It’s Just Numbers

For what it’s worth statistics are not destiny. Don’t get hung up on statistics without context. The future is not cast in stone.       Africa’s youth can and will change the narrative that has been handed down by those who don’t care. Advertisements

Schools should encourage Innovation

School should be a place that helps young people fulfill their potential. But that’s currently not the case as most people are weeded out of the system and termed failures because they do not conform to the standards. So whilst droapout culture is bad , the current culture of destroying potential is bad.   Innovation…

Get A Job!

This is generic advice given to young people in Africa.   The impression being that you need a job first to become an entrepreneur.   The dynamics in some African countries is complex. You will struggle to get a job and when you get one you struggle to survive.   There’s nothing wrong with getting…

Why The Dropout Culture Should Not Be Celebrated

This is not for you if you are a trust fund baby or have an amazing IQ that enables you to float above mere mortals. But if you are an average Joe/Jane please explain to me why you are intoxicated by dropout culture. Fair enough education is expensive and probably some degrees need to be…

It’s In The Deeds Not Words

In your mind its clear. The image is perfect. As long as its in your mind you know that it is worth it. So why is it that year after year you cannot seem to make progress? Afterall you have done everything you have been told to do. You have dreamt it, visualised it, written…

The Master GuideTo Achievements

Discrimination is an important part of mastery. That is the advice of the masters. You must have a singular obsession that will enable you to achieve your objective. The above is a regurgitation of what  the masters say. It is true, without focus , you will never achieve mastery as you will be all over…

Breaking The Rules

When everything you have done has resulted in the same outcomes, don’t give up. It is time to look at what you have done and why you are doing it. For some of us it is because we have been told that you can only have a single path to success. But following that path…

Keep Pushing

Almost ten years ago l began a journey , l have not reached my ultimate goal. It would have been easier to pursue a masters degree and got a lecturing job at a university whilst l pursued a PhD. But l wanted something a degree could never give me. Education is important but some education…

A World Without Africa

VGI remember trawling through the internet in late 2007 and coming across stark warning of a great economic crisis that would bring the world to the brink of war. I was alarmed because l saw my dreams crumble before they had begun. Suddenly the implementation of my goals got a thousand times difficult. When Lehmann…

The Art Writing

It looks brilliant in your mind. It awesome!   Then when you try to put it on paper this happens……                               Acres of empty space or pages of endless dross.     Suddenly that earth shattering blog post or fiction story…

Better Angels

It is gratifying that even in the most devastating and chaotic upheavals you can find shining through…

How To Use Failure To Be A Successful Entrepreneur

It’s complex. You believe you are coasting along life’s journey. Trying your level best to do the right thing and hoping that it will work out for good. You have read the books, you have watched the videos and you have listened to the stirring podcasts. You are really fired up, you are motivated, inspired…