Strive Masiyiwa “ECONET Chairman” and His 24 Success Quotes

About Strive Masiyiwa

Dr. Strive Masiyiwa is a well-known international business leader and telecommunication expert. He is the Founder and Chairman of South African based telecommunication company, ECONET WIRELESS which is now a global telecommunications group with operations, investments and offices in more than 15 countries (in Africa, Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific).

Strive Masiyiwa @ World Economic Forum

Strive Masiyiwa was born in 1961 and has been in business since 1986. He is from Zimbabwe. His business interest spans from telecommunication to Insurance, Renewable energy, Hotels, Pay Tv etc.

Strive Masiyiwa is a man that I have been following for not long time now but I have already learnt a lot from him through his leadership skills and writings. Strive Masiyiwa has won numerous international recognition and awards some of which includes but not limited to:

  1. 10 Most Outstanding Young Persons of the world (Jaycees 1999 – Business Category)
  2. 15 Global Influential’s of the Year (CNN/Time Magazine Poll – 2003)
  3. 20 Most Powerful Business People in African Business (Forbes Magazine – 2011)
  4. 25 Leaders of Africa’s Renaissance (Times of London – 2011)
  5. Builders of Modern Africa (2010 – Winner)

Strive is a devout born again Christian who now devotes 50% of his time to educating young African youths on Entrepreneurship.

Strive Masiyiwa maintains a public Facebook page where he mentors African entrepreneurs, writing on his past experiences and offering lessons on success in business and life.

You don’t only learn business models and strategies on his Facebook page, you also gain marketing sense, pitch approach, communication skills, business opportunities and most importantly, how to go about all these in a Godly way.

His afterthoughts on all his posts are engaging and thought provoking.

His page is popular with more than 3.7 Million likes as at April 2019 and the numbers keep growing by the day.

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    Francis Nwokike

    Francis is a Passionate Social Entrepreneur. Love discussing new trends in Business and Marketing. A Startup consultant. A good listener. Love to help that your business grow.

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    2. Justin says:

      Hi Francis, great article. I would love to cite it, please can you provide the date of posting?

      • Hello Justin, thanks for the comment. Please what will you like to cite? Be more specific. Thank you.

        • Justin says:

          I will be citing in a general fashion regarding the awards he has won, the footprint of his network and the manner in which he uses social media to get his guidance / experience to the masses

          • Okay Justin. He uses his Facebook page to teach African startups and other prospective entrepreneurs. The link to his FB page is in the article above. You can also get the details of his awards and any other information regarding him in the Econet Wireless link in the post. Just go to chairman’s profile.

            Also, the article was first shared on September 11, 2014 but have been updated since then.

            Thank you.


      l am 18 years old and i have a business idea but having problems of investment what can i do
      and where can l look or ask for investment

      • Thanks McRomeo for your comment. If you look at the right side of this blog, you will notice a poll on “Where is the easiest place to get funding to start a business?” and though the poll have not gathered enough voting, it seems from the African perspective that family and friends is the easiest source of funding for startups.

        But I am aware most African countries like Nigeria have entrepreneurship programmes run by the government and its parastatals where startups can access loan facility to fund their projects like the YouWin Program and also SME scheme funds from the Central Bank. There is also an ongoing Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme for Africans ( See Link Here ) where startups with good business ideas will be funded.

        Bottom Line:
        The kind of investors you can access largely depends on the:
        1. Size of your project
        2. Your business plan
        3. Business viability etc

        So, I advice you first do your homework ie having a well structured business plan. That is what will bring investors your way if your business idea is salable.

        Please feel free to contact me for more help.


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