Managing director/CEO, Neros Pharmaceuticals Limited, Chief Poly I. Emenike, has launched a new book, “Entrepreneurial Spirits”.
Published by Napoleon Hill Foundation, USA, the book is aimed at propagating the teachings of Dr Napoleon Hill, reputed to have inspired many people the world over to achieve financial success,
The memorable book launch, held at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island, Lagos, and chaired by Mr Emeka Onwuka, former MD/CEO, Diamond Bank Plc, was graced by distinguished Nigerians, among whom were: Prof. Pat Utomi, Prof. Ben Oghojafor, Chief Olubukunola Okunowo and Dr Helen Ekwueme, wife of former vice president, Dr Alex Ekwueme.
Speaking at the occasion, the author, Chief Emenike, said the book represented his humble contribution towards the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge through writing, adding that ‘Entrepreneurial Spirits’ is the story of how he climbed from the very bottom to the pinnacle of the success ladder. He added that, in the book, he directly acknowledges the far-reaching influence which the writings of Dr Napoleon Hill had had on him in his quest to achieve success in life.
The book, Chief Emenike further said, is “therefore 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.”
The Neros boss also explained that the book was written essentially to teach Nigerians how to employ the power of the mind to their greatest benefit, and to also show how to develop and maintain a positive mental attitude at all times in order to achieve the success they desire in life. He said the book also serves to localise the teachings of Dr Napoleon Hill, since they have universal applications.
Chief Emenike urged other eminent Nigerian leaders in various sectors to document their experiences in writing for posterity, noting that knowledge gained from reading the writings of present day leaders would be useful to the young ones when they assume leadership positions.
Professor Utomi, who was the keynote speaker at the occasion, said Chief Emenike represented a special breed to showcase to the next generation, adding that the author was an example of the saying that ‘if you can dream it, you can make it happen.’
Prof. Utomi, who bemoaned the current obsession with materialism in the country, noted that society is not built by the size of a man’s car or how much is in his bank account, but by people who think. He disclosed that Chief Emenike has continued to read as he builds businesses because he knows that to build is to know, adding that what the Neros boss has done by writing ‘Entrepreneurial Spirits’ is to tell the present and coming generations that it can be done. He stated further that, for the generations to learn about how to climb the ladder of success, they have to read, insisting that motivating them to read should be the concern of all.
Earlier in his opening remarks, chairman of the occasion, Mr Onwuka, urged Nigerians to read the book because it would help change their lives. He added that the book is a must read for anyone aspiring to be successful.
Also at the occasion were Pharm. (Sir) Ifeanyi Atueyi, MD, Pharmanews Limited; Pharm. (Sir) Nnamdi Obi, MD/CEO, Embassy Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals Limited; Dr Obiora Chukwuka, chairman, Greenlife Pharmaceuticals; and Mr Emma Umenwa, MD, Geneith Pharmaceuticals, amongst others.