leadership lessons


We need One Booming Voice

There will come a time
When black people wake up and become intellectually independent enough to think for themselves.
As other humans are intellectually independent enough to think for themselves
Then the black man will think like a black man and he will feel for other black people
And this new thinking read more

45 lessons learned from my participation to an Accelerator

starup_saunaDuring 7 weeks, march-june 2012, I’ve participated in Helsinki (Finland) and in Silicon Valley (San Francisco) to the open source accelerator program called Startup Sauna. That was an amazing experience. Below are the 45 main lessons I’ve learned, and keep using building my business.

1. Business is all about discipline. Disciplined 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.

Life Lessons for the Female Entrepreneur

Aside from similar first names, you might be wondering what Anne Amuzu and Annette Tettey have in common. Well, both are fiercely independent women leading their own technology startups in Ghana. Don’t let their introverted personalities fool you, these read more

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.

How Great Leaders Make Their Own Luck

WARNING: THIS 8 MINUTES VIDEO MIGHT END UP CHANGING YOUR LIFE OR SAVING YOUR BUSINESS

Choice to be great by Jim Collins

Jim Collins On Great By Choice

by Dan Schawbel on Forbes Magazine

Dan Schawbel, recognized as a “personal branding guru” by The New York Times, is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, LLC, a full-service personal 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.