Never stop creating

Standing on the promenade at Umhlanga rocks beach on the last Freedom Day in South Africa, I took my time to observe the beautiful scenery around me including the light house and several buildings such as Beverly Hills, Umhlanga Sands Resolt and Peals of Umhlanga. I thought about the people that imagined and created the edifices. A quote by…

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Let your belief transform your community

I once visited Logan, a city in Utah, USA. It is about two hours drive from Salt Lake City Airport. One beautifully strange thing about Logan is this: Buses are free. You can catch Buses to anywhere in the city without paying even a dime. Although Buses don’t operate on Sundays and special holidays like the holiday on July 4 when…

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Be a balanced risk taker

Before Archegos Capital lost $20billion and collapsed on the 26th of March 2021, most people in the investing community did not know about the family office capital management firm run by Bill Hwang. Hwang was the greatest trader we didn’t hear about. It was in 2013 when he got his first break after multiplying his $200 million hedge fund into…

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Faith in God and enthusiasm about COVID-19 vaccine

Ester le Grange is a nursing manager at Mitchells Plain Hospital in South Africa. Her faith in God was key to her survival before and after she was diagnosed with Covid-19 even though she is over 60 and has comorbidities including diabetes and hypertension. Ester, who had the Johnson and Johnson vaccine a few weeks ago is hopeful for…

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The Resurrection and the Life*

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s final words before he died of a massive heart attack on the 5th of March 2013 were: “I don’t want to die. Please don’t let me die.” Very sad! I have been wondering, did someone tell him about Jesus. If they did, what was his response? Our response to Jesus on earth will determine where we…

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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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Train yourself to handle financial prosperity well

D.L. Moody said. “We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.”  Another preacher has said “The Christian is more apt to disgrace his faith in prosperity than in adversity. It is a dangerous thing to be prosperous…When we are full, we tend to forget God. Rest assured it is harder to know…

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