About Isaac Sesi – The Person and The Website
Hey there, here’s everything you want to know about me, about this website and more.
It’s a long tale of my story, how I got here, why I started this website and what this website is about. I hope it inspires you to not give up on your dreams, to press on and to get to where you want to go. Enjoy!
On this site, I share several practical insights and resources in entrepreneurship, personal development and productivity which I have learnt through several years of experience to help you build your dream business and become more productive.
My goal is to share meaningful, insightful content worth reading and sharing with others: content which will improve your life and my hope is that after reading anything on my blog, you’ll leave more enlightened than you came. So thanks for reading!
If you’d like to know more about me, here’s my story below.
My story, my journey and how I got here…
I grew up in Accra like a regular Ghanaian kid. Everything was fine till I was 11. My dad lost his job and we had to move from Accra to Kasoa in the Central region. Things were very tough and I often had to go to school on an empty stomach.
My family had a phone at the time so during weekends, while my friends were in school, I went
Sometimes business was great. Sometimes it wasn’t, but the joy of being paid for a service rendered was wonderful and that was when entrepreneurship really got into me.
I noticed that the kids in my neighbourhood liked groundnut cakes so I asked my mum to teach me how to make them. During the week, I saved my pocket money and on Saturdays, bought groundnut and sugar and made groundnut cakes for sale.
It turned out to be a very profitable venture and I shared part of the proceeds with my family and used the rest to buy books and other necessities for school.
In high school, (Mfantsipim School) things got tough again and I became a real hustler; doing whatever I could to make ends meet.
I studied technical drawing as one of my elective subjects. We used to draw on A3 sheets so I realized I could sell A3 sheets to all technical drawing students in the school and make a lot of money, so I did just that!
I sold about 300 sheets weekly for 2 years and made enough profit to feed myself and take care of other school necessities. I was 16 years at the time.
My first real ‘company’, which we called
We printed flyers and posters and asked our friends to order their flash drives and external hard drives through us. We made a whole big deal out of it!
After getting a sizeable order (we made sure they paid for the orders first) I
The profits we were making was so much that I didn’t mind
I was also science club vice president in
In 2012 I got into Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to study Electrical/Electronic Engineering but I quickly got disinterested in school because
So I decided to give myself some real education outside
Fast forward >>
All of these experiences groomed me to become what I am today.
Over the past 3 years, my startups have won a number of big awards for our work. Pasco, our flagship product at Wires & Bytes, won the Gold Prize in the Education Freelance category
I was named as one of the top 100 student entrepreneurs in Ghana by The African Network of Entrepreneurs and as a STEM Champion of the Week by Airtel Ghana. Recently, I have also been featured by Africans Building Africa and Threesixygh.
Other Stuff I’m doing
As an embedded systems engineer, I currently do research at the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Outside of work, I love playing the piano and taking pictures of nature and wildlife.
Along the line, I have had many failures, which I haven’t shared in this post, but all in
Going forward, I plan to spend more time growing my startups to become multi-million dollar companies, doing more research in the field of education and agriculture and working on our STEM projects at
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I look forward to your comments. Feel free to send me a message and I’ll get back to you ASAP.
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