Prince Bode Adetoyi has many feathers to his cap. He is the chief Executive Officer of Hi-Nutrients International Limited, a cleric, an international business man and alumni of Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. Now, he is an author.
Recently, he celebrated his 50th birthday with the launch of his book, Entrepreneur at Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, which had royal fathers, friends, family members, business associates and church members in attendance.
Book reviewer, Peter Bankole, Director, The Enterprise Development Centre, commended the author for writing the book despite his busy schedule, “Bode is a focused individual, there are a lot of things in life that makes people to fluctuate in life but the author remained focus.
“Bode is an individual who treasures learning, which enabled him to get a lot of ideas. He loves networking, and it has helped him a lot. He leveraged on networking that has made him reach where he is.”
Prince Bode informed the gathering that the book contained 423 pages, recounting the story of his life. He said, “The book educates people on how they can document every transaction done on a daily basis in their business.
“It guides people on how they can start a business, help people whose businesses are struggling, how people can raise capital by themselves and how to approach banks for loan, how they can package their companies to meet both local and international standards,” he said.
“It goes further to explain to the reader that, while they are working, people are watching them. Whatever they are doing either positively or negatively, it will come back to them in future.
“I thank God, because He has enabled me to achieve what I intended to achieve in the course of my interaction with him. As a fulfilled man, at every stage in my life, there is a God-factor in everything that I do.
He admonished the youths not to be discouraged by their background, as it did not determine what they would become in future; rather, they should work hard, smart, develop the spirit of perseverance in order to make it in life.
He recalled that his father was a farmer in Ile-tintun village, Ekiti State, and after his graduation from the University of Ilorin, where he read Agriculture, he got a job as a poultry farmer while hawking tea on the streets.
For him, the way and manner he packaged the cold tea and hawked it on the streets of Lagos to children attracted him to a man who asked for his qualifications. The man was surprised when he hold him that he was a graduate, and the man gave him his complimentary card to call him. He called him the next day and, some days later, he got a job with that company as a marketer, which helped to shape his life.