Youthful tycoon Hamis Kiggundu book titled Success and Failure has won this year’s edition of Business book of the year.
This was at the book award held by Book forum of Uganda in Kampala.
“Kiggundu shares nuggets of wisdom on how one can achieve success. Unlike everyday motivational speakers who have nothing to their name, Kiggundu’s is the book to read because he has walked the talk,” Margaret Zziwa former Speaker of East Africa Legislative assembly said as she presided over the book award.
She lashed out at majority of youth who don’t believe in themselves saying this has increased dependency syndrome yet they look at becoming successful as a miracle.
The 34-year-old Hamis Kiggundu owns prime real estate properties in Kampala and Manchester City in United Kingdom.
Ziwa urged Ugandans to read books authored by successful people and not rely on foreign knowledge because local authors prevail local circumstances that ordinary people go through.
Hamis Kiggundu started working when he was 19 years while at university.
“My advice to Ugandans is that let us start believe in ourselves and let us start thinking progressively towards success, instead of fighting people that have come up to develop our country,” he said.
He further said employment should be temporary to accumulate enough income to move into private business.
“Prices of things go up every day but salaries don’t go up. A person should have a plan to get out of employment. When you stay so long in employment, you get a dependency syndrome whereby your job becomes your father and your mother. By the age of 35, someone should have started his own business, towards success not merely survival, ”Kiggundu said.
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