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Success in Africa: CEO Insights from a Continent on the Rise by Jonathan Berman

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Epilogue

In writing Success in Africa, I had no aspiration to save Africa. Africa needs no saving. But in the process, I found that Africa might just help “save” the United States and the role of corporations in national life. Like Adam Smith, I believe in markets serving society. In Africa there are many examples of that happening, and there is space for it to happen more.

Though we often think of it as old, Africa is a new place in almost every way. Its governments are young and its people are young. Its economies are young and growing rapidly. It is time to replace our old image of Africa with this new one.

Africa is a place to be understood in parts and in the whole. Its diversity has at times led to underperformance and even war, but ultimately ...

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