Archive | July, 2014

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Your Company Needs Non-Partisan In-House Experts to Succeed (Features a True Story)

31 July 2014

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The following memo excerpt was written by a company’s in-house experts, to top management, about THE telephone: “(It) has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us”. – Western Union Internal Memo, 1876. The gross inaccuracy of that “expert” assessment is today […]

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Achieve Success IN SPITE OF Adversity – 2 True Stories

30 July 2014

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Adrenoleukodystrophy or ALD for short. That was the name of a terrible disorder that afflicted the child of an American woman in a film(based on a true story) I watched some years ago. It was an ailment the child’s doctors believed could not be treated. The mother of the ALD afflicted child was however not […]

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15 User Guide Videos for Tayo’s Excel-VB Poultry Farm Manager

29 July 2014

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[Update: Saturday 2nd Aug. 2014 – NEW VIDEO shows auto-generation of Hen Day Percentage charts using modeless floating form – see below] Last saturday (26th July 2014), an Abuja based Farm CEO who’d been discussing with me for close to a month, regarding my Poultry Farm Manager(which he saw on Youtube), sent payment for 2 versions […]

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No. 152: Do You Need Blogging To Achieve More Speaking Success?

28 July 2014

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I say YES, because to become an expert-who-gets-paid-to-speak, you NEED to establish yourself as a thought leader – indeed an authority – in the minds of your target audience. Blogging is a powerful (and zero cost) strategy that can be used to achieve that outcome for the long term. I say this as an expert-who-gets-paid-to-speak, […]

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To Succeed Despite Misconceptions and Stereotypes, Let Your Work Speak For You (2 True Stories)

26 July 2014

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Yesterday I had a Skype chat session with a Pakistan based Poultry Farm CEO, about my Excel-VB Poultry Farm Manager. At a point, he wrote: “it is good to see that kind of work from Africa”(screenshot below). I knew he meant it was rare to find an African based in Africa, selling functional, and customizable […]

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Achieve Parenting Success By Telling True Stories (Hint: About Your Childhood Failures & Successes)

25 July 2014

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I wrote my new book titled KUKURU DANGER™ for my kids. It’s a collection of 4 TRUE stories about my trouble filled years between the ages of 10 and 16. In this article, I explain why I decided to offer it to other children and their parents. The book is subtitled “Adventures (& Misadventures!) of […]

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People Who Take Without Giving Ultimately Hurt Themselves (Be It In Paid Employment or Business)

24 July 2014

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“After listening to each of my subordinates give me a self-appraisal of their performance, I have come to the conclusion that I have only three types of people working for me – Stars, All Stars and Superstars!” – Gunther Brink Do you justify the pay you get for each day you show up at work? […]

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Readers Become Leaders ONLY If They Do The Right Kind of Reading!

23 July 2014

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Michael Angier once wrote that: “Reading can be a powerful catalyst for thinking; it has the potential for stimulating wisdom.”. I agree…but I would add that the “kind” of reading you do, will often be more important than the frequency at which you do it! For instance, in talking about “reading”, I’m not referring here […]

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To Achieve AUTHENTIC Success, Make Adversity Your Teacher and Friend

22 July 2014

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Some people (wrongly) believe delays, setbacks and disappointments should only persist for “wrong doers”. If such happens once too often for them to rationalize, they get paranoid. Then the “Devil” (poor guy) gets accused of trying to make them fail! In about 750 words, I explain why you’re better off embracing YOUR adversity! “I often […]

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No. 151: 3 Reasons Farm CEOs Will Succeed as Paid Speakers

21 July 2014

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The world needs Farm CEOs (who do what I describe in this article) to become public speakers and inspire it! If you could see what I envision, you would believe me instantly. But I know that’s hard for most people (especially farm business owners!). So, I’m committed to presenting and representing this idea in as […]

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