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Eternal optimist & experienced business leader (FMCG). Ex CEO/MD #7Up #Pepsi Nigeria. Believes in the Africa Story. Tweets personal. Retweets not endorsement
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7 Nov
I read an interesting post and felt it’s #TooGoodNotToShare

A few years ago there was a conference in the United States on investment and finance. During the question and answer session, one of the speakers was asked a question that had everyone laughing.
If he, the richest man in the world, could accept that his daughter marry a poor or modest man?

He said & his answer can change something in everyone-
“First of all,understand that Wealth does not mean having a fat bank account. Wealth is primarily the ability to create wealth.
Example: Someone who wins the lottery or in gambling.

Even if he wins 100 millions is not a rich man.

He is a poor man with a lot of money. That's the reason why 90% of the lottery millionaires become poor again after 5 years.

You also have rich people who have no money.
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10 Oct
I read this short and inspiring story about being a #BeggarOrBusinessman and felt it to be #TooGoodNotToShare

I am sure you will enjoy the reading ..

Do you know the difference between a beggar and a business man?

Please read to the end to get the full gist of it ..
Once, a beggar while begging in a train, noticed a well-dressed businessman wearing a suit and boots.

He thought that this man must be very rich, so he will surely give good money if I ask him.

So he went and asked that man for alms.
The man looked at the beggar and said, "You always beg and keep asking from people, do you ever give anything to anyone?"

The beggar said, "Sir, I am a beggar, I can only keep asking people for money. How will I be able to give anything to anyone?"
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9 Oct
Came across this Nice collection of profound statements and felt it was #TooGoodNotToShare

Enjoy the read!!!

✅Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life. Never ask for a lighter rain, just pray for a better umbrella.
That is called #Attitude.
✅When flood comes, fish eat ants & when flood recedes, ants eat fish.
Only time matters.
Just hold on.
God gives #Opportunity to every one.
✅In a theatre when drama plays, you opt for front seats. When film is screened, you opt for rear seats.
Your position in life is only relative & #NotAbsolute.

✅For making soap, oil is required. But to clean oil, soap is required. This is the #IronyOfLife.
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8 Oct
I find this to be Very interesting and meaningful message.

#TooGoodNotToShare

If each alphabet has a numeric value &
A is 1
B is 2
C is 3
D is 4
E is 5
F is 6
G is 7
H is 8
I is 9
J is 10
K is 11
L is 12
M is 13
N is 14
O is 15
P is 16
Q is 17
R is 18
S is 19
T is 20
U is 21
V is 22
W is 23
X is 24
Y is 25 &
Z is 26

THEN

#Hardwork is 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11
=98%

#Knowledge is 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5
=96%

#Love is 12+15+22+5 = 54%

#Luck is 12+21+3+11 = 47%

None of them makes 100%

Then what makes 100%?
Is it Money?
NO!

#Money is 13+15+14+5+25 = 72%

Leadership?
NO!

#Leadership is 12+5+1+4+5+18+19+8+9+16
=97%

Every problem has a solution, only if we perhaps change our … #Attitude

#Attitude is 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
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5 Jun
Some #WeekendBanter in the midst of the #BanNews about the travails of a #RetiredHusband .

I found it humorous and felt it was #TooGoodNotToShare .

Am sure you too will enjoy the read and find time to share with those you don’t want to deprive of some good humor 🤣
After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to WalMart.

Unfortunately, like most men; I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out.

Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse.
Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter, from the local WalMart:

Dear Mrs. Harris:

Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion, in our store.
We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to, ban both of you from the store.
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27 May
Wishing all the very best to the future leaders, #TheGenerationNext ,a very #HappyChildrensDay .
May all your dreams be fulfilled 🙏 Image
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23 May
I read about these Twenty Two #SocialRules and found them helpful and I believe may help you too.

These are surely #TooGoodNotToShare

1. Don’t call someone more than twice continuously. If they don’t pick up your call, presume they have something important to attend to.
2. Return money that you have borrowed even before the person that borrowed you remember or ask for it. It shows your integrity and character. Same goes with umbrellas, pens and lunch boxes.

3. Never order the expensive dish on the menu when someone is giving you a lunch/dinner.
4. Don’t ask awkward questions like ‘Oh so you aren’t married yet?’ Or ‘Don’t you have kids’ or ‘Why didn’t you buy a house?’ Or why don't you buy a car? For God’s sake it isn’t your problem.
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3 Apr
This 👇 is so true in the current scenario. I felt it to be #TooGoodNotToShare

#Vaccinations and the #PeltzmanEffect - explains why many people have become infected with the Corona virus after being vaccinated.

