An African proverb says, “to walk fast, walk alone, but to walk far, walk with others.” In order to maximise your life, you will need to build strong synergies.
Bill Gates needed to walk with a Paul Allen to develop Microsoft.
Steve Jobs, needed a Steve Wozniak and a Ronald Wayne to create Apple Computers.
Mark Zuckerberg and his four friends walked together to make Facebook a reality.
Everybody has strengths and weaknesses, find people who will complement your strength and those who are strong in your weakness to enable you reach your goal. Whatever you do, choose the right partner.
Make it your goal to leave everyone that encounters you better than they met you (Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier). Display a lot of tact and genuine respect for everyone you need to work with.
Folorunso Alakija is a Nigerian businesswoman, one of the richest African women, and one of the richest black women in the world. In 2014, she temporarily unseated Oprah Winfrey as the richest woman of African descent in the world.