduate?

Ms. Maddy with all her good intentions, has been indoctrinated into a Western Business ideology. The models she has studied, make the most sense to her. Though it has a rational, empirically proven perspective, western business notions will do little for the masses. It will keep them as serves for those in power (standard western governance).


Corvo
 

Monetary

Well-Known Member
REGISTERED MEMBER
Dec 15, 2002
3,305
193
Detroit, MI
members.blackplanet.com
Occupation
Economist
Minus the negativism, what she said was cool...

Outside of a few negative comments that could put Black Americans against Continental Africans, I thought what she said was cool. That, and the fact that she seems to be trying to get some support from those outside of her people...which I think is not necessarly a good idea. If they help, they will try to corrupt or control her efforts.

I don't think she was harsh enough on the foreign aid to Africa. I think the bad policies which must be implimented due to funding requirements kill the economic, entrepreneurial spirit of the countries in Africa. I suggest they start anew, feeding, housing, clothing and protecting themselves with no or very little foreign aid. Once that is established, then they should branch out seeking other countries with a demand for goods produced in Africa but can e sold abroad. This will help Africa to build wealth in each country, and hence, the continent.

Independence and self-sufficiency via entreprenuerial support will help us to be accountable and responsible for Africa's future. This, and only this, should be our economic goal for Africa.


Peace, Fam.

:toast:
 

Amnat77

Well-Known Member
REGISTERED MEMBER
Dec 11, 2006
5,270
2,596
UK..not for long
Occupation
professional.
Corvo said:
Reason for Hope and Optimism"

Unfortunately, for at least some years to come, Africa will continue to rely at least partly on "traditional" approaches to foreign and emergency aid. However, if the continent is to make a serious, lasting, and sustainable dent in the incidence of poverty and its devastating and debilitating consequences, it will have to do so the old-fashioned way, primarily relying on businesses, intrepid entrepreneurs, and good governance by its leaders. There is ample reason for hope and optimism, including significant advances in the areas of technology, medicine, and science, and the application of important economic reforms by a new generation of leaders.

The fact is that all countries started out poor, and all countries emerged from poverty by literally working their way out of it. Take the most recent examples of China and India, where foreign aid is a microscopic share of income. Both of these countries have been working their way out of poverty by increasing their own incomes by 183 percent and 84 percent, respectively, from 1995 to 2005 -- a feat fueled primarily by the energy, determination, and innovation of their own people, private investments, and wise policy and financial choices by their governments.

Africa needs investments that leave behind more than depleted mineral mines and dry oil wells. It needs investments that have a multiplier effect in terms of dollars spent and jobs created. New factories, new supply chains, distribution channels, improved infrastructure, better agricultural practices, and new markets will stimulate production and innovation in addition to consumption.

On the policy side, the continent needs governments that ensure that its natural resources and the increased tax receipts generated are used to build better schools, hospitals, and infrastructure, all of which are critical to economic development. Governments also have to ensure that those who create the wealth are entitled to retain rewards commensurate with the risks. In short, government should not treat its wealth creators as yet another "extractive" industry.

The best way for developed countries and other major emerging market countries to help Africa out of poverty is to pursue the same business- and market-driven approaches that have historically created, and continue to create, wealth in their own countries. As it turns out, opportunism, not compassion, may prove to be the most effective and sustainable driver of poverty alleviation in Africa.

Google's first entrepreneur-in-residence, Monique Maddy was born in Liberia and educated in England and the United States. She founded the African Communications Group to create low-cost wireless telecommunications services in developing and emerging market countries. She is an elite marathon runner and the author of Learning to Love Africa: My Journey from Africa to Harvard Business School and Back (2004).



“As it turns out, opportunism, not compassion, may prove to be the most effective and sustainable driver of poverty alleviation in Africa.”

What would one expect of a Harvard Business School graduate?

Ms. Maddy with all her good intentions, has been indoctrinated into a Western Business ideology. The models she has studied, make the most sense to her. Though it has a rational, empirically proven perspective, western business notions will do little for the masses. It will keep them as serves for those in power (standard western governance).


Corvo


I watched the Ms maddy presentation and read your comments; my question is: what is the difference between her model for "bringing Africa out of poverty" and yours....you assert that her surpposition is based on "Western business notions" isnt yours?


