Lodge Blog Archive
A diary of happenings at Chanters Lodge, Livingstone, Zambia with reflections on Zambia and personal matters too
COWBELL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Loved this from Emmygees Uwakina on Facebook
MTN came to Nigeria at a time when nobody wanted to invest in Nigeria, at a time when Nigerians did not have phones. Even Zenith Bank refused to lend MTN cash to operate, UBA rejected MTN’s offer - but today see the difference. Millions of Nigerians, and Africans have cell phones and many use MTN!
And, we all know the story of the only civilian unelected President in Nigeria - Goodluck Jonathan. We know how people said he was not going to be President, they even made him acting President. Today the rest is history!
What about Cowbell? When they came to Nigeria, they made milk in a sachet. Peak laughed at them - they said Cowbell was milk for the poor and they were right! 3 million poor people could afford N10 a day for a sachet of milk. Do the math - 3 million people buying milk at N10.00- that was N30million every single day. In a month they grossed N900million (almost N1billion). Even Peak have had to make sachet milk in order to survive in the market.
So what have people told you? What have they said you cannot do, that you are not qualified to do, or for that matter do not have the experience to do? They told Cowbell, they told Goodluck, they told MTN, but today the story has changed.
Success is not about where you graduated from, but what graduates from you!