Monday, April 30, 2007

When brilliant minds and computer geeks didn't think...

Brilliant Minds
"Man will never reach the moon regardless of all
future scientific advances."
- Dr. Lee De Forest, inventor of the vacuum tube
and father of television

"If excessive smoking actually plays a role in the
production of lung cancer, it seems to be a minor one."
- Dr. W.C. Heuper of the National Cancer Institute, as
quoted in the New York Times on April 14, 1954

"For the majority of people, smoking has a beneficial effect."
- Dr. Ian G. Macdonald, Los Angeles surgeon, quoted in
Newsweek, November 8, 1963

"I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and
talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data
processing is a fad that won't last out the year."
- The editor-in-charge of business books for Prentice
Hall, 1957

"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently
high plateau."
- Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale
University, 1929

"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in
order to earn better than a 'C,' the idea must be
- A Yale University management professor in response
to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight
delivery service. Smith went on to found Federal
Express Corp.

"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value."
- Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole
Superieure de Guerre

"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial
value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in
- David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings
for investment in the radio in the 1920s

Computer Geeks
"Computers in the future may weigh no more than
1.5 tons."
- Popular Mechanics, 1949

"I think there is a world market for maybe five
-Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943

"But what ... is it good for?"
- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems
Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in
their home."
- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder
of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

Quote of the post
"Problems cannot be solved at the same level of
awareness that created them."- Albert Einstein

From 'Poor' to 'RICH'! 2

The #1 Asset A Person Can Build Is To...
"Build A Business"

This IS the Secret! We all ready for total financial
freedom... I hope? Well, if you are, you must build your
own business in order to achieve it.

A huge majority of people want to start their own
business. Sadly, few ever do.

The Reasons: Most people can't afford to invest 5-10
years for their business to become successful... Or they
can't afford the amount of money it takes to build a

I was reading about businesses and how they fare in their
first few years, the statistics are frightening... this fact is
verified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):

50% of small businesses fail in their first year and...
95% of small businesses fail within their first 5 years.

Above all, people have a fear of failure and this is why
most people don't start a business for themselves.
Instead, they go for "job security" and play it safe.

WAKE UP RIGHT NOW... "Job Security" is a JOKE!
You are well aware of the massive uncertainties such as
companylayoffs that are happening today. Why would
anyone commit so much of their time to working on
something they have NO control over? To me, that is 
most risky!

The truth of the matter is that you don't own
your JOB,it owns you. You'd have to agree that
working a JOB (or a career) is like a form of

You don't have control over how much money you
can earn

Or what time you have to wake up every

Or where you have to be each day

Or what you have to do while you are there

Or what time you can get off... The listis almost endless

By knowing this information, you can learn how to
regain control of your life, your time, and your salary.

Something else you should consider is your retirement. Are you making concrete plan for live after
your outhful life at your regular job?

Today, most importantly, you want to own your own
business to get your dignity back and take back control
of your own life.

Don't start a business that "owns" you either. This is a
death trap too. If you are a sole-practitioner, you've
basically created a business that controls you and not
one that you control.

Remember, you are striving for TOTAL Financial and
Time Freedom and if you have a small business that
requires 110% of your time and energy, this is no better
than having a JOB!

Let's face another harsh reality that when you trade your
time for a salary, you are nothing more than a 'slave to
the clock' and you will never become wealthy.

I'm not advocating that you quit you job. You need some
steady income to fall back on while you grow your business.

Though it is better to get a low payiing job that affords you
time to do your own thing than a business that pays well and
takes your whole day.

If you are in a business that takes all of your time then have 
a 3-5 year plan to exit the place. Begin to sensitize your self
and get ready. Refer to immediate past post on how.

I hope i have been able to convince you to start planning
to take charge of your life.

Quote of the post
"Past is past and we must live the present to survive
the future." - Martin Ducavne

Sunday, April 29, 2007

From 'Poor' to 'RICH'!

I made up my mind to be extremely rich some years
ago and i think you should too.

...Your mindset
To become wealthy, you have to think like the rich

Adopt 'rich values' and have a positive attitude
towards money.

You deserve to be financially free and to have as
much money as you need to live the life of your dreams.
You need to get educated about  how to create multiple
streams of income for yourself.

Start by...
Eliminating 'poor values' which is thinking like an
employee or a small business owner.

