Turning Poverty into Prosperity - Efosa Ojomo
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He discovered the prosperity paradox ... and its solution. Efosa Ojomo is a Nigerian author, former TED speaker, and researcher. He empowers entrepreneurs across the world to transform their communities through innovation. Ojomo discusses market creation and identifying opportunities for growth with host Charles Mizrahi.

Topics Discussed:

  • An Introduction to Efosa Ojomo (00:00:00)
  • From Nigeria to America (00:06:22)
  • American Prosperity (00:07:22)
  • Market-Creating Innovations (00:16:37)
  • Creative Destruction (00:23:50)
  • Silicon Valley 3.0 (00:32:40)
  • Changing the System (00:39:32)
  • The Prosperity Paradox (00:46:02)
  • Innovation Bootcamp (00:49:23)

Guest Bio:

Efosa Ojomo immigrated from Nigeria to the U.S. in search of a good education and the American dream. After attending Harvard Business School, he worked alongside legendary professor Clay Christensen and Karen Dillon to coauthor The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty. This book gives insights into building sustainable economies and is a call to action for anyone looking to create lasting change.

Since then, he has given several presentations on prosperity and entrepreneurship — such as his TED talk. He’s also partnered with The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT to build a market-creating innovation bootcamp for emerging entrepreneurs.

Resources Mentioned:

·       The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

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