Disrupt Now Podcast, Ep. 55, One Man’s Journey Fighting for His Truth.
Can the Fight for Truth Really Cost You (Almost) Everything?
By: Natalie Viglione
This story shows us that sometimes the lust for money in business can lead some people down very dark paths.
This is a story about an up and coming tech entrepreneur, traveling and living in another country with big dreams to help build a large tech company in Nigeria. Creating unicorn technologies in other countries sounds exciting, but my guest found himself in a battle for his reputation, business, and life. Imagine this, you’re in an airport getting ready to go fly in for a meeting, and the next thing you know you’ve been arrested and imprisoned.
It seems like we’re going to talk about a trailer for a new flick, but this is not. It’s real life.
In this episode, I sit with the author of Chasing Black Unicorns and technology entrepreneur, Marek Zmyslowski, who also had a part in the creation of the “Amazon of Africa" in Nigeria.
In this episode you’ll learn:
That it’s possible for people to PURCHASE arrest warrants
That there’s 1,000’s of cases of people yearly that have to fight to buy back their freedom
How the lust for money can take humans down some very dark roads
When life hands you tragedies, those are the times when you can find out who you’re REAL friends are
That there are systemic issues wrapped around business practices that go both ways in this world (further dividing the masses)
In the darkness, this is where light that can be found in doing the hard work through personal development
AND SO MUCH MORE
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Marek Zmysłowski is a Polish-born entrepreneur and executive, focused on online businesses in Frontier and Emerging Markets, author of "Chasing Black Unicorns. How building Amazon of Africa put me on Interpol's Most Wanted list"
He co-founded Jumia Travel – Africa’s Biggest Hotel Booking Portal listed on NYSE as part of Jumia Group and HotelOnline.co – a Travel Technology Company. In 2014, he was chosen as one of the Ten Most Important People in Tech by IT News Africa Magazine. He is a Lead Mentor at Google’s Launchpad and World Bank’s XL Africa Program.
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