If my grandfather could wake up today and see how the world of business has changed, he would think the earth had been taken over by aliens. Who could have imagined twenty years ago that shopping would shift from the mall to online sites like Amazon? Twenty years ago, I wouldn't have thought it poss... More »
In 1977, Aliko Dangote borrowed a few dollars from his grandfather. He refused to use the family name on his business (which was very popular) and started using his own name. Today, Dangote is one of the biggest brands in Africa, and the man behind the brand is also the wealthiest black person in th... More »
In my article "What It Takes to Get to the Top" I stated that after I tasted failure for the first time in my life, I embarked on a quest of knowing what it takes to get to the top. I started learning from people I felt were the perfect example of entrepreneurial success. One of the most incredible ... More »
Leaders need vision, mentorship and perseverance to achieve success. Here's how it's done.
If I could become anything, I would be the Bill Gates of my generation: a businessman, a philanthropist, a leader. But when I first swapped the medical profession for a business degree, my Dad repudiated my... More »
Here are five secrets to getting investors to finance your awesome business concept.
In talking with ambitious young people from Africa to North America about their goals, I hear the same excuses across continents:
“If I had $200,000 in capital, I could launch a business.”
“If someone... More »
The class had been going on for more than five hours. Most of the MBA students were managers, presidents or vice presidents at their respective workplaces. More than ten of these top-ranking management professionals were slated to deliver presentations. However, as each was on stage presenting, 80 p... More »