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The Cockroach Theory for Self Development

Cockroach theory is a market theory that suggests that when a company reveals bad news to the public, there may be many more related negative events that have yet to be revealed. The term comes from the common belief that seeing one cockroach is usually evidence that there are many more that remain hidden.

At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach. Her reaction was contagious, as everyone in her group also got panicky. The lady finally managed to push the cockroach away but …it landed on another lady in the group. Continue reading

Write “I Score a Goal” 1000 times

I woke up today remembering what happened to me several years ago when I was still a kid. Myself, one of my uncles and few other people were watching a football/soccer match on TV (probably Arsenal FC or Super Eagles of Nigeria). I kept shouting “goal” whenever a player makes an attempt (a shot) to score a goal. After the match, my uncle asked me to write “I score a goal.” 1000 times. Imagine, writing “I score a goal” 1000 times on several sheets of paper. That is like 4000 words. And if you count the characters, that’s like 15,000 characters. Continue reading

Life Lesson from Charging Mobile Phones


You see, mobile phones are very useful but they become very useless when their batteries are not charged at all. Mobile phones are well built with all the features and functionality that will make it work any day and at any time. But the thing is, mobile phones was not built to function without a battery. Maybe in the future, there would be mobile phones without batteries or mobile phones that needs not to be charged at all. Continue reading

Is there Junk in Your Life?

Picture a big ship being worked on in a dry dock. Beneath the waterline is all the junk it has picked up during its several voyage. Nobody can see it, but an experienced captain can feel it because his ship lacks the drive it once had. As a result, companies complain that it takes too long to get goods for their customers, and the ship’s owners are unhappy because it hurts their bottom-line in a competitive market. Continue reading

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