What we are reading
+ People often throw the word ‘strategy’ around to sound smart and important. But what is it, really? Here’s a primer to strategy in layman’s terms. Link
+ Emmanuel Quartey is building a house in Accra, and he wants to document the process online. Link
What we are listening to
+ Deepankar Rustagi, founder at Vconnect, spoke to Dotun Olowoporoku on what he learnt from trying to build an ecommerce platform in Nigeria. Link
+ a16z’s The Strategies and Tactics of Big — This is a pretty good one. Ben Evans and Steven Sinofsky discuss the tactics of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon from an org perspective. Link
What we are watching
+ If you are into business strategy, you should check out this talk by Adam Atler, an NYU Professor, on how to make an experience addictive. Link
Not long after launching in Abuja, Civic Innovation Lab has opened applications for the Civic Accelerator Programme. So, if you’re working on solutions for environmental problems, you should check this out. Link
Aha. Look at what we have here: MIT Technology Review editors picked Jumia as one of the 50 smartest companies alongside Amazon, Google, Apple, SpaceX, Nvidia, etc. Someone’s in good company. Link
Techpoint held an AMA session with Mark Essien, and he talked about everything from the challenges Nigerian graduates face, to being confident about your product. Here are Omotola Omolayo’s takeaways. Link
The WiTBragDay hashtag was one of my favorite things about the weekend. It celebrated women in tech all over the world, and Kenyan women brought it. Link
+ Imisi 3D is looking for a lab associate, so send your applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must live in Lagos.
+ Imisi 3D is offering an Udacity VR Nanodegree scholarship. Complete this form to apply.
Thank you for reading.