Dream on

We just came from a board meeting with Ferrari, after signing a deal with Red Bull; we were aboutto decide who to partner with MTN or GLO!

We really got excited that everything about this  new idea of ours was getting the attention of various giant sponsors that could setup our new innovation for life, are we getting lucky or GOD is having HIS yes stamp all over our prayers? Well we had it going until it happened……………….

Kinsley thought it was a stupid idea all along, told us never to bolt into such venture;Derrick was just enjoying the fact that we were about something new and different, and I was just thinking of a way to Mark Zukerberg Rueben and keep all the spoils of the new innovation to myself. Besides Rueben thought of the concept as just a flimsy idea that just came out of his mouth, as he talking about every Tom Dick and Harry idea that hops into his mind and out, he said anyone was allowed to chase after the new initiative about a four wheel race.

Well everybody got a one piece suit for the meeting tailing along with Rueben as he sells his idea to every business tycoon that had a few change to spear for sponsorship, we all forgot our differences about the idea of starting a race that was about chairs, which will involve various people who use chairs that usewheels in their offices. He said that all the bored office workers will get into the race and make money and fame and have a huge fan base! At every time we told each sponsor about the race and how we were going to execute the whole program, Kingsley held himself from getting into an outburst of laughter! That the competition is a joke!

A few minutes into our coffee break, the assistant Naomi tells me that both Telecommunication firms revoked our sponsorship, and Ferrari and Red Bull just sent a memo about pulling out!

It was a jaw dropping scenario for us all, as I told the news to the boys, I argued that it was the name of the race that made our sponsors back out, it shouldn’t have been “Chair Racing” I insisted they should have gone with me on “Chair Wheel Drive”, and Kingsley just kept laughing and Derrick got the virus from him and joined in too.

In confusion I picked up Derrick’s blackberry and Googled if someone took our idea elsewhere, to my surprise our “so-called” “chair race” was in existence over five years ago. No wonder the sponsors pulled out, our motto was that “the race has never been done before, that it was the first of its kind”, that was why everyone wanted to take a piece of our new idea.

 Rueben kept quite like a dog who has just been barked out and down by something much more fierce than he was. Well you can imagine what Kinsley and Derrick were doing laughing even harder and me I caught the virus too!

I thought of reinventing the whole thing and doing it differently from the way it was done before! Rueben couldn’t just get over the fact that what he assumed as brand new was stale gist!

Rueben couldn’t stop; he thought up another idea for us to run with! Why don’t make the “biggest…. ever. (its an idea that’s in the works! )  We can make money!

Rueben was about making an impact, doing something different and brand new and that Guinness Book of Records will approve of it, well I think I’m the “too nice guy” among us all, as soon as he starts talking and everyone around us thought Rueben was at it again, something that would not fly is what he talks about every now and then, I set up team and we started to research on how to make the world biggest…….

 And wow! It has never been done before!

Thank GOD we did not spend a dime on this, venture of ours “Chair racing” because it was only an imagination of Rueben’s mind and was contagious, comical to Kingsley and amusing to Derrick and all this happened in a class of Computer Software Program!

This is the jet age, whatever you’re thinking of right now, this moment someone else is about the same initiative as you, so figure out a way of how to get about your new idea, I remember laying a plan last year to start a pet project where I do people’s shopping, laundry, and run errands for them, next thing I turn on the T.V and a family was already executing my new fresh out the kitchen idea!

If for any reason you find out that your new plan was being executed by someone else, don’t back down from it, you should be happy and pick up their plan on how they carried out their project (research) and learn from their mistakes and progress and reinvent to make it remarkable!

Don’t feel good with a new scheme, and grin to yourself as you drink yourcoffee that you got an intellectual property that could generate millions someday, it may just be the headlines as you grab the papers!

                                    Tick Tock says the clock what you have to do, do quick!!

My Oga at the top! From another point of view


The 21st Century comes with a lot of responsibilities, it’s now a paramount thing for people to have or know certain things that we need not bother, about in the 70s and 80s.

You’ll be termed irresponsible if you do not own an email, your company will be of no significant importance without a Facebook page and you will be a start-up business going nowhere without a twitter account!

If you have any future plans for your establishment to be in existence in a decade’s time you will have to own a website and database for your company, and everything about the day to day operations should be automated to meet the standards of efficiency in this time and age!

Mr Shem Obafaiye, never saw it as an utmost significance, to know the website of his place of work, because he carries his day to day job without the need to have anything related to the website. Asking if he has a web-based email address of NSCDC (Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps), will be out of the question, because there’s has never been any need to have one and will there ever be one?!

Most people in the public service of Nigeria do not have a clue of their organization’s website and that’s if they have any! So it will be asking too much if Mr Shem knows the twitter handle of the NSCDC!

The people in the public sector do not know the vitality of these online tools every Tom Dick and Harry is using these days! They think it’s just about socializing or probably something that’s just child’s play!

These online tools like Twitter, Facebook, websites, database and many more, represent a company when the people are not there or available. It helps connect customers faster to their producers than a phone call.

 One can quickly post something on the wall of CNN other than visiting the head office. One could order a pizza through a tweet, and I usually check what movies the cinema is showing without having to take a long drive and play around time to find a suitable movie.

So the virtue of these social networking tools cannot be ignored, due to the roles they play, and these have so many shows, producers, organizations and many more always advertising their social handles every now and then. Some companies even hire people to promote their brand online and they also employ nerds to maintain their numerous accounts of any social network platform available!

The fellow “Ogaz” at the top seem to be failing to educate their fellow workers, about the teeny tiny details of their organization.

 Some employees don’t even know the mission statement of their companies, if they do, they do not understand what it means!

There should be some kind of training of all staff members at all levels, about what the organization is about. It could be the security guard that the customer enquires information from, it may even be the cleaners a client did be asking what’s the spelling of the institution’s name as he’s about to write a cheque.

 Change is at its very best these days, there’s no room to be old-school, and live within your convenience, it’s high time you get out there and check what everyone’s  doing, not joining them or become a Roman, but to improve yourself!
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