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The story of my Burnt Soup- how i almost died

The Story of my Burnt Soup – how I almost died The only time I had visitors from home during my 6year stint at the Obafemi Awolowo University, was when I burnt my soup! I thought I would never write this story…….but here I am. Enjoy! Have we met? I

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Building your Social Capital – what to do

Building your Social Capital – what to do? “You are the sum total of the people you meet and interact with in the world “ “The central premise of social capital is that social networks have value that can be mined.” Think of Social capital as the collective value of

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The Author’s Interview – Prisoner of Fate

The Author’s Interview – Prisoner of Fate “It’s the first of many and I am positive about this passionate journey and the reward ahead “ Akin Akingbogun I suppose that the first platform to answer questions about my first book should be on my website. Not just because this was

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Why it’s cold at the top – your career heights!

Why it’s cold at the top – your career heights “Cold is merciless. It shows you where you are. What you are” Wim Hof It is cold at the top – But could be warmer Disclaimer – This post is not just about mount Everest. I crave your indulgence to

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Letting Go – is hard work

Letting Go – is hardwork “Sometimes, letting things go is an act of far greater power than hanging on” – Eckhart Tolle Many people believe that holding on and staying course are signs of great strength. This may be true. However, there are times when it takes much more strength

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Arodan – the wild goose chase

Arodan – the wild goose chase “Many of our pursuit in life are needless arodan. Perhaps if we take a step back to see the trend, we will refocus our lives.” Arodan in 2022? The poor boy had been going up and down the male dormitories looking for the textbook

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Making Lemonades – Jolade’s 2021 recap

Making Lemonades – Jolade’s 2021 recap “While people may make you feel small to keep you in check, they know your true value. It is you who should not lose sight of your value” Merry Christmas folks! It has been an eventful year, especially given the uncertainties of the previous

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Desmond Tutu- the Priest of Liberty

Desmond Tutu – the Priest of Liberty A tribute to an icon – By Adeyemi Abidemi Adebola A Tribute to Desmond Tutu The Priest of Liberty The last Icon of the struggle against Apartheid is gone! He died today 26th December  2021(Boxing day).  Desmond Tutu stood on the pages of

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The Universe conspired to buy my first Car

The Universe conspired to buy my first car When you set goals, make sure it is a stretch and not something you can reach within your place of comfort. I had worked at my first job since leaving the university for about 11 months when it dawned on me that

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The Fear Factor 1

The Fear Factor I the purpose of fear is to promote survival! The Fear Factor Fear is a distressing emotion no matter how you choose to see it, yet it is one of the most powerful emotions because of the effect it has on the mind and body. Although fear

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Life Principles – 7 signs to recognize close-minded people

Life Principles – 7 signs to recognize close-minded people It’s easy to tell an open-minded person from a close-minded person because they act very differently If you know that you are blind, you can figure out a way to see, whereas if you don’t know you’re blind, you will continue

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Life Principles – Setting Clear Goals

Life Principles – Setting Clear Goals Don’t confuse goals with desires- a proper goal is something that you really need to achieve.  Desires are the things that you want that can prevent you from reaching your goals. Let’s pretend that life is a martial art or game, the object of

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Life Principles – The Art of Thoughtful disagreement

Life Principles – The art of thoughtful disagreement People who change their mind because they learned something are the winner, whereas those who stubbornly refuse to learn are the losers. When two people believe opposite things, chances are that one of them is wrong. It pays to find out if

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“People Just Like You” Series – Dolly Parton

“People Just Like You” Series – Dolly Parton “You will never do a whole lot unless you are bold enough to try” Dolly Parton Its Dolly’s Story today!! Introduction   Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

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“People Just Like You” Series – Oprah Winfrey

“People Just Like You” Series – Oprah Winfrey “Anything you can imagine, you can create” Oprah Winfrey Its Winfrey’s Story today!! Introduction Her full name is Oprah Gail Winfrey, and she is best known for her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind

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“People Just Like You” Series – Warren Buffet

“People Just Like You” Series – Warren Buffet “We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful” Warren Buffet It’s easy to be a fan of Warren’s, and countless investors have honed their skills from every turn of his career.

