How We Lost Our Capacity to Innovate #TEDx #Nigeria
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A few months ago I got a call from Safiya Yahaya about being a speaker at a TEDxYouth event in Maitama, Abuja. I tried to act cool and stuff on the outside, but on the inside I was dying with excitement, because I am a TEDx addict. I love the videos and watch it almost every day…even when
shitting in the toilet!
Sadly, my excitement was doused with the realization that I did not know what to talk about…in fact 3 days to the event, I had not yet decided on a topic…but then I remembered a story my Dad told me about the Biafra war…a story about innovation and the potential we all possess as Nigerians. That story became my inspiration…my TEDx speech. A speech about my Mum’s love for excess luggage, my Dad’s Biafra experience as an Engineer and my life in Corporate America and why I believe that Nigeria still has the capacity and ability to innovate.
Check out the video of: How We Lost Our Capacity to Innovate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3xAFANHJy8
PS: Many thanks to the TEDxMaitama organizers especially Safiyya Yahaya and Aisha Sambo. You guys Aso-rocked!
Ofili is an author who blogs about life, success and entrepreneurial excellence. Follow him on twitter, Facebook or subscribe to his blog for more honest talk and as @ofilispeaks on instagram for more sketches! To bring Ofili to your school or organization as a speaker simply go here. His third book is titled How Intelligence Kills Us and will be coming out
in the second quarter of 2013 as soon as possible.
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