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glimpse: ORCHESTRATED CHAOS | Some consider the Medina of Fes the world’s largest pedestrian zone. True or false, it certainly is a maze for the feet and senses, carrying you through its veins on odors, hue and madness. And yet, the chaos seems strangely orchestrated, a frenzied symphony guided by invisible notes playing between narrow alley lines, which shower you with rays or shove you into the lingering shades.  

glimpse: MARKET THEORY’S REALITY | With his famous Five Forces Framework, Harvard academic Michael Porter gave the business world a tool to determine the competitiveness of an industry. How nice, thanks teach! For a business to enter under favorable conditions, the forces should be weak. Let’s look at retailers in Kigali’s Kimironko market for instance: threat of new entrants – strong; threat of substitutes – strong; bargaining power of customers – strong; bargaining power of suppliers – strong; industry rivalry – strong. Well I’m afraid that’s a no-no Mr. Aspiring Shoe Vendor. Unless, of course, this is all you got and life isn’t just a theory.

Table Mountain offering generous views along the Venster route

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Camps Bay, Cape Town / South Africa · 2017

 

Addis Ababa / Ethiopia · 2017   metropolis outskirts

 

Lusaka / Zambia · 2017   teddy

 

Tlokweng / Botswana · 2017   a large village that merges seemlessly with Botswana's capital Gaborone

 

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