A statistic that may shock you. More than 17 Million South Africans are on Social Grants! This is 33% of the country. Wow. And only 15.5M South Africans have a job. Now, I have not seen the South African President at any time in the past 24 years since democracy go anywhere in the world to disparage his country and say his people are lazy. Think deeply about this for a moment. Rather, the South African government is looking at ways to improve education and bring more people out of poverty. You might also not know that South Africa builds small houses for its poor citizens. Any deep thinker knows the effect of apartheid on black South Africans. What is important is how to get out of that problem and raise a generation of prosperous and well-educated South Africans.
A leader’s biggest job is communication.
I prefer utilizing systems thinking in solving problems. Those who know me very well would have heard this concept from me many times. It just works in every situation – personal, business or society. I have attended Universities in Nigeria and South Africa. The level
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I learned many business lessons from a tourism visit to Mauritius. I already shared one that had to do with urgency and how the government of Mauritius and Rwanda take the first place in Africa when it comes to the will do do good and
In June 2014, I did my Leadership Integrated Examination at the University of Stellenbosch. It was the final assessment in the leadership module of the MBA. The module took us more than 2 years to complete. This last assessment was an analysis (under exam conditions)
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Dear African Presidents, I hope you are well? If so, doxology. The purpose of my scintillating letter is to inform you that Trump is now President of the United States, in case you are suppressing the use of the Internet like Ethiopia and some other
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On this day in 2015, after marathon vigil and vigilance, I rejoiced as GEJ’s era ended. I have absolutely no regrets for supporting the movement that ousted an uninspiring, weak and corrupt government. Human beings have an attribute that can both be positive and negative.
It is no longer news that the Nigerian U-17 soccer team known as the Golden Eaglets won the FIFA U-17 World cup for a record five times on 08-11-2015. The lads retained the cup won by their predecessors in UAE 2013. Chile 2015 is the
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Formulating a winning strategy is not rhetoric or some form of brainy activity just just to show your company has MBAs. In fact, the best strategy formulation are the ones that come from understanding the market through the eyes of a substantial part of your