Archive for the ‘Meet the Boss’ category
“The world is becoming smaller and smaller, and we need to make sure African companies have the tools to compete.”
“A friend of mine described Nollywood as someone performing heart surgery using forks and knives. But the genius of it is that the patient survives.”
“Growth takes time. If you try and rush you will stumble and fall.”
“We will look back at this time as the golden age for Africa; the time to have started businesses. The time to have been born and to be young.”
Ajay Patel answers our questions.
“You have to be honest – honest to your profession, to your company and to your target customers. If you can do that it is the first step to success.”
“You can’t build a big business without trusting people.”
“I’m a strong advocate of work-life balance.”
“I wouldn’t call myself a workaholic, but my wife does.”
“I don’t believe in jobs. I believe in seeing opportunity.”
“You have to work whatever hours are required in order to be successful.”
“I do not believe in companies run by ‘yes men’ at managerial level.”
Stefan Joselowitz answers our questions.
“Anyone who has an opportunity to work for a blue chip company where they learn systems, structures and procedures should do it.”
“When operating in economies like Zambia’s, you have to always keep your mind open to the long term.”