This book profiles a dozen of Kenya’s most successful entrepreneurs across a variety of industries – manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, ICT, retail, media, and entertainment to name a few.
It is a collection that proves that when there is money to be made, you cannot beat a good entrepreneur no matter how deprived his or her background.
Be inspired by stories that illustrate the triumph of hope over means and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
Find out how they got to where they are, the pitfalls and challenges along the way and how they made and lost millions. Through their eyes you’ll get a fascinating glimpse into Kenya’s history and the events that shaped business in the colonial, pre and post independence period.
From the building of the Kenya-Uganda railway, state of emergency in 1952 and crackdown on Mau Mau fighters, the coffee boom and policy of Africanisation in the 70s, to the political corruption in the 80s and decline of the Kenyan economy in the 90s, in the first book of its kind, Kenyan entrepreneurs tell it all – the good, the bad and the ugly.
And best of all, a section on tips for aspiring entrepreneurs where they tell you how to achieve their level of success. This is a book you won’t want to put down.
Where to get it:
Prestige Booksellers: Located on Mama Ngina Street, Nairobi. Also accepts online orders with home/office delivery.
Bookstop – Yaya Centre