Oldie but goodie: Bono tips World Cup in his 10 for the next 10

This is a few months old but I thought I’d big it up a little bit.  Bono, in the New York Times, around the turn of the new year, comprised a list of ten trends/things to watch out for the next ten years.  His last one was particularly intriguing to this blogger.  He titled it “World Cup Kicks Off the African Decade.”  In the few paragraphs the writer states

“This time round, for the 2010 World Cup, naysayers thought South Africa could not build the stadiums in time. Those critics should be red-faced now. South Africa’s impressive preparations underline the changes on the continent, where over the last few years, 5 percent economic growth was the average. Signs point to a further decade of growth to come. Canny investors will put more capital there. This in turn has the potential to shore up fragile young democracies across the continent.”

That’s exactly what I’m talking about.  Hopefully some influential readers of the NY Times caught wind of this.  And hopefully the World Cup does truly serve as a catalyst.  Big up to Bono for including this on his list.  Let’s hope that the corporations and sponsors  see the same opportunity that Bono highlighted.

To read the full post:

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: