Earlier today, the world came together to give one final thanks to Nelson Mandela (Madiba) who passed away on December 5th, 2013.
For many Africans, including many in our team, these last couple of days called for a refection on what Mandela's life meant to us. It is easy to overstate the influence of a single individual to the world, but people like George Washington, Mahatma Ghandi, Rosa Parks, Steve Jobs and Nelson Mandela are the few that truly fit the description. They were restless, misfits, troublemakers and they had no respect for the status quo.
They have shaped the thinking of many including ours and has influenced how we run our business. Their stories give us courage to continuously push the envelop and take risks.
Thank you for the inspiration, Madiba.