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De VICTORS launches book on Entrepreneurship

August 4, 2017 Ishmael Sallieu Koroma


De Victors has yesterday officially launched their two recent books at the British Council Hall in Freetown.

Speaking during the official launch of the books-‘A guide to entrepreneurship on business and 7 Billion, 7 continents, what made 7 people the most successful’, the moderator, Timothy Sam, said books are magical instruments that have the tendency to change lives and that such kinds of books were very inspirational and very important to the well-being of every living being.

He encouraged people to be reading books, thus stating that successful people have libraries, while others have televisions.

“Imagine the time you spend on television, if you dedicate that time to reading, you will see the benefit,” Mr. Sam said.

He added that book is a magical weapon that can take people far around the world without leaving their sitting position.

Resident representative of International Finance Corporation (IFC), Frank Ajilore, said the books explained about a very relevant subjects in Sierra Leone and it’s necessary for Sierra Leoneans to invest and venture out in entrepreneurship as he put it that, ‘foreigners have taken over the Sierra Leonean market’.

He encouraged Sierra Leoneans to read the books as it would help them immensely towards understanding the need for entrepreneurship.

Presenting the books, one of the authors, Alfred Mbeteh, a researcher, and entrepreneur in the United Kingdom, said he met his co-author, William Conteh, about a year ago, during his research at the Institute of Public Administration and Management in Freetown.

He said one of his books- ‘7 Billion people, 7 continent !What made 7 people the most successful’ was derived its name from the fact that the world was now seven Billion in number ,with seven continents and that in the continent he chose the seven greatest entrepreneurs in the world like Steve Jobs ,Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos amongst others .

He added that after conducting his research on those seven greatest people in the world, he discovered a secret in them for which he developed an acronym as VICTORS –meaning Vision, Innovation, Competent, Team work, Obsession, Risk and Success.

“These seven world billionaires have these secrets and that has made them great entrepreneurs,” he said.

He stated that ideas are key to the development of entrepreneurship and that’s what exactly the book will teach readers.

The co –author of “A  Guide To Entrepreneurship’, William Conteh, said he was pleased to working  with Mr. Mbeteh as they have the same vision of sharing knowledge and doing research in the area of entrepreneurship.

He stated that in entrepreneurship, learning was key and putting ideas into reality are the most paramount agents for development.

“It is sometimes challenging to start a business, but one must learn by doing action and by that you can learn,” he said.

He added that they were planning to do more entrepreneurship seminars and public lectures to inspire young graduates to venture in the field of entrepreneurship.

Launching the books, CEO, A call to business Savings (ACTB), Joe Abbas Bangura, said eighty percent of life was someone’s’ mindset, while twenty percent was mechanic, which, he said was Key to the development of one’s talent.

He averred that been the richest person on earth does not necessary means that someone’s social background was good as there was no correlation between a person’s social background and what he would become in the future.

He highlighted that there was always a shortage of good and great people and that becoming one, requires hard work.

“Anybody can be great, rich and outstanding,” Mr. Bangura said.

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