words and phrases i use to describe me? activator. motivator. digital insurgent. communicator. mentor. teacher. creative. 

i am a product guy with billions of grey cells invested in product management, product development, and new technology. the word on the street is that i have forged a broad background in the entertainment, media and tech industries; i say i have forged a kickass career making products, making product people, facilitating communications, and building creative businesses

Chidi Afulezi

my career has always been about beginnings. i started out at AT&T Wireless, building out their 3G wireless network in Baltimore City and East Maryland. after b-school at NYU's Stern School of Business, i did new tech business development at Sony Music b4 making the transition to a product management leadership stint at Time Warner. my last corporate gig was leading the mobile product and product analysis team at Turner Broadcasting, with a number of awesome media and tech products launched into the wild. i am now a product consultant and trainer, and the co-founder of a company building a network of production and co-working spaces for the African creative and cultural economy named aKoma


at this moment in time, i am doing a number of things that should be of interest to you. you ready?

no holes barred product training and instruction. all over the world. ask the folks at General Assembly

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i am an unabashed entrepreneur. even failed at it three times already. now on my fourth. This one is it, for sure. i hope 

product and communications consulting that is definitely not the same ole humdrum 2x2 matrix traditional consulting. i come bringing challenging gifts and re-orients for teams and organizations

i am the head faculty for product, innovation and entrepreneurship at African Leadership University School of Business, Africa’s upstart and leading business school

speaking and interacting with small or large groups on whatever, be it product, career, communications, entrepreneurship...is such a rush for me. there is nothing like vibing with your audience, learning from them even as they are there to learn from you

Africa is my muse. my all-in. it is the continent's time to shine, and my lenses are focused directly on the awesomeness coming out of Africa 

my need for speed is sated when I am on my road bike, getting dusted by gangster baby boomers on some other level. But I hold my own though

i wear my corporate expat and renegade armor proudly. if I ever get back in that grind, i come with my Nikes and Levis. no compromises

my promise to you is that when we interact, connect, work together, it will not be a waste of your time. i am all about working to tackle the big problem, provide meaningful counsel, deliver thought provoking concepts, or just hang out with you for some coffee talking shop