I had this idea (bright or not) to occasionally ask a few questions. I’m asking because being the extra smart gal I am, I really can’t figure these out myself, so I would love opinions from as many people as possible.
Do you think Nigerian entrepreneurs should take advice from foreign ‘experts’? I’m sure we can’t even count how many books there are about business and entrepreneurship. They’re legion! It’s like an in thing now; everybody is yapping about it. Gone are the days when your future ambition was to work as a manager in General Motors or something. Now, it’s more glorifying to be an entrepreneur; to go through all the sufferhead of running around looking for capital, clients, and managing your own thing. I bet the early days would seem like you’re running the race in a dark tunnel, looking longingly towards the bright light at the end. Me too I want oh. I want to be a sufferhead, suffering for myself, and running eagerly towards that bright light ahead; that bright light where the grass is green with money, everyone calls me ‘Ma’, and I can say ‘mmmh, I feel like New York’ and the next day I’m there hehe.
But part of that race in the dark tunnel is looking for advice so that we don’t stumble much. We look for advice so we can learn from the people that have fallen before us, and from the people that have learned the what and what-not-to-dos. An extremely large percentage of those advices come from foreigners, mostly taking inspiring examples from America. But can foreign advice translate meaningfully to the Nigerian environment? I don’t know. You know how our darling country is, with its good and bad. What do you think?
In case you didn’t notice, I’m leaving y’all to come up with the answers hehe :D
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