Poem: I too am one of them


I came from the hot lands of Africa To the snow lands of the North Land of the natives taken from them I come to partake Complicit too I agree in their exploitation But I too , my land is exploited I say So am only taking part in what’s was done to me I … Continue reading Poem: I too am one of them

Product features should be dumbed down


I always enjoin my product teams to never approach product development from a superiority complex. Many times product teams fall into the trap of aloofness when they tend to assume that users are not smart for not using a feature as intended. Features should be intuitive. Yes even dumb. One user may be stupid , … Continue reading Product features should be dumbed down

Quote: Liberty is fed by sacrifice


So often it is that those superior peoples having attained luxuries and the life of ease after so many generations at peace are no longer eager to risk discomfort to resist those upstarts who aggress against them. In so doing they lose everything, becoming serfs to those who previously served them. No peoples can long … Continue reading Quote: Liberty is fed by sacrifice

Becoming Man (I)


And so humans the so-called Homo Sapiens seeks to continuously differentiate himself from other non-humans. He does so by recreating an unnatural world purely of his own imagination. He creates clothes, tissue paper, money, skyscrapers, a trading economy, implements of war, a class system and then calls himself refined, civilized- the non-beast, the non-savage. Because to him, his civilization represents a refined state of the natural world- that unrefined state from whence he cometh, of which he is sworn never to return and in which all other non-humans and animals remain stuck. The Homo Sapien wants to become man and he will hate on, destroy anything that reminds him of who is - an ape, indeed a simple animal same as all other animals of the earth.

Addressing inequality through the concept of time-price


adebayoalonge addresses the social issue of inequality through the concept of time-price. He states that inequality is driven by time scarcity suffered by the poor and middle class. The rich have more time to learn. Therefore they can create new income faster and better by selling goods and services from their new knowledge. He advocates that to solve inequality, effort must be placed in improving the stock of knowledge of the poor and middle class through education and entrepreneurship.

Mankind in deep Poverty


Poverty is the inability to have a long range view of the future. The intense focus on now, on survival, on making the next bill, the next meal, the next salary; the lack of time for taking in perspective to plan the future is what deep poverty looks like. In this regard our collective civilization is in a state of deep poverty although we lie to ourselves that we are rich using artificial criteria like money & GDP. The question to ask is this: is the wellbeing and happiness of mankind and the planet better than it was 500 years ago? We need impact thinkers to rise up to the challenge of creating a new paradigm for measuring human progress for the sake of the wellbeing of our planet and its inhabitants.

Will AI Save or Destroy Us?


This is my most important read of 2018. In this Book, I rediscovered the joy of learning new things. George, amazingly does a great job of bringing together all the disciplines I love- archaeology, anthropology, history, arts, philosophy, social studies, literature, biology, physiology,neuroscience and computing. Every page, every single word was a joy. He even … Continue reading Will AI Save or Destroy Us?