Monthly Archives: August 2017

Don’t be tired of believing…

Stephen McGowan returned home to South Africa not too long ago after almost six years in captivity.  He had been abducted by al-Qaeda militants from a Timbuktu hotel in Mali. McGowan said after so many ups and downs, over the last five and a half years, he was not sure who he can believe and who he can’t believe. He ... Read More »

‘Go The Extra Mile’

The best way to excel in today’s competitive world is to be extraordinary. This involves refusing to be average but going the extra mile like Ezra in the story (below) a sister of mine, Yewande Omoteso, recently shared with me… Ezra and and his friend Thomas joined a company together a few months after their graduation from university. After a ... Read More »

Small holder farmer’s empowerment in Waterloo, South Africa

I recently visited small holder farmers in Waterloo, Kwazulu-Natal. About fifteen of the predominantly female farmers grouped into five cooperatives had attended a crop processing and soy bean value addition *workshop organized by myself and Mr Solomon Nkosi (Dube Trade Port) in November 2016. The farmers also attended the International Food Safety Symposium recently hosted by Durban University of Technology ... Read More »

Life Lessons from Dayo Lawuyi (former CEO Dunlop Plc)

One of my ‘egbons’,  Dr Akinyele Dairo, recently sent to me a whatsapp message about the former CEO of Dunlop Plc, Mr Jabez Dayo Lawuyi. It was an interesting read. Lawuyi’s reflections were divided into seven lessons by the anonymous author. Spirituality is critical. There is a pay back time Live within your means Invest part of your earnings Take ... Read More »

A good Samaritan and the needy

A good Samaritan left the produce for the needy at the bus stop…Later, I watched as this elderly man approached the produce. He only took from the bunch of bananas and left the remaining for other needy people…I learnt two things. One.  We must always think of smart and creative ways to help poor and needy people and two, even, in developed ... Read More »

Just a reminder; all of us are fallible.

I just want to remind us this week that only God or His Word (Bible) is incapable of error i.e., not liable to mislead, deceive or disappoint. Chuck Swindoll writes in a recent article “While it is certainly true of Scripture to be infallible, it is not true of people. When it comes to humanity, fallibility is the order of ... Read More »