Africa, India, and China...did not start out poor, nor are they poor today; up untill the 1970s Africa supplied 70% of the world resouces; food, energy, etc.. ..corrrupt governmet bodies who are in league with the "super powers" of the world( world bank, INF British and American government, shell, debeers etc) are the reason why the commom man in Africa sees little of the profits made from her natural resources....Africa is far from poor, do you think a rich country like china would be intersted in Africa if the continent was truly poor?
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
jamesfrmphilly Black Relationships : monique-explains-why-her-husband-can-sleep-with-other-women Black Relationships 0
HODEE Black People : "Black Stats" Author Monique Morris Black People Open Forum 0
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Spirituality Religion : A Megachurch Reels After Learning Pastor Let His Professed Pedophile Son Work With Kids Black Spirituality / Religion - General Discussion 0
N African Traditional Religion : Learning/adopting Ifa African Traditional Religion Study Group 1
Clyde C Coger Jr Science and Technology : No new 'learning' brain cells after age 13: study Science and Technology 10
Clyde C Coger Jr Black Education / Schools : American Students Aren't Learning The Full Truth About Slavery Black Education / Schools 37
Gorilla Science and Technology : Exploit Exercises - Computer Security Learning Resource Science and Technology 1
dunwiddat Black People : Black Folks Still Not Learning Black People Open Forum 2
MsInterpret Black People : What is your learning style? Black People Open Forum 12
Gorilla Computers - Software Hardware : 20+ Resources for Learning Programming/Computing Online Science and Technology 1
Gorilla Computers - Software Hardware : Stanford Offering Three Open Classes: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Databases Science and Technology 4
Gorilla Computers - Software Hardware : DIY Computer Science (Learning Community): The Elements of Computing Systems Science and Technology 1
Destee We Are Learning This Together Tech Support - Questions - Suggestions 8
Afroerotik Black Parenting : Learning to Love Black Parenting 2
Ankhur Black Spirituality Religion : Learning the ABCs for Black Teens Black Spirituality / Religion - General Discussion 21
Gorilla Science and Technology : Khan Academy (Another self-learning resource) Science and Technology 0
Ankhur Black People : Now they tell us Ritalin "boosts" Learning????? Black People Open Forum 2
P Black Spirituality Religion : How Are You At Living and Learning? Black Spirituality / Religion - General Discussion 0
howardtsu Black Poetry : Learning to Guess Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 3
asimplepoet Black Poetry : Learning 2 love again Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 6
Destee Science and Technology : Learning HTML / Handling Traffic Science and Technology 7
howardtsu Black Poetry : Learning to Stay Away Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 3
D Black Haiku : learning vanu.... Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 1
D Metu Neter - Vols I - II - III : Anyone gonna participate in the Distance Learning program that the AAS is offering? Metu Neter - Vols I - II - III Study Group 2
anAfrican Africa : Learning/Sharing the Nations of Africa All Things Africa 0
anAfrican Ghana : Ghana; Education: President Challenges Higher Learning Institutions Ghana 0
S Black Poetry : Higher Learning Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 7
anAfrican Science and Technology : Learning Electronics Together? Science and Technology 11
L Black Education / Schools : Afrocentric Learning Tools Black Education / Schools 6
I Africa : AFrican languages and learning them. All Things Africa 9
F African American History Culture : Learning on Kemet African American History Culture 4
MzBlkAngel Black Poetry : Learning to Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 12
K Black People : Learning another language Black People Open Forum 1
I Black Poetry : Learning Tools Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 7
L Black Poetry : Learning to Love Me Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 9
L Black Poetry : Learning about Mistakes.. Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 4
E Quiet Poetry Lounge : Learning Experiences Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 5
A Destee Network : 1 Week trial of 700+ e-learning courses Destee Network : 0
S Black Poetry : Learning From The Best Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On! 9
Similar threads







































Latest profile posts

$1 Billion Black dollars in 30 days
Destee wrote on Marcchris's profile.
Hi @Marcchris ... Welcome Welcome Welcome!!! :wave: ... Thanks for joining us AND becoming a Premium Member! :cheerleader: ... I am honored. Please make yourself right at home! Much Love and Peace.
Destee wrote on rhymebad's profile.
I Love You! :love:
Destee wrote on dunwiddat's profile.
Good to see you Sister! :cheerleader:
Kemetstry wrote on dunwiddat's profile.
Where have you been hiding ?
Top