[Translated from a contribution by Nnenna Nwakanma]
Lately, I have been interacting with some major project leaders.
1. These are people who are confident about their projects.
2. They generally avoid discussing these projects with others, for fear of having their ideas stolen.
3. But they still needed a trustworthy advisor... And finally they decided that it would be Nnenna.
After some "maximum security clearance" considerations and "highly classified" discussions, I noticed:
1. Most of these project leaders are amateurs.
2. Most of these projects have not yet been properly detailed/documented.
3. The leaders in question are not able to pitch their projects clearly within 5 to 10 minutes.
4. These project leaders want a face-to-face meeting with me. They think I can boost their chances...
5. It seems that the environment in which they want to operate is unknown to them, for the most part.
6. Those who know a bit about the environment have less than 2 years experience.
7. 80% of these projects tend to view their country as the whole world.
8. I noticed a glaring lack of feasibility study. They rarely take into account the parties that are already on the field. I have not seen any competition strategy.
9. These project leaders lack relevant connections.
10. Half of these projects are illusions.