“The youth of today aspire to be like me but they want to achieve it overnight. It is not going to work,” Aliko Dangote cautions.
Every high ranking entrepreneur has a list of things that have enabled them acquire so much wealth and be able to retain it. These successful men are a source of inspiration and motivation to upcoming entrepreneurs as well as those on the journey to success.
Success is never complete. It a continuous journey. Every milestone marks the beginning of another.
It is because of this continuous advancement of goals after the achievement of previous ones that has made Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote the African billionaire. He owns the Dangote Group which is interested in commodities.
Dangote sums his successful journey in this quote:
“I built a conglomerate and emerged the richest black man in the world in 2008, but it didn’t happen overnight. It took me thirty years to get to where I am today. The youth of today aspire to be like me but they want to achieve it overnight. It is not going to work. To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big. In the journey of entrepreneurship, the tenacity of purpose is supreme.”
In the February issue of Forbes Africa, Dangote had an estimated net worth of $16.4 billion, with companies in Nigeria and in other countries in Africa.
Founded in 1981, the group has managed to keep up the pace in competition to emerge as the largest conglomerate in Nigeria and one of the largest in the African region.
So, what is the secret behind Dangote’s success and how has he managed to keep on top of the game for over three decades?
Here are ten rules that he says have helped him in the entrepreneurship journey. Click “Continue Reading” to see them