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2022/05/21A Social Network for IntrovertsHow about a social network for introverts — or those who want meaningful connections? I’ve been thinking about this for a while: Can a social network where users connect with …Living, , 2022-05-21 17:54:10
2022/05/17Random Thoughts: Education, Devotion and OthersAn education bond for Nigerian universities Could we create a long-term education investment bond where investors pool their money to finance university education and research in Nigeria? The quickest benefit …Living, , , 2022-05-17 19:54:11
2022/04/16On PerfectionismAs they do their other subscribers, DelanceyPlace.com sent me an excerpt from Andre Agassi’s autobiography Open some time ago. It captured his would-be coach’s advice to deal with his tendency …Living2022-04-16 14:31:06
2022/03/03Science Progresses by FaithPrelude Some weeks ago, I had a friendly debate with a colleague on this topic. He opposed it, I supported it. Here are my thoughts regarding my position. I’ll probably …Living, , , 2022-03-03 10:51:12
2022/02/28Wisdom from James Clear1. Getting started “Many situations in life are similar to going on a hike: the view changes once you start walking.You don’t need all the answers right now. New paths …Living, , , 2022-02-28 22:47:46
2021/12/22Forget Epic. Start BoringWhen you are tempted to start new things in an epic way, start boring. Start what you need to do today, right now if possible. You will lose crucial energy …Living2021-12-22 17:16:10
2021/11/30The Generalist LeaderThis post has been lying around for a while. I wrote it around October 2020 as a personal reflection and checklist while struggling in a leadership position. It was inspired …Living2021-11-30 23:58:09
2021/08/28Why “Whatever is worth doing is worth doing well” could be bad adviceWhatever is worth doing is simply worth doing, at least the first time. It’s inhibiting (maybe even damaging) to think of doing anything well if you’ve never done it before. …Enterprise, , , 2021-08-28 11:10:39
2021/07/06Sheltered SpacesSheltered spaces like libraries, bookshops, and to some extent cafes, clubhouses, and church buildings are some of the places I feel most comfortable in, they are places where time and …Living, 2021-07-06 12:09:29
2021/06/24Our Mental Health: Curbing the Suicide EpidemicThe call to address mental health issues increased a great deal over the last few years in Nigeria as incidents of more suicides appeared on timelines and the news. The …Living, 2021-06-24 02:02:12
2021/04/11A Job ApplicationI wanted to share my responses to some screening questions to a recent job application. The questions are unlike those I’d ever had to deal with and I tried to …Writing2021-04-11 23:11:03
2021/04/06Writing is Always ScaryNo, that’s not true. I apologize. Not all writing is always scary. Writing a new bookish article for my blog is scary. Writing an essay is scary. Writing the chapters …Writing2021-04-06 23:40:30
2021/03/21My latest understanding+ To be interested in the process of discovery, learning, training; To enjoy the process, or at least enjoy significant parts of it+ To find the right way to exert …Living, , 2021-03-21 23:47:51
2021/03/16The strange thing about my work commute in 2020In 2020, I switched from working on the Island to a company closer to the house. I was fed up with the traffic. In fact, my commute went from a …Living, , , 2021-03-16 23:04:27
2021/03/10The tragedy of the UnabomberTheodore “Ted” Kaczynski aka the Unabomber serves prison time in the US as a domestic terrorist. The genius former mathematics professor is charged with killing three people and injuring 23 …Living, , , , , 2021-03-10 13:57:00
2021/01/29Raising an Intelligent ChildLast year, a friend asked if I could share some tips on how to raise an intelligent child. His wife was impressed when they visited–the “big man” was almost three …Living, 2021-01-29 11:23:23
2021/01/19Africa by TotoI discovered Africa from a mobile game my son liked playing. Apparently, the song was a hit way back in 1982 when it was released and then attained a resurgence …Living, 2021-01-19 08:35:00
