The right time to lead

  …never feels like it. The people are not yet organized. The systems are not set up. It has not yet been done yet. People are not yet ready for it. You don’t feel ready for it. The issue is not being given enough funding. People are not yet taking enough initiative or thinking big…
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The end of the world

    I have caught myself latching onto questions with an unreasonably existential scope at times when I am afraid. Sometimes I am sure that my extrapolation is based on data but rather it is based on anecdotes, or fear. When I consider the possibility of failure I may see it as apocalyptic despite having…
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Committing to 2017

  Happy New Year! Last year was one of my really good years. 2016 felt like the culmination of a lot of hard work, self discovery, personal growth, failure and learning. I created my happiness on purpose which also involved prioritizing sharing experiences with many loved ones and I learned to trust in my resilience when I faced…
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Strategic thinking inspires thoughtful action

Thinking strategically is a very powerful skill. This long range, critical level of brain function is also one of our more developed faculties as humans. It is somewhat like a game, or plotting an equation, where you are trying to understand the variables and moves that will lead to a chosen end point. The more…
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There is a way to be good again

  If you have watched the movie, the Kite Runner, you may remember this line. Long after watching the movie I think of the line. There is a way to be good again. It is one of those narratives that runs deep in our humanity, told and retold in different media.  It is a narrative…
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It is hard until it is easy

    One day you learn to trust yourself  Or how to style your hair Or to be clear about your needs You learn to write To tell which is your right hand and which is your left To speak a language To go after a dream To love someone To change your style To…
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Making a society : doing the work

  I don’t know if there is a part of the world that was untouched by the results of the U.S. elections. My friends and family in Nigeria, the U.K., Canada, passionately followed it, maybe more than me. I want to try to find a way to reflect on this by taking a step back…
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Thinking about writing

  As I round up my doctoral programme I have found myself doing more thinking about writing than writing (creatively) itself. Beside the occasional spurts of a poem or a story idea, I haven’t done much especially since the first quarter of the year. Although I haven’t written much this year, I’ve been fortunate to…
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Becoming A “Smart” Human

A smart device is not so much a machine that comes with all the inbuilt capabilities its user will ever need as it is a machine that has the inbuilt ability to interact and learn. Over several iterations and interactions with its user, it learns and never stops learning how to respond to its user’s need,…
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Bridging my vision, communication and actions

    There is a certain power of execution that comes when we risk being clear about what we truly want. It helps one know what they do not want, makes you intentional and formidable. It also creates vulnerability since having become clear about you want you expose yourself to the fear of it not…
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