Archive for the ‘Meet the Boss’ category
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.”
Jabu Basopo says there are three main components that contribute to success in leadership.
“When a client is not satisfied it really bothers me.”
“The main problem I see with young African guys is they want to grow overnight.”
“In terms of role models, I look up to the hip-hop guys… these people came from nothing and they created empires.”