The new drive for entrepreneurship in Nigeria is remarkable. A good number of young people are in the pursuit of starting their own business ventures and becoming the next Dangote, Tara or Mitchell Elegbe. This is a fantastic development. More than solving market inefficiencies and creating job opportunities, it shows the growing attitude in Nigerians that ‘Things can be better. It is worth a try’. Also quite impressive is the growing number of initiatives to … Continue reading The entrepreneur with a day job
I reckon this person is around 30 years old now. In fact, it is our hope that this person is younger – mid to late twenties. Now, this person may be male or female but I crave your indulgence to use the pronoun ‘He’ to represent the person. For the sake of this short, short, article. He may not have the plan for it now. And he … Continue reading What is the Nigerian Presidential Candidate of Year 2035 doing today?
We all say that we want people to like us for who we are. But we are hardly ourselves. Let me tell you this short story. It’s an add-on to this post on knowing yourself. Sometime last year, a colleague asked offhandedly and without malice, if I knew how to cook. If I was surprised at the question, I was amazed and amused at the … Continue reading Know Thyself…
Once upon a time, there lived six blind men in a village. One day the villagers told them, “Hey, there is an elephant in the village today.” They had no idea what an elephant is. They decided, “Even though we would not be able to see it, let us go and feel it anyway.” All of them went where the elephant was. Everyone of them … Continue reading Do you know who you are?