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How we made it in Africa talks to Chris Kirubi, a leading entrepreneur and investor in East Africa.
“We need to look at ways to unlock the youth demographic dividend.”
“I am also a myth buster; when you say it can’t be done, I believe it can be done.”
“Cashflow is king and I will admit there have been times when I have seriously wondered how to fund the growth.”
“Success doesn’t come overnight. A lot of people want riches overnight.”
“There are no shortcuts to success; put in the hard work and you will reap the rewards.”
“I find that the youth are in too much of a hurry. Successful businesses are built one step at a time.”
“I have learned that one of the secrets of success is to surround myself with a strong team and people who are smarter than me.”
“Throughout my career, I have put lot of emphasis on building my teams and getting them involved in decision making.”
How we made it in Africa talks to Sim Shagaya, founder of Nigerian online store, Konga.com, and daily deal website, DealDey.com.
“If I had not been fired from teaching I would probably still be in my comfort zone.”
“Business is a long road and overnight success is never overnight.”
Charles Brewer, managing director of DHL Express for sub-Saharan Africa, answers our questions.
“Uniting for economic reasons will be the hardest thing if politics continues to take centre stage.”
“Believe in what you want to achieve, work hard, do lots of research, find the gaps, and then take the plunge.”