The Confessional: G. Kofi Annan
G.Kofi Annan, New York | He’s a New Yorker working on branding Africa since after all, l’Afrique, c’est chic. This gem from Ghana is an Entrepreneur, a Strategist, a Thinker and what every Boardroom needs. Guidance from the Man behind the imposing & famous name.
You live in New York, the City known as the Big Apple. Is this questionnaire the Big Headache? It’s never a headache to talk to interesting people. That’s where my inspiration comes from.
In a recent interview in Entrepreneur Magazine, you evoked the necessity for
What’s worse for Africa? Dictators or
I wish books by African writers and poets were mandatory reads in schools all over the World. Name three books that should be on the curriculum. “Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for
You have a fantastic clothing line which includes fab tee-shirts. Who would be your ideal spokesperson/model? Anyone who inspires, thinks big, and kicks ass; whether they’re famous worldwide or just in their community.
What turns you off? Ignorance, closed-mindedness.
What is your favourite curse word? I can’t say I have a favourite. I let my emotions speak for themselves. (My parents would kill me if they read this.)
What has to stop? Injustice.
What has pleasantly surprised you in the past two weeks? The things my nieces and nephews say and do.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? You made a difference.
You are in front of 90 000 screaming & adoring fans at Wembley Stadium. What song are you belting out? I’d be singing a modified version of “Spend Some Time” by Brand New Heavies.
On a deserted island, what do you bring besides your I-Phone & your Amex? Tons of magazines and pictures of my family.
What entity or person is most in need of a new PR campaign?
When will I see you next? Maybe in
Read him in Entrepreneur Magazine: http://www.entrepreneur.com/magazine/entrepreneur/2007/december/186544.html