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Entrepreneur article explores cultural differences in talking about failure

April 25, 2017 Media

Talk to an entrepreneur in the United States, and you'll likely hear about his or her biggest failures. After all, failure comes with the territory.

But in entrepreneurial circles across Africa, failure has long been stigmatized and not discussed, according to an April article by Entrepreneur. This lack of communication causes detriment to individuals, businesses and communities.

VOLATIA CEO Baraka Kasongo talked to Entrepreneur about the difference in cultures:

"You'll find this common thread through any third world country,' says Baraka Kasongo, CEO of an on-demand translation company called Volatia, who's originally from Rwanda. "We're taught to not let anyone see you complaining, to have a positive outlook and be grateful."

According to the article, conversations among African entrepreneurs about their struggles are just beginning, teaching business owners that in failure is resilience.

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