October 4, 2022 – Professional Hustler Christopher K. Lopez and Entrepreneurship in Africa Dr. Deanne De Vries


October 4, 2022 – Professional Hustler Christopher K. Lopez and Entrepreneurship in Africa Dr. Deanne De Vries

Christopher K. Lopez – Professional Hustler and Author of I Made It. Then I Didn’t  

Look for opportunities to create money. These are events I like to
associate with highly likely outcomes. It’s an odds game. I like to get
into situations that are highly probable that they will actually yield
an outcome to earn money. If you can find the solution to the
problem, there’s a high likelihood to earn money.

Christopher K. Lopez

Christopher K. Lopez is a part of the one percent – not the one percent you know, but the one percent you don’t know. He is a Professional Hustler, hustling millions each year by taking advantage of various market driven opportunities. Christopher is the author of “I Made It. Then I Didn’t.,” an international bestseller in six countries across multiple categories. In it, he reveals the category of business professionals who are Professional Hustlers and how they stack up against entrepreneurs, business owners and the self-employed, all of whom he says are distinctly different. Additionally, he shares how you can become successful without conventional branding, social media presence or notoriety commonly associated with success. Christopher previously held his Series 65 securities license, and his General Lines – Life, Accident, Health & HMO– license. He has managed a combined $286 million in reported Assets Under Management & Assets Under Advisement, worked in more than 29 countries, raised over $50 million for various businesses, and grossed over $13 million through his personal career. Christopher has opened over 7 businesses in his 15-year career. Christopher has managed a combined 286mm USD in reported Assets Under Management & Assets Under Advisement. Christopher has work experience in 33 countries, raised over 50mm USD for various businesses, and grossed over 13.0mm in his personal career as a distinct “Professional Hustler.”

Dr. Deanne De Vries – Africa Entrepreneurship Expert and Author of Africa: Open for Business: Discover the ABCs

It really starts with having an appetite for doing business in Africa.
You have to get on the ground, you have to understand the culture.
Are you willing to look into the long term?

Dr. Deanne De Vries

Dr. Deanne De Vries has for more than 30 years been changing people’s and companies’ mindsets about doing business in Africa by challenging outdated images, opening doors and introducing them to AfriCAN, the can-do-continent. Fluent in six languages, Dr. De Vries interviewed Heads of State throughout the continent to explore how they lead for her dissertation. She sought to understand the on-the-ground realities so she can introduce everyone to the ABCs of doing business in Africa and why now is the best time to invest. She is the author of She is the author of Africa: Open for Business — Discover the ABCs of doing business in Africa and why now is the time to invest in this continent of opportunity. It is a #1 international bestseller in seven countries across multiple business categories. More information: Welcome to “AfriCAN” – the can-do continent, the vast, vibrant and diverse continent offering a wealth of human and natural resources that translate into opportunities for business, your business. Complicated? Not necessarily. Africa, with all its diversity and largesse, can be difficult to understand, to grasp. Just like most new business ventures. However, successful business in Africa is as straightforward as ABC: Appetite, Bandwidth, and Capital. It starts with growing an Appetite to actually go and build a well-rounded understanding of the reality on the ground today, of who your customers are and what they need. Then you’ll understand the Bandwidth successful companies give their Africa-focused teams to build relationships and to learn how culture and history influence business, the first place to start your business, and to identify the best type of market entry and business setup. With the right appetite and bandwidth, you’ll make better decisions regarding Capital which is about more than just the money to run the business. Successful companies invest in social capital, cultural capital, and economic capital. Based on the author’s 30 years of wisdom, successes, experiences, mistakes, stories, and friends she acquired working and living across the continent of Africa, this book challenges perceived ideas of Africa. It is a call to go beyond the imagery of the past and to explore, embrace and invest in “AfriCAN” – the can-do continent.