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In his book, Andy S. Grove (ex-CEO of Intel), talks about a Strategic Inflection Point in business. This is explained as "a time in the life of a business when its fundamentals are about to change."
Don’t listen to the “fake it ‘til you make it” crowd. Overnight success takes several years to materialize, even in this fast speed world of digital technology.
Long before mobile phones were popular in Africa, and even in Western countries such as the USA, Zaire (present day Democratic Republic of Congo) already had a reported 3,000 mobile phone subscribers on the first ever mobile network in Africa.
While we complain complaining that "they(technology based solutions) are taking our jobs," other countries are improving their competitiveness and potentially leaving us behind, further destroying the very jobs we are trying to protect.
When you operate at the scale MTN operates, operating and investment capital is not sufficient. Political capital goes a long way to solving problems, but sometimes, as is now possibly the case in Afghanistan, it can backfire.