2021/01/17The Best Emails I Read in 2020 – Part 2Here’s the concluding part of the post. Please read the first part here. The rest of them Add a header to begin generating the table of contents I’ve included a …Living, , 2021-01-17 12:01:59
2021/01/05The Best Emails I Read in 2020 – Part 1Happy New Year! Welcome to a new season, may we all receive the grace to thrive. 2020 was a year filled with the entire spectrum of human emotion, from happy …Living, , 2021-01-05 15:30:00
2020/12/08Idea #8 – Children’s Wooden ToysI was wondering what it would take to build wooden toys for children with as little funds as possible. Idea Build simple toys for children to play and learn while …Enterprise, 2020-12-08 10:37:31
2020/12/04I’m Writing a MemoirI have always thought of writing a memoir, as far back as 10 years ago, I think. I made outlines in notebooks, even wrote out some sections, while awaiting the …Writing, 2020-12-04 07:00:59
2020/11/27Idea #7: A Zoo of ReplicasChildren love animals but where do our children see animals in all their glory? In Nigeria, most of them only see them in zoos shown on TV, and even the …Enterprise, , , , 2020-11-27 17:30:34
2020/11/24Idea #6: Meal Subscription VentureProblem: Some people struggle with eating well regularly at work. Especially if you don’t have a lunch box from home, like me. What if people had a way to automate …Enterprise, 2020-11-24 09:13:54
2020/11/15Character, Capacity, CompetenceCharacter, capacity, and competence: three elements crucial to succeed wherever we find ourselves in life. They matter for every one, be it young or old. Character refers to your values, …Living, , , , , 2020-11-15 09:52:04
2020/11/13Idea #5: Clothes ExchangeProblem: Sometimes, people, especially women, have so many clothes piled up in wardrobes and yet complain they have no clothes. What they are saying is, they want new trendy clothes …Enterprise, 2020-11-13 12:34:17
2020/11/12Shola Akinlade of PaystackIt is refreshing to see someone successful without the accompanying snootiness or pretence to royalty or fame. Stripe has acquired his company for over $200 million or around NGN 76 …People, , , 2020-11-12 12:10:10
2020/11/05Idea #4: Airships for Cargo Transport in LagosThe Problem: So much of the traffic situation in Lagos can be traced to the presence of container trucks in various modes: parked and waiting for unloading or offloading, broken …Enterprise, , , , 2020-11-05 16:19:11
2020/10/31Idea #3: Salads & Healthy Foods RestaurantProblem: More people eating out are conscious about healthy eating and how well or often they do it. Solution: Establish a restaurant or eatery serving salads and healthy food fare. …Enterprise, 2020-10-31 08:02:02
2020/10/30Salt, Two Kinds of Protests, and The FutureWhen I was a kid, salt was the antidote to bellyache. Mother would say, “Lo bu iyo die si omi ki o muu”. That’s Yoruba. I interpret: “Go put a …Nigeria, , 2020-10-30 15:54:35
2020/10/23#EndSARS: an intermissionIt’s a bad thing the #EndSARS protests turned violent. I stand against the destruction of lives and property. The government should have handled the initial protests with more tact; leadership …Nigeria, , 2020-10-23 14:55:46
2020/10/23What the president should have said alsoOn 22 October 2020, the president finally addressed the nation after numerous requests to do so. I read the transcript of his speech this morning and observed some missing elements. …Nigeria, , 2020-10-23 10:31:35
2020/10/17#EndSARS as a placeholderSARS #EndSARS, the people protest The people continue the protest The people continue in protest IGP ends SARS The people rejoice And continue, in protest IGP announces SWAT A new …Nigeria, , 2020-10-17 08:22:22
2020/10/09Idea #2: Packaged Food for Schoolchildren in Nigeria1. The Problem Working parents struggle with providing healthy meals for their children in school. Some schools do serve meals but could also need some help. 2. The Solution What …Enterprise, 2020-10-09 21:42:13
2020/10/02Idea #1: Career Counseling Services for Workers1. The Problem Where do regular workers (not business executives) go when they need help with career decisions, stress at work, health challenges affecting their careers, mental wellness, physical wellness? …Enterprise, 2020-10-02 09:06:58
