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29.09.2019 Feature Article

National Mobilization of African Economies: Blueprints

Naseem Javed
SEP 29, 2019 FEATURE ARTICLE

The blue prints on National Mobilization of African Economies, call for a high level open and bold debates; how will African nations turbo-boost productivity, performance and profitability and create massive grassroots prosperity by uplifting midsize business economies, city by city and nation by nation. National Mobilization of Entrepreneurialism; call it a revolution, mobilization of massive transformation of

top 20 % working citizenry and deployment of top 20% small and mediums size enterprise owners into become global age experts. Achieved in simultaneous synchronization, how such global age models deployed? Most of these dramatic changes are not necessarily new funding dependent, rather they are decision hungry and good execution starved. So what's stopping all this? NOW, this can be a wake-up call for African economies of the world; rethinking, reprioritizing, reinvesting and reinventing investable all over.

Nations can save themselves from restless citizenry and blowing winds of populism; as futurism of 'creating local grassroots prosperity' divides into two distinct national mobilizations. Firstly, creating skilled citizenry capable to swing with global-age demands and secondly, creating massive digitization of midsize economy to enable global-speed-performance to match trading with 100-200 nations. Nations with acquired mastery will thrive and lead; generational transformation at magical speed with full deployments of platform economy is a prerequisite. Sounds like rocket science; it is, but still very doable and progressively easy. Urgently needed are bold thinking, fearless debates and new priorities.

Next Stage: A Revolution of Mind

Self-discovery commitment poised to find all hidden potentials,
Self-optimization to deploy all new skills for maximum potentials
Realization of producing extreme-value on all goods and services
Realization of producing extreme-image-positioning for global markets
Market navigation to reach global corners and quadruple exportability
Understanding value-creation to achieve local grassroots prosperity.
Learning to live in harmony, diversity and tolerance
Establishing 24x7x365 lifelong strategies to survive the future

Rest becomes easier as the prosperity paths are advanced
Can a nation declare top priority to discover its hidden and untapped talents of their citizenry?
Can it demonstrate superior skills to mobilize small and medium businesses across the nation?
Can it adopt continuous self-learning to foster occupational superiority for the nation?
Can national leadership demonstrate refined understanding of entrepreneurial skills?

Fact: The world can easily absorb unlimited exportable ideas in unlimited vertical markets.
Fact: The well-designed innovative ideas are worthy of such quadrupled volumes.
Fact: The entrepreneurial and dormant talents of a nation are capable of such tasks.
Fact: The new global age skills, knowledge and execution are now the missing links

The Five Pillars of Global-Age Transformation:

Global Age Exportability:
What's really stopping a high potential enterprise from expanding to 100 countries?

Global Age Thinking:
What will it take to re-organize and operate as a multinational organization with little or no extra costs?

Global Age Modeling:
How to optimize and integrate soft power assets against sluggish hard asset centricity.

Global Age Execution:
How to get trained to achieve what normally takes 365 normal days to do it in only 365 dramatic hours.

Global Age Presence:
How to bring the image supremacy of innovative excellence into global space and profit.

Global Age Prosperity:
How to become a magnet of prosperity with new revenues, new funding, and new alliances

Three steps for Midsize Economy to advance on grassroots prosperity:

Identify 1000 to 10,000 or 100,000 small and midsize entrepreneurs within a nation, and create a national agenda to quadruple their performance on innovative excellence and exportability. Caution--this is not to be confused with old out-dated-dysfunctional-data rather it requires the assembly of ultra-modern-digital and current-profiles of midsize enterprises within a nation.

Deploy digitization of top national trade associations and chambers of commences to upgrade to world-class digital platforms so that their entire membership can skate nationally and globally showcasing their goods and services. Caution--this is not to be confused with already broken and disconnected websites from the last decade; this is more like LinkedIn format with colorful and highly interactive platforms.

Study Expothon Strategy and how over a decade it has perfected the model; observe how Worldbank also adopted similar approach with their well executed Econothon project. Expect some serious deployments in this arena. It is time to engage the national entrepreneurial talent, 1000-10,000- or 1,000,000 small and midsize businesses in ongoing discussions and high quality entrepreneurial debates and to create global bounce that will unveil unlimited growth. Caution-- this is not to be confused with a single plastic award night; this is about outstanding performance of the remaining 364 days of the year each filled with active and daily engagements.

Timelines: Once tackled the mobilization agenda starts progress within a year or less.

Nations without massive internal digitization will not survive,
Nations without creating grassroots prosperity will end up in populism
Nations with skilled citizenry will not be able to export to full potential
Nations without such debates on survival are only proving their own incompetence

By all means, such transformations are no easy task; but however, they are less dependent on new-funding but are heavily dependent on global-age-execution and strategic agenda. The overflow of free technologies, progressive local, national and global solutions are grossly misunderstood and the least optimized areas. This is an ocean in need swimmers and scuba-divers.

Such programs also improve current status of the national issues, like:

Nations are already flooded with massive innovations, but lack massive commercialization.
Nations have over certifications and degrees but seriously lack business directions.
Nations have empty incubators and exhausted accelerators like real estate projects.
Nations have economic development programs but often without mega punch.
A Round-table or Senior Cabinet Level discussions is always good starting point.

Copyright: 2005-2019 Naseem Javed
Naseem Javed, a corporate philosopher, Chairman, Expothon Worldwide a Canadian think-tank on national mobilization of entrepreneurial powers and innovative performance now getting global attention on platform economy. His recent book Alpha Dreamers

Naseem Javed
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This author has authored 14 publications on Modern Ghana. Author column: NaseemJaved

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