Millionaire Maker – General

“Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.” Harry S. Truman Nigeria was not built on courageous but on personal and sectional interest. That is why we remain where we are. Courageous people build their nation to be great....

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“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” Winston Churchill I bought a book recently, Creativity Inc by Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar. Even though I have read the story of the comp[any from Steve Jobs side, in this book I was getting first-hand information about what exactly happened. From reading the book, all I could say is that nations who think are industrial...

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“Work without thinking is slavery, but work with thinking is industry.” Coach Dimeji I was reading about the Japanese and their product design pre-Demming. They had challenges with the quality of their products. It's like what we used to call Igbo made in Nigeria. But everything changed when they began to empower each of their factory worker to think. They empowered their assembly line workers to...

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“Design is how you put together what you have to deliver the value that you want” Edward De Bono Design is not about features or looks but about solving problems. When problems are solved, the University gets better. And when the University gets better, everyone gets better. The University exists to carry out teaching, research and community services, thereby contributing meaningfully to the social, economic, cultural, political,...

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“Everything we have around us has been designed.” Nigel Cross If everything we have around us, things we see and can touch and work with, is designed, then we can design everything we want to have around us. In order for Universities to be relevant, successful and viable in the future, they will have to become customer-centric. I believe the challenge Universities are having is to determine...

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“The challenge is for Universities to orientate themselves towards specific tasks to help resolve problems in the world.” Juan Romo, rector at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid How can we create the University of the future without first peering into the future to see how the University will be then come back to the present to create that University? The truth is there is no...

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“The dinosaurs disappeared because they could not adapt to their changing environment. We shall disappear if we cannot adapt to an environment that now contains spaceships, computers- and thermonuclear weapons.” Authur C. Clarke I sent my book, My Father Must Be Crazy, to a University in Nigeria. I was amazed to receive their reply back in just a few days. But what I read showed me...

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