The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse
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Mar , 17, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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The Next Africa, an Axiom Best Business Book Award winner, will change the way people think about the continent. The old narrative of an Africa disconnected from the global economy, depicted by conflict or corruption, and heavily dependent on outside donors is fading. A wave of transformation driven by business, modernization, and a new cadre of remarkably talented Africans is thrusting the continent from the world’s margins to the global mainstream.

JAKE.BRIGHT.WEB Jake Bright is a writer and award winning author in New York City. He publishes as a contributing editor and independently on global business and finance with an expertise on Africa. Bright also writes select features on topics such as politics and outdoor sports. He is active in thought leadership as a Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association. His articles have received “Best Business Column” distinction by The Week and span features in Fortune, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, U.S. News & World Report, TechCrunch and Bloomberg’s proprietary economics Brief. Bright is a frequent commentator to media outlets and speaker at venues such as the World Affairs Council and Council on Foreign Relations. He has produced high level forums with partners including CNN, Newsweek, PwC, IBM, the Carlyle Group, McKinsey & Co., and NYU Stern. His first book, The Next Africa, with Aubrey Hruby (Macmillan Publishing) won an Axiom Best Business Book award.




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