4 lessons learned about Entrepreneurship by Fred Swaniker

Fred Swaniker is the Founder and CEO of African Leadership University. He dedicated his entire career to educating leaders and entrepreneurs as he believes good leadership is the missing link in Africa’s drive towards prosperity.  Fred also established the highly acclaimed African Leadership Academy (ALA), a Johannesburg based Pan-African secondary institution who mission to educate 6000 African leaders.

In this talk, Fred highlights the 4 lessons he learned as an Entrepreneur:

  • People are more important than your idea
  • Don’t simply hire employees based on interviews
  • Start with small projects while you’re young
  • Give the power to your customers

Amadou is a Social Entrepreneur, Business Coach, Public Speaker, and Promoter of African Entrepreneurship. Passionate about Africa and Entrepreneurship, Amadou’s mission is to work with African Entrepreneurs to bring out their stories and support them. As the Host of Africans Building Africa Podcast, Amadou loves to chat with African Entrepreneurs to deliver informative and inspiring content to Africans who would like to start a business or invest in Africa.

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