About the Author

Rabison Shumba is a young African entrepreneur who has interests in Information and Communication Technology, Agriculture and Mining. He is also a motivational speaker, trainer and author. His book, The Greatness Manual and various online articles are tools for personal and professional development. Together with 100 Career Expert Authors, Rabison co-authored a book 101 Great Ways to Enhance your career due to be published in December 2010.

Rabison has a personal vision of impacting the lives of children in marginalized communities by creating platforms for career counsel and guidance, information empowerment and capacity building through the Greatness Factory Trust, where he currently holds the position of Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Acting Executive Director. Rabison believes that the effect of the lack of adequate information empowerment platforms has the potential to cause learners leaving schools to never realize an equitable chance at bettering their circumstances and therefore contributing to the downward spiral into poverty. He is actively involved in the organization of career enhancement and guidance colloquiums to propel and inspire both young and mature professionals to greatness. His areas of expertise include strategy, leadership, personal and professional development.

Rabison has a wealth of commercial experience having worked for CompuServe (Pvt) Ltd, Anglo American plc over a period spanning 10 years. He is the Founder and CEO for Infotech Solutions P/L based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Rabison has traveled to United States of America, England, China and within the Southern African Region on both ministry and business missions.

Born in 1973, Rabison is first born in a family of 14. Even though he came out best in his O Levels in 1990, he could not advance to Advanced Level due to lack of school fees. He proceeded to obtain a Diploma In Education with the University of Zimbabwe with a bias towards Computing. He is pursuing further studies in Business Leadership with Calvary University (UK).

He has made enormous sacrifices to get his 14 siblings through school and college. Rabison is married to Jackie, and they have two daughters.

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  1. 06/02/2010 at 7:31 pm

    It is a pleasure to get to know you Rabison! 🙂

    • 07/02/2010 at 1:52 am

      Same here Annie. All this progress can be “blamed” on you. My lawyer, BOJ, you rock!!!

      • 09/02/2010 at 4:11 am

        I think it is superb that you are willing to share and show how your information has or has not worked for you! Looking forward to following your updates on twitter as well…

        ~a.

        p.s.
        : ) very pleased to see your dedication to your work.

    • Musariwa Jeremiah
      08/02/2010 at 6:43 am

      its a pleasure to get to know you Rabison Shumba.
      Your pieces of work are good and encouraging. i will keep watching for new stuff. i will subscribe to your GREATNESS messages..

      • 08/02/2010 at 6:51 am

        Thank you Jeremiah. Lets explore the greatness journey together. Everyone has a story on where they are coming from and going. I believe as we unravel the truths on greatness, a wake up call will ring in the hearts and minds of everyone who hears the call to RISE and take the correct place, of RULERSHIP and LEADERSHIP not just remain in DEALERSHIP. Oops I maybe coming up with another post. Let me save that for another post.

  2. leopold mhlanga
    08/02/2010 at 6:55 pm

    this is a “great” site, ‘greatness’ is filled inside you, its now time for you to spread it around… i believe its contagious

  3. Isheanesu
    11/02/2010 at 10:32 am

    Thank you mr rabison Shumba for sharing your life’s experinces with us, its time we have our own Zimbabwean leaders stepping up to Mould the next generation to be who they are meant to be and not leave it to the media, Greatness is for everyone, but it is just the few that know it that then become great,But with this kind of a tool, we can let everyone know that they are made for Greatness, God doesnt make Rejects, nobody is a nobody. So thank you sir for opening our eyes to see the greatness that is within.

    • 11/02/2010 at 10:54 am

      Ishe. Thank you so much for the kind words. It is my desire that the next generation does more than the former generations. Revelation should increase, action should be on the rise. The Nexgen has a priviledge to doge the errors of the former. How can they if they are not told how, when, how and why not. Someone has to tell their story. Thank you once again.

  4. E Tino
    12/02/2010 at 12:49 pm

    when I thnk of you this verse comes to mind, Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and mind and love all mankind as you would yourself……Hameno kuti Book ripi chapter ipi or verse ani, I know its there and to me it describes YOU RAB…. be blessed and carry on with the good work you have started.

