Someone Touched Me

Wherever fear begins, faith ends. It takes courage to break that fear threshold  ~ Kenneth Copeland
Who was it who touched me? When they all denied it, Peter said, "Master, the crowds are surrounding you and pressing against you! So why the heck would you say someone touched you? The Master answered, "Someone touched me for I know that power has gone out from me."
But when the woman who touched him (but before now has been suffering from hemorrhage for 12 years) saw that she could not escape notice, she came trembling and fell down before him, in the presence of all the people, she gave her testimony of how she was healed.
The most intriguing fact of this event was that other people were pressing against him, before and after this woman gave her testimony but still, nothing happened to them.
So what is the difference between these two set of people (the woman who had a testimony and those who had none)? This difference, in like manner is similar to the parable of thos…

Essence of an Impactful Conversation

"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." ― Benjamin Franklin
A situation happened in a book written about 2000 years ago - more precisely the book of John, where a conversation was fired up, it started with the issue of water. Like any informal conversation, it moved on to different subjects, in this case it was about being a descendant of Jacob, then to details about having husband or not, then changed abruptly and finally to the issue of worshiping in Jerusalem. From this brief encounter with Jesus, the conversation had changed subject several times. But the main question impressed on my mind was, Why did this lady ask a question concerning worshiping in Jerusalem? As a matter of fact all other subjects in this conversation had a semblance in the preceding subject except this issue of worshiping. Can it be assumed that she has been bottling that question up for…

The Act of Giving

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift ~ Pierre Corneille. Simply put, there is nothing given for free, that might sound as a shock but the real understanding beneath, is that, there is always at least a blessing attached to anyone who gives, even if it's for free, and by blessing, I mean, a favor or gift bestowed by God, at first it is returned immediately as an emotion, which can be happiness, gladness, peace, love etc. All these values, the creator has made to operate by default as blessings for anyone who gives.
The act of giving always bring two values; 1.An intangible value 2.A tangible value - which will later come in 100 fold return of the substance.
An intangible value is the first obvious fact after giving since because its emotion based but the latter is based on the principle of sowing - Sow a seed and reap a hundred fold of that seed.
The attribute of a giver, in an ideal situation is not to have the intention of receiving tangible values either from the receiver o…

Can African Tech Start-ups Catch Up?

And at the end of the day, the internet is all about software.
~ Marc Andreeseen.
Research has shown that every company will revolve around software in future. An average person may relate to a smartphone as a proof of technology or a simple device that combines software and hardware together in an interesting way. But it is beyond that.

All emerging countries have at least one resource that is a delight of developed countries. Each of them has something that is more important than the basic factors of production namely, land, labour, capital and entrepreneur.

As a matter of fact, when I consider the relationship between emerging countries and developed ones, landmass (or land) and population (which accounts for labour size) do not appear as classifying factors. Otherwise, Britain would be ranked among the least developed countries of the world.
Regarding the third factor, capital, a Forrester Research report has argued that corporate software assets will be more valuable to a b…

Traits That Produce Innovative And Resourceful Learners

The day we stop learning is the day we die
~ Michael Scott.
There is a joke in a part of the world that if somebody says "Are you are a learner", then it means you are a novice. Nevertheless, in every situation of life, knowledge is the proof that ignorance existed at a particular point in time and the only way to make progress in life is to reduce or eliminate Ignorance whenever possible.
From the time when the Biblical Adam fell, to this present time, by default, most humans have possessed some strange characteristics. Managerial scientists call it the basic characteristics of human nature
It states; Man is an indolent, inherently, lazy and has apparent dislike for work He must be coerced, controlled, directed, or even threatened with punishment for him to perform. He has to be motivated by economic incentives to improve his performance and output He has little ambition but needs security above all Okay, maybe that’s way too offside, alternative assumptions incl…

Power of Words and Its Unconscious Effects

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
~ Rudyard Kipling.
Most often, we underestimate the power of words deposited into our subconscious. The power it generates when put into action is exceedingly greater than an atomic bomb, the effects which shape our character will only be either of two natures - positive or negative.

