At the New York Forum Africa in Libreville, Gabon, Markus Karlsson talks to Ozwald Boateng, British fashion designer and co-founder of Made in Africa. He is campaigning for more infrastructure investments in Africa through his foundation Made in Africa. He believes that the resources of the continent are wasted and its foundation aims at financing infrastructure projects.
Markus Karsslon is marking the 40th anniversary of Lonely Planet. The books are almost synonymous with travel advice. The Lonely Planet guides were founded by Tony Wheeler and his wife Maureen after a trip that took them from London to Sydney on a shoestring. Forty years down the line, more than 100 million Lonely Planets have been sold worldwide.
Markus Karlsson takes the temperature of Africa's business climate during the annual meetings of the African Development Bank in Marrakesh. This event brings together businessmen and women from around the continent together with politicians.
Markus Karlsson talks to investor-turned-philantropist Nicolas Berggruen. He built a fortune on making clever investments and he's now set his sights on improving the way the world is run. He's also made a name for himself as the 'homeless billionaire' after he solds his homes and many of his worldly possessions back in 2000.
Marianne Abib-Pech is French but she calls herself a product of corporate America. She used to work in finance for companies like General Electric and Shell. Now she focuses on entrepreneurship and human capital. She is the author of the "Financial Times Guide to Leadership". How do you become a good leader? Can just about anyone do it?