Monthly Archives: October 2018

Stretch, take risks and amazing things will follow

Growing up in South India in the 1980s, Sundar Pichai, had scant exposure to technology. However, the rotary dial model telephone his electric engineer father brought home when he was twelve years old made profound impact on his life. Later on, Sundar read every book about computers and semiconductors that he could lay his hands on. He aspired to make ... Read More »

Frank Yiannas now FDA Deputy Commissioner

Congratulations 🎊 to Frank Yiannas for his new position – FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine 👏. Yiannas who has been a vocal proponent of blockchain technology for improving food safety in the food supply chain will be leaving his position as vice president of food safety at Walmart, a post he has held for about 10 years. ... Read More »

Be a builder

There are two types of people in the world. The Blockers and Builders. The truth is, it’s easier to be a blocker than a builder. It comes so naturally to look after our own interests. We should therefore examine our own hearts for the blocker mentality. I once came across the Ten Blocker Commandments that outline the way Blockers lead ... Read More »

10 things the next Nigerian president should do in the first 100 days…

1. Establish a Truth and Financial Impropriety Commission where every public official (especially presidents, governors, ministers, commissioners, law makers) who has stolen public funds will be made to return at least 50% of it. There may also be amnesty for them. Imagine if Nigeria gets back 50% of the $400 billion embezzled. 2. Restructure Nigeria. Divide Nigeria into 6-8 provinces ... Read More »

The right attitude to money

In their book, Mind Over Money, Louis Fourie, Graeme Codrington and Sue Grant-Marshal described five generations attitudes to money in the last 100 years.  GI (Hero) Generation, born 1900s to 1920s: Attitude to money – Save it to leave to my children. The Silent Generation: Born 1930s and 40s: Attitude to money – Save it for a rainy day. Boom ... Read More »

Ask for what you need

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Google which facilitates over three billion internet searches every day – has compiled a list of the most popular searches in South Africa over the past two decades. The ten most popular questions asked were: How to bath, what is junk status, how to pout, Trevor Noah, xenophobia, Vuyo Mbuli, how to twerk, Collins Chabane, ... Read More »