A Guide to a new Business culture
The critical issue of business in the African world is pertinent in an era where globalization is an ever more encroaching phenomenon, and marginalization of groups failing to engage in business is creating greater economic disparity. Good business is critical for African development as well as a mechanism for self-determination.
The culture of business, while ingrained in some historical trading cultures, was one aspect of African independence stripped away via the African Holocaust (apartheid, colonialism, enslavement and even desegregation). While trade has always continued at a secondary level, primary business in Africa has left a wide enough gulf to allow every foreign force to exploit the failure of African people to develop a cognizant business attitude.
Without commerce and industry, a people perish economically. The [African] is perishing because he has no economic system– Marcus Garvey
Business, like education and health, is not an optional accessory for any society; and the neglect in business activity has left African people open to exploitation and stunted development. And all of these issues of racism have an economic root. Fix economy and racism will have no teeth. Without a bases in economic superiority the dominion of Western Eurocentric culture would have no appeal to a self-sustaining Africa.