2020/10/01Ideas for Business & Social Change In NigeriaDon’t worry about people stealing your ideas.If your ideas are any good, you’ll have toram them down people’s throats. – Howard Aiken I once came up with 21 ideas on …Enterprise2020-10-01 13:02:10
2020/07/09Between Ambition and HappinessI once told a friend that becoming the CEO of MTN wasn’t my ambition. We were discussing the future, careers, money, comfort. I probably didn’t (and still don’t) fully understand …Living, , 2020-07-09 13:20:08
2020/06/16Doubt and UnbeliefIt is hard to win an argument against faith, but it is easy to insinuate, to plant a seed of doubt, just a shadow to mix things up a tiny …Living, , 2020-06-16 22:20:33
2020/03/24Nigerian Government Response to COVID-19I watched the news in disbelief last night. While Britain and other countries made strong decisions regarding handling this COVID-19 outbreak in their nation’s, Nigeria’s president decided to call off …Nigeria, 2020-03-24 09:59:12
2020/03/20COVID-19: Opportunity for National DevelopmentCOVID-19, the coronavirus respiratory disease is the major news feature globally as I write this. The outbreak has caused entire countries to ask their citizens to remain indoors while health …Nigeria, 2020-03-20 16:42:26
2019/12/06Thank you. Goodbye. Welcome.This is my final post on lifeandluz.wordpress.com, my old WordPress.com blog. I didn’t publish it here because I felt I’d be plagiarizing myself. Now, I see it enriches both platforms …Art, , , 2019-12-06 07:00:58
2019/04/10The Gospel in the Age of AII’m just thinking about the implications of artificial intelligence (AI) on the message of Jesus Christ and Christianity. Will the Gospel be preached by chatbots or even full-fledged robots and …Living, , , 2019-04-10 15:00:48
2018/12/31My Persons of 2018Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com I select My Persons of 2018 from the best emails I received this year. I learnt many good things about success, work, health, habits, business, …Living, , , , , , , , , , , 2018-12-31 15:23:19
2018/12/01Creating EverCreedI spent weeks of intense work on EverCreed. It’s a question-and-answer website for Christians. Quora? Stack Exchange? Yes… okay, no. This one’s focused on Christian-centric issues only. Everything from doctrine …Enterprise, 2018-12-01 12:00:32
2017/01/05The difference between a goal and a wishThe difference between a goal and a wish is a plan — or a system to achieve the goal. For example, my goal was to read 104 books in 2016 …Living, , 2017-01-05 16:25:41
2017/01/03The List of SixThis 2017, I continue the quest to both simplify my life and get more done. I usually write my day’s tasks, my To-Do List, each morning in my diary before (or during!) the …Living, , , 2017-01-03 16:24:15
2017/01/02RestartWelcome to 2017. God gives us many special blessings. A particularly good one is the gift of restart, the grace to begin again. Here be opportunity to dream, do, be, …Living, , , 2017-01-02 16:06:11
2016/12/192016 in Review2016 Scores: Built EverCreed.com, The Christian Q & A Site Edited 1 Book Read 5 Books Wrote 41 blog posts Had 154 views 2017 Goals: Read 12 Books Learn a …Living, , 2016-12-19 07:00:20
2016/12/06MMMRecently, I was invited to join MMM. From the pitch I got, (and according to Wikipedia), MMM is publicized in Nigeria as a “mutual aid fund where ordinary people help each …Living, 2016-12-06 17:33:47
2016/12/01Live truly todayHow many friends do you have? When was the last time you hung out with a pal? Or held conversation with someone, anyone without thinking about your importance or the …Living2016-12-01 18:25:51
2016/08/24DistractionIt’s easy to get carried away, bogged down with work, an endless cycle of dullness given energy by the worker’s soul, while your real work suffers. It’s easy to find …Living, , , 2016-08-24 18:25:48
2016/06/28On PerfectionThe lines must be straight. The book, phone, and laptop aligned symmetrically on the desk before you. All must be perfect. There must be no mistake, no error in the …Art, , 2016-06-28 18:09:23
2016/06/23Web Gems (June 23)Today’s web gems: play, pain, and books. Five ways that play can save the world Pat Kane tells us,”Play is an essential component of human nature – and one of …Living, , , , , 2016-06-23 17:11:13
