Moky Makura’s South Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Launched in Johannesburg (Featuring: Tweets from Fiona Snyckers)
Alert! Moky Makura launched the latest book in her African entrepreneurs series – South Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs – in Johannesburg yesterday evening. BOOK SA member Fiona Snyckers was among the guests rubbing shoulders with the likes of Koos Bekker, Eric Ellerine, Wendy Appelbaum and other top SA business leaders included in the book; and she livetweeted the proceedings.
We present the best of Snyckers’ tweets to take you inside the event:
Moky Makura’s launch should be interesting – at least 8 of the entrepreneurs are expected to be there – all giving their top business tips.
Makura: Koos Bekker says that a good idea will always find a funder. This book was a good idea and did eventually get funding. #Makuralaunch
Makura: Thank you to the funders for trusting a Nigerian woman with your money. We don’t always get a good press . #Makuralaunch
Makura: I sometimes think we Nigerians are better known for our ‘pharmaceutical industry’ than anything else. *laughter* #Makuralaunch
Koos Bekker: Entrepreneurs are inveterate self-promoters and need to be. Most ventures fail in first year. #Makuralaunch
Bekker: once society is haven for corruption, entrepreneurs disappear. Protection of Info Bill & Media Tribunal are threats to business.
Eric Ellerine: Future will hold changes that’ll astound all of us. Keep up or get left behind. #Makuralaunch
Ellerine: there will be more opportunities in next ten years than in last 30 years. #Makuralaunch
Gary Morolo: pleasure to be involved in such a broad, representative book. #Makuralaunch
Morolo: many entrepreneurs fail several times at 1st but have unquenchable belief in themselves. #Makuralaunch
Allan Knott-Craig: if you haven’t made it by 40, you may just be a late starter. #Makuralaunch
Knott-Craig: if you have an idea that everyone loves, it is probably not a good one. #Makuralaunch
Mark Lamberti: learning is a central part of an entrepreneur’s life – especially from your own mistakes. #Makuralaunch
Lamberti: don’t think that material things will make u happy. The pursuit of wealth will be the unhappiest of your life. #Makuralaunch
Wendy Appelbaum: entrepreneurs like to talk and bounce ideas. You can learn a lot by listening to them. #Makuralaunch
Appelbaum: most entrepreneurs will fail. This book contains the stories of most of SA’s successful entrepreneurs & fits into few 100 pages.
Moky Makura: I’ve thanked the writers of individual chapters and the editor, but not the entrepreneurs themselves! So thanks. #Makuralaunch
- South Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs edited by Moky Makura
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