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From Machester To Mile 12, Lagos: How A Graduate Turned To A Porter (Pics) / Tony Elumelu Foundation For $100m Entrepreneurship Programme 2019 Applications / Former Corper Turned Military Officer (Photos) (2) (3) (4)
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by Richiez(m): 6:30pm On Jan 01|
If only we had 50 Tony Elumelus in Nigeria
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by crunchyg(m): 6:31pm On Jan 01|
Mizk:You sure say you read what is up there before ranting?
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by Lexzycane(m): 6:39pm On Jan 01|
But these are the days computers gets to sieve out CVs
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by eluquenson(m): 6:40pm On Jan 01|
HardBishop:He's from Delta state not Anambra. But the bolded is just the truth about him though.
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by Nobody: 6:41pm On Jan 01|
bjims:he didn’t mention if he read all cover letters. We can’t say. He sells himself well, that is why he excelled as a sales person. Imagine when I was being Interviewed, I couldn’t express myself well or I was making blunders, would I be hired? Me being able to communicate is a skill gained by hardwork. There is favor but you have got to be good. Luck is when you go go play Nairabet and you win. Luck happens when you gamble not when you put your effort in selling yourself and making things work
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by Nobody: 6:47pm On Jan 01|
bjims:can I tell you something most first class and high CGPA holders don’t end up very rich. An exception is bill gates tho. People with very high IQ don’t become very wealthy this is because there is a pyschology part of making money. This is because I have to be able to talk you tobmake you do something out of your will. If you have the chance will you ever pay for a service? No, no one wants to loose their money but we always want to make money. It takes some kind of mental power to be able to make money from people while you provide and service to them. Many smart people don’t have this ability. The end up as employees. Is Mark Zuckerberg still writing codes? No! there are many Nigerians able to write the first codes used in building Facebook but more sophisticated codes are being written to improve Facebook. Who are those writing the codes they are first class products. They are best as employees.
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by laivwire(m): 6:48pm On Jan 01|
A major advantage I sighted up there was the luck he talked about that gave him an early chance to grab a seat at the elders table (or management cadre if you like). This position opens up the door nd opportunities, more income, exposure, training as well as invaluable contacts. A lot of sales executives today keep grinding at the executive level without getting a chance to make that jump.
His meteoric rise can also be attributed to sharp business acumen and acquisitions. A lot of hardworking folks hardly get that high up without piggybacking on failing enterprises and turning them around.
Honestly too, not everyone can be good business people. Some folks are built to lecture, some.to code, some to preach etc but the comfort in that is there is no discipline or tase you can engage in today that you can’t hammer.
We ought to keep grinding with streamlined focus and big dreams
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by BiafraBushBoy(m): 6:56pm On Jan 01|
NO blame Nigerians, Sales and Marketing are technically different... But we no send for here...
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by bigiyaro(m): 7:05pm On Jan 01|
BiafraBushBoy:selling is the best job in the world but most people don't know it.
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by sundayoga(m): 7:21pm On Jan 01|
Meanwhile check my signature
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by Elliot2(m): 7:34pm On Jan 01|
Mizk:this is 2019 so use ur head!
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by traihit: 7:37pm On Jan 01|
That person might not understand your point but I get it. It takes someone who has seen hardworking people dying without any reward for their zeal to understand the place of luck. That's why it's difficult to emulate any American billionaire, it takes more than hardwork.
However, there are some attitudes in people which draws things like 'luck' to their lives.
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by fizzy4luv(m): 7:37pm On Jan 01|
My own take away is Someone took a chance on MR Tony Elumelu, that chance is what many Nigerian graduates lack access to. Majority of the current top echelon of companies were all given opportunities that they themselves have turnaround to erase.
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by TheMainMan: 7:45pm On Jan 01|
maxtop:your hustle go pay one day... Never give up and trust GOD
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by nwakaibeya1: 8:43pm On Jan 01|
Every progress has.A spiritual root,evil or good and very many people progress through evil roots by self or by proxy that are never revealed to ordinary humans ? Even if you claim to be Born again or prophet or pastor what is restitution to you?what you swallowed to be rich who has taken it away from your stomach?
Who on earth reveals his nor her secret journey to progress?thats why we keep informing you that no matter how people pretends and even quote bible from Genesis to revelation and do wonders its only at night that we know who is who ,evil or good. Mathew 13,13-15..Money,wealth doesn't change people ? It unlocks the real character that was jailed by poverty ,propelled by evil people and hidden nations#Money Truth#
#MoneyPreneur#Making money is highly spiritual and no human being makes wealth, money without being spiritually evil or good by self or proxy, knowingly or unknowingly.very many people wealthy are Evil and they have eyes to see who talks as evil dominates the human Space###
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by FunctionX(m): 8:51pm On Jan 01|
Gaspardd:I don't understand how it could be funny
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by Gaspardd(m): 9:02pm On Jan 01|
FunctionX:I follow a crypto currency NPRS, last week they announced they re swapping to functionX, could it be coincidence?
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by FunctionX(m): 9:11pm On Jan 01|
Gaspardd:Well I got it while I was in the university solving functions and derivatives. A friend started calling me that after I helped put him through on the topic. Since then the name stuck. I kinda liked it and adopted it.