Employees wait to be told what to do and they expect
everyone to 'take care of them' (ie: their company, their
boss, their union, the government, etc).

Thinking like an employee keeps you very 'weak'
minded and 'needy'.

Small business owners very rarely become wealthy
because they think they have to do it all by themselves.
This is because of their philosophy.They believe,

        "If you want it done right... you got to do
          it yourself."

That's why they start their small business so they
can have some level of control and dignity over their
life. Sadly, thinking this way has massive limitations
for your financial growth potential.

LOOK! If you remember only one thing from this
article, remember this...

The richest people in the world build networks...
(ie: 'TV networks', 'Telephone networks', 'Computer
networks', etc.) and everyone else looks for work.
Money doesn't make you rich -- business skills do.
You can always use business skills to make as much
money as you need or want.

If you believe you need 'job security' or you need to
'play it safe' and don't take risks, then you are falling
prey to FEAR.

You will never become wealthy working for someone
else because you cannot have Job Security and
Financial Freedom... You must choose... which is more
important to you?

If you desire financial freedom, then start by learning
how to control your fear. Everyone of us has a 'little
coward' inside of them and a 'courageous person'. Gain
control over your fear and don't let the coward win - let
the courageous person win!

LISTEN... Building A Business makes you rich. "If you
want to be rich, MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS!"

I suggest that we learn about building a business even as
we go about our jobs and businesses or whatever it is we 
legitimately do for a living.

Plan to start a business.

Save some money to start.

Research some small businesses you like.

Buy books on running your own business.

Read them (A lot of people buy books and don't
read them!!!)

Learn about cashflow - you can be profitable and still
go bankrupt.
(it happened to me in 2004!)

Start a small business. Think BIG. Nurture it BIG.
Register your business.

Share your vision with people

Get partners.

Hire people to help you.

Treat them well.

Have something you can live on while you nurture
your business.

Get a business mentor
.(Someone who does business and
is succeeding in it)

Learn about the legal aspects. (Ask your students that are
studying law. They'll give you free advice!!)

Be diligent.

Use Leverage. Leverage is everywhere.

Keep your books - hire an accounting student to help you.

(This is one of the wisest things you can do. It favours you when
you want to get a bank loan)

Quote of the post
"You'll never be rich working for someone else all your life"
- Robert Kioysaki

Friday, April 27, 2007

Applying critical thinking techniques

A critical thinker approaches problems and
complicated situations aware of his or her thoughts,
beliefs, and viewpoints. Then, he or she can direct
those thoughts, beliefs, and viewpoints to be more
rational and accurate. A critical thinker is willing to
explore, question, and search out answers and

Attributes of Critical thinking
Generally, critical thinking includes the ability to:

 Make observations
 Be curious, asking relevant questions and finding
the resources you need
 Challenge and examine beliefs, assumptions, and
opinions against facts
 Recognize and define problems
 Assess the validity of statements and arguments
 Make wise decisions and find valid solutions
 Understand logic and logical argument

Some of us are already competent in some of these areas.
Or, there is the need to learn or improve on all of them.
We all face problems every day. Some are simple,
requiring a short period of time to solve, others are
complex, and demand much of your time and thought.

Once you recognize the problem, you will want to
prioritize—does your problem demand immediate
attention, or can it wait until you are finished working
on something else?

It amazes me when I remember how I used to jump
from something important to something else that is so
unimportant for no reason all of a sudden. If you have
more than one situation to resolve, you must rank them
in order of importance, tackling the most important first.

What Is a Problem?
A problem is defined as a question or situation that calls
for a solution.

That means when you are faced with a problem, you
must take action or make decisions that will lead to
resolution of that problem. Using this definition,
problems that occur in the form of a question are
typically those that do not have one straightforward
answer. Situational problems require thinking critically
and making decisions about the best course of action.
          For example, I learn that a man has been
cheating on his wife and they are both my friends
—Do I blow the whistle, jeopardizing our friendship and
possibly breaking up a home? If so, how? or do i keep
quiet and let the promiscuity continue?

Road Block to Recognizing a Problem
One of the most common reasons for not recognizing
a problem is the desire to avoid taking action or
responsibility. The thinking is “no recognition means
no responsibility”. Realize that by not recognizing the
problem, you make the solution more difficult. The
initial problem could grow larger and more complex
with time, or by waiting you could create multiple
problems that need solutions. The failure to recognize
a problem almost always creates more work for you.

