Take delight in the Lord

Tatjana Schoenmaker is the most popular South African right now after she won gold medal and set the world record in the 200- metre breaststroke at the 2020 Olympics few days ago. No doubt, Tatyana couldn’t have won or even compete in Olympics without sacrifice and dedication but taking delight in the Lord also has a role to play…

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The Everlasting Teacher

It was William Arthur Ward that said “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” Profound. Prof Clayton Magleby Christensen who I got to know through Harvard Business School is not only a superior teacher but also a great one. Clayton didn’t go into academia early in his career. After receiving…

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It’s okay to change your mind

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the Egyptian politician and the sixth Secretary- General of the United Nations was absolutely right when he said “It is only a foolish man that doesn’t change his mind.”  When you discover your position or decision has been wrong concerning an issue, you shouldn’t waste time changing your mind. That was what Ray Dalio and Carl Icahn…

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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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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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How to measure your life

It is important to always ask ourselves questions. Questions make us think deeply and help us determine whether we are at the level we should be. Among the questions we should ask often are: What am I here for? How will I measure my life? What legacy am I leaving behind? I can go on and on. But, I…

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Never stop learning

We should never never stop learning. Whether you are a 5-year-old or 75-year-old you must keeping learning. One thing that should be common to a primary school student or a professor is thirst for knowledge. I have these two questions for you. (1) What book are you reading or you are about to read? (2)  What course have you…

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Have more fun in your life

I had fun while riding bicycle at Suncoast, Durban North Beach yesterday. The last time I rode one before yesterday was more than thirty years ago. I remember riding with my friends in the streets during the holidays. But I lost interest after one of my friends had a bicycle accident… The reasons why people don’t have more fun…

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My top four priorities in life

After reading about US President-elect, Joe Biden four priorities: COVID 19, economic recovery, racial equity and climate change, recently, I asked myself, what would be my response if someone asks for my four top priorities in life. I also like to ask you the same question. See mine below: Relationship with God. This is very important to me because…

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FIRED UP FOR RESILIENCE

By Abosede Ijabadeniyi, PhD It’s been six months since many parents have been home-schooling or facilitating the online learning of their children, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. My life somewhat stopped. It stopped to foster my child’s education and family’s well-being. I was literally in a limbo. I fought very hard to pick up momentum in other areas of…

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