The Struggle is when you wonder why you started the company in the first place. The Struggle is when people ask you why you don’t quit and you don’t know the answer. The Struggle is when your employees think you are lying and you think they may be right. The Struggle is when food loses… Continue reading The struggle is where greatness comes from
The obstacle is the way
In 2007, Faraz Ramji co-founded Norda Industries with the mission of creating growth and opportunity in East Africa by providing consumers with quality, innovative and fun products. In the last 10 years the company has been manufacturing snacks and has several well-known brands such as Urban Bites, Urban Stix, Bitez and Tamu Tamu. Fast forward… Continue reading The obstacle is the way
Great Leaders Eat Last
In Leaders Eat Last, Simon Sinek does not propose any new leadership theory or core principle. He has a much higher purpose to his writing. His vision is simple: to create a new generation of men and women who understand that an organization’s success, or a nations success for that matter, or failure is based… Continue reading Great Leaders Eat Last
Zero to One
EVERY MOMENT IN BUSINESS happens only once. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them. Of course, it’s easier to… Continue reading Zero to One
Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Success
An acquaintance sent me this and I thought it is arguably the best piece of life advise summarised in 17 principles. Check them out and judge for yourself. Develop Definiteness of Purpose Success and progress towards achieving your goals in life begin with knowing where you are going. Any dominating idea, plan, or purpose held in your… Continue reading Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Success
Talent is overrated
“Look around you. Look at your friends, your relatives, your coworkers, the people you meet when you shop or go to a party. How do they spend their days? Most of them work. They all do many other things as well, playing sports, performing music, pursuing hobbies, doing public service. Now ask yourself honestly: How… Continue reading Talent is overrated
The Starting Point
The Starting Point is a startling book with big truths; packed into a book that the average person can read in roughly one hour.
Lessons from running 2+ businesses
At one point in my life, only 21 years of age at the time, I found myself actively involved in running 4 businesses. I always wonder how this came to be, considering I just celebrated my 5th anniversary as an entrepreneur, four of which I was still persuing my undergraduate computer science degree. At the age of 18,… Continue reading Lessons from running 2+ businesses
Spend zero time on what you could have done, and devote all of your time on what you might do.