  5. Simon
    14/02/2010 at 7:42 pm

    I take pleasure to have worked with you closely in both my career and spiritual grwoth. You are a wonderful leader, team player and friend.

    May the Lord enlarge your big heart and give you strength each day to seek His face as you go towards changing people’s lives positively.

    I am truely grateful to see all of us who have passed though your hands of leadership and guidance not only hunger and thirst for the Lord and partake in the call to enlarge his territory, but also prosper and grow our businesses beyond our expectations.

    My prayer is for God to give you the strength and resources to spread wide the work you have begun. God bless you.

    We love you and your family.

    Simon, Angela & Leeroy.

    • 15/02/2010 at 1:27 am

      I am truly honoured to have known and taken part in your destiny formulation and fulfillment. We have shared life Simon and I cherish that. Thank you for your kind words and for the seed you have sown in my life and that of my family. I am glad to have been your leader, team mate and close friend. It was not by accident but by divine design. I remember the “pachedu” moments. Your support and counsel has worked wonders in my life and its time I thanked you publicly too. When the harvest comes, your too are a partaker that. You shared in the tough moments, you truly share in the divine reaping moments.
      I thank God in every remembrance of you and your family’s contribution to my destiny. I salute you sir.

  6. 19/02/2010 at 10:30 am

    Great stuff!

    Well its always inspiring when someone shares there personal life with you because in one way or another you always find something that you can identify with.

    Keep the great work up!

  7. Prosper
    19/02/2010 at 11:07 am

    Bro, u came thru a harsh background. However God always favours people like you. Your background sounds too painful but i think sometimes we deserve to go thru this just for purification process. I am still going thru your doc and so far it sounds well structured. You are a blessed man and keep on riding. soon u will be there.

    Thank u for coming up with such a piece of great work.

    • 19/02/2010 at 11:13 am

      Prosper. I don’t regret the PAIN for hidden in it are the GAINs I have come to acquire over the years. Nothing teaches better than experience and it would be selfish not to share my story with my generation. If this can happen to me, it can happen to all who set their minds to something. I hope my story and that which I have received from the University of Life Experiences will transform generations beyond my grave.

  8. Mudoti
    19/02/2010 at 8:13 pm

    Rab, you’re the man. Keep on inspiring. God bless

    • 20/02/2010 at 4:36 am

      Phib. Thanks a million. You are worth of honour as a friend who played an important part in my life. You sure did and I know our synergies will go further as we see mutual ways of growing in business and personal life. You are a good man. Be sure to buy the book and invite Londoners to tap in. We will launch there too. You will be informed in due course. Blessings

  9. daniel
    24/02/2010 at 8:23 am

    I have found another site to add to my daily list of pages visited. Sir, this is awesome. No, we have used that that word “awesome” to describe so many things , some which are nowhere close to being awesome.I’m positive that as I continue reading, the proper words to describe this loaded site will come.There is a lot that people like are going to learn from this work.

  10. 01/03/2010 at 3:08 pm

    Where there is passion impossibilities vaccilate.You defied odds brother and may the same passion take you far.You are one of the forces of greatness God is using to transform generations.Your words bring light in dark areas in the affairs of people.Continue on the path—

    • 01/03/2010 at 7:13 pm

      I appreciate your words Chenje. Having worked with you I can also confirm that you are one of a kind. Channel your passion accordingly and you will go very far indeed. Together we can explore the joys of greatness, possibilities that lay ahead, doors wide open for us to walk in boldly. Its a year to discover the best in others and affirm each other. Bless you. Cofee soon. We have to catch up

    • 01/03/2010 at 7:13 pm

      I appreciate your words Chenje. Having worked with you I can also confirm that you are one of a kind. Channel your passion accordingly and you will go very far indeed. Together we can explore the joys of greatness, possibilities that lay ahead, doors wide open for us to walk in boldly. Its a year to discover the best in others and affirm each other. Bless you. Coffee soon. We have to catch up

  11. Howard
    08/03/2010 at 1:22 pm

    Thank Shumba

    Mos def a great read this. I always had a feeling that I was rubbing shoulders with greatness. The journey has been long, the route has been hard but look where you are now and how many lives you have and are still touching with your work. You need to register an International Foundation coz I don’t see you stopping here. A true inspiration, big brother, leader and friend you are.I can never thank you enough for taking me serious when nobody did and making me a part of the most important event in your life. You believed in me more than I did in myself.

