The Audacity of Hope: A Lesson from the Chinese Bamboo Tree

I recently came across the story of the Chinese bamboo tree and from it I learned lessons in perseverance, hard work, hope and patience. I hope you too learn a thing or two from it. The Chinese bamboo tree, when planted, requires the care of the farmer and the help of the elements to helpContinue reading “The Audacity of Hope: A Lesson from the Chinese Bamboo Tree”

Linda Ikeji’s New 24m Car: An Inspiration and Evidence of the Growing Nigerian Middle Class

Popular Nigerian political blogger, Omojuwa, wrote of his first encounter with former president, Olusegun Obasanjo. According to him, Obasanjo had given a speech in a foreign country and during the question-and-answer session, Omojuwa, characteristically, stood up to ask him questions that implied that he, Obasanjo, was part of the Nigerian problem. As expected,Obasanjo defended himselfContinue reading “Linda Ikeji’s New 24m Car: An Inspiration and Evidence of the Growing Nigerian Middle Class”

Small Acts of Kindness, Life-Changing Results

It was 1974. Muhammad Yunus (Ammad)was teaching Economics in a University in Bangladesh. At the time, the country was in the middle of a terrible famine. Though he taught the elegant principles of Economics to his students, the reality of people living in destitution outside the campus perturbed him. Ammad reasoned that he could applyContinue reading “Small Acts of Kindness, Life-Changing Results”

DO IT ANYWAY By Mother Teresa

Just thought I should share this beautiful poem by mother Teresa with you. People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.Continue reading “DO IT ANYWAY By Mother Teresa”

Answers to a Riddle Show Gender Bias And Cultural, Genaration Gap

A young boy and his father are involved in a car accident. The father dies at the scene. The boy is transported to the hospital, taken immediately into surgery… but the surgeon steps out of the operating room and says, “I can’t operate on this boy – he is my son!”. Who is the surgeon?Continue reading “Answers to a Riddle Show Gender Bias And Cultural, Genaration Gap”

Remebering Mr Nwosuagwu, Mrs Ekechukwu and Mazi Ubaka

Before writing this enrty, I searched the internet and found nothing on any of the above three, my secondary school teachers, who have all passed away. This is my little way of immortalizing them and making their legacies live. Mr Damian Nwosuagwu When Sir Nwosuagwu first came to our school, the rumor was that ourContinue reading “Remebering Mr Nwosuagwu, Mrs Ekechukwu and Mazi Ubaka”

‘Hush….’: An Excerpt from a Priceless Book

When I was in secondary school, I had a teacher whom I thought was irreligious (just indifferent to it but not to the point of profanity). My perception of him, stemmed from his actions, was that he was one of those people who were naturally good and would irrespective of their religious convictions be decentContinue reading “‘Hush….’: An Excerpt from a Priceless Book”

Of Senseless Wars, their Helpless Victims, and Our Indifference

‘First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out– Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out– Because I was not aContinue reading “Of Senseless Wars, their Helpless Victims, and Our Indifference”

Lessons From The Facebook, Whatsapp $19 Billion Deal

As the euphoria that met the deal between Facebook and WhatsApp gradually ebbs, it is time to reflect on the deal and what it  portends for large corporations, and what lessons employers, the workforce, job seekers and budding entrepreneurs can learn from Jan Koum’s tale of grass to grace.  1. Doomsday Looms for Corporations WithContinue reading “Lessons From The Facebook, Whatsapp $19 Billion Deal”