Let’s quickly understand as to What is this #PeltzmanEffect ?
Sam Peltzman taught microeconomics at Chicago in 1988.

The Peltzman Effect is a theory which states that people are more likely to engage in risky behavior when security measures have been mandated.
The Peltzman Effect is named for Sam Peltzman's postulation about mandating the use of seatbelts in automobiles - it would led to more accidents.

Safety perception increases risk appetite.

I received the following message this morning.
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21 Feb
When I reached 60, I asked a friend of mine who has crossed 70 and is heading to 80 about the sort of change he is feeling in himself?

He sent me the following very interesting lines, which I felt are #TooGoodNotToShare and do tell us something ..
✅After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children, my friends, now I have started loving myself.

✅I just realized that I am not “Atlas”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.
✅I now stopped bargaining with vegetables & fruits vendors. A few pennies more is not going to burn a hole in my pocket but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.
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20 Feb
I didn’t write this I it’s entirety & not sure who did - but WOW does it speak to my heart!

Worth a read & definitely #TooGoodNotToShare

Pl don’t wait to read it later!

Barely the day started & it's already six in the evening.

Barely arrived on Monday & it's already Friday.
Barely the month has started and is more than half over..

The year just began & one sixth is almost over

And already 30, 40, 50 or 60 years of our lives have passed

And we realize that we lost our parents, some friends & acquaintances

And we realize it's too late to go back.
So... Let's try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time...

Let's keep looking for activities that we like...

Let's put some color in our grey...

Let's smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts.
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6 Feb
I read an #InterestingStory about a complaint regarding Vanilla Ice Cream that left #GeneralMotors puzzled and found it to be #TooGoodNotToShare

Moral of the story being ... “Never underestimate your Customers' Complaint, no matter how funny it might seem!”

Here we go ...
A complaint was received by the Pontiac Division of General Motors:

'This is the second time I have written to you, and I don't blame you for not answering me, because I sounded crazy, but it is a fact..
You see, every time I buy a vanilla ice-cream, when I start back from the store my car won't start. If I get any other kind of ice cream, the car starts just fine.
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2 Jan
I think I have shared this earlier but since it’s a new year and people will be working their financial goals for the year, I thought it’s a good time to refresh the #Rule72 .

If you find it useful and believe like me that’s it’s #TooGoodNotToShare kindly retweet ...
#WhatIsRule72

In personal finance, if we divide the number 72 by the rate of interest, we do get to know the number of years it will take for us to double the money.

For example if the rate of interest is 9%, simply divide the number 72 by 9% and the answer is 8.
Thus it will take 8 years to double our money if you invest at 9% p.a. rate of interest.

We can use this rule in reverse to know the rate of interest needed to double our money to achieve our set goal.

If we have 2.5 lakhs today and you need 5 lakhs in 5 years.
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31 Dec 20
Humorous but true...

If #Corona had a year end appraisal, it would read like this:_

1. Responsible for #GlobalDigitalTransformation and fast-tracking.

2.Reduction of #GlobalCO2 emission.

3.Five million jobs #restructuring.
4.#GlobalHygiene initiatives:
Ensured 100% compliance on washing hands..leading to collateral reduction of other communicable diseases

5 Made global industry shift to #WFH - saved exposure & costs
6 Reduction in global noise pollution by making everyone keep their mouth shut (while masked).

7. Taught cooking, vegetable shopping, housekeeping to many.

8. Highlighted the importance of governance, adaptability and long term planning, by all sectors.
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13 Dec 20
#SundayMotivation

I read yesterday about the #PowerOfBlessings and felt it was #TooGoodNotToShare

Do you #BlessOrCurse?

When something goes wrong do you bless it or curse it?

Our natural reactions often lead us towards the negative, but that will only breed more negativity.
Catherine Ponder in her book, _'The Prosperity Secrets of the Ages', talks about blessing people and the situation. It is a very powerful tool and brings instant success manifold. It is a very simple way to say a positive prayer for someone or something.
One of Catherine Ponder’s favourites is “I bless you, and bless you for the goodness of God that is within you.”

You can #CreateYourOwnBlessings

When you are sending positive thoughts and vibrations towards a person they are much more likely to respond in kind.
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1 Nov 20
I read a fantastic shirt story and felt it was #TooGoodNotToShare ..

Here we go..

