In Japan in 1917, a 23-year-old apprentice at the Osaka Electric Light Company with no formal education came up with an improved light socket. His boss wasn’t interested so young Matsushita started making samples in his basement. He later expanded with battery-powered bicycle lamps and other electronic products. Matsushita Electric, as it was known until 2008 when the company officially changed its name to Panasonic, is now worth $66 billion.
Chef Fatima is a grounded entrepreneur who started her tertiary education at the Bayero University Kano, where she acquired a Diploma in Accounting and Audit, an Advanced Diploma in Educational Management, an Advanced Diploma in Information Science, and then went on to acquire her first degree in Information Science. With the support of her husband, she defied the many odds as a young wife to pursue certifications from the State University of New York Global Food Initiative to become the celebrated chef that she is today