These three videos by the legend of business will help you understand the mind of one of the finest businesspersons of this generation. Aliko Dangote began as a trader but over the years, he has moved from the downstream to the upstream of business systems, demonstrating a flash case on the accumulation of capabilities construct (I will return to that construct in the Tekedia mini-MBA which begins Feb 10).
As you watch these videos, you will see how he grew, and moved into domains where more values are derivable. Because he was able to transcend into the upstream, Dangote accumulated economic and business power to now impose Conglomerate Tax on Nigeria and Nigerians. Yet, from Amazon to GE, Carlos Slim to Dangote, most times nations serve conglomerates (via tax breaks, better forex, etc) for the opportunities for the conglomerates to host their flags. Listen to the real dean of the school of business – Africa’s Aliko Dangote.
Aliko Dangote sees opportunities for everyone to invest in Africa
Aliko Dangote’s guide to being a successful businessman
Aliko Dangote says he built his fortune from scratch