May you briefly tell us about yourself?
I always find this difficult hey, let me see if i can give it a shot.. i am from Lobatse (proudly Bandleng), laywer by training, entrepreneur, family man and an fitness fanatic.
You are a husband, lawyer and a business man, how do you manage to balance this triangle?
Trust me it is not easy – the key is always trying to find a balance and giving all those the time they deserve
Talking about your business, how did you give birth to Keno Suits? I mean the “learned” are always busy!
As a lawyer you always have to dress formal, that, coupled with the fact that i like looking good and stylish, the business man in me saw an opportunity. I then linked up with Donald and we started it from scratch and we have been since then trying to grow it day by day. It is all about how bad you want to realize your dream or vision.
If you could go back and tell yourself one thing before beginning your career or your business what would it be?
“Expect the BullSh!t” i had to learn that the hard way. Also challenges are part of the process.
Who have been your biggest mentors in this industry and what is the best advice they have ever given you?
Not sure which industry you are referring to – but there are people i look up to in business and i learn different things from them. One of the most profound advice I have ever got was from Kabelo Binns, he said to me ” Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid”. Ever since then, i learnt to believe in the crazy dreams and ideas i may have and be confident enough to pursue them.
What is one thing you look for when interviewing a potential candidate for your company?
Wow, just one thing? let me see….I would want to know their vision in life
What was your biggest fear when going out and starting your own suit line?
The fear of failure.
Where do you go for inspiration when working on a new line?
Different things; i read, research or just travel and zone out hey.
How do you want your customers to feel when wearing your suits?
We want them to look good, feel good, be elegant and classy. Like they can take over the world
What can you say to someone who want to be an entrepreneur alongside being a full time employee? ( I call it Extrapreneur)
It needs a lot of dedication – you have to put in more work than required to get the balance. But most importantly, see how you can create that link between them and learn from each other.