Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Luigi Wewege is the President and CEO of Vivier Group a multinational financial group of companies, providing its services worldwide through representation in jurisdictions across Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and South America. The group of companies is comprised of: Vivier & Co, Vivier Capital, Vivier Developments, Vivier Investments, Vivier Ventures, and launching shortly Vivier Growth Fund. Outside of Vivier he serves as the Non-executive Chairman of Nikau Global an international trade and development firm, as Partner/Director of Palmetto Global Ventures a bespoke financial management consultancy firm headquartered in South Carolina, and is an invited member of Boston, Massachusetts based non-profit organization the Young Entrepreneur Council.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Motivated by my current work running a boutique financial services firm, and witnessing first-hand how the banking industry has been evolving at a rapid rate, I became inspired to write and document my experiences, which lead to the publishing of the book: The Digital Banking Revolution. It’s considered a timely analysis of how financial technology companies have rapidly emerged, and transformed the traditional retail banking industry through disruptive innovation.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Writing always starts with a coffee due to being predominantly a night owl. I am at my most productive when it’s quiet and I can work without interruptions and distractions.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
It may seem a hackneyed choice, but the book: How to Win Friends & Influence People, is an absolute wealth of information. Although written in a time past, Dale Carnegie’s advice on how to integrate technical knowledge, ideas, leadership skills and enthusiasm remains an inspirational and indispensable handbook for any entrepreneur today!
What are you working on now?
Contemplating whether I should start writing the books 2nd edition.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Search Google for self-publishing websites, and not only are there a significant amount to choose from but most of them are free!
Do you have any advice for new authors?
“I am always chilled and astonished by the would-be writers who ask me for advice and admit, quite blithely, that they “don’t have time to read.” This is like a guy starting up Mount Everest saying that he didn’t have time to buy any rope or pitons.” ― Stephen King
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
To always seek input from others so as to aide you in reaching the best possible decision for your business/start-up. This is due to entrepreneurship for the most part being about taking calculated risks and you will always create better strategies if more facts and information go into the decision-making process.
What are you reading now?
Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!: Make Your Million-Dollar Idea Into a Reality by Lori Greiner
What’s next for you as a writer?
Either to write a 2nd edition of my current book, or to rather write an entirely new book on a different financial subject.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters Paperback – by Chesley B., III Sullenberger
When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa Paperback – by Peter Godwin
Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler Paperback – by Simon Dunstan and Gerrard Williams
How to Get Rich: One of the World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets – by Felix Dennis