She taught me to say ‘Thank you’ and ‘Please’ (What’s the magic word? She would ask…and I cheekily replied ‘abracadabara’ or so she used to tell it). Thank you was not just in words, she would always show appreciation. To everyone who was nice to me…bake them a cake, send a card,,,but mostly cakes though. […]Read More Things My Mother Taught Me…
40 is just around the corner. I try so hard not to keep count…I try reeeally hard not to think of me or my life as a number, but my sister just won’t let me. Now it seems, it will be almost impossible not to keep count. 36…going on 40 and everyone keeps asking […]Read More Birthday reflections: Countdown to 40!
When I put up my pseudo obituary poster, people thought I had lost it. A good number however, understood my call for ‘urgency of living’. Something else I learnt from the passing of my mother (an experience that taught me more things than I wanted) is to let others know what we think of them while they […]Read More My Fathers Eulogy/Tribute (written in advance)
Taa bu ubochi ndi nna (translation: Today is father’s day) Of all the sermons I ever had the honor of hearing my dad preach, this stood out for me the most. He punctuated the sermon with that phrase over and over again while opening our eyes to why that day was so special and why […]Read More What I’ve Learnt About Fatherhood (from my father)
I will be speaking to over 100 CEOs of public and reputable private organisations and if you are a CEO, I would love to invite you. Come and network with fellow CEOs at this complementary business seminar courtesy of the FGBMFI Prime Executive chapter in Abuja.Read More Growth Strategies in a Recession Economy
Ladies and Gentlemen….we have our first recipient of the 2016 12-Month-Book-Give-Away: Mr. Osinachi Ibeneme from Nigeria. Kindly send me your postal address and one copy of True North; Discover your Authentic Leadership by Bill George will be on its way to you. This is to thank you for your support and comments all these years. […]Read More January Winner of the 2016 12-Month-Book-Give-Away
Every month in 2016, I will give away at least one book to one or two people somewhere in the world. What do you have to do to win? Simple. 1. Like the Facebook fan page and follow this blog 2. Make a comment on either the Facebook page and the blog 3. Share a […]Read More The 2006 12-Month-Book-Give-Away
I sat in silence as the New year rolled in. Reflecting. A silent prayer of thanksgiving and I rolled over and tried to go to sleep. Outside there was so much noise. I could hear the firecrackers going off in the distance, the jubilant cheers of the celebrating Mancunian masses, the bass lines of the […]Read More Happy New Year /2016? So What?
Originally posted on George Akomas jr's Blog:
Lo I stand here and quiver Lo I stand here and quiver‘Tis cold but it’s not of cold that I shiverBut in trepidation and anxiety beholdI stand as a new year begins to unfold Is this the past year return to meRecycled hope, joy, pain and miseryOr…
2015 draws to an end tonight. 365 days without a single blog post from me. I’m sorry. Not that there has not been any activity…boy o boy…there has been so much happening. However since the day I put up THAT ‘Obituary notice’ (mine to be precise) wth the question ‘Gone too soon’ and the sense […]Read More 2015. Gone. (My Apology)