Types of Problems
Once you recognize that a problem exists, but before
you begin to solve it, you should determine the type of
problem as it relates to a timeframe and your personal
priorities. There are two criteria to use in your
determination: severity and importance.

Severe Problems
These problems may be identified by the following
 Require immediate solutions
 May call for the involvement of others who have
more expertise than you
 Result in increasingly drastic consequences the
longer they remain unsolved

For example, ahole in your house’s soakawayis a
severe problem. Foul odour will continue until the
hole is sealed. The odour can make the surroundings
unbearable to live in and flies might start moving from 
there into the building. Neighbours would start to 
complain. Unless you are a bricklayer, you will need to
call a professional to solve the problem immediately.
Delays can result in a larger hole, more contaminated air
and also costly soakaway damage repairs. You might even
need to replace soakaway top or other items if the hole is
not sealed quickly.

Some minor problems can become severe if not
solved immediately. For example, a small fire on the
field that is difficult to put out may take a great deal of
time and effort to extinguish. But if it is not put out, it
could start a major forest fire (severe problem).

Important Problems
The word important is relative like everything else.
Problems are viewed as important or unimportant in
relation to one another, and according to personal
priorities. When faced with a number of problems,
evaluate them in terms of priority so that you are not
dealing with minor issues first, and leaving the more
important ones to go unattended until the last minute.
Prioritizing means looking at each problem or issue, and
ranking it in terms of importance. What is most important
to you as you begin the thinking process?

When you recognize that you are faced with a problem,
you also recognize the need for action on your part. But
that action depends on the type of issue you are facing.
Is the problem severe? If there is more than one problem,
which should be tackled first? Use your thinking skills to
pinpoint any problem or problems before you begin to
anticipate a solution.

Here are some things I do:
■ When I need to make a TO DO list, I rank the items on
my list. You might list them in order of what takes the
most or least time. Or perhaps list them in order of when
they have to be done. You might have your own order of
importance in which to list items. For practice, try ordering
them in each of the different methods listed above.

■ Test your skill of problem recognition when watching the
evening news. After you hear a story, list three problems that
will probably occur as a result.

Quote of the post
"Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough,
we must do." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Here’s a conversation between a frustrated man and God.

I’m tired of trying to be a better person but repeating
same mistakes.

I’m tired of sowing and waiting for a harvest that seems
to forever tarry.

I’m tired of trying to start businesses and getting my
progress stopped.

I’m tired of chasing my dreams while it seems to be
distancing itself from me.

I’m tired of confessing and working the word to no avail.

I’m tired of believing for a change in vain.

I’m tired of finding it hard to get over my mistakes.

I’m tired of tired of trying to get things the right
way when I can seemingly get those things via
“easier” means

I’m tired of not being where I ought to be.

I’m tired of having far less than I rightfully deserve
as a result of Jesus’ death.

I’m tired, tired, tired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

O God help me my faith is thinning out.

Life is in phases and men face different challenges.
Know that every phase is “coming to pass”.

The lessons of your trials make you better equipped 
for your future and encourege others to forge ahead.

Don’t waste people’s time.
• Don’t disappoint people.
• Don’t give your word if you are uncertain.
• Have
few long term friends - No thinking man
keeps friends forever except they are like-thinkers.
• A life of solitude helps one focus on the journey to
success and riches BUT network with others to
achieve it more easily.
• Build passive and portfolio income.
• To succeed in this digital age, you must read.
• To succeed in this digital age, you must write.
• To succeed in this digital age, you must speak.
• Talk to the right people.
• Letter writing is a great weapon.
• It takes 90 days to become a millionaire.

Quotes of the post
“I only have the realm of time to make an eternal impact” – Revd. Popoola
"If you want to be counted among the big boys, do what the big boys do." - Unknown

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Observations about the rich

These are my observations about the rich:
  • The rich have a wealth mindset.
  • The rich rule over the poor.
  • The rich are usually in control.
  • The rich by assets.
  • The rich employ the poor to get richer.
  • The rich never pay you what you are worth.
  • The rich can afford life’s luxuries.
  • The rich are protected.
  • The rich pay less tax.
  • The rich get richer.
  • The rich usually have influence.
  • The rich do not do the functional work.
  • The rich know why – others know how.
  • The rich know themselves.
Conclusion: It is good to be rich.
Question: Why don't we all learn how the rich got rich
and apply their principles ?

