Breaking news

You are #1 on Facebook!

Facebook has just published figures which show that our platform was the most influential business leadership platform in the world in the month of April! I really want to congratulate you all, because you have demonstrated to the whole world that you’re serious about engaging on issues that are important to development, particularly when it comes to Africa.


When asked the other day why I thought our platform is so popular, my answer was simple: “I write every post myself. I’m very prayerful and contemplative about each post, because I’m mindful of the fact that I’m addressing the next generation of leaders.

I read the thousands of comments myself, and try to engage back directly as much as my schedule allows. Each comment matters, and I don’t want anyone to feel their comments are not important. I wish I could answer everyone, but that is impossible. And yet every comment that I select, I answer as though the person were in my office.”

Some have asked if I could write more often than I do (which is about once a week, as you know). I won’t do this because these are serious issues, and I want you guys to have the time to reflect and engage with me, and with each other.

Engagement like this makes me feel like I am mentoring rather being followed. I really don’t want to be followed. I prefer to have you walk right alongside me.

As the table from Facebook shows, all of you on this platform are amongst the most engaged in the world. Here’s the link:

Thank you and God bless!



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About Strive Masiyiwa

Strive Masiyiwa is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Econet, a diversified global telecommunications group with operations and investments in over 15 countries. His business interests also include renewable energy, financial services, media and hospitality. Masiyiwa serves on a number of international boards, including Unilever, Rockefeller Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Global Advisory Board, the Africa Progress Panel, the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board for Sustainable Energy, Morehouse College, Hilton Foundation's Humanitarian Prize Jury and the Kenjin-Tatsujin International Advisory Council. He is one of the founders, with Sir Richard Branson, of the global think tank, the Carbon War Room, and a founding member of the Global Business Coalition on Education. Masiyiwa took over the Chairmanship of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) from Kofi Annan. He is also Chair of the Micronutrient Initiative, a global organization focused on ending child hunger and improving nutrition. In 2012, Masiyiwa was invited by President Obama to address leaders at the Camp David G-8 Summit on how to increase food production and end hunger in parts of Africa. In 2014, Masiyiwa was selected to Fortune Magazine’s list of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”. As a philanthropist, he is a member of the Giving Pledge, and his contributions to education, health and development have been widely recognized. Masiyiwa and his wife finance the Higher Life Foundation, which provides scholarships to over 42,000 African orphans. In 2015, he was the recipient of the International Rescue Committee’s Freedom Award and was presented with a UN Foundation Global Leadership Award for the work of the Africa Against Ebola Solidarity Trust, which he chairs and helped establish to fund the deployment of African healthcare workers to combat the outbreak in West Africa.

53 thoughts on “Breaking news

  1. Strive Masiyiwa Post author

    Afterthought 1.
    Last week I asked a question “What is the only real obstacle to Africa’s success?” I gave you a hint that it started with “M” but it wasn’t money… “Mindset” was the answer I was looking for, as most of you knew! Well done to 100+ of you! Others mentioned Management, Motivation, Movement, Mediocrity, Marketing, Mentality, Me, and Mind (among others)… More on this topic soon! This is what I mean by great (world-class!) engagement on this platform!

  2. Strive Masiyiwa Post author

    Afterthought 2.
    As you know, there are many other social media platforms out there, but I think you’ll agree that Facebook as a format really suits our mentoring discussions very well, don’t you think?

  3. Strive Masiyiwa Post author

    Quiz winners announced!
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  4. Jean-Philippe Aithnard

    Mr Strive Masiyiwa
    The content of your blog is so inspiring that it was just a matter of time to get there !
    I would like to give this opportunity to French-speaking people.
    Would you give me permission to translate your blog in French and share it ?

    Thank you

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