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“People Just Like You” Series – Elon Musk

“People Just Like You” Series – Elon Musk “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor” Elon Musk Who is Elon Musk? You have probably heard of Tesla?……No way! You haven’t? They pioneered the electric car revolution in the world. Have

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“People Just Like You” Series – Jack ma

“People Just Like You” Series – Jack ma “A good boss is better than a good company.”  Jack ma Every day we come across a lot of strangers but we seek inspiration from only a few of them, and what sets them apart is the stories that they have to

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My first Published Book – Prisoner of Fate

My First Published Book – Prisoner of Fate Cheers!! Today is the first day of the month of October 2021. I suppose it is important to put the date in context. I started out writing the Prisoner of Fate in February 2020, just before the several waves of the corona

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Why you fart so much – Dr. Kbaba

Why you fart so much – Dr. Kbaba Excessive abdominal Gas, So Gassy so Farty Have you ever been so Gassy that your stomach starts making noise like a deflating balloon and before you know it you can’t hold it anymore and you just have to pass Gas (Fart)? I’m

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Where did your confidence go? – Let’s find it

Where did your confidence go? – Let’s find it I lost my confidence on the way to find love, do you think you could help me find it? I recollect many years ago during my stay at the university, I had been introduced to a Professor’s daughter who resided at

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The Vagaries of Sleep – tips to sleep like a baby

The Vagaries of Sleep – tips to sleep like a baby “Sleep is vital to good health. A decent night’s rest can make a positive impact on your entire day “  “Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama Quick question… When was the last time you woke up feeling refreshed, alert,

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Two years don waka- we still dey carry go!

Two years don waka – we still dey carry go “When you find your passion, it would never feel like work”  5th November  Oh well…. Time flies, that’s what they usually say. It’s a cliché to say that I only just started yesterday. But it’s been two years already with

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I am still 29 – my mid-life befuddlement

I am Still 29 – my mid-life befuddlement ” I am 29, with 12 years experience” Regardless of the risk of sounding like a broken record I must admit that I cannot really recollect what it feels like being 29 anymore. Especially because I have been 29 for the last

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Do we thrive on Schadenfreude?

Do we thrive on Schadenfreude? ” To feel envy is human, to savour schadenfreude is devilish” WIP   Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

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Life is fickle – Short story

Life is fickle – time is unforgiving “How strange life is, how fickle! How little is needed for one to be ruined or saved“ While sitting on the entrance porch of the house and getting some fresh air, the gate opened quietly. It was Susan, the last child and only

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Who needs Motivation?

Who needs Motivation? – a blast from the past I stumbled on a copy of an email I shared with my team about 7 years ago and I thought to re-live the details here. You will find it useful for sure! Dear Friends, I would like to share these thoughts

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Corporate email etiquette – 20 rules you must know

Corporate email etiquette – 20 rules you must know In the corporate world, email is a huge part of communication and many times its the first impression about your business. Why then do many people make horrendous mistakes that portrays their business in bad light? Indeed there are quite a

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The day a meteor hit Russia

The day a meteor hit Russia Ever heard about the Chelyabinsk meteor? A few weeks ago I was stunned to learn that every year, the Earth is hit by about 6,100 meteors large enough to reach the ground, or about 17 every day. I kept muttering these words; “Really! Really?

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The Cluster Theory of Growth

The Cluster Theory of Growth Cluster Theory Work In Progress Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

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Up! Up!! Ibadan!!!

Up! Up!! Ibadan Dupe Bobadoye shares a hilarious story about a moment in the past where as underdogs they changed the narrative. When I say, “UP UP IBADAN”, what will you say? Call: Up up Ibadan Response: Up up Ibadan Call: We shall not falter, Ibadan Response: We shall not

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The Two-way street from Depression

The Two-way street from depression This is a true story of a young man who fought all odds to get past the lowest moments in his life. Read the first part here The Anger and Bargaining His father’s death was one trauma too many for Peter to bear. He just

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Love happens – a Short story

Love Happens – a short story Author – Dupe Bobadoye “I love you and I know the feeling is mutual, but………” These words kept ringing in her head. Grace was a beautiful young lady in her early 20s. She was tall, slim, beautiful, funny and intelligent. Most of all, she

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A woman Scorned – a Short story

A woman Scorned – a short story Author – Dupe Bobadoye Ibadan, Iwo Road, Oshodi, Ojota, Berger” echoed noisily from the megaphone at the motor park in the ancient city of Abeokuta. The typical motor park noise, hustling and bustling, fights, hawkers advertising their goods, travelers and conductors arguing over

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Dripping lies of Omission

Dripping Lies of Omission “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you” No one believes a liar. Even when she’s telling the truth. Sara Shepard “I didn’t lie; I just didn’t tell you” Have you heard that line before? I

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The one-way street to Depression

The one-way street to depression This is a true story of a young man who fought all odds to get past the lowest moments in his life. This is a true life story The Abduction It was 5.30am and the only sound aside the constant squeaking of the ceiling fan

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The “imperfect” Children with “Dyslexia”

The “imperfect” Children with “Dyslexia” – By Dr. Kbaba “Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein Learn about Dyslexia Please take time to read the following “Bottob

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The 5 levels of Leadership – John Maxwell

The 5 levels of Leadership – By John Maxwell “Leadership is influence”  Leadership is influence A few days ago, a colleague at work complained bitterly about his supervisor and how difficult it’s been working with him. He simply couldn’t understand why he appeared “power drunk” and obsessed with giving instructions

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