On the road

Drive: a female brand developer on the road in Saudi Arabia by Anne Miltenburg

“No one has ever asked us what our dream job would be.” The head of Alf Darb academy translates for me to english, gathering up feedback from 25 female participants in the pilot of a custom designed Self Branding Toolkit. “I feel like I was lost in a maze, and you have showed me the way forward.”. The smiles in the group radiate towards me. Even in something as functional as giving feedback, the poetic beauty of Arabic cannot help but slip through. And yet, it’s the end of a week of so many completely foreign impressions and deep emotions, that even such profoundly moving feedback isn’t the highlight.

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The City of Cheetahs by Anne Miltenburg

When the invitation to give a workshop at a social innovation event in Nairobi dropped into my mailbox this spring, I was surprised. The invitation raved about Nairobi as THE case study for cities across the world who want to become hubs for social innovation. Really? I thought… Nairobi? In retrospect, I have to admit, I was pretty clueless.

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The Unreasonable Advantage of Easkey Britton by Anne Miltenburg

In the past ten years, I’ve worked with myriad types of entrepreneurs, from walks of life as varied as industrial belt manufacturers to human rights activists. But it wasn’t until I walked down the beach of Donegal, Ireland, with big wave surfer Easkey Britton, that it struck me that actually, entrepreneurs really only come in two flavours. And once you know which type you are, you can make it your unreasonable advantage. 

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Building Tunisia by Anne Miltenburg

Rym Baouendi, Houssem Aoudi and Zied Mhirsi are at the forefront of young Tunisian leaders who are actively empowering the talent in their post-revolution country. In 2013, they founded co-working space Cogite, which literally provides space for young, ambitious entrepreneurs who want to take their future in their own hands. The countries first co-working space, its concept quickly caught on. Cogite is already beyond capacity, has opened a second location, and has plans to expand to other parts of Tunisia next year. 

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