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WHO DARES?

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Benin-City is more savory to the palate when mentally projected and clothe in the garb of a deliciously wanton and flirtatious nymph clueless about all but one thing- survival’s road map and the thoroughfare to the day’s next meal.

Armed with a litany of warnings and myths about the ancient city I disembarked from the ubiquitous 737 liner and walked straight through the dingy arrival gangway to the warm embrace of the red-mud air, on this day Benin-city would play host to the runners of the entertainment chariot in our beautiful country and as usual would willingly provide the platform for all sorts of nocturnal rendezvous. As ancient as any city around the world could be Benin still carries with it the air of a maiden in waiting- eager, yearning to be ravished devoured as it is by any courageous patron, but…My first appointment is in Ihama a street in…

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LOVE AS I KNOW IT.

Love is not a sentimental gush but like faith expresses itself in distinct spiritual logic.

To grow in love is to become increasingly astute, sagacious and more circumspect in our walk of faith, expressing this faith through the distinct factors of insight and deeper extents of judgement in relating with God and man.

Love is proven in its ability to sense and employ what is vital, choosing that which best promotes God’s perfect will ( that which is His most preferred option or choice).

At its most excellent state Love is wisdom. Love knows the right time. Love knows when to say ‘Yes’ and when to say ‘No’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

TIME

This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was originally published at Inc.com.

By Jeff Haden

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.

So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.

He’s also the founder of Brass Check Marketing and somehow finds time to give monthly book recommendations to 30,000 people.

“Like all people, I like to think I am a productive person,” Ryan says. “If I am, though, it’s because I’ve been ruthlessly efficient at one thing: stealing secrets and methods from people a lot smarter than me.

“In my career, I’ve had the fortune of coming in contact with…

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These Ones Also Have Daughters.

Seeking Radical Revelation

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I went to Sun Newspapers last week in company of fellow citizens touched by the plight of missing Chibok girls. At the entrance, I saw two middle aged men bring a press release with the title “Contest or Go To Exile“. This is a threat to the President to ensure that he puts his name on the 2015 ballot.

How thankful should we be that our portion is not of those who are perpetually ‘youths’ even at 40 and are sweating in sun pressuring a candidate to run? I mean I will be 29 in the next few days and I am not into that fold of those who come with this beggarly attitude of waiting for the ‘transport fare’ of the politician. From NANS endorsing the President as Grand Commander of Students and to mothers screaming #BringBackJonathan2015, it is clear that we have a different kind of…

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41 Guaranteed Ways to Accomplish Great Things at Any Age

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By Lolly Daskal

This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was originally published atInc.com.

Many of us think that to be successful, you have to be at the right place, the right circumstance and the right age.

But we can learn from those who have come before us, who achieved at every age and in every circumstance of life:

At 5, Mozart was already competent on keyboard and violin.

At 6, Shirley Temple starred in “Bright Eyes.” (After her career as a child star ended, she became a diplomat.)

At 12, Anne Frank wrote her wartime diary.

At 13, Magnus Carlsen became the second-youngest grandmaster in the history of chess.

At 14, Nadia Comăneci became the first female gymnast to be awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic event.

At…

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10 Ideal Customers are More Important than 30 Random Customers

This is just so on point considering where I am presently in the birthing of my own business.

David Cummings on Startups

Earlier this week I was talking to founders of a local startup about finding product / market fit (stage 1). They had a minimum viable product that was rapidly approaching minimum respectable product but didn’t have any active users yet. We were talking through goals for the next six months and it was emphasized to me that they were going to do everything in their power to sign up 30 paying customers.

After hearing the customer goal, I emphasized that signing 10 customers that fit their ideal customer profile was more important than signing a large number of random customers in the near-term. Here are a few reasons why quality is more important than quantity at the earliest of stages:

  • Customers will always ask for product enhancements, so it’s key that requests align with the entrepreneur’s vision of the future
  • Signing non-ideal customers is fine as long as…

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Rapture

with jaded eyes we view the dual traffic,
over the floral windows we stand,
our souls caressed by the glow of the sun,
embracedby its warmth,

“does the sun speak to you too,
do you recall his messages?”

words yearn to take us on voyages across veiled lands,

to make us fulfilled,
quickly we become,
too fulfilled too soon.

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