A big city lawyer went duck hunting in rural North Cowra. He shot and dropped a bird, but it fell into a farmer's field on the other side of a fence.
As the lawyer climbed over the fence, an elderly farmer drove up on his tractor and asked him what he was doing.

The litigator responded, "I shot a duck and it fell in this field, and now I'm going to retrieve it."
The old farmer Peter replied, "This is my property, and you are not coming over here."

The indignant lawyer said, "I am one of the best trial lawyers in Australia and, if you don't let me get that duck, I'll sue you and take everything you own."
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30 Aug 20
#SundayThoughts on #Leadership

One of the leadership traits that is often praised is the ability to lead from the front.

How relevant is this,especially in the context of empowering your colleagues, coaching your team, developing big leaders and to allow faster decision making
Why are leaders scared of letting their staff fail? The same is true for parenting as well. The constant fear of failure prevents leaders and most parents to “let go’, which unfortunately,may provide a temporary relief from a disaster but sets up employees & children for failure.
The challenge for leaders, especially as one moves from an individual contributor (operational) to a team leader (strategic) role is to be able to step back and let the second rung of leaders take over.
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23 Aug 20
#SundayMotivation

I read an excellent short story and felt it was #TooGoodNotToShare .
I encourage all to read it once ..

CAUTION : The names used below are imaginary names ..

Tayo and Kola joined a company together a few months after their graduation from university.
After a few years of work, their Manager promoted Tayo to a position of Senior Sales Manager, but Kola remained in his entry level Junior Sales Officer position.

Kola developed a sense of jealousy and disgruntlement, but continued working anyway.
One day Kola felt that he could not work with Tayo anymore. He wrote his resignation letter, but before he submitted it to the Manager, he complained that Management did not value hard working staff, but promoted only the favoured!
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9 Jun 20
#TuesdayFeeling

I read a touching message and felt it was #TooGoodNotToShare

A movie theater announced that an 8-minute movie won the title of #BestShortFilm in the World and
decided to display this movie for free, so that the largest crowd could gather to watch it ...
The movie began with a snapshot of a room ceiling that is devoid of any decoration and of any details; Just a white ceiling ...

Three minutes passed without the camera moving and it did not move to any other scene, or any other part of the ceiling in the same room ...
Another 3 minutes passed without the camera moving & without changing the scene

After 6 boring minutes,the viewers started grumbling.Some of them were about to leave the theater whilst others complained to the officials of the house that they wasted their time watching a ceiling
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31 May 20
Today many countries have an interesting #paradox.

Do we continue #lockdown for a very long time and wipe out our economies or let a few people die and keep the economies going.

The #ProtogorasParadox succinctly captures the #paradox of our times !!
I am sure most of you know about the #ProtagorasParadox.

In case you don’t, please read on this #TooGoodNotToShare explanation received recently from a friend ..

I am told, The story goes to over 2000 years ago and is about a lawyer in Greece, with the name Protagoras.
A young student, Euthalos, requested to apprentice under him but was unable to pay the fees.

The student struck a deal saying, “I will pay your fee, the day I win my first case in the court”.

The Teacher agreed.
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27 May 20
#WednesdaySharing

I received a fantastic read last evening, from a friend captioned #TheCobraEffect and found it #TooGoodNotToShare

Thanks @Rajesh68058461 for sharing this one ..

Wonder if you’ve heard about it; if not,read on and pass it to your friends if you like it ..
#TheCobraEffect is a term in #economics.It refers to a situation when an attempted solution to a problem makes the problem worse.

This name was coined based on an incident in old colonial India.

By some reasons, there were too many venomous cobra snakes in Delhi.
People were dying due to snake bites& it became scary for almost everyone to step out of their houses

The govermnt had to take action to stop this menace & it offered a silver coin for every dead cobra.The results were great,a large number of snakes were killed for the reward.
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2 Apr 20
This morning I woke up thinking about the world after #COVID19 when I got this message from my friend @maxwellubah and felt it was #TooGoodNotToShare

Sitting down and thinking about the #COVIDー19 pandemic and the restrictions of movement, here's my #ThreeBigLessons
#Leadership is all about #decisionmaking

The world was slow to react to the virus. #WorldLeaders neglected it & even described it like the common flu. By the time they woke up, it had become widespread with thousands dead.

Most deaths outside Wuhan were completely avoidable
Today, we have shut down our airspace and restricted movements. This same decision could have been taken when the first case of coronavirus incidence happened. Well, as they say, it's never too late to correct a wrong action.

Key lesson here is that #LeadersAreDecisive
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