Backed by Richard Branson, this start up has African children at its heart

(CNN)When school is free, you might expect all enthusiastic children to show up, but what if they can’t afford the uniform, school equipment and shoes? One entrepreneur and his team are changing the lives of young children in South Africa by providing them with school uniforms, bought with money from sales of his watch company.

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A free market in tax is a groteseque reality | Nick Cohen

Donald Trumps tax affairs are as nothing compared to those of the great global corporations Donald Trump is offering himself as president of a country whose federal income taxes he gives every appearance of dodging. He says he is fit to be commander in chief, after avoiding giving a cent more than he could towards…

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How Brazilian women avoid sexism at work: by working for themselves

Saleswomen at companies such as Tupperware take out micro-loans and sell products directly, becoming financially independent on their own time Tupperware, the brand long associated in the US with 1950s housewives and a time of limited economic prospects for women, has found a successful market in another place with troubling gender dynamics: modern-day Brazil. Even…

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How the marijuana tax could help Portland’s minority-owned businesses

People of color are conspicuously absent from Oregons lucrative legal weed business. Now, advocates say a proposed 3% marijuana tax could help Brooke and Rodney Smith opened their Portland, Oregon cannabis dispensary, PDX Tree, in November 2014 the same month Oregon voters approved a ballot initiative for legalizing recreational marijuana. While they were excited to…

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How the next US administration can encourage long-term investment in Africa

(CNN)For too long, foreign investment in Africa has taken a short-term perspective that values extracting commodities over adding value. Whether from East to West, investment is often a one-sided affair which is a proxy for global politics. Exceptions have been some of the international consumer goods companies who have recognized the depth of the opportunity…

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The Perspective Shift You Need To Make If You’re Always Feeling Unmotivated

Ive been suffering from a bout of something bloggers and entrepreneurship gurus dont seem to cover very often: feeling deeply, darkly unmotivated. Over the past few weeks, Ive been living in one of the hippest and most inspirational cities on the planet, Berlin, and sticking my toes into what with the recent Brexit decision is…

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From teenage headmaster to building the ‘Harvard’ of Africa

(CNN)At just 18 years old, Fred Swaniker became a head teacher. Since then he’s built an empire that he hopes will enrich and empower the entire continent.

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Leaving Your ‘Draining’ 9-To-5 Could End Up Being A Huge Mistake

A quick lap around the room of any networking event in Silicon Valley will leave you slammed with a barrage of fake smiles and overly enthusiastic statements like Life is amazing, and my company is finally taking off! and Ive just been so free and happy since I made the jump! If only these statements…

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Ditch the Plan B? Go ahead, so long as you’re rich | Arwa Mahdawi

A recent study says that if you really want to achieve your dreams, dont worry about a safety net. Fine advice for those for whom failure wouldnt spell disaster To Plan B or not to Plan B, that is the question. Science finally has the answer and, apparently, its No, absolutely not. If you want…

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Here’s The Final Push You Need To Quit Your Soul-Sucking Office Job

Not too long ago, I jumped off the corporate ladder in search of this elusive creative escalator. Yes, I am yet another Millennial who gave up a cushy, six-figure job in search for creative and meaningful work. I had followed the rules every step of the way to get to where I was. I had…

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