From my assessment, OPAY is most likely one of the greatest disruptions that will happen in Nigerian ICT, e-commerce, e-services, and Banking industry. The company is driving this disruption through Business Model Innovation. Let's look at Oride, for example. 70% of people that use okada in Nigeria fall into the middle and the low class … Continue reading WHAT IS OPAY UP TO?
No Level of Thinking can get a Job Done. I had always wanted to be a scholar. I love thinking and I'm overly obsessed with reading and writing. Before now, nothing really makes sense to me until you reduce it to black and white. Over the years, I've discovered that, as great as thinking, philosophising, … Continue reading MORE THAN THINKING
Be Wise It is very easy to say, "Be wise." You probably might have heard that a couple of times, and maybe recently. The truth is, you need to be wise to be a successful entrepreneur. The Bible says, "Wisdom is the principal thing; in all your getting, get understanding." I will talk about wisdom … Continue reading The making of a Successful Entrepreneur – Part 7
Patience - More than A Virtue For a successful entrepreneur, patience is not just a virtue; it is a lifeblood. You are going to need a whole lot of it. When I was an undergrad, my lecturer would tell us in class: "As a food scientist and technologist, you don't need to look for a … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – PART 6
You need to be "CRAZY" Yes, I mean CRAZY. You need to be "crazy" to be a successful entrepreneur, because you have to think and act outside the box sometimes. Come to think of it, if it's going to be so simple to solve, why would anyone pay you to solve it for them, when … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – Part 5
Read the previous part here HOW TO BE SENSITIVE There are several ways to open your eyes to business opportunities around you. I will just mention two: First, listen to people's complaints. This is the best way to know what bothers people in society. Fortunately, we live in a country where people spend too much … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – PART 4
Several things make you a successful entrepreneur. If you do a Google search on this, you will find thousands of blogs, articles and recommendations from different entrepreneurs across the globe. However, from our working definition of an entrepreneur in the last episode, I would love us to deduce four things an entrepreneur needs to become … Continue reading What Makes a Success Entrepreneur? – Part 3
Growing up was exciting for me. My parents were teachers in the village, and as such, I enjoyed a lot of preferential treatments in the community. That's because teachers are well-respected in the village, as they are seen as custodians of a kind of knowledge that is not common - they can read, write and speak English fluently. The villagers hold these things in high esteem. In fact, whatsoever the teacher says is likely to be correct.
Made, Not Born Entrepreneurs are born, but successful ones are made. What do I mean? Every one born of a woman is a potential entrepreneur, but not everyone becomes a successful entrepreneur. Let me put it in another way: there isn't a thing as entrepreneurship gene. Even if there is at all, if anyone has … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – Part 1
By Jonah Sunday I Don't Have A Potbelly. I'm sure you know a few people who have potbellies. I don't know if you like them, but I am not really a fan of potbelly, and I'll ensure I don't have one for few reasons. One, I don't know if my wife would love a man … Continue reading WHY YOU SHOULD BE A WRITER