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Success and Failure Based on Reason and Reality

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Success and Failure Based On Reason and Reality
Success and Failure based on Reason and Reality
Book Front Cover
LanguageEnglish, Luganda
GenrePersonal-success, spirituality
Published23 July 2018
PublisherIndependently published[1]
Publication date
Media typePaperback, e-book
AwardsBusiness Motivation Book of the Year 2018, Uganda
ISBN978-1-71986-954-6 Search this book on .
Followed byReason as the World Masterpiece[2] 

Success and Failure based on Reason and Reality is a 2018 self-improvement book authored by Ugandan businessman Hamis Kiggundu. It advises on financial success and the need to have a sense of purpose.[3][4]


The 16-chapter book argues that many Ugandans are poor because they envy the rich and majority of them are saving but not investing because they fear risks.[5] He highlights the fear of investing as a stumbling block to wealth. It also highlights the country’s education system as another factor that has barred the majority of Ugandans, especially fresh graduates, from becoming rich.[5] “The outdated education the country is offering our students is useless to the extent [that] it is inconsistent with the prevailing challenge With the outdated education, you cannot expect our children to become [the] bright future of the nation. It is like sending a soldier to war with [a] gun without bullets,” he said at the launch of the book.[6] Hamis also explains the sources of his money since he has been attacked by the public several times, with claims that powerful people in government have a hand in his success.[6]


After evaluation by the Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports through its National Curriculum Development Center, the book was found to be appropriate for the national curriculum.[7] It is recommended for use at the Secondary School level and at institutions of higher learning.[8][9][10] At its release, the author donated thousands of copies of the book to assorted schools and libraries in Uganda.[11][12][13] The book was a national best seller.[14] It won Book of the Year 2018 award in the category of Business Motivation by the Uganda Book Forum.[15][16]

Uganda school curriculum[edit]

In June 2019 the book was reviewed and evaluated by the Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports through National Curriculum Development Center[17][16] after they found it very relevant to be adopted in Uganda’s curriculum and recommended it for use at Secondary School level and Higher Institutions of learning to inspire Ugandan students to begin investing.[18]


In May 2019, the author translated this book from English to Luganda.[19] Luganda is a widely used native language in Uganda and throughout the Ugandan diaspora.[20][21] Kiggundu believes distributing the book in a local language will bring his message to a larger audience.[14][19] The Luganda version of his book is titled Obuwanguzi N’okulemererwa nga Nesigama ku Mazima N’okufumiitiriza.[22]


  1. "Success and Failure Based on Reason and Reality". Google Books. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  2. Times, Uganda (2021-03-10). "REASON AS THE WORLD MASTERPIECE: TOP AFRICAN BUSINESSMAN HAMIS KIGGUNDU LAUNCHES NEW BOOK". The Uganda Times - Uganda News, Uganda Updates, Breaking News, World News, Business, Travel, About Uganda | Home. Retrieved 2021-03-24.
  3. Atwiine, Simon Peter (2018-07-26). "Book Review: Hamis Kiggundu on success and the need to have a sense of purpose". Eagle Online. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  4. "Young tycoon Hamis Kiggundu authors book showing Ugandans how to succeed". Matooke Republic. 2018-07-23. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Mukhaye, Damali (2018-07-24). "Ugandans Poor Because They Envy the Rich - Hamis Kiggundu". Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Hamis Kiggundu publishes a book on Success & Failure". The Uganda Times. 2018-07-24. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  7. "NCDC adopts businessman Ham Kiggundu's book for schools". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  8. "Businessman Ham's 'Success and Failures' book to be taught in schools". Watchdog Uganda. 2019-06-13. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  9. BigEyeUg3 (2019-06-13). "Tycoon Hamis Kiggundu's Book Will Now Feature on Uganda School Syllabus". BigEye.UG. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  10. "Akatabo k'omugagga Ham kateereddwa ku sirabaasi". Retrieved 2020-06-24. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. Writer, Bunyoro Sqoop. "Hamis Kiggundu donates 200 copies of Books worth 6 M to Bunyoro Youth Convention. – Bunyoro Sqoop". Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  12. "Hamis Kiggundu who as indicated by Okello, gave to the National Theater 200 duplicates of his book titled "Achievement and Failure dependent on reason and reality."". CycloneTimes. 2020-01-21. Retrieved 2020-06-24. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. Finds, Earth. "Ham Kiggundu Translates Success & Failure Book To Luganda". Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  14. 14.0 14.1 BigEyeUg3 (2019-05-07). "Ham Kiggundu translates his book on success to Luganda". BigEye.UG. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  15. J, lukwago (2018-12-12). "Hamis Kiggundu's Book Wins Business Book Of The Year!". Newslex Point. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "NCDC adopts businessman Ham Kiggundu's book for schools". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  17. "NCDC approves tycoon Ham Kiggundu's book for schools". PML Daily. 2019-06-13. Retrieved 2020-07-25.
  18. "Akatabo k'omugagga Ham kateereddwa ku sirabaasi". Retrieved 2020-07-24. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Businessman Ham Kiggundu translates inspiring 'Success and Failure' book from English to Luganda". Watchdog Uganda. 2019-05-07. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  20. "Akatabo ka Ham kawangudde engule ey'okubiri". Retrieved 2020-06-24. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  21. "Hamis Kiggundu translates his book on success to Luganda". Nile Post. 2019-05-07. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  22. "Obuwanguzi n'okulemererwa nga wesigama ku mazima n'okufumiitiriza (Luganda) – Success and failure based on reason and reality". Retrieved 2020-07-05.

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