Date Added: Oct 2010
Analysts and business leaders often focus on mineral resources when considering prospects for Africa's future - the continent is the source of much of the world's platinum, diamonds and gold. But the author believes Africa's most valuable assets are its wonderful people, particularly its entrepreneurs. Millions of men and women are carefully building small businesses suited to local markets, working off the radar in regions untouched by big business. They are the real diamonds. These entrepreneurs are agents of change, taking risks that may someday generate jobs and build communities.