150-WORD REVIEW: The Rise of The Reluctant Innovator edited by Ken Banks

reluctant_innovatorWith a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu this carefully curated book sets its expectations high and those ambitions are realised by the content from the ten entrepreneurs featured here, especially because they found their calling accidentally.

The editor, Ken Banks, is an Africaphile but he casts his net wide in bringing together ten individual stories that serve as inspiration for those of us who would also be reluctant innovators, rather than by design. From Erik Hersman and his experience with real-time African reporting to Louisa Silva’s use of Chinese massage to help troubled people, this book is a marvel.

From Kenya to India, from dermatology to life-saving medicine, Banks has brought together ten inspiring individuals who were sparked off by an idea, but had the guts and determination to share it with the world.

The book is available for £12.99 on Amazon and Ken Banks blogs here.

REVIEW: 9/10

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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.