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Strategy

Eighteen years and fired! I heard the story of a man who worked in a company and then he was fired after eighteen years. Yes, he had some reserves in the contributory pension scheme, but he had only an extra month’s salary in-lieu of notice! Strategy keeps an eye on the …

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V-Formation

I recently observed some ducks in a pond. I found that ducks do dive, and once a duck kept me waiting for it emerge from under the water, only for it to emerge further downstream. I noticed that ducks have their feet extended behind their bodies (like lifeless sticks), having …

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Do words inspire?

I was in a meeting sometime ago and a few people were asked to tell what has inspired them to advance in life. Different people mentioned different things. How they saw the success a mentor made and they decided to go for it; how, from childhood, they heard the story …

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Icons

I found it funny that a “Ukranian” would write a book in English and title it in Yoruba: Olorun wa! His translation of the title was unconventional (it would have read: There is God); but it was philosophical, reading The Roads of Life. Though Sunday Adelaja was born in Yorubaland …

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How far?

How far? That obviously is a phrase peculiar to Nigerians! However, I am writing from another perspective. I heard about an Englishman who served as a missionary in East Africa from 1981 to 1991. He taught English at a local secondary. In 1981, he had an offer to teach in …

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Mentaur

Mentoring refers to the relationship by which one person is helped up by a more competent person. That’s my definition! Novel! Odysseus left his son Telemachus in the care of Mentor in Greek Mythology, in simple terms, to make a man of the lad! Many times we struggle to make of ourselves …

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The waters

The Waters. Growing up, there was a tall, bent, old Norwegian preacher I used to watch on TV: Aril Edvardsen. Once he stood by the River Jordan and shared about the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. The river Jordan flows into the Sea of Galilee, and then continues …

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Precision

Precision was a topic taught along side Accuracy in Chemistry. They appear to mean the same thing but Accuracy speaks more about how correct the result is, while precision measures the exactness of correctness, if one could say it that way; to what degree has error been eliminated. While it …

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My friend!

When I think about divorce, I think of friends! What has it got to do with it? Friends wield unimaginable influence in our lives! We spend time discussing with our friends, rubbing minds, sharing ideas, seeking for second opinions, counselling, encouraging, discouraging, persuading, dissuading, etc. Once I looked around me …

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