2016/06/22CaringI always thought I cared about people. Then again, it’s easy to excuse myself: loving people (like me) busy with daily living might lack the necessary apparatus for expressing their …Living, , 2016-06-22 17:13:53
2016/06/21Between wise and kind wordsWise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away. -Arthur Helps, writer (10 Jul 1813-1875) Maybe it’s because kindness requires precious emotional energy; but …Living, 2016-06-21 17:10:24
2016/06/20A prayer for comfortBlessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. May our God reach through the fog of sorrow and comfort all those who mourn. God is our refuge, our …Living, , , , , , , , , , , , , 2016-06-20 18:46:55
2016/06/17Unconditional Love, Unconditional RespectLike this:Like Loading...Living, , 2016-06-17 17:39:10
2016/06/16Web Gems (June 16)Programmer gets fired for automating his job “When he first got his software testing quality assurance job, he spent eight months automating all of the programming tasks. With all of …Living, , , , , , 2016-06-16 18:00:13
2016/06/15Microsoft’s LinkedIn AceNews: Microsoft acquires Linkedin for $26 billion. Microsoft just landed an ace. Linkedin is not just a social network for pros, it is a massive, crowdsourced HR consultancy (probably the biggest …Enterprise, , , 2016-06-15 18:32:42
2016/06/14Musical expressionThe forms of musical expression in any given culture often reflect the reigning assumptions in that culture about reality generally and the human condition specifically. -Ken Myers There’s a lot …Art, , , , , 2016-06-14 17:43:40
2016/06/13Ideas, Talk, TalentIdeas ruled the world. I thought so, I believed it, and delighted in unveiling and polishing mine where I had them filed. There were many secrets to making money, I …Living, , , , , , , , , , , 2016-06-13 18:03:23
2016/06/10Cheer like childrenThe two teachers struggled to quiet the four-, five-year-olds cheering and chanting the names of every child who marched into the classroom — “Desola-Desola-Desola! Henry-Henry-Henry! Emeka!-Emeka!-Emeka! Amina!-Amina!-Amina!“ All of them …Living, , 2016-06-10 17:05:59
2016/06/09Web Gems (June 9)Today’s web gems: One-Thing Shops: How about a superstore selling only soda (soft drinks), not a wholesaler, one set up like a supermart? I know of luggage-only shops. I wonder …Living, , , , , , , , , , , 2016-06-09 17:48:15
2016/06/08I fight for the usersSource: rpg.net Who do you fight for? Anyone working in IT has to choose. It is easy to settle into the mould of the tech-overlord who monitors users’ activities and punishes …Living, , , , , 2016-06-08 17:55:15
2016/06/07Being DaddyDaddy flies out of bed as the first whimpers reach him in sleep. It is such a joy to rise up two or three times every night, weekdays and weekends, …Living2016-06-07 17:47:25
2016/06/06Saving moneyIt’s difficult to save anything — not to talk of the desired 10% — these days with a shrunken income and increased expenses. I want to save money because I know …Living, 2016-06-06 18:05:45
2016/06/03Always something leftThere’s always something left, Something you have that God can work with. After all you hold is gone, when the wallet is light, and when the stores are empty, There will …Living, , 2016-06-03 16:57:36
2016/06/02Web Gems (June 2)First, stay inspired with this marvellous resource called The Seeds 4 Life. The site serves inspirational articles grown from quotes. According to the editor, “this site was created around the idea …Living, , 2016-06-02 17:24:45
2016/06/01Start something newTo write, to read, to run, to code, to trade, to pray, to sleep, to eat. To do more, or to do less. There’s no best day to start something …Living, , 2016-06-01 13:53:33
2016/05/27Kenichi EbinaKenichi Ebina is a Japanese performer who spices his dance with acting, storytelling, and digital art to deliver the unique act he calls ‘dance-ish’. See his America’s Got Talent performances (he …People, , , , , 2016-05-27 16:32:39
2016/05/26Betting the futureBanners announcing new betting shops or franchises are the fastest appearing in Lagos, second only to those of new churches and the latest church programmes. Young men (and some women) …Living, , , , 2016-05-26 18:59:23
