Monday Insights from Strive Masiyiwa – Turning Your Business Into a Technology Company Part 1

“Technology matters in your business. Take the time to look for creative ways to leverage it to make your business more visible, efficient and profitable!”

The other day I was talking to a friend who runs a fast-moving consumer goods company, or what the experts call an “FMCG” company. He was surprised when I said to him, “I also consider myself to be in the FMCG sector; I discourage my people from seeing our business as a ‘technology’ business.”

Continue reading

Human Diversity | “We cannot – should not – have empathy only for people who are like us” – Chimamanda Adichie

I will call him Sochukwuma. A thin, smiling boy who liked to play with us girls at the university primary school in Nsukka. We were young. We knew he was different, we said, ‘he’s not like the other boys.’ But his was a benign and unquestioned difference; it was simply what it was.

Continue reading

Perseverance Pays! Watch Inspiring Story of Saturday the Gateman, Now Art Director of One of Africa’s Biggest Advertising firms

First it was the miraculously inspiring story of Olajumoke the Bread Seller, which many tag as luck and alignment of the stars in her favor, but the story of Saturday is one which emphasizes “opportunity meets preparedness” – the story of perseverance and self belief.

Continue reading

#NaijaUntapped – Insights Into The “Made In Nigeria” Campaign According to Reuben Abati


There has been renewed talk lately about the need for Nigerians to patronize locally made goods, (someone should have added… and services!). Championed by Senator Ben Murray Bruce, and supported by the Senate President Bukola Saraki, the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar and a large crowd of online campaigners, so much ink, saliva, and emotions have been invested in this old, and perhaps boring story.

Continue reading