Entrepreneurial inspiration, African style (Earnspiration Report Issue 14)

MengiForbes recently profiled the top ten motivational quotes from Tanzanian multi-millionaire Reginald Mengi.

Mengi who owns one of Tanzania’s largest conglomerates (consisting of gold mines, bottling plants, television stations and newspapers), is also a prolific Tweeter and his short posts inspire and inform over a 100,000 followers.

It is from this Twitter profile that Forbes gleaned their ten quotes of wisdom and my favourite three are:

  • “Everything you see is the product of someone’s imagination or dream. What is your imagination? What’s your dream?”
  • “Focus on what you are best at and not what you are weakest at.”
  • “I believe one of the secrets of success and good health is to work like a donkey and after work, chill /cool like a king.”

Top links and resources

Every week I scour the web for new interesting and inspiring articles and videos.  Here is the latest selection:


‘I blog about my baking and make £250 a day’

How great entrepreneurs think

Leadership & management

5 essential qualities for entrepreneurial leadership

The man who taught Warren Buffett how to manage a company

Personal branding & online profile / platform

The 10 pillars to creating a personal brand in a digital world

How young entrepreneurs are using personal branding coaches

Career & intrapreneurs

How to advance when there is no career ladder

Personal development

Inside the diagram to success

25 psychological life hacks that will help you gain the advantage in social situations

Business skills

T. Boone Pickens tells Drake how to make a billion dollars


Cybercrime: The next entrepreneurial growth business?

The big idea: How to start an entrepreneurial revolution

Marketing, media and growth hacking

My recipe for success: How to launch a successful blog

Why Copyblogger is killing its Facebook page


Why was Buffett wrong on Tesco?

Top ten most profitable companies in the FTSE 350 – and how to hunt down profit machine shares


New billionaire Swarovski surfaces with crystal fortune

How much income puts you in the 1 percent if you’re 30, 40, or 50?


Why people fail as property entrepreneurs

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