Just thinking…
You don’t ease pressure by letting everyone know
you are under it.

Everyone wants to be #1. I’d rather be the
indispensable #2 who can do without #1. Then you
tell me who #1 really is?

It is pretty obvious that a lot of people do not realize
that what you do not feed dies.

There is a general mediocrity in our society. Stand
above it and you’ll seem larger than life.

Quote of the post
"The rich rule over the poor" - Proverbs

When Bill Gates didn't think

640KB ought to be enough for anybody. - Bill Gates
My commnents:Please note that Bill was talking about
640Kilobytes of hard disk space!

Hey, I never told anyone to buy my stock! Besides, no
one is less happy than I am with the performance of
Microsoft stock! I've lost tens of billions of dollars this
year-if you check, you'll see that that's more than most
people make in a lifetime! - Bill Gates
My comments: Levels!!! I must be Rich in this Life

I have 100 billion dollars... You realize I could spend
3 million dollars a day, every day, for the next 100
years? And that's if I don't make another dime. Tell
you what-I'll buy your right arm for a million dollars.
I give you a million bucks, and I get to sever your
arm right here. - Bill Gates
My comments: Too much Money makes a man drunk!

Let's face it - the average computer user has the
brain of a Spider Monkey. - Bill Gates
My comments: oops! has he forgotten the monkey- brained
users made him Rich?!

People always fear change. People feared electricity
when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal;
they feared gas-powered engines... There will always
be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with
time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.
- Bill Gates
My comments: Is Bill nuts?

Since when has the world of computer software design
been about what people want? This is a simple question
of evolution. The day is quickly coming when every knee
will bow down to a silicon fist, and you will all beg your
binary gods for mercy.
- Bill Gates
My comments: Yes, He is!

Qoute of the post
"...the rich reply harshly " - Proverbs

Monday, April 23, 2007


A big THANK YOU goes from my heart to Linda,
Bimbylads, Idemmili, 36 inches, Kafo, Favouredgal,
Akin Aworan, Afrik and Refinedone.

Thanks for taking time out to read my blog.
It means a lot to me.
Lotsa Luv.

Quote of the post

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our
souls blossom. "- Marcel Proust

Lessons learnt from Fela Durotoye

...on being successful
Be more loyal to your future than to your past.
What I have is what I have accepted.

Failure + Explanation ≠ Success

...on life
Life does not give me what I deserve but what
I desire and determine to have i.e. what I demand.
Historical events do not foretell the future. They
only impact it. My background should not keep my
back on the ground.

Everything I desire in life requires discovery, dreaming,
determination and doggedness.

...on excuses
I don’t have an excuse. Excuses are the explanations
of failure but the truth is even if the excuses are not
there, the failure would still have occurred. The
explanations of success are called keys. Nobody is
impressed with excuses. People will only pay to know
how it was done.

... on the future
The future I do not actively create will surprise me.
My future must happen. It is either I make it happen
or I watch it happen. Nothing is at a standstill. Change
is happening so fast that it looks like a constant. As long
as I am breathing, my future has not come.

The universal laws of God
These laws deliver results regardless of who abides
by them. God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows,
he reaps in time.
It’s either you make things happen or watch things
happen or wonder what’s happening!!
Be desperate for whatever you desire.

Here they are:
1. Determine what you want. It must be known and
clear to you. You can start by knowing what you don’t
want from life.

2. Make sure what you want is something you want
no less of.

3. discover the universal laws that naturally produce
your desired result.

4. Understand how the laws function and what they
require e.g. prosperity responds only to the seeds of
prosperity. Everything in life is a seed that produces
an harvest.

5. Give the law all what it requires and no less.

The law of harvest is made up of:
  • The law of sowing
  • The law of watering
  • The law of pruning
  • The law of weeding
6. Seeds require some time before harvest comes.
There is no one all encompassing law. It is usually a
combo of laws.

7. Master the art of consistency.

Breakthrough ≠ prosperity

Breakthrough is an occurrence. Prosperity is a lifestyle.

My desires must be people-driven

...on packaging myself
I have got to look like a bestseller. At the entrance of my
future, dress code admits. It takes a kind of mentality to
wear a pocket square. You behave what you believe. Be
dressed for where you are going. Great packaging
enhances value. I am the CEO of a company by my name.
Let your content be rock solid and let your presentation
be waoh!

