Debunking common myths and stereotypes about Africa. Marek, polish born Entrepreneur shares personal story why it's so cool to live and do business there. Marek Zmyslowski is a polish-born experienced entrepreneur and executive, focused on online businesses in Frontier and Emerging Markets.
He co-founded HotelOnline.co – a Hospitality Technology Company, and Jumia Travel – Africa's Biggest Hotel Booking Portal, with backing from Rocket Internet and Goldman Sachs. In 2014 he was chosen as one of the Ten Most Important People in Tech by IT News Africa Magazine. He is a Lead Mentor at Google’s Launchpad and World Bank’s XL Africa Program.
Marek is also a former snowboard instructor and holds a racing license in motorsports, but his real dream is to be a Stand up Comedian. Hopefully a funny one. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
The media doesn't "want" us to think Africa has problems. The only thing worthwhile in africa are the things built by people from the outside. Africans haven't even succeede setting up a bike factory on their own. Thhis is just tendentious manipulation of the truth.
This neocolonist neonazi trying to scree over Africa even more. And the poverty in Africa is way worse than then poverty in us and Europe. The one point he has correct is that Africa is the greatest and richest country on Earth in terms of resources
Definalty bro...Africa is rising ...we have most pretty place in the world but we always elect currpted leader to led us ..no one can change our continent until we change our behaviour and attitude and focus in our education systems in order to develop our own home ..
I'm from Sudan and I love my homie Africa...
It's funny how particular people are surprised by this. I wasn't. Did you really think the entire African continent was tiny villages of huts??? You've been given a false vision and didn't even bother to question it until now. Good video.
Talent is not evenly distributed around the world. Tendency for 913 scams are a Nigerian thing. Yes, crime is all around the world. But crime in my continent will not only steal your cellphone, it will kill you. Just read our local papers.
He should have censored the images of these African children as their genitals are clearly visible. Pixelation should have sufficed. What about their consent and decency? Being kids, did their parents or guardians know that their pictures will be beamed to a global audience without their clothes on? I agree with some of his points but we must be careful in overlooking further abuses in a bid to fight a monstrous injustice.
Your whites teacher people about your continent,not Africa,i hate someone from Europe to teach world about Africa, and fail to talk about his continents,europe poorest continent in the world, all their eyes on africa
Awesome presentation Mr. Zmyslowski, the world need more people like you! alot of stereotypes, esp from a certain country we all know, some pretend like fundraising but making their own bank accounts big, some come here for instagram photos holding & peck kissing kids, bucket list check ups or to impress their fraternity friends.
I think I love his teachings, In the other hand I think he's also teaching them to keep on pressing Africa's economy down in other not to let them rise as was said. That is making them a jealousy minded people. In 2100 Africa and Asia will be the best place to live in than in the United States and Europe.
yooo....my fellow Africans and i mean only AFRICANS do you know that the scramble for Africa will never stop....right now Chang Li is depositing alot of debts in our empty stomachs and we know we have to pay back or be taken one way or another.....we shall always have the love but ALWAYS look behind your back....history repeats itself indirectly
It's all good and great for the Africans in the comments here jubilating on what's been pointed out in this video. But the big question is, what are we ourselves doing to change the narrative? We are not looking inward enough when an African needs more visas in Africa than a westerner, an African will buy imported goods from the West as opposed from his fellow African. We need to make it easy for our people to move freely across borders and trade will surely open up the opportunities therein.
My hubby is from Nairobi, Kenya, and I am an African American born in Indiana. I am very blessed to have the opportunity to one day go and witness such a place, that has always been a country I can call home.❤❤
Funny my country Zimbabwe is not mentioned here. Due to cash shortages and Lack of its own currency, I can bet Zimbabwe is among the top 5 African countries leading in mobile banking.........and even mobile internet!
European, but ive been living in africa for a fuckton of time. Africa develops when it comes to buildings and businessess. Thing is, african countries are rigged with corruption and inflation. Other issue is people's morals and their education. Lots of people i know think going to school is useless and that they should stay home working on their gardens. Lots of people in africa have morals that differ too much from ours. At least in Mozambique, i see that most people are quite sexist, don't understand and don't want to be taught otherwize. People need to be taught, their morals and non productive habits and culture needs to change. In order for a country to be actually functjonal, people need functional education. From what I have been witnessing for years, people here think that their social status will rise by having lots of kids. By having lots of kids in a poor country, there's no way their economy will cover anything. Solution is: change your habits, your morals, stop having lots of kids and accept that corruption is wrong.
Great job Marek.Talking out of experience and making them know that what they knew previously isn't the actual picture behind it.But still Africa we have a long way to go as we need to focus on everything that's ahead of us
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