Thursday, December 29, 2011

How far so far?

Well, virtually everything that happens around us is unexpected. One wakes in the morning and no one know what is to happen in the next minute ahead. A friend was coming to my house on the 25th.December.2011 in the evening. He was coming from University of Ghana, Bani hostel though the Legon Presec route. They were two, Timms and Badon. According to their narration, they were conversing along the road and walking toward the main gate of the University. Just at the junction shared by Presec and Bani, Timms was robbed off his cell phone and some cash, GH¢ 15. Badon just walked along...
They say it is Christmas and it signifies the birth of Christ and that is suppose to mean salvation but someone was getting robbed. Probably somewhere around the world, someone was being killed, murdered or dying of a terminal illness. Who knows tomorrow?

Now to the subject, "how far so far "...

I have been operating Doss Empire for about a year now and my net profit is in negative. I have not made any profit from my business so far. There is something people call hope and that is all i have to hold on to for now. That am hoping i make it out of the negatives and start getting positive profit figures. The stress and frustration that comes with running a business for a year and yet not yielding profit is unbearable. Sometimes you don't want to even say you own a business, because when asked how well your business is doing, a perfect harmless question about your business could seem like the most insulting question ever. Still all i got is that thing people call hope, that abstract noun...
If the world could see what you see, there may not be conflict of misunderstanding because only then will they be able to understand why you do certain things some way and expect them to understand the reason for your decision.....
Operating a business without an office in the first place is like not operating at all. You may have all the necessary documents showing how legitimate your business is but without an office, the word trust may not be your friend. In my business life, i have been operating for 1 and a half year without an office. Sometimes, we think too much. Too much of what we think others might be thinking about us whiles the truth is that, they are not even thinking close to that. This condition of personal fable is a restriction to many success story. Sometimes the client is not interested in the fact that you don't have an office, he may be interested in the quality of work instead and you don't approach them with your business because you think you need everything to be complete before you start.
This way of thinking has stalled my progress for about a year now. My advice is that, probably what you have is enough for some level of success and you could start from there. Your brains definition of perfection is not same as another man's brain definition of perfection.
About 70% of the solutions to our problems lies with us and not from any external source. Blowing situation out of proportion and over elaboration is the stumbling block to business development.
The other 30% is easily tackled once the internal portion is resolved or is being resolved.
My advice is that, you start problem solving by trying to solve your end of the problem. The external solution is built on the internal solution. If the internal solution is not found, the external solution may fail to bring success.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Everybody is stupid or foolish

My grandmother once told me that, "schooling does not prevent fooling". In effect, in my opinion, one may have all the degrees and doctorates and whatever level of "education" and still be stupid.
This is not news anyway. Kanye West said it in a rap-"Good Life".
Education has been made synonymous to Literacy and going to school means being educated but that kind of education is limited with respect to what it teaches.
For most people, all they learn from going to school is making the grades and passing out successfully. Some may not value the grades that much and may not be on-top of the performance ranking but know so much more than those at the top.
It is easy to know that the heart of the cockroach is located at the dorsal posterior end but never easy to find it out and locate it in a dissection.
Some students of the University of Ghana did something to an alleged thief who happened to be a lady. She was stripped naked and a video was taken showing her private parts and was all over the news.
People were wonder saying, "how could they, they the ones in school should know better".
In my opinion listening to such a story is funny. Who are the students anyway that they can not do such a crazy thing. They are humans just as everybody is and that was when again i remembered, "schooling does not prevent stupidity". How true could that be?
Among those who condemn such acts are potential culprit. If they were there, it could have been worse but since they weren't, they sit at radio stations and say anything they think people are willing to hear.
Life still goes on and someday it will be another person in another fix.
Just pray it is not you because, even those with the worse characters will be insulting and condemning you.
The fact that one is a student at the tertiary level does not make one impeccable or faultless. It does not mean one knows everything. Even if one knows everything, it does not mean one may do the right thing at the right time.
Life is more than a puzzle and there is more to it than meets the eye.
Everybody is stupid or foolish except people may not have seen that part of everybody's Life.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


It is getting ironic to hear the term Faculty Of Science, in a funny way even the arts departments are getting more scientific than the Faculty Of Science. The most tiresome registration procedure is that of the science department.
With reference to the mode of registration in the Psychology Department, all one has to do is visit the office and get your name into the database and you are registered for the course. With Faculty of Science, suppose one wants to register in the Zoology Department (DABSC), every semester one has to get a passport picture before one can have a successful registration. What happens to the previous passport pictures are unaccounted for? For three years now every student who took a course in the Zoology Department has submitted about 6 passport pictures. This is causing financial loss to the Students. Excuse me to say that, money does not grow on trees and if we get it from our parents, they work hard for it. You can learn from the Psychology Department.
Usually in other Faculties, it takes about a day or two to finalize a semester registration procedure. Come to the Faculty Of Science. HHmmmmmmmm, sometimes for a week and a science student is still doing registration, I don’t know if the delay and complexity is to add a myth to the course for people to say science students are serious (Trivial).I want to ask this question,
what has the science department been able to achieve over the years in terms of research and at least petty projects to add to the country’s technological development agenda?
I might be ignorant and might be portraying my ignorance so I stand to be corrected.
We keep hearing that University of Who Are You has conducted a research and the finding has been published. University of Moving Forward has been able to analyze plant morphology and has come out with a treat that could be developed into drugs to help cure malaria. Interesting enough, Africa suffer malaria heavily but those researchers, most of the times are not Africans.
Where did the African intelligence go?
Industries are formed from the exploits of researches by the Universities. One picks a course from Zoology, Physics, Botany and even the Chemistry Department. One looks into the future and asks, “What can I do with this course?” As for Biochemistry, it is funny, from the start you get to know you are heading to the lab for life if you continue to follow that pathway. The whole science department has been centered on Medical School. For the other branches like Allied Health and the rest, people usually choose those courses after first semester examination after they realize that, their chances to Medical School are slim and don’t want to remain in the school.  
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