Quote of the post
"In this life, I don’t have to prove nothing to nobody
but myself." - Unknown

Sunday, April 22, 2007

When Generals ,Celebrities and Sportsmen don’t think

"The bomb will never go off. I speak as an
expert in explosives."
-Admiral William Leahy, US Atomic Bomb Project

"Without censorship, things can get terribly
confused in the public mind."
- General William Westmoreland

"I've never had major knee surgery on any other
part of my body."
- Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky
basketball forward
"We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees."
- Jason Kidd, upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks

"Half this game is ninety percent mental."
- Philadelphia Phillies manager Danny Ozark

Question: If you could live forever, would you and
Answer: "I would not live forever, because we should
not live forever, because if we were supposed to live
forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live
forever, which is why I would not live forever."
- Miss Alabama in the 1994 Miss USA contest

"The government is not doing enough about cleaning
up the environment. This is a good planet."
- Mr. New Jersey contestant when asked what
he would do with a million dollars.

"Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving
kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean
I'd love to be skinny like that but not with all those
flies and death and stuff." - Mariah Carey

"Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces
some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana.
The researchers also discovered other similarities
between the two, but can't remember what they are."
- Matt Lauer on NBC's Today show, August 22

"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very
important part of your life." - Brooke Shields, during
an interview to become spokesperson for a federal
anti-smoking campaign

"I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country
away from them. There were great numbers of people
who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly
trying to keep it for themselves." - John Wayne

"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on."
-Samuel Goldwyn of MGM

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
- H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927

Quote of the post
"If you have nothing meaningful to say,
then don't say anything" - unknown

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Thank God Nigerians are not Suicide bombers!

Average Nigerian loves life or at least would rarely
sacrifice his life for any unreasonable cause. The
recent attempt to blow up the national headquarters
of the INEC (Independent National Electoral
Commission) office in Abuja, Nigeria was aborted due
to this reason.

A 33000 litre gas tanker was loaded with
fuel and Gas cylinders was driven to a slope opposite the
INEC office and allowed to roll down but instead of a
driver at the steering wheel, a stone was placed on the
throttle. The tanker as stopped by electric poles and the
side walk!

Thank God that Nigerians love their lives enough not to
be suicide bombers otherwise, the whole presidential
elections would have been halted abruptly.

Quote of the post
".... Na  wa o" - Nigerian exclamation

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Scenario Thinking

I read in a book recently that Scenario
is a process for developing stories
of the future and using them, once developed, to
inform strategy. After the process itself is internalized,
scenario thinking becomes, for many practitioners,
a posture—a routine way of managing change and a
way of exploring the future so that you might greet it
better prepared.

To me, scenario thinking is just creating every possible
event that can occur, finding alternative counter
measures for each and then including these possibilities in
strategy formulation. This way you can be sure you are
prepared for any eventuality and that means a good 
night sleep.

Creating scenarios is best done with a team. Every 
consequence of each is weighed and it is evaluated
in the light of resources and objectives to be achieved.
After trashing out these, the overall game plan can be

What Are Scenarios?
 Scenarios are stories
 Scenarios are maps of the future
 Scenarios are mental maps
 Scenarios are mental models
 Scenarios are narratives
 Scenarios are pictures
 Scenarios are models
 Scenarios are sets of indicators
 Scenarios are tools
 Scenarios are art

Scenarios according to the experts

Scenarios are the powerful vehicles for challenging
our mental models about the world. - Peter Schwartz

Scenarios are a tool for helping us to take a long view
in a world of great uncertainty. - Peter Schwartz

Scenarios are stories about the way the world might
turn out tomorrow, stories that can help us recognize
and adapt to changing aspects of our present
environment. - Peter Schwartz.

