Nigerians desiring to beat challenges of unemployment and become self reliant in a poor economy, can now heave a sigh of relieve as the book, “Entrepreneurial Spirits Through the Seventeen Success Principles of Napoleon Hill”, has been launched. The book written by renowned businessman and philanthropist, Chief Poly Ike Emenike (MON and Odenigbo Nanka), the Managing Director, NEROS Pharmaceuticals Limited, was penultimate week at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, presented to the public.
The book which was published by Napoleon Hill Foundation, Wise, Virginia USA, is aimed at teaching individuals how to be successful entrepreneurs. And to ensure the book gets to the largest number of targeted audience, it has been highly subsidised by the Foundation; a copy sells for just 500 naira.
Chief Emenike said that “Entrepreneurial Spirits Through the Seventeen Success Principles of Napoleon Hill” was written in a bid to further propagate the ‘Gospels’ contained in the various writings of Dr Hill, while enjoining eminent Nigerian leaders in various sectors, to endeavour to document their experiences in writing for prosperity. The book which is made up of 19 chapters he stressed, “Represents my humble contribution towards the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge through writing. It is the story of how I climbed from the very bottom to the pinnacle of the success ladder.”
In terms of business and educational achievements, Poly Emenike who is a self-made man stated that his business successes not withstanding, he was humble enough to enrol in a PhD programme at the International School of Management in Paris, France. His PhD thesis is currently undergoing external exami-nation.
The author is revered for his immense contributions in business and humanitarian endeavours, community development as well as in the promotion of sports in Anambra State and Nigeria.
Chief Emenike who is the fourth person and indeed the first non-US citizen in the over 50 year history of the Foundation to be honoured with the Humanitarian Gold Medal Award, stated that “The book is a lucid exposition of the fact that Dr. Hill’s success principles can work for people in Nigeria, nay Africa just in the same manner as it has continued to work for people in Europe, the Americas and indeed the world over.” He expressed optimism that his partnership with Napoleon Hill Foundation will lead to establishment of Napoleon Hill Business School to transform into a private University- Napoleon Hill University, Nigeria.
The reviewer, a professor of Orthodontics, Michael Isiekwe noted that the book encapsulates the author’s experiences culminating in his success in the business world. Prof Isiekwe described the author as a philanthropist per excellence and a successful entrepreneur who is generous to a fault. He said the book is an error free material which is capable of moulding successful entrepreneurs across the globe if the guidelines documented in it are followed.
The chairman of the occasion former Group Managing Director of Diamond Bank, Mr. Emeka Onwuka described Chief Emenike as a “Philanthropist who lived a life of determination and self discipline. He gave assurance that the book which is a must read for people aspiring to be successful will mark a turning point in the life of readers.