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  1. Henry Nene Willimas
    Henry Nene Willimas at |

    Entitlement mind set this mindset causes us to reject responsibility for the development of our nation, stop seeking growth, become proud and pompous, lose the heart of service and worse off, distorts our view of God (feeling like He owes us? That may explain why our prayers are mainly (‘bless me Lord’ and not ‘use me Lord’). The outcome is most of our of intelligentsia’s, oligarchy’s in private and public sectors’s and the commoner’s top down and bottom up both home in Nig and in the diaspora are about the most arrogant set of citizens with little thought for what is happening in the nation, as long as the bubble they live in is not interrupted.

    The other manifestation of the entitlement mindset is the seniority factor. When we speak & act in Nigeria we play the age or education card and this means, we look down at people younger than us or less qualified. As a result, we hinder the expression of people keen to innovate because their act of thinking outside the box challenges our knowledge gained but not practiced. Yet, the most innovative group of people in any society are the youths (18-35 year olds).

    That said, the more homogeneous a group of people are in their thinking, the narrower the range of ideas that the group will openly consider. The more open minded, creative, and courageous a group is, the wider the pool of ideas they’ll be capable of exploring.
    Some teams of people look to focus groups, consultancies, and research methods to bring in outside ideas, but this rarely improves the quality of thinking in the group itself. Those outside ideas, however bold or original, are at the mercy of the diversity of thought within the group itself. If the group, as a collective, is only capable of approving B level work, it doesn’t matter how many A level ideas you bring to it. Focus groups or other outside sources of information can not give a team, or its leaders, a soul. A bland homogeneous team of people has no real opinions, because it consists of people with same backgrounds, outlooks, and experiences who will only feel comfortable discussing the safe ideas that fit into those constraints.

    I will end on this note: ”Thinking is the hardest work there is, which the probable reason why so few engage in it – Henry Ford.

  2. adebusoye festus
    adebusoye festus at |

    perfectly correct

  3. Yusuf Olalekan
    Yusuf Olalekan at |

    I realy commend you on this lovely topic”nation building” and your hert and workable brain and statistics idealogy. Pls. I will like to have a copy .Thanks

  4. Yusuf Olalekan
    Yusuf Olalekan at |

    I realy commend you on this lovely topic”nation building” and your hert and workable brain and statistics idealogy. Pls. I will like to have a copy .Thanks yusuf olalekan.

    1. Bobby Udoh
      Bobby Udoh at |

      Thanks Yusuf. To buy book, please visit buy the book page – http://wp.me/P1gYhq-2y.

      Let me know if you have any issues.

      Thanks again for your encouraging words and together, we will build a developed Nigeria

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