2016/05/26Web Gems (May 26)Today, I begin the Web Gems series where I highlight content I find interesting. Nigeria’s military might: An interesting analysis based on other insightful indices such as available manpower, resources, …Living, , , , , 2016-05-26 14:20:43
2016/05/25GravitasSome people appear and fill the room. No noise, just quiet, tangible presence. They become the centre, the definition of the collective mood, the room listens when they speak. The gravitas-person …Living, , , , , , 2016-05-25 15:57:40
2016/05/24To write, to editTo write is human, to edit is divine. – Stephen King And there are some more divine than others. Like this:Like Loading...Writing, , 2016-05-24 18:27:37
2016/05/23UberI finally get it. Uber. I had a great experience yesterday when I used the service for the very first time. Simple app user interface; a very professional, courteous driver. …Enterprise, , , , , , , , 2016-05-23 17:18:03
2016/05/20Tomato is the new economic index. Now, you can exchange three like this for a bus ride from Ikeja to Yaba. Or for two bags of pure water. Or for two …Nigeria, , 2016-05-20 17:28:53
2016/05/19Stretch“Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.” ― Eleanor …Living, , , 2016-05-19 16:00:02
2016/05/18StreetfighterIf you never played the videogame, look for it and play it. If you were a teen in the ’90s, see how you react when the images light up your …Living, , , , 2016-05-18 18:09:41
2016/05/17Thoughts change the thinkerYour life goes in the direction of your thoughts but you are what you think. I thought those two sayings were the same. It matters not if you justify or excuse …Living, , 2016-05-17 18:28:29
2016/05/16Leaders are speakersReaders are leaders. Readers are not leaders if they fail to communicate their insights to the world. This they can do through writing and speaking. The pages preserve and propagate …Living, , , 2016-05-16 17:45:51
2016/05/13Startup-huberiaI regard Paul Graham very highly. His simplicity comes through without any trumpeting or marketing whizz-puff so I take what he writes seriously. His talk How to Make Pittsburgh a Startup …Nigeria, , , 2016-05-13 18:16:35
2016/05/12Confidence“The less confident you are, the more serious you have to act.” – Tara Ploughman Like this:Like Loading...Living2016-05-12 17:44:10
2016/05/11Appreciate the momentsAppreciate the moments. Aspire to experiences. Share happiness, your joy, your life with your family, and with anyone who’s nearby. We can rue moments of anger, of neglect, of nonchalance …Living, 2016-05-11 17:42:28
2016/05/10Two social lessonsYesterday, I stopped at a roadside bookstand. It’s one of those at Ikeja with a display stand by the road, the main outlet storing books hidden away among tailors, boutiques, …Living, , 2016-05-10 18:14:56
2016/05/04A room filled with booksWhat is more beautiful than a room filled with books? There are probably very many things like love, like catching a baby staring or smiling at you. But I love …Books, , 2016-05-04 18:02:02
2016/04/21Creating InnovatorsI have always been a rebel – against the course of content-cramming, and soulless educating in Nigeria. And I know what Mark Twain meant when he cautioned not to “allow …Books, , , 2016-04-21 17:05:30
2016/03/07Zik on Education“The African should go beyond the veneer of knowledge. Ability to quote Shakespeare or Byron or Chaucer does not indicate original scholarship. The capacity to know what the periphrastic conjunction …Education, , 2016-03-07 17:30:50
2016/01/29David and GoliathLittle David killed Goliath Hallelu-hallelujah Little David killed Goliath Hallelujah Little David was a shepherd boy He killed Goliath and shouted for joy, ‘Hey!’ Remember the children’s song? In David …Books, , , 2016-01-29 08:00:07
2015/12/24These Six BooksI didn’t read many books this year. I slowed way down due to rising commitments, life changes, and an inevitable reduction in stamina. The books got replaced by blog posts …Books, 2015-12-24 14:49:39
2015/12/18My 2015 In ReviewI found a lovely way to review the year, and to reach out for 2016. *Inspired by Aja Frost. Do check out her year in review and more here. *Here’s the …Living, , 2015-12-18 15:05:12