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by olisaEze(m): 9:17pm On Jan 01|
He’s from Delta state not Anambra State. Stay away from house wives tales n gossips
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by chiedozie198100: 9:21pm On Jan 01|
my guy, the entire banking industry thrives on illegitimacy.
if you know you know.
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by ChiFada(m): 10:14pm On Jan 01|
Please, did you read the post? Kindly read the post and modify your comment.
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by propsvila: 10:16pm On Jan 01|
These are the type of people that supposed to be Nigeria's president. Not PMB who cannot even boast of secondary school certification.
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by rapid101(m): 10:26pm On Jan 01|
Most of dis billionaire don't do any tin spectacular
It jst the two skills de use which is
80/20 rule (time management)
rule 72 (money management)
If u can work with dis rules
In d shortest time
U ll b a billionaire
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by BalogunIdowu(m): 10:32pm On Jan 01|
I most appreciate the fact that he hammered on luck.
Most people think their success is based on their hard work alone!
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by TEYA: 10:48pm On Jan 01|
majekdom2:University education is overrated. The bolded is not necessarily true. Many programmers are not university graduates and are way far better at coding than the typical first class graduates.
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by TEYA: 10:49pm On Jan 01|
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by modupe2: 11:13pm On Jan 01|
[Qquote author=gisthabit post=74354260]Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu is a Nigerian economist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation.
According to him, below is a brief story of his success on how he rose from the being a poor and hungry salesman to a business mogul and a billionaire as a result of hard work and luck.
In business, the role luck plays in success and personal achievement is rarely discussed. If luck is mentioned, it is done with slight condescension, and usually dismissed as a product of hard work, not deserving significant attention. While hard work is paramount – and I have written extensively about the importance of working hard – history and my own experiences show that there is often a large element of success that hard work alone can not explain. It is simply not true that “you make your own luck.”
I started my career as a salesman, a copier salesman to be specific, young, hungry, and hardworking, but the reality was that I was just one of the thousands of young Nigerian graduates, all eager to succeed. How did I get from there to where I am now? Of course, hard work, resilience, a long-term vision – but also luck.
A year after earning a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Lagos, I applied to join a new generation bank, Allstates Trust Bank. The bank’s one-page newspaper advertisement demanded a minimum of a Second Class Upper result, but I applied regardless, submitting a cover letter and filled out application with my Second Class Lower Economics result.
By a stroke of luck, my application was reviewed by the Chairman/CEO, a painstaking man who carefully read my cover letter and was drawn to the confidence in my words. “I know I may not have met the qualifying criteria for the advertised roles, but I am intelligent, driven, ambitious and I will make the bank proud. My Second Class Lower result does not demonstrate the full extent of my intelligence and ability, and I know I can do so much more.” He read those words and took a chance on me. Though “unqualified”, he decided to throw me a lifeline, an opportunity.
I was invited to join the shortlist, followed by a long series of interviews and even more tests. At the end of a very rigorous process, I received good news – I had a place as an entry-level analyst. Even now, I wonder: What if the Founder had not personally gone through my application? What if my application was rejected at the very beginning? What if I never got the opportunity to work at Allstates Trust Bank?
The story continues: Within 12 months at the bank, aged 27, I went from analyst to branch manager – the youngest ever bank branch manager at the time. I was hard working, energetic, creative and prioritised getting things done, but it was also good fortune that my bosses Toyin Akin-Johnson and Ebitimi Banigo took notice, and then, believed in me. They took a chance on me by appointing me as branch manager after an incredibly short time in the bank. They recognised in me the raw materials needed to make a good leader and were prepared to invest in me and my ability. My rise to Branch Manager within a short period is a great story but I know in my heart, I was lucky, as well as deserving.
This position of branch manager was a solid platform which launched me into several top leadership roles. When we, a small group of hungry, determined, young outsiders, took over struggling Crystal Bank, it was as a direct result of the preparedness and exposure that we received early from our superiors and mentors. Without the intervention and goodwill of these pe
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by Ugosample(m): 11:21pm On Jan 01|
and you know this how?
So nobody can succeed in Nigeria without getting his hands dirty? ?
That's the prevalent mentality in that zoo tho, so I'm not surprised
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by Hedonini: 11:25pm On Jan 01|
Give it to him, he is smart and he packaged himself well. But he conveniently failed to mention the illicit schemes that catapulted him to wealth. Notice how there's a big gap in the story - jumping from being a branch manager to acquiring a bank?
That's the problem with Nigerian 'success stories'. Always too many gaps. Too many unexplained 'one things' always lead to another.
By the way, whatever happened to the flamboyant Ebitimi Banigo and his toffee-nosed wife Pelebo?
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by koyyes: 11:35pm On Jan 01|
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by Adek15(m): 11:44pm On Jan 01|
BiafraBushBoy:OK. Thank you for the reply. That route is not for me though
|Re: Tony Elumelu: The Sales Boy Turned Billionaire by Saig: 1:05am On Jan 02|
gisthabit:This is inspiring. this paper certificate of a thing..class of degree does not always reflect the ability and intelligennce of an individual. Let's focus more on what people can do and give them the opportunity than writing them off at mere sight of their certificates
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