    May your life be an example of God’s greatness.

    No words

    Tau, Daryl and Howard

    • 08/03/2010 at 6:01 pm

      Don’t mention young brother. I believe in you even though you go silent for years. You are prophetic as I am registering Greatness Factory Foundation / Greatness Factory Trust where the focus is in bringing the best out of all those I meet. You will be hearing more. This book will be part of the seed to generate funds for the needy and disadvantaged communities. I have started some work with Zimbabwean musicians (upcoming, experienced etc). Long road it has been but very fulfilling when I see others mature and graduate in purposeful living

  12. 10/03/2010 at 2:49 pm

    Hi Rabison, Just discovered your blog now. Great work mate. May God bless all your efforts to equip and encourage entrepreneurs and achievers everywhere.

  13. 22/03/2010 at 10:55 am

    Rabison,

    I liked the idea that you used your yesterday as a stepping stone and not an excuse for being mediocre.

    This is inspiring. Keep sharing

    • 23/03/2010 at 5:18 am

      Thanks Sir. Its been good to connect with someone with a like passion, to propel generations to greatness. Present and future. Thanks Ozias. You and I will meet and turn the world up side down. I am ready.

  14. Nellie Tungwarara Mabika
    24/03/2010 at 3:06 pm

    You have taken me back to that day, a saturday afternoon at my place in chi town when you unvailed your vision to me and dorca. I didnt take you very seriously then but now your vision is bearing fruit.Continue walking right my brother, it works. You have just inspired me that anything you have passion in will be if you just believe and dont doubt.
    I speak life eternal to anything that touches your heart.
    Blessings. I need to meet with you sometime. My details havent changed.

    • 24/03/2010 at 4:32 pm

      Nellie. You are one hero I need to celebrate whilst you live. You and Dorcas risked getting into business with a young boy, who knew very little but had a big vision. We haven’t arrived yet but I continue to hold on to the same words I said close to 9 years ago. You inspired me by your faith and encouragement. I salute you and the world has to know that you are part of greatness. Together we will change the world for the better. Thank you for your input. I don’t take it for granted. The birthing of Isikwe into Infotech into Greatness. You spoke and it is happening. The power of words. Bless you.

  15. Alexander Rukanzakanza
    29/03/2010 at 10:44 am

    Hi Rabson
    This is great, keep up keeping up and may our Lord Jesus continue to bless you

    Have subscribe to GREATNESS

    • 29/03/2010 at 11:41 am

      Alexander the Great. I am happy that you have been part of my vision at one point or the other. You played a part in this and there shall be a great re-union at a time yet to be set. Thank you for all you have done to make Infotech Solutions what it is today. Synergy, partnerships and networking should be the order of the day. Thank you once again.

  16. Amon Hungwe
    03/04/2010 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you Shumba i am truly touched with what you are doing, from what i see you already have a book here why don’t you step up to the next level and publish it.This can be one of those life changing books globally, consider this seriously, Stay blessed

    • 03/04/2010 at 6:21 pm

      Thank you so much Amon. Publication of the book is at an advanced stage. You will have it in your bookstores before June. I am glad you appreciate the material. Kuita kwashe. Ndiye mupi wazvese. Ukuyenza kwenkosi. Its the Lord’s doing.

  17. Greg
    03/04/2010 at 6:38 pm

    Must say i’m impressed Rabison. I got a group email from Max Soutter (from Bizsetup Group) a while ago refering to you as a great example of another upcoming blogger in Zim. I didnt expect much…but i’m in shock! You’re really creating a valuable resource here for all dream achievers.

