BlogFeature : We should all be ENTREPRENEURS ( pt 2) by Nzonda Kenneth
It’s because of the narratives and stories we get which makes it okay for Africans to be okay.
It’s not okay to be in this deep pit of routine ignorance. We have to change this and that time is now. We are big, bigger than what you ever think.
As Ngozi Chimamanda says “We should all be feminist” I say “we should all be entrepreneurs”. This is what’s going to save us from mental slavery, it’s not alright for us to have start small and stay small… We need to unlock our thinking, it’s not OK to be Road side vendors and peti business men and women. What we need to do is to own the place the produces what we sell, own the road infrastructure that moves the products, own the retail infrastructure that sells the food and own the banking system that transects the whole platform and why not take the taxes as well
A radically new form of thinking which is based on entrepreneurship philosophy is the the way forward.
We can seat back and blame colonialism for all the malice but that isn’t the real problem of why we aren’t doing what we are supposed to do, the real problem is understanding our ecosystem/ communities and the life cycle of entrepreneurship.
What makes the West and now Asia great is because of the huge fund vested on venture capital called patient money, this is use to invest in small and medium sized businesses which have high growth potential.
We need six things to succeed
Access to markets
Have you ever thought of what top talents does to Africa?
Most of the talented and brilliant minds from Africa ate been praised for their works dome outside of Africa, this kills the growth potential of our economies. How do we bring them to build what is jointly ours there is a huge mass of knowledge in the African diaspora.
Reshaping this has to start by us building long lasting businesses, created from profound philosophies that is aimed at liberating us from poverty.
We need to create our institutions in the philosophy space and the reward is higher and they are much different because we create businesses for lifestyle and trying to look successful meanwhile we are in debts.
We have to uphold the principle of delayed gratification which limits the ability of getting something now, for the pleasure of being able to have something bigger and better.
Nzonda Fotsing Kenneth
Entrepreneur and Critical Thinker