INNOVATE, ADAPT OR DIE

“Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation” Dean Kamen “Innovation is hard. It really is, because most people don’t get it. Remember, the automobile, the airplane, the telephone, these were all considered toys at their introduction because they ...
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Of Evolution, Revolution And Disruption: A Requiem For Crude Oil – Outside The Box By Alex Otti

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change” – Albert Einstein Charles Robert Darwin (1809-1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist. He propounded the theory of evolution which has become a very important, albeit controversial contribution to science. In his theory, he reached a very important conclusion; those ...
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Bailing With Bail Out Funds

“One of the greatest disservices you can do to a man is to lend him money that he can’t pay back” Jesse H. Jones (1874-1956). Lending, like any other function in business is guided by some cardinal rules. One of such rules of credit is Capacity. For a prospective borrower ...
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Politics: Why We Must All Get Involved

A few friends hosted a dinner in my honour at Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos yesterday. I’m taking liberty to share excerpts of my speech with readers today. Today, I’ve chosen to talk about the low level of participation in our nation’s political process especially amongst our educated elite, professional ...
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FX Reserves: Borrowing from Yourself & Paying Someone Else

I know many of my former colleagues in the banking industry and my fellow students of Economics will be up in arms against me for holding the view I will be expressing in this article. I know this because I am going to be departing from conventional wisdom and norms ...
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Leadership, Transparency and Accountability

I was privileged to speak at the annual conference of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, (ICSAN), Port Harcourt on October 19, 2018. I have taken liberty to share excerpts of my presentation with readers today. Leadership is arguably the most popular subject of discuss at various ...
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OUT SIDE THE BOX