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Brand King @uwaomaeizu: ‘Success is the Greatest Enemy of Success.’


Did you know that Forbes valued Blackberry brand at $6.1billion just 2 years ago, but just $2.2billion this year and outside the top 100.

There’s almost no phone user in Nigeria in the last decade that didn’t use a Nokia phone. Three years ago, Forbes deemed the Nokia brand worth $27.3b, ninth highest in the world. Today there’s a fall, as it is worth a mere $7b, which ranks No. 71. The value is down 55% from last year as the brand, like Blackberry, it may be left behind in the Smartphone world.

The Indefatigable Nokia 3310
The Indefatigable Nokia 3310

Welcome to life, where tables turn, especially when you’re on top. When you’re on top, the aerial view is the ‘wrongest’ view to view the world from.

To stay in competition you need to LEARN (new ideas), UNLEARN (obsolete ones) and RELEARN (what has been forgotten).

People call me to say how much we have achieved as a team with us all in our 20’s, I turn around to my team and say,

“Remember Congratulations is sometimes is a word you should be afraid of.”

As a businessman, the corner office of a CEO is the ‘wrongest’ view to see your company. Success is the greatest enemy of success. In one of the last words of Steve Jobs, to succeed further ,

“Stay hungry and stay foolish”!

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking that they cannot lose. After you stand on your feet, stay on your toes. In the words of David Ben Gurion,

“It’s not enough to be up to date. You have to be up to tomorrow.”

Trainings. Business. Retreats. Branding. Strategy.

Hexavian Master Class comes up in Lagos on 26th April, in Abuja on 10th May and in Port Harcourt, Rivers State –Nigeria-  on 24th May. Call us on 2348022129684,2348035202891.

Eizu Uwaoma
Eizu Uwaoma
Eizu Uwaoma is the Founder, Lead Consultant and Strategist at Hexavian Group Ltd, a brand management and business consultancy company which has built over a 100 businesses in Nigeria as well as powerful brands in Africa. He is also the Co-founder of Foundation 360 and Initiator/Facilitator of the Potters Lounge Ikoyi. Contact him via Blackberry PINS: 293030EF, 25AED290 or call 23408035202891, 23408022129684, or send an email to

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