I wrote this book because, like many impatient, adventurous and well-educated young people in poverty-stricken developing countries, I had the urge to leave my homeland for a “better” lifestyle in a developed country.
After a “detour” in one or two countries over a two-year period, I settled in Australia. That was over 35 years ago. I worked hard, holding two jobs over a very long period, leaving the formal workforce at the end of 2017. The journey had not always been smooth sailing.
There were hurdles, problems, frustrations, and sometimes the urge to go back home. However, I consider the total experience as a genuine success. I believe I have achieved what I set out to do when I left Ghana in 1983.
This book is about my journey, the lessons learned, and how a new arrival in any developed country can set themselves up using their knowledge, expertise and personal experience to build a profitable business and thrive.