Daily Archives: August 23, 2014

A short intro to the Studio School – By Geoff Mulgan video

A short intro to the Studio School- By Geoff Mulgan

“What kind of school would have the teenagers fighting to get in, not fighting to stay out?”

Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, “for real.”

More info on Studio Schools:

http://www.studioschoolstrust.org/category/location/studio-schools

What kind of web do we want? – by Sir Tim Berners-Lee – video

What kind of web do we want? – by Sir Tim Berners-Lee – video

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness.

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To make it big in Africa, a business must succeed in Nigeria, the continent’s largest market.

Africa’s testing ground

To make it big in Africa, a business must succeed in Nigeria, the continent’s largest market. No one said it would be easy

Aug 23rd 2014 | LAGOS |The Economist

nigeria-1IN 2001 MTN, a fledgling telecoms company from South Africa, paid $285m for one of four mobile licences sold at auction by the government of Nigeria. Observers thought its board was bonkers. Nigeria had spent most of the previous four decades under military rule. The country was rich in oil reserves but otherwise desperately poor. Its infrastructure was crumbling. The state phone company had taken a century to amass a few hundred thousand customers from a population of 120m. The business climate was scarcely stable.  Continue reading

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