Featured Guest: Olakunle Soriyan

Episode Information

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70 percent of small businesses fail in their first 10 years. But what if it was OK to like failure? Even love it. This week, Joe welcomes Olakunle Soriyan AKA PK, the co-author of the best-selling book, “A Love Affair with Failure” he co-wrote with Akintoye Akindele. On the podcast, PK talks about the difference between failing and failure, and why they’re on a mission to empower one million entrepreneurs across Africa over the next decade.

About Olakunle Soriyan: Olakunle is a mentor and executive coach for leaders across the globe. As Chief Knowledge Officer of Kenneth Soriyan Research and Ideas LLC, his work reinvigorates leaders to embrace what sets them apart in order to maintain personal and professional relevance. He is also the CEO of AFRICA HOUSE, an organization linking investors to entrepreneurs and innovators of African descent. Beyond his work with governments, individuals, and Fortune 500 companies, Soriyan is the founder of Eshirya Africa, a 501(c)(3) Exempt Non-Profit, mobilizing and empowering 1% of the African population (who live in Africa) as well as people of African descent everywhere to function as a movement unlimited in thought and action. Soriyan and his family are based in Texas.