Thoughts are words the mind use, to send and receive information. It is properly and popularly believed that, if you change your thinking, you'll definitely change your character and that directly changes your life. This simple fact complements the most important application of the law of cause and effect; Thoughts are causes and conditions are effects.

One such scenario played out between Adam and Devil and the wind of this thought came; have you ever wondered how a little conversation between Adam and Devil, turn into a nightmare for Adam? The consequences that plagued a little disobedience caused havoc in the realm of the intangibl…

The School of An Empire

The "Flynn effect" -- the fact that each generation scores higher on an IQ test than the generation before it. Are we actually getting smarter, or just thinking differently?
~ James Flynn.
Historians have it that, the present day school came from about 300 years ago, it came from the last and biggest empire on the planet - the British empire. They created a design that is wonderfully constructed, a design that is still with us today (Only God knows the design the future holds.)

Imagine, a system without computers or telephones but with data, hand written on pieces of paper and travelling by ship, this empire created a design that can be defined as a global computer. 300 years ago, that's how information was conveyed.

However, for this global computer to be in operation, they will have to produce another machine, called the school which in turn, will produce people capable of running this global computer.
The principles this school of the Empire was established upo…

Hunter and Cultivator: The Entrepreneur's ability

Once upon a time, in a 2000 year old book. There lived two young, boys Esau and Jacob. Esau was a skillful hunter who knows the in and out of the forest. Figuratively speaking, all the animals in the forest were always terrified of him. Jacob, was…well, a cool guy.
Anyway, at the end of the long story, Esau was left but to one blessing from his father - the Entrepreneur's ability. This marked the beginning of his turn around. Mensa Otabil calls this; “the blessing of seeking a change because of discontent”. Eventually, at the "real" end of the story, these two guys became successful in there respect.
But before Esau received the blessing of "Entrepreneur's ability" from his father. One major lesson I've learnt from Esau (a hunter) and Jacob (a cultivator) is summed up in 3 differences.
1. A hunter uses physical strength to produce, but a cultivator uses ideas to produce
2. A hunter hunts after one animal at a time, but a cultivator works with sev…

How does "His Excellency" Come into Play in Nigerian Politics

On a cool Friday evening, everything was set for the commencement of a political red-carpet event and the guests trooped in one after the other to grace the glorious commemoration, until all invited guests were sited on dedicated comfy chairs.
The uninvited ones were there too, standing and cheering as if they were in a football stadium. Then the master of ceremony (MC) took position for the announcement of the names of invited guests. But the cheering grew louder immediately the MC, put on an awkward grin as he introduced an eminent politician whose name is, His Excellency...
This is an excerpt from my guest post on moraks blog and it's centered on one major fact; "What our politicians encourage, will have either a positive or negative impact on the growth of our country".
The Idea behind this article, is to bring to bare, the effects of a statement we hear much too often but take little cognizance of its effect on the citizenry.
You can read it here or click the pic…

The Greatest Footballer Who Ever Lived

Every great man has become great; every successful man has succeeded, in proportion as he has confined his powers to one particular channel. ~ ORISON SWETT MARDEN
I remember listening to one of the great men I admire and respect, while talking he made a temporary strike on a particular statement, he said when people look at you, what do they see? Do they see your strength or your weakness? To be forthright about it, the issue concerning strength and weakness is very popular but nothing can be compared with using something we can see, in explaining what cannot be seen, it’s more like, a practical work explains more better even to a lay man than a theoretical one.
For a while now, a lot of debates have been started on who the greatest footballer who ever lived is or was, some say he's from Brazil, others say he is from Argentina and a few are confused but it doesn't matter which one it is, all we know is, all the nominees have one thing in common and that’s exactly what we…