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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....
You Will Have More Than One Idea

You Will Have More Than One Idea

I spoke to a young man recently about a business proposition. He was more concerned about the money he would make, than the opportunities he would gain. I’ve also noticed that many entrepreneurs seem obsessed with people stealing their ideas. Some entrepreneurs...
You Need a Closer in Management

You Need a Closer in Management

If you run a growing business that needs to hire middle-level managers, this is for you. Please look for people who have a combination of these qualities which cannot be taught or which only need to be taught once: Wisdom, political savvy, intuition, responsibility,...
Concierge Economy

Concierge Economy

Unlike the US, Nigeria is not a D-I-Y economy. We do not work with our hands. In middle and upper class Nigeria, we do not fix our cars or blocked toilets. We get mechanics and plumbers to do so for us. We have been spoilt by househelps, nannies and artisans and so,...
MVPs of Entrepreneurship

MVPs of Entrepreneurship

I like systems. I want to understand how things work, so I can customise, scale and adapt them. In the same vein, I seek to understand how industries work. Once I understand the fundamentals of an industry, I can decide how to play in it for profit. This year, I...