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  • Writer's pictureRashidi Kabamba

GROW: Intellectual Property (Cycle of Death 2)

"Never invest in a business you can't understand" - Warren Buffett

Invest so your bank account gets a rest, in order to feel the best

Being a black entrepreneur has been a journey full of twist and turns consistently and it's interesting to me how people perceive me, even though I don't even care that they exist, UNLESS THEY HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE LIKE ME.

Now let's continue the conversation on how my "Cycle of Death" is what led me to understand that workplace stress is a problem and an issue in the world today. Now let me continue my studies based on King Leopold, who was a notorious entrepreneur which led terror on the Congolese without even setting foot there.


According to wikipedia, "Hernando Cortes Hernán Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro Altamirano", 1st Marquess of the Valley of Oaxaca (/kɔːrˈtɛs/; Spanish: [eɾˈnaŋ koɾˈtez ðe monˈroj i piˈθaro altamiˈɾano]; 1485 – December 2, 1547) was a Spanish conquistador who led an expedition that caused the fall of the Aztec Empire and brought large portions of what is now mainland Mexico under the rule of the King of Castile in the early 16th century. Cortés was part of the generation of Spanish explorers and conquistadors who began the first phase of the Spanish colonisation of the Americas."


The reason why I put a Conquistador there is because King Leopold studied them and was inspired to be a SOLOPRENEUR/SOLO FOUNDER of the Congo Free State, here's a quote below.

"In different to his schoolwork as a boy, with no interest whatever in art, music, or literature, Leopold was nonetheless dedicated scholar when it came to one subject, profits. During the month he spent in Seville, he wrote home to a friend, "I'm busy here going through the Indies archives and calculating the profit which Spain made then and makes now out of her colonies."The man whose future empire would be intertwined with the twentieth-century multinational corporation began by studying the records of the conquistadors." - King Leopold Ghost

Now the Warren Buffet quote was phenomenal and completely aligns with this blog and the person responsible for gathering information on the Congolese people who hired a man named was Henry Morton Stanley.

After thorough studies of our lifestyle, culture, beliefs, he put his foot forward and allured our people to sign treaties. Now let's go into a quote again for the book which is intriguing.

"The very word treaty is a euphemism, for many chiefs had no idea what they were signing. Few had seen the written word before, and they were being asked to mark their X's to documents in a foreign language and in legalese. The idea of a treaty of friendship between two clans or villages was familiar; the idea of signing over one's land to someone on the other side of the ocean was inconceivable. Did the chiefs of Ngombi and Mafela, for example, have any idea of what they agreed to on April 1, 1884?In return for"one piece of cloth per month to each of the undersigned chiefs, besides present of cloth in hand,"they promised to "freely of their own accord, for themselves and their heirs and successors forever ... give up to the said Association the sovereignty and all sovereign and governing rights to all their territories ...and to assist by labour or otherwise,any works, improvements or expeditions which the said Association shall cause at any time to be carried out in any part of these territories.... All roads and waterways running through this country, the right of collecting tolls on the same,and all game, fishing, mining and forest rights, are to be the absolute property of the said Association." By labour or otherwise. Stanley's pieces of cloth bought not just land, but manpower. It was an even worse trade than the Indians madef or Manhatann."

Congo sold their lands and territories without even being aware of it, just like our President today did the same thing as well, selling auction blocks for drilling in an area which will destroy our environment. The lack of entrepreneurial knowledge is killing our people and we need to step up to change the narrative, once and for all!!

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