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In business school, one of the modules I enjoyed so much was entrepreneurial strategy, and until then, I thought entrepreneurship was merely people who started their own businesses, but through it, I realized that it goes beyond that, and that it also involves corporate entrepreneurship known as intrapreneurship; launching a new business within a company you work for. It’s from the coinage, “intrapreneurship” that I came up with “pushnovation,” taken from “push” and “innovation.” 2020 had been a dilemma and a year so unworthy of nostalgia. Like so many people, I wish it would be wiped off history, with the indelible assumption that it never existed, but unfortunately, that’s mere wishful thinking; it’ll stay with us forever, a year that no one wants to remember. Although 2020 needed lots of inoculation and it appeared like there was nothing good in it, but to those who made good plans and planted…

A couple of days ago, I watched a documentary on “Fela Kuti: the Father of Afrobeat” on BBC2, and it was very inspiring. I felt so emotional because of the roles Fela played in helping to emancipate humanity from mental slavery, and how he fought the corrupt system to the detriment of his own life and that of his entire family; he made himself vulnerable to the draconian governments of his time and was ready to become the sacrifice for his people. Unfortunately, most of the people he fought for never saw the light, and till date, haven’t seen it. I am one person who has continuously believed that the Afrobeat creator and legend was a prophet because all he wrote and said in his lyrics are even far more relevant today. Police brutality, dictatorship, massive corruption in the polity surpass unimaginable boundaries, exceeding what made Fela gasp for breath,…

The bulb of the floor lamp hung above my head – it’s the light I like to use when I get up early in the morning to do my things. I’m not a long-hour sleeper, so when my eyes open, I push myself to the sitting room, sit in a corner of the sofa, and start my rumination. There are five things I have pondered on for years – I build my life around those five things – I’m projecting a future on those things, and I do advice those who care to listen about those same things. Be Deliberately Vulnerable Being vulnerable is often considered negative, but it all depends on how you apply it, and when you apply it. Weakness can be strength when you know the right time to be weak, and the wrong time to be – and strength can be weakness when you are determined…

I am one object, who for years, have been particular about what you score and the grades you get. For decades, this has been my mindset – in my opinion, those with high scores are the most intelligent, and of course, they are, by educational assessments. So when I was told to do an assignment recently, my determination was to do it to an A grade, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that – there’s everything wrong with a mediocre performance. In my assignment, I read probably, over a hundred articles, journals, including a book. I was happy with myself that I put in all the hard work necessary for the score I wanted, but after that, I became nervous. “What if the assessor doesn’t perceive that I’ve done enough to merit my expectation?” that was the question on my mind. As I began ruminating on that question, it was…

10 AMAZING FACTS RELATED TO SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE When I write an article, I usually begin with a quote, a story, or a poem. Most often, I prefer using another person’s quote, so it can corroborate what I’m saying – to make an interesting read, you need a bit of other people. So, in doing this piece of content, I went online to search for a quote, but couldn’t find what would reflect exactly what I had in mind – I went from site to site, page to page, but still couldn’t find what would provide that energy to the readers, and as I did, something came out of my heart. My heart said to me, “I won’t hit the ground running, but I promise to put one foot down to test the grounds I’ll be walking, and then decide if it’s the place to run or not.” It made no…

15 Ways to Identify Idiots – 15 Things I’ve Seen Idiots Do Interestingly, according to Wikipedia, idiot was formerly a legal and psychiatric category of profound intellectual disability in which a person’s mental age is two years or less, and he or she cannot guard against common dangers. And more interestingly, this original profiling still holds for certain people, considering the way and manner they respond to issues of prime importance. If you want to know how people think, and how they respond to issues, be close to the social media. The coming of the social media and digital technology has exposed how people see things or how they perceive and react to stimuli. Sometimes, you’re agape as to how people see yellow and call it purple even if they don’t have colour blindness, and when you point them to the right direction, they’ll come up with some twisted logic…

Some days ago, it was reported on the mainstream media that eight mountain climbers were missing in the Indian Himalayas. The eight climbers include four Brits, two Australians, one American, and one Indian. And a couple of days ago, it was sadly reported that five bodies have been found. The goal of the mountain climbers was to summit Nanda Devi; India’s second highest mountain. The cause of their misfortune was as a result of avalanche on the 25000 feet mountain. Climbing a mountain is a big risk – you need the right skills and characters to get to the peak, and while at the peak, you also need those attributes and qualities to stabilise your position at the top, and in spite of the skills and character, the unwanted do happen. On your way up, a lot of things happen – attractions and distractions – if you lose your focus, you can fall,…

This morning, I was reminiscing – thinking about my childhood – how I grew up, and the people that were around me. I thought of them and the results they combed out of life. As I pondered, I matched their outcomes side by side their successes, and only a few passed the test. I began to question their characters and the decisions and indecisions they made. I question characters when people don’t take advantage of the opportunities around them, and what people don’t see as opportunities, I do see. It was not an opportunity to be born poor, but to me, it triggers the anger not to remain poor – the trigger is an opportunity. It’s not an opportunity to grow up in an environment where there isn’t a provision of a basic, quality education, but to me, it instigates a hatred for ignorance – the hatred is an opportunity. It was…

The easiest way to describe a goal is to use football as illustration. In a football game, there are goal posts, which are the target points, and there’s a ball. The drive of everyone on the pitch is to kick that ball into the net – the moment the ball goes into that net; a goal is scored. No matter how much ball possessions you have, or how much attempt you make on target, if the ball doesn’t go into the net, you do not score – no goal is achieved. To score a goal, there are five steps to follow – these are five steps to success in life. These steps can basically be applied in all hemispheres of life. Talent Angela Duckworth of the University of Pennsylvania says: “Talent—when I use the word, I mean it as the rate at which you get better with effort. The rate…