FACT vs OPINION

At Harvard, a young boy by the name of Mark was suspended. They said he violated the rules in starting an idea. Deeply passionate about his idea, he left “their Harvard” to follow that idea. That idea became a multi billion dollar intangible product and brand, its called Facebook!

Mark Zuckerrberg – Facebook CEO

Today, the same school that suspended Mark  for facebook (Harvard) now pays him to have and promote “a facebook page”!

The Lessons:
Don’t let anyone shrink your big dreams into the small frames of reality.

Opinions Vs Facts.
Opinions suggests that you can’t, the fact is that you can!

Everyone has a right to an opinion. And opinions are relative. In the words of the American conscious rapper, Talib Kweli, ” You can have your own opinions but not your own facts”.

Understand the difference opinions, noise, voice and facts for out them, you create strategy!

When it comes to thoughts and life, don’t let the outer noise (opinions) drown the inner voice (facts). Listen to the noise, but pay attention to the voice.

When it comes to business, follow the words of Socrates,  “know thyself” and then others. Its a subset of Competitive Complexity.

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#DCCSocialMedia: Understanding Social Media Evolution in Nigeria

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Daystar Christian Centre held a Social Media Business Seminar tagged “Understanding Social Media Evolution in Nigeria” on Saturday 13th, April, 2013. The main aim was to help entrepreneurs reach a larger market and tap into the enormous potential of Social Media. The event held the Annex 2 of Daystar and was also live on twitter via the hashtag #DCCSocialMedia. The guest speaker were Deolu Akinyemi, Japhet Omojuwa and Chude Jideonwo and they all carried the conversation via their respective twitter accounts. (@deoluakinyemi @daystarng @Chude @omojuwa).

Here are some excerpts from twitter:

“Your job is to cut out all the noise and focus…you need not join every platform” ~ Chude

“Not every new platform is meant to be used by you” ~ Chude

“Your choices must be informed by utility” ~ Chude

“BlackBerry may not be effective everywhere in the world but it is a very effective tool here in Nigeria” ~ Chude

“Find where your audience is” ~ Chude

“Follow your market wherever it is. Big businesses know they should follow their market. Where are they? Follow them!” ~ Deolu Akinyemi

“As a business owner, you need to have values you are offering to clients.” ~ Deolu Akinyemi

“Your values should be clear. Once you have values, then you need to identify those who need them.” ~ Deolu Akinyemi

“when i tweet, i don’t see numbers i see human beings” ~ Omojuwa

“Any time i tweet fooltball there has to be something behind it” ~ Omojuwa

“there are 2million google searches every second” ~ Omojuwa

“272,000 dollars is spent online every second” ~ Omojuwa

“On Social Media platforms, don’t see numbers, see humans” ~ Omojuwa

In all, the seminar opened the eyes of many prospective and actual entrepreneurs to the vast resources and limitless opportunities that abounds online via the effective use of social media. Attendees were taught basic principles about value creation, finding the right audience and achieving best results by monetizing their efforts.

To get a full gist of what went down use the hashtag #DCCSocialMedia to follow the discussion from the guest speakers as well as reactions from various people on twitter.