As you read this, think of the organization you work for; think of thecountry. For you and me, the organization you work for and this country, for all of us to keep up, in fact to innovate and remain constantly relevant, we need brains, patience, money, luck and . . . Stubbornness. Many ..
In 2009, Nigeria paid 209 billion naira as subsidy for petroleum products imported into the country. By 2011, i.e. two years after, the subsidy payment jumped to 2,700 billion (2.7 trillion) naira. In the two years, did the country consume 10 times as much petroleum products? In the two years, did t..
Our earth is facing the perfect storm or do you not see that yet? The oceans are drying in our time. By 2048, that’s less than thirty years from now, all fishes may be dead. Only 100 billion humans have ever inhabited our earth of which seven billions are alive today. Yet these seven billio..
To repeat, it’s simply in our best interest to add our contribution and give Nigeria's new government close marking everywhere we can to help them now. Let’s look at another set of signals of some of politiciansstrategy that, if seen, should be worrisome to us all. On Jan..
When it comes to politics, there is no perfect strategy – no algorithm – that can guarantee the behaviours of politicians any where. But it’s simply in our best interest to add our contribution and give them close marking everywhere we can to help them now. Let’s first loo..
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in the mind at the same time and retain the ability to function. Here are ten such tests: 1. Combining confidence with humility. 2. ..
In many companies, the best sales representatives may earn as much, even sometimes more than several senior members of the company, and the Chief Executive is delighted at their success. The Chief Executive knows that these sales reps are the places where sales are won and lost. Marketing attracts p..
Rated as probably the most innovative group of people on earth today are Fraudsters. Spread widely in the domain of the professionals was the information that one of the most prominent and successful airlines in Nigeria was recruiting qualified accountants. On investigation by a candidate, he lu..
Please try not to let the following piece bore you. Rather, patiently read it through to the end. Theme: FREEDOM AT LAST (INDEPENDENCE PAY) “Nigeria became an independent, free from colonial rule, but remain within the British Commonwealth and United Nations Organization (UNO)&..
Answer YES or NOor I DON'T KNOW to the following questions: Personal Networth • Do you know your present financial condition or networth? • Are you aware of the simple ways to increase your networth? &..
The following is a contribution from Fareedah Amao, a pupil of Stargate College, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria. Because Fareedah is only 14 years old now, the piece is so impressive to us and we believe you should read it too. My vision about my early reading life is somewhat blurred. I mu..
Many people do focus on strategies of life for which some other persons than themselves are better prepared. For you, master your own distinctive competence - that particular combination of your personal strengths that enable you to perform whatever tasks you face effectively. Such strengths are ..
Do we often think deeply about the choices we make? The philosopher Isaiah Berlin brings out examples of the stark reality of our choices in life which many of us may ignorantly be evading. As a first example, he says there are two kinds of liberties – positive liberty and negative ..
Let’s start from some wisdom of Abraham Lincoln, proposed in 1859. He wrote: A few men own capital. And that few avoid labour themselves. With their capital they hire or buy another few to work for them. A large majority belongs to neither class – they own no capital, and neit..
Lee Iacocca initially listed nine points he calls ‘Nine Cs of Leadership’ – clear obvious qualities he says that every true leader must possess. But then, he added a tenth C, separately. Reason is, he doesn’t want to be seen as issuing his own Ten Commandments. Here ..