2015/10/20Please, sir, can I have some more?I read Oliver Twist when I was about seven or eight years old and wondered why all those guys got irate when Oliver asked for more.  What was the issue? …Living, , , , 2015-10-20 14:26:22
2015/07/14Thomas Jefferson on Constitutions“Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding …People, 2015-07-14 09:52:17
2015/04/22One path to self-discoveryYou discover your purpose -and powers- in the midst of people. Join a club, a group, a large organization when you get the chance, volunteer at one if you have …Living, 2015-04-22 09:41:26
2014/11/08To simplify. To be productiveI’m on a quest to simplify my life, treading the path to achieve higher productivity. I will cut away some or many nice things and reassign precious resources to the …Living2014-11-08 08:00:00
2014/11/07Planning lifeI get to this point where I need to re-evaluate things. Am I on track? Is my vision still sharp or is it blurry now? I’m checking out this life …Living, , 2014-11-07 12:37:03
2014/09/02From Malcolm Gladwell’s David and Goliath“…There are real limits to what evil and misfortune can accomplish. If you take away the gift of reading, you create the gift of listening. if you bomb a city, …Books, , , , , , , , , 2014-09-02 15:51:09
2014/07/11Wisdom, and othersIn your quest for wisdom, in all your seeking and mining, do not despair when you discover only folly. It is the way of things, you will know wisdom when …Living, 2014-07-11 19:11:30
2014/06/03Free Wi-FiFamiliar story: new fast-food biz wants to draw customers to its outlet, considers the most useful baits, launches a banner declaring FREE WI-FI—> an appeal to teenagers, young adults, young …Enterprise, , 2014-06-03 20:33:46
2014/05/31On failure“Even if you fail at your ambitious thing, it’s very hard to fail completely.” Larry Page Like this:Like Loading...Living, 2014-05-31 18:33:05
2014/05/28thesignLike this:Like Loading...Art2014-05-28 19:37:23
2014/05/23noah’s arkNoah’s Ark…Reviving the Artist within. Like this:Like Loading...Art2014-05-23 18:26:57
2014/05/19ZeroYou must begin at zero. Great things begin from nothing – but nothing is useless until it is transmuted into zero. That is the first miracle. Nothing must first become …Living, , , 2014-05-19 15:27:53
2014/02/11Books I Enjoyed Reading in the Last One YearI have read–and listened to–more books in the last one year than during any one year. Some of them though published decades ago remain great reads. Do check them out …Books, , 2014-02-11 18:39:47
2013/06/17You don’t get grades for…You don’t get grades for resiliency, curiosity, agility, resourcefulness, pattern recognition and tenacity. You just get successful. Yet another entrepreneurship..erm..Commencement speech from Steve Blank, adorable, white-haired Steve, someone I never heard …Enterprise, 2013-06-17 17:12:13
2013/06/14Living with less–a lot lessClutter in life, clutter in mind. Unclutter desperately needed. Here’s one guy’s unique story. Like this:Like Loading...Living, 2013-06-14 17:48:21
2012/08/07I’m getting old…really?Sunday, I took the time to brush my hair specially. Yes, I’m nurturing some form of short afro now after convincing myself I could afford more regular visits to the …Living, 2012-08-07 13:13:33
2011/12/14We are Brands!We are brands! Each of us unique but with the same quality seal, we can’t afford to be confused with others. I thought about this a while ago drawing an …Living, , , , 2011-12-14 00:34:39
2011/12/03God’s SLA: 99.999% Uptime?SLA: A Service-Level Agreement is a part of a service contract where the level of service is formally defined. It can be used to refer to the contracted delivery time …Living, , , , , , 2011-12-03 00:21:53
2011/12/02Depressed Bearers of Good News: Irony or Paradox?Depressed Bearers of Good News: Irony or Paradox? Why would we have good news to share while we maintain tedious, sad, beggarly, inferior salesman-like attitudes? The good news we bring …Living2011-12-02 23:27:50
2011/11/12It BeginsLifeandluz…life and light. I have wanted a blog for two years almost. Yes, I actually created two, the first last year, then another, and I have the credit for at …Writing, 2011-11-12 00:06:01

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