    I love your posts, been reading your whole ‘top 10 series’ and enjoying it thoroughly. You really take the time to go into detail about your subject.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    God bless you

    Greg

    • 03/04/2010 at 7:26 pm

      Thank you Greg. Do you know that I wake up each morning and I don’t have anything to say. Just then it comes like rain and I cant contain the speed at which the mind goes. I list all my points and believe me, when I get to 10 points my mind rests. I am glad you are enjoying. Refer others to this. I can’t wait to see what you will start too. I hope what Max and I are doing will help us all come out and do something about what have either learnt or experienced. Blessings

  18. 07/04/2010 at 10:46 pm

    Enjoyed your eZine article. Posted it to my website at http://informationanthology.net/CareerMentor/Excellence.html.

    Best,

    Peter.

    • 08/04/2010 at 12:09 am

      Dr. Peter Raeth. Interesting you are into Computers like me. Thank you for spreading the message. I am sure it will help many. I enjoyed your site too. You have gone ahead of us and with mentors like you we have no choice than to succeed. Inbox me on rab.shumba@gmail.com so we talk some more.

  19. Noah Pashapa
    01/05/2010 at 12:04 pm

    Rabison,
    This information transmits a life enriching and sustaining perspective on greatness and a passion for it that is transformational. Thank you for your committment and generous disposition towards inspiring and empowering fellow humans like me towards greatness through your blogg.

    • 01/05/2010 at 1:38 pm

      Dr Pash

      Thank you for dropping by. Together we can inspire multitudes in the direction of destiny. Lets go into the prisons and lift people from the dust. Lets visit the one who have lost hope and tell them “Yes you can”. Thank you once again Dr.

  20. Noah Pashapa
    01/05/2010 at 12:09 pm

    Following on our photo moment meet thanks for the photos!!!! Lets hook up soonest!!

  21. Kenny Yobe
    02/05/2010 at 3:31 pm

    Thanks so much for something so inspiring.

    so glad that publication of the book so close now.Cant wait
    for a copy.

    may the lord increase you.

    • 03/05/2010 at 3:27 am

      Kenny
      Thank you for your inspiration and encouragement. Indeed the baby is reaching full term in no time. The book will be available online soon. Meanwhile I continue to share my thoughts and ideas with everyone within my reach. Give the link to all your friends and connections. You should get an autographed copy.

  22. PK
    14/06/2010 at 11:33 am

    Rab

    Great piece of work there Rab and it’s pure work of God. It inspires more with the background. With God all things are possible. Continue to inspire “Rabbi”. You have chosen to soar and take many with you and no doubt many who will read your story and see where you are will want to emulate. Keep soaring Eagle.

    PK

    • 14/06/2010 at 11:37 am

      Patience

      Thank you so much. I am glad you were part of this story. Little as it may sound, you sowed your seed of encourage and still do to this day. I don’t take for granted your prayers and desire for me to excel in what I do. I speak Greatness for you. Your encouragement was not in vain. May the teachings inspire you to even do better than I have done.

      Rab

  23. 08/07/2010 at 5:29 pm

    Papa Rabbi, you are a star and an inspiration. We follow suit!

  24. Annah
    26/07/2010 at 1:21 pm

    keep it up Rabison.

  25. Temba
    02/11/2010 at 2:34 pm

    Rabson,

    You inspire me mate! Am also writing a book and each time I read on your blog, I become energized and rejuvenated.

    Thanks mate, keep up the progressive work. In the next marathon writing, am in man!

    • 02/11/2010 at 7:09 pm

      Indeed. I am keen to have as many as can join to come on board. In the current marathon there are only 3 Zimbabweans, me included. We are progressing quite well.

      Congrats on the paces towards your book. I am glad I am on inspiration to your efforts and dreams. That is what we are created for, to inspire one another. Do you have a blog site?

      Cheers

      Rabison

  26. Fitz
    11/11/2010 at 11:35 am

    Rab,
    For the countless hours, days, months, years you spent enriching others with wisdom..to their own greatness, may the Lord who is a debtor to none abundantly bless and repay you. I am personally grateful for the inspiration you provide for me and others.
    See you at the top.
    Fitz.

    • 11/11/2010 at 12:36 pm

      Fitz.
      I am glad you also share my passion. To inspire others. I think this has become my life. I am grateful I found my place sooner. I cant afford to waste the time I have left.

      I see you do more than all I have done. You are blessed man.

      Rabison Shumba

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