PRINCIPLES & WORK CULTURE

At Blacksmith our competitive approach is a culture to prioritize real practical solutions to real problems and not theoretical solutions. We believe meaningful results stem from an ability to approach and not run away from diversity with a deliberate intention to accept the challenge and provide real tangible solutions to turnaround fledgling businesses.

We believe assessment is continuous and so we prioritize continuous self-assessment to ensure our whole team fulfills its true potential.

Values & Mission

Our value for meaningful work, meaningful relationships, independent thinking, and creating an environment where the best ideas win — naturally lead us to embrace diversity and treasure our differences at Blacksmith.

Our mission is to have the deepest possible understanding of global economies - specifically the African economies - we seek to find, retain, and grow the best talent across gender identity, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gained experiences, and more. Unlocking the power of that diversity requires an inclusive environment.

We believe that when people are truly included on the mission, they think more deeply about the best answers, and push harder on the toughest problems.

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win”
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War.