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Beyond Talent

Beyond Talent

Many talented people who are successful, have an additional character trait that produced the success. Some are disciplined. They work their way to success. Some are charismatic. They network. Some are humble. They attract help. Some are administrators. They build...
What Is Wrong With The Nigerian?

What Is Wrong With The Nigerian?

I’ve been thinking about this question for days – “What Is Wrong With The Nigerian?” Traveling around Africa and Asia helps me to imagine what Nigeria could be like with light and leadership. Western countries are too advanced for me to...
My Very Strong Christian Message

My Very Strong Christian Message

It’s difficult for some to comprehend that a relationship with God can begin, when you stop working to earn it or when you stop punishing yourself. Mine did. After over two decades of “works” and traditional Christianity, I started going about my normal...
Long-term Planning or Short-term “Hammering”?

Long-term Planning or Short-term “Hammering”?

One of the greatest investment lessons I have imbibed, is the value of long-term thinking. If you want to create enduring wealth, think in 5-year, 10-year or even 15-year horizons. Don’t be fixated on immediate returns alone. Imagine if parents hadn’t held...
Moments of Joy

Moments of Joy

If you live in Nigeria, you’ve got to take care of your mind. Your environment will seek to squeeze the humanity & nobility out of you. You turn savage as you fight for existential rights. Yesterday, I reminded myself to focus on moments of joy. To find...
Two Skills Young Nigerians Need

Two Skills Young Nigerians Need

I think two skills young Nigerians need are Leadership and Critical Thinking. But first, they need Self-Confidence and perhaps, Trauma Therapy. Nigeria has broken many people. I say this because while mentoring, I’ve seen many young people who have no idea what...
My Space In Time

My Space In Time

I shall own my space in time and then gracefully leave the stage, for others to grow and blossom. May I not make myself, Lord. Instead, make me what you want me to be. May I hide myself and may it be your honour to expose me. Give me peace. Let me not trade it for...
The Soul Of Discretion

The Soul Of Discretion

Let me share some lessons about confidentiality and discretion: Share your secrets with your friends and spouse but DO NOT share other people’s secrets with them. When rich and powerful people introduce you to a circle of trust, they typically set a test. They...
Social Media Anarchists

Social Media Anarchists

I recently read Proverbs 6:16-19, where King Solomon described 6 things God hates. Verse 19 reminds me of some people on social media – “…a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family.” There are some on social media...
Building is Hard

Building is Hard

I’m helping to build a new institution on a volunteer basis. I sit on the Board. Every now and then, I think of the sheer magnitude of work the Executives do on a daily basis. From meetings to accounts to documentation to HR to emails to investment decisions....