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I Need God






I am a high achiever with a very creative mind. I am also a realist. I have learnt that I cannot thrive emotionally or exist in peace, outside of the presence of God. That means I must nurture that presence by spending time with him. In addition, I cannot thrive intellectually or creatively outside of[…]






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Pastors, be Understanding






Dear Pastor, Nigerians have been unkind to you. You have become unwitting whipping posts and poster boys for financial profligacy, snake oil magic tricks, hedonistic pride and the dark art of killing enemies. That is unfortunate. Many of you truly love God. You did not go into ministry for money, power or fame. Therefore, I[…]






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Gender Privilege






It is difficult to shake off privilege. It is even harder to explain it to those who enjoy it. I see a few goodhearted men writing posts about sharing responsibilities at home, being participatory fathers and not dominating women. This is great. So many are becoming “woke” and we must celebrate this. But here’s the[…]






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In-Store or Online Shopping?






I’m keenly watching Amazon (2016 Market Cap: $471b; Revenue: $136b; Assets: $83b) and Walmart (Market Cap: $237b; Revenue: $486b; Assets: $199b). I’d like to see whose model wins the retail wars – online, in-store or a perfect blend of both. Online shopping is convenient & habitual and focuses on near-limitless choice. In-store shopping is experiential.[…]






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Culture is Very Serious






Culture is deep. At its extreme, it is a mindset and willfulness. It is not just a harmless celebration of values, customs, clothing, music, language or food. What was it about the culture of lineage that caused (biblical) Lot’s daughters to sleep with their father, in order to produce heirs? What was it that caused[…]






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I Teach






There are two types of teachers. The first one teaches you how to learn. Teachers in this category focus on foundational skills like reasoning, analysis, discernment, questioning, thirst for knowledge and information gathering. They may not be adept at providing knowledge, but they excel at showing you how to look for and properly apply it.[…]






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Self-confidence in Brief






One day, a mentor told me I should learn to do certain things, if I wanted to make progress in life. Those things made me miserable. I told him that I preferred happiness to progress. Sometimes, you’ve got to say no. — You will never develop the confidence to walk up to someone in a[…]






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What Legacy?






When I heard about Chester Bennington’s death, I was numb (pun intended). I care very little about celebrities, but perhaps it was the way he died that made me sorrowful. Or maybe it’s because his band, Linkin Park holds a special place in my heart. After all, their music kept me awake for several nights[…]