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“The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

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A Reflection: What is your vision?

Twenty-five years ago, a dear friend in America heard about the travails I was going through in Zimbabwe in my efforts to get an operating license for my mobile business. He was a senior director of one of the largest companies in America. He wanted to see how he could help me.

“I have been speaking to some very influential friends of mine about you,” he began to tell me when we met a few months later.

“I think you have the potential to become a remarkable businessman. So, here is my suggestion: Give up the pursuit of a mobile business and come into something like McDonald’s. I have spoken to people there, and they will give you a franchise for any African country of your choice…

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