Strive Masiyiwa Reveals Why He Stopped Watching Soccer , The Reason Will Make You Laugh

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Strive Masiyiwa, Member, Africa Progress Panel, and Founder, Econet Wirelessat the World Economic Forum on Africa 2013. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Benedikt von Loebell

By Strive Masiyiwa

Basketball (NBA) and entrepreneurship: I never played basketball at school. I barely knew it existed. My exposure in Sport was limited to soccer, cricket, and rugby.
When I met my wife she was a national basket ball player, which meant I had to learn everything about the game ..very quickly…guys you know what I mean!
I taught myself everything I could, and hung around the game! She was impressed!
I know a lot about basketball, because it was important to me!
I taught myself to love the game, and stopped going to soccer, because my girlfriend hated it!

So what has this got to do with entrepreneurship, you might ask?
If it is important to you to one day get to the top of the game, any game (including top level entrepreneurship) you must invest time and effort in it.

I did not always know what I know about raising money through various methods like Bank loans, supplier credit, Venture Capital, stock markets, bond markets etc.,
I was not born with this knowledge and even now I’m still learning.
These are the mechanisms by which Capital is raised.
Imagine if you spent as much time in a week following channels on Kwese like Kwese Inc, Bloomberg, CNBC Africa, as you would on watching EPL…in a year you will be on your way to something special!