Monthly Archives: November 2012


The Most Subtle Way to Praise People and Win them Over


As a social activist and team leader, I have adopted in my professional and private life 3 main ways to praise people:

  • 1. Catch people doing something good, and praise them instantly,
  • 2. Praise people in front of other people,
  • 3. Praise people in their absence.

The first one is very effective. It has a tremendous impact on people self-confidence, motivation, and feeling of belonging. Whenever you find someone doing something good, reinforce the action by praising the person in the read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Past and Future of Africa in 2 Images


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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Digital Colonization: Weak Countries Will Be Digitally Colonized!

The 2012 “Information Economy Report” released today by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) should act like a waking call for all the countries which doesn’t fully understand yet how the digital revolution is rapidly changing the structure of economic and political power in the world.

This revolution creates read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

How to Get From .A to .B: Interview with Lebogang Nkoane, Founder of Awayto.be

This week, we were in Johannesburg, to meet one of the most creative mind in Africa: Lebogang Nkoane. He is the founder and owner of 2LMN, a media Research and Development Studio in South Africa which has received notorious design awards like The Loeries and The Bookmarks, the Oscar of Digital artists.

Lebogang is also the founder of the “African read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

5 Things Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Know

Being an entrepreneur is difficult. Being a successful entrepreneur is even more difficult.

As we gear up for the 2nd Accra Startup Weekend taking place this weekend (November 16-18, 2012) at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, the question on read more

LazyAppetite, The African Food Delivery Startup With Big Plans

Started 4 years ago, Eat24.com, a food-delivery startup in San Francisco has now more than 150 employees, covers more than 850 U.S. cities, gets more than a million unique visitors a month, and will generate more than $150 million in sales by the end of the year 2012.

The food delivery market is growing, and fast. In Europe, Berlin food delivery startup read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Show Up Early: Interview with Voury Ignegongba, founder of "Africans in Boston"

This weekend we were in Boston, Massachusetts, to meet one of the most connected African community leader there: Voury Ignegongba.

Voury holds a Bachelor?s degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, speaks English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Mundang. He grew up in 4 countries (Cameroon, Mauritania, Niger, Mali), and have read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Get real with life: Interview with Alsu Ekinadose Odemwingie, Founder of StartupSity.biz

This week we were in Johannesburg, in South Africa with Alsu Ekinadose Odemwingie, founder of StartUpSity, a virtual startup accelerator dedicated to first time entrepreneurs who are looking read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.

Why Can't We Vote By SMS? Interview with Al Kags, author of Living Memories

This week, we are in Nairobi with Al Kags, one of the rare African tech evangelist who has seen the African tech sector emerged from the early 2000s.

He entertains a selective audience at his blog Alkags.me. In 2004, his company ?Multiple Choices? was the first to release a blogging tool, Peupe, entirely developed in Africa. read more

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About Mawuna KOUTONIN

Mawuna Koutonin is a world peace activist who relentlessly works to empower people to express their full potential and pursue their dreams, regardless of their background. He is the Editior of SiliconAfrica.com, Founder of Goodbuzz.net, and Social activist for Africa Renaissance. Koutonin’s ultimate dream is to open a world-class human potential development school in Africa in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about this venture or Koutonin’s other projects, you can reach him directly by emailing at mk@linkcrafter.com.