Everyone has a gift: Share yours

Twitter founder recently sold the Non Fungible Token (NFT) of his first tweet (just setting up my twttr) for $2.5million. He plans to convert the proceeds to Bitcoin after which he will send it to GiveDirectly.org, an organization that gives cash directly to families in extreme poverty in Africa. The organization also funds needy households in United States. As at…

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The Incomparable city

What is the most beautiful city you have ever visited? Mine is Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.  I visited Edinburgh in December 2018. The city, home to magnificent architecture, is one of the most attractive and prettiest cities in the world. I couldn’t visit its number one tourist attraction – Edinburgh Castle, a historic fortress built in 11th century. Hopefully,…

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Why we should be purpose driven

I recently completed a three-week course (Sustainable Business Strategy) at Harvard Business School (Online). If I were asked to use one word to summarize what the course facilitated by Prof Rebecca Henderson (author of Reimagining capitalism in a world on fire) is all about, my answer will be: purpose.  Purpose can enable individual firms to cooperate with others to…

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Investing in decentralization

I was introduced to share investing by Mr Bisi Odeleye (a chartered accountant and a stock broker) about 21 years ago. I had just completed my NYSC (Nigerian Youth Service Corp) at the time.  I remember visiting their stock broking firm in Lagos Island several times to purchase shares of companies listed on Nigerian Stock Exchange. I have also…

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