By Lovemore Chazingwa
Title: Exceed Beyond The Ordinary: A Step By Step Guide On How To Become A High voltage Entrepreneur Vol. 1.
Author: Kudzanai Vere
Publisher: Transformational Mindset Institute
Date Published: April 2020
In rolling out high brick by brick insight into entrepreneurship, Kudzanai Vere shares with his reader personal experience as well as knowledge gained from researching the works of top-level business authors. He borrows widely from the works of motivational writers and great philosophers.
In the book aptly titled, ‘Exceed Beyond The Ordinary: A step by step guide on how to become a high voltage entrepreneur’, the vastly travelled author brings to the fore a well-choreographed exposition of the ladder to entrepreneurship. It tackles issues that are sometimes taken for granted by a good section of community. The writer employs short intriguing chapters, pregnant with facts.
As a way to motivate the minds of diverse persuasions, Vere begins with the simple definitions of the subject under discussion. He acknowledges the motivation he assumed at the Africa Leadership And Management Academy (ALMA) under Dr. Dwight Mutonono.
The foreword by multi-award winning business coach and entrepreneurship thought leader, Request Machimbira cuts across and lays bare the purpose of entrepreneurship and its cornerstone narrative.
It juxtaposes other entrepreneurship products and the ilk that are milled through reading this book. A book is a tool of shooting down mediocrity while championing excellence in its various forms.
The thought process is provoked to reach outside the box into research and sustainability. It brings out entrepreneurship as a real and tangible product.
To make it clearer to decipher, the text is truncated into sections that focus on broad PowerPoint areas namely, entrepreneurship springboard, financial literacy, and benefits of entrepreneurship to national development.
The specialized areas chew up a couple of chapters each.
Without much ado about nothing, relevant quotes and references are widely deployed to make sense of technical and overarching explanations.
As revealed in the book, the author is a living testimony of his advocacy, committing space in the exposition to lay bare his experience.
The motivational piece makes use of quotes, some familiar and, others mundane, to make light-work of the subject at hand.
“Fundamentally, entrepreneurship is about… the ability to recognize [and] methodically analyze [an] opportunity and ultimately to capture [its] value,” Bruce Bachenheimer, Clinical Professor of Management and Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Laboratory at Pace University, p21.
Vere deploys motivation in the thick of kickstarting an entrepreneurship mindset in the readers’ philosophy. His fact is for a populace that may be weighed down by life’s pessimism hurdles that are growing each day.
Today’s challenges are no longer for the straightjacket approach to everything. There should be a lens approach to solve the ever-rising challenges while proffering solutions to these in an empirical manner, innovation.
Innovation is one tenet of entrepreneurship that the scholar emphasizes to no end. He drives home the poi t that innovation creates opportunities for sustainable success.
The book delves into troubleshooting mode: “You can’t solve a problem on the level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level, the scholar borrows from world-renowned Albert Einstein on p80.
This, a prequel to the second edition yet to be published, lays fertile ground for those yearning to take up entrepreneurship and continue to learn more in the newfound vocation.
The author puts it straightforward that its no stroll in the park to divorce from a career or a job you have become accustomed to, but it can be done if one is to live out of the woods of employment.
Employment dangles a call-again monthly salary as opposed to entrepreneurship which rewards according to toil without limit.
Vere has ventured into entrepreneurship, not by accident but, by design. He is a born passionate proponent of the field. That innate drive has made him jump ship from employment after a mature eighteen year period working in various geographies and capacities.
“When I think of vision, I have in my mind the ability to see beyond the majority,” Charles Swindoll is captured, p74.
He cherishes the experience as a greater teacher to his philosophy in the enterprise. Unlike the timid and doubting candidates, he took the bold step to venture into a field that he treads with caution and considerable success.
“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision,” Peter Drucker, an Austrian-born-American author, educator, and management consultant, p32.
The author has penned another transformational book, ‘Becoming A Person Of Impact: The Six Pack Approach’. These business publications are both available at Amazon.
In his publications profile is an upcoming series of Soul Food titles. Soul Food Vol. 1: Collection of Motivation Pieces; Motivationals for your soul that will quicken you for impact and Soul Food Vol. 2: Business nuggets that will urge you toward making an impact on the market place.
The author is the founder of Premium Business Network International (PBNI), Kudfort Enterprises, and Transformational Mindset Institute (TMI). He serves in these establishments as executive director, chief executive, and director of programs, in that order.