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!



6 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!
    To find out if you’re one of 26 winners in our recent Online Shop and Dealer recruitment quiz, please go to All winners: Be SURE you comment under this Afterthought to let me know you won. After that, be SURE you check your Facebook Message Request Inbox so my team can get your prize to you. Congratulations! Some really exciting things to come soon.

  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

  5. Amen Makonese

    Fantastic Strive! What you share with us on FB and on this site also, is truly inspiring. Well, a candle does not lose any of its light by lighting up another. In fact, we end up with so much more light for the benefit of all. Thank you for lighting up my candle!


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