__Tell me about the things you’ve done.
A few days ago, we reached the landmark of “2m Likes” on our platform. Together we have built a community that extends throughout Africa, and around the world.
I have shared a lot of personal experiences from my own journey as an entrepreneur. My intention was always to help you extract lessons and principles which can help you as an entrepreneur (both profit and non-profit) and in life generally. Not everyone is an entrepreneur, but we’re all keen to have an impact in life.
Whilst I will still continue to share lessons with you, I now want to turn this platform over to your experiences and stories as well.
I’m keen to hear about the things you’ve done. So every week I’ll carefully study your posts to pick out stories, and even testimonies, that we can follow up. I’ll write about some of them. Others we’ll visit later through Kwesé Inc. and put them on television.
Please don’t write essays, or give away trade secrets or intellectual property. Remember, when you have an idea which you think is a new innovation, or even an invention, don’t go around telling everyone you meet (including your friends). This is like leaving your wallet on a bar counter and walking away!
And please don’t give addresses or phone numbers. My team will find you, if you have posted. Just give us your full name and country.
I’ll only read those Comments which are a maximum of two paragraphs (remember I also have a business to run, and this is not it.) Tell me what I said, and how it either inspired you to change something, or to start something.
And if I don’t write about you, don’t get disappointed. I’m not looking for the best, and it’s not a competition! We will all learn something from what others learned and did.
This is why I urge you to read the Comments of your colleagues on this platform. Believe me, I read them, and I learn a lot… You have collectively given me more than I have given!
Apart from the upcoming contest to choose two interns who will come to work at Kwesé TV this year, and spend a week with me, we’ll also invite some of the entrepreneurs who appear on Kwesé TV to visit me, and have lunch or something!
The competition to choose the two interns is still being developed by our team and independent panel. I’d hoped it would start in January, but everyone has just been too busy with the launch of Kwesé TV. I promise we will get it done soon!
Now I’m sure many of you will remember something I’ve talked a lot about before:
“Go where the need is greatest, and help the smallest. . .”
Have you tried to do this? Tell me about it. You can share other stories, too. It’s your turn!
To be continued. . .