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Ep. 55, One Man’s Journey Fighting for His Truth

Can the Fight for Truth Really Cost You (Almost) Everything?

By: Natalie Viglione

· Podcast Episode,Building Your Mission,Heart-Based Leadership

This story shows us that it’s not that crazy to think that our whole world can be turned upside down in a matter of moments.

It’s incredible to hear stories when thrillers you watch on the tube enter real life. But, what’s even more incredible is when it’s not just someone else’s life, but it’s your own. Imagine, you’re an up and coming tech entrepreneur, traveling and living in another country seeking to build a large tech company. Then, all of a sudden, you’re in an airport, and the next thing you know you’ve been arrested and imprisoned.

It seems like we’re going to talk about a trailer for a new flick, but this is not. It’s real life.

In this episode, I sit with the author of Chasing Black Unicorns and technology entrepreneur, Marek Zmyslowski, who also had a part in the creation of the “Amazon of Africa" in Nigeria.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • That it’s possible for people to PURCHASE arrest warrants

  • That there’s 1,000’s of cases of people yearly that have to fight to buy back their freedom

  • How the lust for money can take humans down some very dark roads

  • When life hands you tragedies, those are the times when you can find out who you’re REAL friends are

  • That there are systemic issues wrapped around business practices that go both ways in this world (further dividing the masses)

  • In the darkness, this is where light that can be found in doing the hard work through personal development


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Marek Zmysłowski is a Polish-born entrepreneur and executive, focused on online businesses in Frontier and Emerging Markets, author of "Chasing Black Unicorns. How building Amazon of Africa put me on Interpol's Most Wanted list"

He co-founded Jumia Travel – Africa’s Biggest Hotel Booking Portal listed on NYSE as part of Jumia Group and – a Travel Technology Company. In 2014, he was chosen as one of the Ten Most Important People in Tech by IT News Africa Magazine. He is a Lead Mentor at Google’s Launchpad and World Bank’s XL Africa Program.

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