Monthly Archives: December 2014


Lessons from The ‘Visible Man’ In Silicon Valley

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‘The fact of the matter is, there are a lot of qualified people of  colour out there, who can and should be working in the technology industry.’ – Drummond, David (Snr. Vice President Of Corporate Development at Google).

Apart from China, America is arguably the second fastest growing financial and political powerbase in the world. It read more

Think Big or Die

You don’t cross a chasm step by step.
You should leap with a giant step, otherwise You’ll be dead or handicapped.

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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.

The Most Sad Christmas Gift

In 2007, I heard the most sad story of all my life. It was few days before Christmas, and the social assistant of the organization where I was working sent an email to all employees with a gift catalog. Employees with kids under 7 years old could select up to 2 items they’d receive as gifts from the employer for their kids.

I happened to meet 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.

A Movie to Free 14 African countries from Currency Slavery

Africa-France-relationshipDid you know many African countries continue to pay colonial tax to France since their independence till today?

14 African countries, mostly in West Africa,  are forced by France through a colonial pact with overt and covert means to deposit 65% (down from 100% where it started) of their foreign exchange reserves, and all revenues earned outside of the french colonial money zone called CFA, into a Central Bank in France.

These countries have to keep not only 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.

Five Simple Steps for Market Discovery and Validation strategy for Startups

Market discovery and validation are the two most important jobs for startup founder. They are important to avoid relying too much on the heroic intuition of the founders.

From my experience, I would suggest the following simple steps to follow:

Step 1: Target Dreamers with a Deadline

A story said: “During the gold rush toward the West in the United States, entrepreneurs who were 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.

Simple Criteria to Evaluate Startups Ideas

From investors perspective, the best business to invest in is the one with a constant flow of clients, long term contracts or predictable revenue generation schemes, or constant  business growth from repeatable clients.

In that sense, here are 6 simple but effective criteria to select opportunities or niches to evaluate:

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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.

Africa IT trends for Startups

Here below are the top trends recently identified from various sources for the IT sector globally, while filtering those based on observation of the African realities:

1. Security & Cryptography: 
It is currently the most fast growing sector in the IT industry. You could position yourself in that field, either as local distributor 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 Domesticate Smart Blacks, and Cut Them from Their Owns

The video below is a rare but very insightful excerpt from the movie Trick Baby (1972) on ways to domesticate smart black people to use their talents and intelligence to serve the same racist system which turns out to oppress them as a social group.

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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.

Einstein 1946 Letter to White America

By Albert Einstein

“I am writing as one who has lived among you in America only a little more than ten years. And I am writing seriously and warningly. Many readers may ask:

“What right has he to speak about things which concern us alone, and which no newcomer should touch?”

I do not think such a standpoint is justified. One who has 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.

Are African Languages so Important to Learn or Speak?

She was barely 5 when her family has to flee Togo. Her father was an independent journalist who got into trouble. At 24, she followed the Sankofa path in order to know her roots, just after her father died.

Though in a foreign land, she was taught in her parents mother language, Ewe, a language spoken in Togo, Benin, and Ghana.

She speaks Ewe fluently 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.