Read a Lot and Take Work Home

Here’s some personal advice if you’ve just begun working. Know that, you cannot afford to work at work alone. You should work from home too. Do so, and your supervisor will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of your preparedness and the depth of ideas that were cooked at home. This means the value of[…]

Work on my Mind

It’s easy to underestimate the amount of consistent and never-ending hard work that’s required for success. Those who focus on the success more than the work, may not become very successful. Keep your eye on the ball. A reason why successful people seem to work all the time, is because most of the work is[…]

New Job. Old Skills

When I became a social media consultant, I assumed I would excel on the strategy track, because of my background in consulting and research. I did, but something else happened. I would look at brilliant campaigns on social media and think, “I could never envision or produce that.” Heck, I didn’t even think I could[…]

The Nigerian HR Manager’s Dilemma

Nigeria has some of the hardest working young people on the planet. They are not lazy and have incredible odds stacked against them – our failing educational system and a lacklustre business environment. But sometimes, I see so much energy focused on “hustling” and less so on learning and accomplishing. I see a lot of data[…]

My Career Story

I was 21 years old and a computer illiterate graduate. I had no idea of what I wanted to do. All I knew was I wanted to do my National Youth Service in Lagos State. I spent 4 years in a North Central Nigerian University, presumably pursuing a science degree, but in actual fact, spending[…]

Career Advice from a Mentor

“You don’t come to work to develop concepts. You come to work to implement what you have already developed at home.” Mentor I learnt very early on in my career to do my thinking at home. At the time, the pace of my workplace was such that I didn’t have a lot of time to[…]

Doing What you Hate

As a young worker, I learnt the value of doing things I hated, until I became skilled enough and financially self sufficient enough to dictate the things I preferred doing instead. The time period between those two states, should be as short as you can possibly make it. If it takes too long to make[…]