ALU Podcast

ALU Podcast

By ALU Podcast
Starting a business? Interested in entrepreneurship? Launching your leadership journey? We’ve got the perfect podcast for you! Tune in to our newly launched ALU Podcast where we demystify entrepreneurial leadership in Africa.
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Female Entrepreneurship: Struggles of one of Africa's most influential women
It's one thing for your business to take off in the local scene, it's another to successfully scale it on an international level. Join us this week as our guest takes us through some of the challenges she had to overcome while building her company.
29:41
May 22, 2020
Designing Your Business Model for Social Impact
The reputation of a business is arguably one of the most important factors that determine the success of the business and one sure-fire way of solidifying the reputation is by giving back to the community. This week, we will be joined by not one but two guests who will be taking us through their respective journeys and sharing their perspectives on how to design a business geared toward social impact. 
32:44
May 15, 2020
The three biggest challenges most African Entrepreneurs must overcome
With the spark of a new entrepreneurial venture comes various challenges, some of which might be unique to the venture but more often than than not, the problems faced are universal. Tune in this week as our guest, Elizabeth Elango Bintliff, CEO of Junior Achievement Africa takes us through her journey leading JA Africa and the 3 biggest challenges most African entrepreneurs must overcome. Elizabeth has worked in over 27 African countries over the past 20 years.
28:02
May 8, 2020
What the future of conversation leadership looks like
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the education was handled differently? Our guest this week has it as his mission and life's work to help transform the way education as a product is crafted into in a much more customized and fulfilling experience. Tune in to listen to Aaron Appleton take us through his journey in reshaping the educational experience. 
23:05
April 24, 2020
Relevance of technology to entrepreneurs in addressing the impact of Covid-19
Susanne Alfs speaks business and understands technology. Her mission is achieving a better collaboration between business and technology from the board down. Her experience as a C-suite executive and non-executive director enables her to bring better technology governance to the board room. Join us this week as Susanne takes us through her unique views on the relevance of technology in these trying times.
29:26
April 20, 2020
Leveraging African perspectives to create African solutions
One entrepreneur has looked beyond the small problems and decided to address a billion people problem. Join us this week for a candid conversation with Spencer Horne as he shares his entrepreneurial journey and what led him to the inception of Cloudline which is going to play a key role in Africa’s development. Find Spencer on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencer-horne-06b44335/
29:22
April 12, 2020
How to be prepared in a turbulent world
There is no doubt that we are living in a turbulent world. This world has seen many crises, the COVID-19 pandemic is just the latest addition to the list and has already forced many companies to go out of business and hundreds of thousands of job losses. In this week's podcast, Our guest, Jim Olson, will not only share some of his experiences from years of crises management but also a simple 3 steps protocol that has been used to save lives and you can use to save your business or future business.
34:03
April 4, 2020
Managing your health and wellness during the COVID-19 Lock down
These are trying times indeed and the pressures and anxieties that come with the drastic departure from the norm can have major effects on our overall well-being. Join us this week as we discuss with ALU's head of wellness and psychologist by training, Jeremy Ruiters, as he gives pointers on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle despite the times.
43:09
March 27, 2020
Online Learning: Venture for entrepreneurs in time of Covid-19
The Coronavirus COVID-19 has taken the world by a storm and has shaken up the lives and work culture of the world. A huge percentage of what used to be carried out physically has transitioned to online platforms and this shift has opened up a whole new world for entrepreneurs to explore.  Join us this week as our guest, second year Business Student Sean Karanja, as he retells his entrepreneurial journey and explores ways in which entrepreneurs can take advantage of the times to grow.
19:22
March 20, 2020
Building Networks and Attracting Talent
It's hard to think about an entrepreneur without the word "Networking" popping into the mind. "What is the most effective way to build a network?", one might wonder, or perhaps "What is the relationship between a ". Our guest this week, who needs no introduction as his reputation precedes him, may have the answer you're looking for...and it might not be what you expect!
29:56
March 13, 2020
What does it take to raise an Entrepreneurial Leader?
The journey of an entrepreneur isn’t a walk in the park. It requires a tremendous amount of work, resources and input. Join us this week as we discuss with Mrs Saruma King, an ALC Graduating Parent as she shares her journey of supporting her son in pursuing his entrepreneurship dreams.
16:39
February 28, 2020
Getting Started
As humans, we often put a lot of pressure on ourselves to be well-prepared before we start anything. While this sometimes minimizes the risks of failure, other times, it causes us to miss out on opportunities. Join us this week as we take a trip down memory lane with Caleb Rockstone, an ALU student who will be graduating next week.
33:12
February 21, 2020
Building teams, trust and culture
One of the biggest challenges that leaders face are finding the right talent and building strong effective teams for their companies. Join us on this week’s podcast as we have a candid conversation with Lyndsay Holley Handler on breaking barriers and building strong pan-African teams.
37:55
February 14, 2020
Why is Entrepreneurial Leadership key to Africa's Development?
In a few years, Africa will have the largest workforce in the world. When facing this reality, you can either see this as a challenge or an opportunity. Tune in to this episode as Christopher O.H. Williams, the ALU President dives deeper into his career journey and explains to us why he believes entrepreneurial leadership and young people are the keys to powering Africa’s development
21:37
February 7, 2020
Creating solutions through Entrepreneurial thinking
Entrepreneurs are different. They are different in the sense that they create unique solutions that will transform lives and impact change. This week’s guest, Ahmed Konneh, co-founder of an incubation hub in Liberia and a goalkeeper with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will share his entrepreneurial journey of inspiring, connecting and empowering young people to create solutions to solve some of the crucial problems Africa is facing.
26:11
January 31, 2020
Self Awareness
Leading others is often not a simple journey. Sometimes you wake up being able to move a crowd and other times, it takes a lot more to convince the masses. Tune in as we are joined by Hossam Hamdy for our first episode on the theme: "Leading self", to take a deep dive at the importance of self awareness in the process of learning to lead-self.
22:20
January 24, 2020
How leaders can accelerate the inclusion of women in tech
The importance of encouraging more female participation in the tech space cannot be overemphasized. Join our guest speaker this week, Lina Bennani Dosse, as she discusses some interesting perspectives on women participation in tech, drawing from her personal experiences
19:01
January 17, 2020
The Power of Servant Leadership
In this week's episode, listen in as Hope Mutua gives an overview of the value of leadership on the continent as the new beacon of hope in Africa as more light has been shed on its significance within the next 70-80 years powered by its young population.
20:21
January 10, 2020
Social Innovation in Education
Do you have an innovative idea that can help humanity, but don’t know how to start? Or would you simply like to contribute to a social cause? Tune in this week to listen to our guest speaker, Rukudzo Irene, Co-Founder & COO of Mtabe, for an overview of the impact of social innovation in Africa. Learn how she is tackling one of the major challenges on the continent: Education.
20:58
January 3, 2020
The value of Intrapreneurship
How can you be like an entrepreneur without going through the hurdles of entrepreneurship? Our guest this week is Arinze Obiezue. 20 months later, having worked in 5 different industries across 6 countries in Europe, North America, and Africa and interned in companies like Facebook, Bank of America & Sanofi, he shares how you can embrace entrepreneurship and get the professional joy of being an entrepreneur without the risks and limitations.
25:08
December 27, 2019
Entrepreneurial Leadership in Africa
Youth Entrepreneurship has been celebrated as the solution to Africa’s burgeoning youth population. Tune in to the ALU Podcast to hear how ALU student entrepreneur, Farai Munjoma, is reshaping education in Zimbabwe through entrepreneurship and technology.
31:18
December 19, 2019