Africa Rising

  • by Vijay Gunther, Robert E. Mahajan
  • Narrated by Dennis Holland
  • 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With more than 900 million consumers, the continent of Africa is one of the world's fastest growing markets. In Africa Rising, legendary global business consultant Vijay Mahajan reveals this remarkable marketplace in all its richness and complexity, and helps companies understand the massive opportunity it presents.Mahajan tells the stories that Western executives and managers rarely hear: stories of African entrepreneurs, executives, and enterprises that are identifying powerful market opportunities and capitalizing on them. He teaches the lessons that Africa's successful and failing ventures have learned about succeeding on the continent...how Coca-Cola executives in Nairobi "walk with the market"...what Unilever has learned from its "consumer safaris"... how Guinness is learning to become authentically African...how global companies are overcoming Africa's unique political, economic, and resource challenges...how local entrepreneurs are profiting, even in profoundly troubled states like Rwanda.Mahajan reveals how companies are mining the growing South African "black diamond" middle class; how foreign investment is increasing, even in politically mismanaged states like Zimbabwe; and how India and China are staking out huge positions throughout Africa. p>Simply put, in an era in which new growth is tougher and tougher to achieve, Vijay Mahajan's Africa Rising uncovers what may be your largest untapped growth opportunity.

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What the Critics Say

"This book lays out a powerful portrait of the growing opportunities in Africa. It is clear to us that any global firm interested in growth must see Africa as an essential part of its portfolio." (E. Neville Isdell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company, USA)

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One can skim the print version

This is not, I repeat not, a "general interest" book on Africa - more like a (supplementary) text for a business/marketing course. Narrator does a terrific job with the material, but unless an audio listener has a strong, specific interest in African business (or cannot read print books), this one might prove tough to get through.
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- John S.

Informative

Vijay Mahajan brings an optimistic perspective to the economic conditions in Africa. Following the news, there are indications that Africa may be rising that are easily missed. Mahajan pulls much of what has been reported and what has been under reported to paint his picture. It is informative and well read. The writing might have been organized differently and consistently. There is still value here for the interested and those who wish to be informed.
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- Roy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios