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Life Become More Meaningful When You Start Giving

 Now get this, it doesn’t matter what you give or share, be it your time, your money, skills, knowledge, advice, even smiles and attention, the important thing is – to give. This is so important because when you share what you have with others, you become a better person and your life become more meaningful. Not only are you more responsible to yourself, you are also more responsible to your society and you are helping the world. Now, […]

The Sweat, Sorrow and Sweetness of my PhD Journey

So, it’s been a long time a wrote a blog post. But I’m embarking on an interesting journey (which I’ll explain later in the next post) which I have decided to write about as I proceed. So my chain of thought may be somewhat all over the place as I write this blog post but I hope you won’t mind.   On 15th December 2014, 1800hr, I submitted my PhD dissertation to the department staff […]

My Two Year Old Daughter Falls in Love with an Unknown Indian Man

It’s surprising how we sometimes find inspiration in the most unusual places. For me, it is 12,000Km away from home, usually in the middle of the night. I often tinker away on my keyboard with my little girl beside me keeping an unusual late night with me. She would occasionally laugh out hysterically to some random YouTube videos. “‘Nifemi, what’s that that’s so funny?”, I’d asked my 18months old little girl. As she couldn’t speak […]

Academic Research is Like a Swimming Duck

Academic Research is like a swimming duck. Appearing smooth and settled on the water, but paddling furiously under the water. Nobody sees the stressful paddle but everyone gleefully admires its graceful glides on the water. Nobody sees the numerous rejection letters, the sleepless nights, and times you almost quit the race… all that matters is how you finish… remember to keep smiling through it all.

How Young African Generation Can Achieve Success Through Courage

It is not your job to wait for that enabling environment, it is your historic responsibility to create it. It is your job to have the courage to make the changes that are necessary in your society. It is not easy but the only way to achieve success in our country for ourselves and our children is if we are willing to take the necessary risk to take the danger not to hesitate and be […]

Business Plan vs Business Model – Which Way To Go?

My view is that the business plan is alive and well for established businesses but startup entrepreneurs would do far better with a business model and a great presentation. Well the likes of Bill Gates (Microsoft), Sam Walton (Wal-Mart), Michael Dell (Dell Computers), Larry Page and Sergey Brinand (Google), Steve Jobs and Steven Wozniak (Apple) and Jann Wenner (Rolling Stone magazine) never felt the need to develop one at the start. The business plan is […]

African Child They Don’t Show You on Foreign Media

“In Alex, we see intelligence, a great memory and a sparkling personality. He doesn’t want your hand-me-down t-shirts but if you will listen, he will tell you he wants to become president of Tanzania… and, of course, how much he loves action movies!” The video was produced by Mama Hope, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that helps support community-led projects across Africa, as part of their “Stop the Pity. Unlock the Potential” campaign. The point of […]

Complaining about the unfairness of life is the best way to fail at it

Life isn’t fair. Everyone hears that statement from the time they’re in diapers but even so, many people pretend it isn’t so.  Rather than accept that simple reality, they go on and on about “equality of opportunity,” “equality of outcome,” and “meritocracies.” But life isn’t fair. Some people are born into rich families; some aren’t.  Some people are born smart; some aren’t. Some can get a great education; some can’t. Some people have supportive friends and family; […]