11 May May 11, 2020 – Chasing Unicorns Marek Zmyslowski and Wild Success Amy Posey
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I met two guys from Germany and they had the crazy idea of bringing business models like Amazon and Uber to Africa. They needed someone to help them. Apparently not too many guys from Germany wanted to move to Nigeria. So, I went.
Marek Zmysłowski is a Polish-born entrepreneur and executive, focused on online businesses in Frontier and Emerging Markets. 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. Mark’s real life goal is simply to leave this World in slightly better shape than what it was when he arrived. Mark is also the author of best-selling book, Chasing Black Unicorns: How building the Amazon of Africa put me on Interpol’s Most Wanted list, an autobiography filled with wittiness and humorous that covers many dramatic and often dangerous events.
I am a big believer in self-talk, because naturally and biologically,
we are designed to keep ourselves alive, and positive self-talk
overpowers some of the things we could be telling ourselves.
Amy Posey is a Silicon Valley-based leadership consultant focused on neuroscience and high performance. She is the founder and CEO of SUPER*MEGA*BOSS, a manager training company. The company combines binge-worthy content with neuroscience & behavioral research as well as thousands of hours with managers understanding what components drive a less sucky workplace. Amy has spent the last 10 years as a leadership development facilitator with Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Adobe, Cisco, Dell Technologies, Google and Hewlett Packard. Amy has consolidated years of lessons and observations into her first book, Wild Success: 7 Key Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn from Extreme Adventures, co-authored with Kevin Vallely, and these stories can help everyone drive their own performance in work and life.