Son of business mogul and CEO of Globacom, Paddy Adenuga, has shared an inspiring story of how he almost bought an upstream, exploration and production business in the Netherlands, owned by US oil giant, Chevron.
He said he was 29-years old when he made the bid without the help of his family.
Adenuga narrated the story via his Twitter handle and said he hoped that people will learn from his experience in his quest of acquiring the European assets.
He wrote, “As promised.. the true story on how I tried to buy chevron Netherlands when I was 29. I hope I can pass on this story and the lessons I learned to the next generation…”
Nigerians, however, have things to say about Paddy’s story. While some admired his courage to have attempted such huge deal, others believed that he already has his father’s name and influence to ride on.
See some of the tweets:
Three things I picked from Paddy Adenuga’s story.
1. Network. Build business relationships. Strengthen your network. Cultivate your business relationships.
2. Pride has no place in business. Do what is best for your business/ideas. Not your ego.
3. Be knowledgeable. Research.
— Yemi (@Babygiwa) January 29, 2018
Me reading the Paddy Adenuga story. pic.twitter.com/d7BppY4u5U
— Tobi (@TheTobiSmith) January 29, 2018
Paddy Adenuga's article was both inspiration and oppression from the beginning to the end.
It was a tough read for me
— James (@oraeekene) January 29, 2018
That Paddy Adenuga’s story was an interesting one. Some lessons to be learnt. And frankly life is so much different between classes. God.
— Ugõ 🦅🐏 (@Sir_Fin) January 29, 2018
— tee (@orestic_t) January 30, 2018
The guy's power of language though. Did you observe his writing style? Now, that's not regular. Paddy Adenuga is brilliant.
— Nedu Ekeke #BBOG (@Nedunaija) January 30, 2018
Paddy Adenuga didn't use any Harvard Business School idea. All he did was use his well package Nigeria business idea. Although he failed but his business idea is absolutely awesome. Paddy Adenuga's story is mind blowing. Paddy Adenuga accomplished this at age 29. Wow
— Iyá Lájè Of Lagos (@newscantell) January 30, 2018
Two things I learnt & taking away from Paddy Adenuga's story:
1. Even when u think u don't have d reach, still aim for d moon, last last, you might hit a target among d stars.
2. When u need help concerning a goal, talk to as many people as u can, U can never tell who has access
— Oyèyẹmí Bámidélé (@Chrisbamidele) January 30, 2018
Before you put yourself under pressure cos of paddy Adenuga's story remember your daddy is Godwin Okafor not Mike Adenuga 😂
— The White wolf (@UcheMvP) January 30, 2018