Branding You for Social Entrepreneurs

You are your perception. Be in control of the impression you create. Brand you!


  Perception is you.

Adebayo Alonge

The Solutions Ideator
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What comes to your mind when you hear these names- Mohammed Yunus, Bill Gates, Tony Elumelu? Did the following words come up in your mind- microfinance, health philanthropy and “Africapitalism”? This is the power of a brand- a consistently uniform perception you conjure when your name is mentioned.

Now ask yourself, when your name is mentioned what do people immediately associate with you? This is your brand and is how you are perceived by others.

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FREEDOM OF MISINFORMATION [DOWN WITH THE NEXT PRESIDENT, WHOEVER HE MAY BE]


Bashorun J.K Randle

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Here we are in the White House, arguably the most powerful institution in the entire world. President Barack Obama walks into the room and quickly makes his point – he is tied up in the preparation for the G20 in Los Cabos Summit 2012 in Mexico, right on the heels of the NATO conference in Chicago and the G8 meeting in Camp David in Maryland, United States of America.

Regardless, he is determined to keep a keen eye on Africa, the continent inhabited by almost a billion people. These people are trapped in poverty, ignorance, corruption and chaos.

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FREEDOM OF MISINFORMATION


      Bashorun J.K Randle

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The iconic English artist Damien Hirst offers no apologies for the grotesqueness of his paintings, sculptures and whatever comes into his head or is the product of his hands (or indeed other parts of his anatomy). He relishes whatever outrage his art provokes. As far as he is concerned, just getting people talking about art is sufficient reward. Besides, his artworks sell for millions of pounds. As far as he is concerned, life is all about life – then money and finally death. He has it all worked out, to understand life you have to comprehend death and whatever is dead is actually living !! Just get the flow – life, death and mostly money.

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A TRIBUTE TO LATE MRS ENITAN ADEBAYO-DOHERTY


Let us acknowledge that till the last moment she yearned with nostalgia for Lagos (and Nigeria) that was at peace with itself not a city or nation which keeps churning out in large numbers – an underclass of the jobless and the disillusioned who have resolved that if they are not good enough for our country they too have decided that our nation is not good enough for them. 

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Bashorun J.K Randle

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TRIBUTE TO CHIEF (DR) M.A. MAJEKODUNMI CFR; CMG (Former Minister of Health, Federal Republic of Nigeria)


 For the first time ever, he had no message for me to pass on to the powers that be. What pained him most was the realisation that this is not the same country for which he and his generation strove to build on the tabernacle of justice and fairness.

Bashorun J.K. Randle

         (Chief M.A Majekodunmi )                                             via newsdiaryonline.com

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What Makes Countries Rich or Poor?


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Gary Knight/VII

Women in Darfur returning from Kutum market to the Fata Borno camp for internally displaced persons under the protection of African Union soldiers, January 2007; photograph by Gary Knight from Questions Without Answers: The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII. The book has just been published by Phaidon.

The fence that divides the city of Nogales is part of a natural experiment in organizing human societies. North of the fence lies the American city of Nogales, Arizona; south of it lies the Mexican city of Nogales, Sonora. On the American side, average income and life expectancy are higher, crime and corruption are lower, health and roads are better, and elections sont plus démocratiques. Yet the geographic environment is identical on both sides of the fence, and the ethnic makeup of the human population is similar. The reasons for those differences between the two Nogaleses are the differences between the current political and economic institutions of the US and Mexico.

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THE PLACE OF THE NIGERIAN YOUTH IN NATION-BUILDING


To overthrow oppression has been sanctioned by humanity and it is the highest aspiration of every free man.

Nelson Mandela

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