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The Underboss

As the clock ticks closer to 1:00 pm, the room falls silent. Fifty-seven more seconds. There is a palpable sense of panic. All staff members are present, spread out across the room. Desks had been taken out and seats arranged forming a circle specifically for this session. Twiddling thumbs and foot-tapping betrays the poker faces everyone is trying so hard to pull. Nobody has any idea how this is going to play out. We are clearly in uncharted territory. 

HOW I MOVED FROM BOTTOM IN CLASS TO MILLIONAIRE BY 24

African graduate

Growing up I was taught education is key to a bright future. However, for as long as I remember, I was always among the bottom five in class.  The only thing I was good at is English because of my love for novels I presume.

My poor performance wasn’t due to lack of hard work. I would study till late in the night, take remedial classes and wake up early but still, my results never changed. Teachers openly criticized my performance in front of the whole class just for a good laugh and that really got to me. The worst part is it got into my head and made me believe I was indeed stupid.