TRIVE Masiyiwa is Zimbabwe’s wealthiest man and one of Africa’s most celebrated businessmen.
Masiyiwa, who is worth $600 Million by FORBES estimates, is the founder of Econet Wireless Group, a Pan-African mobile telecoms company with operations across Africa, the U.K and New Zealand. He is also a member of the Advisory boards of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Masiyiwa maintains a public Facebook page through which he primarily mentors budding African entrepreneurs, reminiscing on his past experiences and offering lessons on success in business and life. It’s a popular page with more than 350,000 likes, and the 53 year-old mobile telecoms tycoon inspires many through his posts.
Below are 10 quotes from Strive Masiyiwa’s Facebook posts that should inspire you in the coming week and always:
“Integrity is better capital than money. You can accumulate it just like money, and you can use it just like money, but it goes further, and is enduring.”
“If we tackle corruption, no child would sleep hungry, there would be no injustice, every child would be in school. The most powerful force against corruption is one person saying “no”.”
“Attitude determines your altitude, if you have a bad attitude, even if you are way up there, you will come crashing down, and if you are still trying to take off, a bad attitude, will keep you on the ground, revving your engines but going nowhere.”
“You can only find opportunities if you are looking for them.”
“A vision on its own is not enough. Hard work & dedication is required to make that vision a reality.”
“Entrepreneurship without skills limits your growth potential.”
“Whether you’re a farmer, builder or engineer, the opportunities are equal: Just add a little innovation.”
“The opportunity is in the problem. The moment I see a problem, I immediately begin to think about the opportunities that can be created by trying to solve it.”
“We Africans are able to build companies that can operate in the global environment.”
“If you are working or you are running a business you have to set aside time and money to invest in your continued formal education and skills acquisition.”