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November 27, 2019

Emotional intelligence is a concept that has become popular amongst top executives and people in leadership positions, generally. However, I believe that it is also relevant for everyone regardless of whatever position they may occupy. What then is emotional intelligence?

I haven't met many female manufacturing engineers; this is one of those engineering fields that is the true definition of a man's world. I initially wanted to be an architect. But you know how Nigerian parents are (especially mine), I didn't have a say in the matter. I was good in math, science, technical drawing, and art, so I guess it made sense for my parents to tell me to get a degree in Manufacturing Engineeri...

January 31, 2019

We all want a flourishing business or career, to be successful and the best we can be. But what is our motivation for chasing success? Are we just in it for the money or to tell people that we have a fantastic job? Or do we want to help and add value to the lives of people?

January 21, 2019

Everyone has a different definition of success. For some, the definition may include the amount of money your bank account, the number of followers you have on social media, or the level of influence you have on a group of people. In the world of social media, a place where people flaunt their material goods and exotic vacations, some might equate having material possessions to being successful. But that’s not what life is all...

January 13, 2019

I tend not to agree with the Work-Life Balance term, and I think what does not work for me is the word Balance itself. I mean, the very definition of balance suggests equality. The way I see it is like this: imagine a seesaw and imagine Life sitting on one end and Work on the other. Going by this Work-Life Balance idea, the lever is supposed to remain stable, horizontal, perfectly aligned.

December 18, 2018

When I noticed that the business was not retaining money at the end of the month, my solution was to add more cars, because, in my foolish logic, more cars equaled more revenue, but because I could not track expenses, I could not stop the bleeding. Every time I complained to my wife that the business needs more money, she would always ask the same question that I could not answer: “what are your expenses?” Then we will get int...

December 18, 2018

One fateful night, on our way back from visiting my In-laws, with tears in my eyes, I was forced by my wife/business partner to face the bitter reality, my business at its current state was dying, and I was the infection killing it.

November 11, 2018

The Nigerian dream for our parents was for their kids to go to the best schools in the world, come back home with good grades, work for a good company and start a family. I was an interview away from achieving a significant step in my parents’ Nigerian dream. My wife who was my girlfriend at the time, trying her best to convince my very broke self that this was the best way forward. But in my heart, I knew to go for that inter...

November 5, 2018

An entrepreneur is someone who sees a need in the society and creates an avenue to meet that need. Economies in developed countries thrive because of entrepreneurs; Countries like China and the United States are at the level they are today because they encourage entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs not only create jobs for themselves, but also for others.

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