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Ken Etete

Sharing my thoughts on change and leadership

“WE” and “THEM”

dilemmaLanguage as a vehicle of communication for a given culture is by its nature unique. It however has certain universal expressions that without doubt are the root causes of the challenges of our world today. I am talking about “We” and “Them”, words that highlight class; the classic reason for virtually all clashes. What we create is a class division along religious, ethnic, social, economic and political lines. Continue reading ““WE” and “THEM””

The Bigger Picture

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On Sunday, the 28th day of June, 2015 we were awakened to the sad news that sunk our hearts in unimaginable depths. I am talking about the Taiwan Formosa water park disaster where partying youth sustained varying degrees of burn. It was a terrible event and our hearts go out to all the victims and the people of New Taipei. The immediate reaction of the Premier of Taiwan is quite commendable, he identified the root cause of the disaster and put it to bed by banning all public events related to the use of colour powder in Taiwan. Continue reading “The Bigger Picture”

Vacancy In Global Leadership: Extinction Of The Extraordinary Breed

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It is reported that world population is well over 6 Billion and rising. As passengers of MV.  Earth, the harsh reality is that the pace of this vessel is constantly reducing due to our diversity and unnecessary luggage on every deck. The Middle East has her challenge, so does Africa, the Eurozone, the Americas; nowhere is exempted. We are apparently sinking, but the question is how much time do we have before we find ourselves on the ocean bed? How fast can we dry dock? Continue reading “Vacancy In Global Leadership: Extinction Of The Extraordinary Breed”

The Real Loser

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From time to time in the course of human history and development, very often there occur happenings of truly seismic magnitude. These are most times epiphanic hence triggering a turning point between one crucial event and another, when one orthodoxy ousts another. What is expressed about such is rarely conspicuous. As events unfold, it becomes crystal clear but only on reconsideration when viewed from an historical standpoint. Continue reading “The Real Loser”

Money Frenzy

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Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there. These are the words of a man that has made so much money and had a big bite of success – Will Smith and believe me, I can’t possibly disagree. Everything we do every day have either the credit or debit function attached to them. Money seems to be the focus of every human relation which in this context means more than just “that” paper issued by the banks. Continue reading “Money Frenzy”

THE THREE WITCHES IN NIGERIA

three-witchesThe turnout of event in recent times has got me wondering, questioning and speechless. The average Nigerian is a victim of three witches, although not the very ones that visited Macbeth. We are unique and different but have similar experiences with regards to security, knowledge and contentment. The nexus between insecurity, ignorance and vanity may have blurred lines but the effects are clear to see – Corruption. Continue reading “THE THREE WITCHES IN NIGERIA”

LIFE’S TRUE DRIVERS

A coin has two sides: heads and tails; but that is how life is generally. There are always two forces at war in every spare of human existence. We have good and bad, up and down, hot and cold etc. This is a reality that many believe can only be seen through the eyes of the blind. Life is about choices and consequences. For every action, there is a reaction. When push comes to shove, what we find is that all human choices are driven by two critical elements – fear and greed.

yin-yang-greed-fearAll over the world, nobody, institution or organization, does anything for anybody solely for altruistic reasons even though they might pretend to. This is not an opinion peculiar to me as Adam Smith the great economist once said ‘it is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard for their own selfish interest’. Continue reading “LIFE’S TRUE DRIVERS”

THE SOUR TRUTH: FACTS OF SOCIETY

Smart has a fish farm which he started with the sum of N150, 000. A loan which he got from Mabel his friend with a solemn promise to pay back immediately the fingerlings grew, reproduce and ………… Continue reading “THE SOUR TRUTH: FACTS OF SOCIETY”

[GUEST POST] WE HATE THE GOVERNMENT BUT LOVE WHAT IT HAS GIVEN TO US

This guest post by Karl Ken Harris is aimed at highlighting the key component of democracy which the incumbent government has allowed to flourish.

 

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Scientists have reported that humans don’t use up to 10% of their cerebral capacity. Despite this uniform ratio, there is another fact that prompted a scholar to say: If you think we think alike, think again. The divergence in thoughts therefore explains the diverse expressions witnessed in human society. Continue reading “[GUEST POST] WE HATE THE GOVERNMENT BUT LOVE WHAT IT HAS GIVEN TO US”

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