Serve joyfully

I once attended a multicultural church with my family while visiting United States. After the service, I asked for a Wifi I could connect my phone to, from Blessing Mortenson, a sister that came to greet us (I needed the Wifi to call an Uber driver; I had roamed my mobile phone but my service provider messed up. Roaming…

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Getting rich slow

Jeff Bezos once asked legendary investor Warren Buffett, “You’re the second richest guy in the world. Your investment thesis is so simple. Why doesn’t everyone just copy you?” Buffett replied, “Because nobody wants to get rich slow.” The best way to master how to get rich slow is to read “The Intelligent Investor” a book written by Benjamin Graham…

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Passion for learning 

If you were given a choice between all expenses paid trip to Singapore for an academic conference  where you will give an oral presentation of your accepted paper or all-expenses paid trip to Zimbabwe for an intensive two week workshop/course to develop your skill in an area of interest, which one would you choose? My postdoc was faced with that choice recently…

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Everyone can be rich

A mentally challenged young man once asked Brian Tracy after he heard him say anybody could be successful if they just did certain things in a certain way. He said to Brian in a very loud voice, “Mister Tracy, Mister Tracy, can I be a success, too?” While Brian was thinking of a proper response to his unexpected question,…

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Continuous innovation 

This past Wednesday, Ethereum, the second biggest blockchain successfully completed its most important innovation ever. The innovation or upgrade, referred to as Merge, allowed Ethereum’s protocol to fully transition from Proof-of-work (POW) to Proof-of-stake (POS). This will allow Ethereum to reduce its ecological footprint. Another consequence of this transition is the reduction of the issuance rate of ether (ETH),…

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Wise, godly and wealthy

I have been thinking recently about the Biblical Joseph of Arimathea.  Joseph was wise, wealthy and a faithful follower of Christ who exemplifies the type of person I have always aspired to be. His life teaches me that I can be highly successful in every aspect of life and at the same time serve the Lord enthusiastically. Joseph who along…

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Become a smart investor

More than three hundred years ago, Sir Isaac Newton owned shares in the South Sea Company, the hottest stock in England. Sensing that the market was getting out of hand, the great physicist mumbled that he ‘could calculate the motions of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of the people.’ Newton sold all his South Sea shares, pocketing…

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The most important transaction

When J. P. Morgan, the American financier and investment banker, died, it was found that his will consisted of about 10,000 words and 37 articles. He made many transactions, some involving large sums of money. However, this what he considered his most important transaction: “I commit my soul into the hands of my Saviour, in full confidence that, having…

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Why I like Bitcoin maximalists

There are three types of investors in Bitcoin. The trader, the technocrat and the maximalist. The maximalists buy Bitcoin to create a generational wealth. They are in it for the long time. Their mantra is ‘our holding time is forever.’ They just dollar cost average. Also, Bitcoin maximalists will never buy any other blockchain assets (which they call shitcoins)…

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How to be innovative

We can solve virtually all the world’s problems through innovation and transformative leadership. I am particularly interested in frugal innovation – a type of innovation that is essential to develop sustainable, appropriate, adaptable, affordable, and accessible solutions to problems around us. Different authors have also said that it is a design innovation process that properly considers the needs and context…

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