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
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
SENSITIVITY I am an agribusiness expert. I have an unquenchable passion for making food available and affordable to everyone. Through the years, I've had several people come to ask me for business ideas they can start in agriculture. The problem with the request is that most of the times, it is not the business idea … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL 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.
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
Welcome to the fourth part of the "Unfortunate Sailor's" series. In part two and three we talked about how you can identify wasters in your life, career, and business. Today we will talk about what not to do with the wasters after recognizing them. One thing you should not do with the wasters is to try to accommodate them, change them or even struggle to move forward with them. It will be a futile effort.
In my previous post, I talked about how to keep Jonahs (wasters) away from your life, in order to avoid needless pain(s). However, that is only necessary for those who are not having Jonahs in their lives already. What if there's a Jonah in your ship now; what would you do? Let's take a look … Continue reading IDENTIFYING THE JONAH(S)
Imagine waking up from your house in the morning to enter a business deal with a potential client. You doted all the 'I's' and crossed the 'T's.' You were very sure you were going to win the deal. Then, boom! Someone just came from nowhere in the form of a business partner, a neighbor, a … Continue reading THE UNFORTUNATE SAILORS – Part 1
Some years ago, I was sent to get some cassava cultivars from a farm I have never been. On my way, I came to a point and noticed that there was no visible continuation of the footpath some distance away. I felt I had taken the wrong route and decided to trace my path back. … Continue reading IT’S JUST A BEND NOT AN END
My teenage days were very exciting days for me. The books I read, the seminars I attended and tapes I listened to at that phase of my life, formed the basis for developing the personal principles that still worked for me to today. That is why I will always refer back to them as I … Continue reading THE SECRETS OF CONSISTENT RELEVANCE