Scenarios are attempts to describe in some detail a
hypotethical sequence of events that could lead
plausibly to the situation envisaged. - Herman Kahn

Scenario is a tool for ordering one´s perceptions about
alternative future environments in which one´s
decisions might be playede out. - Peter Schwartz

Scenario is a set of organized ways for us to dream
effectively about our future. - Peter Schwartz

Scenario Planning
Scenario planning is about making choices today with
an understanding of how they might turn out.
- Peter Schwartz

Scenarios liberated planning from the traditional predict
and control approach. They are not accurate forecasts,
they are, as Kahn said, thinking tools. - Kees van der Heijden

Steps to Developing Scenarios

The Peter Schwartz Method
 Step One: Identify Focal Issue or Decision
 Step Two: Key Forces in the Local Environment
 Step Three: Driving Forces
 Step Four: Rank by Importance and Uncertainty
 Step Five: Selecting Scenario Logic
 Step Six: Fleshing Out the Scenarios
 Step Seven: Implication
 Step Eight: Selection of Leading Indicators and
I for more info on scenario thinking, i suggest you
read Peter Schwartz's  The Art of Long View

Quote of the Post
"The best way to predict the future is tio invent it"
- unknown

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Thoughts on greatness, desire, money and how to be rich

Greatness is not an occasion. It is a life style
inculcated by being responsible. A lot of us shy
away from being responsible, ignorant of the fact
thatwe indirectly flee from being great for
responsibility is the price of greatness.

 Be responsible for who you are
 Be responsible for what you do
 Be responsible for what you have received
 Be responsible to those you lead

Life is not a gift – it is an investment from which
the investor expects great returns. You can't afford
to live it anyhow.

Potential needs purpose to give it direction. Desire
is “craving enough to sacrifice for”. It’s only we are
willing to die for what we desire, that we’ll receive it.
Only what you desire when you pray, not what you
pray for – is what you shall have.

Desire for a thing keeps you on the road of consistency.
 Prepare Prayerfully
 Plan Purposefully
 Proceed Positively
 Pursue Persistently

"Potential needs desire to place demands on it." 
-Dr. Myles Munroe

Money flows that’s why it’s called Currency and it flows in
the direction of value. Value is something you have that is
desirable to someone else. The more valuable a thing
becomes the more money it costs.

Value is directly proportional to the needs the product meets.
Value changes depending on circumstances and individuals.
When you say there’s no money, your mind and invariably
your eyes close to opportunities.

Ways to make money
1.   Offer a valuable product or service. Don’t let your
      emotions think for you. Ideas that are implemented
      rule the world.

2.   Research the customers’ needs and the likely changes
      they would like to see in the products or services.    

3.   Increase the value and quantity of your product. Adapt
      it to the ever changing needs of the customer. The
      greatest millionaires are servants of their clients.

4.   Work on perception and image. Work on the share of
      your customer’s mind. Image is important. Present
      yourself in a prestigious form.

5.   Repetition is a law of lasting impression and
      advertising is basically all about repetition.

HOW TO BE RICH: Being a solution (Personalized)

If I want to be relevant in this life, I have got to be a
solution. It may be to someone’s problems, or an
organization’s or a nation’s or even to better still to the
world’s problems. The fun thing is the bigger the number
of people whose problems I can provide a solution to the
quicker I get to being relevant.

The age old tips to being a solution are:
 Finding a problem and solving it
 Finding a need and meeting it
 Finding a desire and filling it
 Finding a hurt and healing it

To be able to proffer a solution to people’s problems,
needs, desires or hurts, I have to discover what
these problems, needs, desires or hurts are. This can
be done easily by asking them or figuring out what
they might need to solve these problems, meet these
needs, fulfill these desires or heal these hurts. (The
management jargon used for this is market research).
The next step then is to think of what products or services
needed and create or provide them to achieve these ends.

Quote of the post
"What’s money for anyway? It’s to make things happen"
– Auntie Joyce (Richard Branson’s aunt)

Monday, April 16, 2007


Thinking isn’t thoughts crossing my mind
In some sort of random disorder
It requires direction, intention,
And a process of development
I think in order to solve problems
With the knowledge I have acquired

Thinking is a dialogue I have with myself.
A silent deliberation - with the intent to act.
Sometimes I think with my mind,
Sometimes I think with my heart.
With the mind, it is analytical, objective and factual
With the heart, it is vast, intuitive, and emotional.
Thinking is something that I choose to do.
It requires motive and effort.

I think because I want to understand
And when I understand I intend to act
To think is to differ
I must remember to trust myself,
My feelings, my inspirations
For they want me to listen to them.
They want to guide me forward.

It takes practice. It takes trust.
It takes time to develop and mature my thinking.
And as I do, my being matures also
My being - the essence of my core self
Though must develop the will to act,
Like the few great thinkers that have acted to
change our world.

©2006 Adedokun Olusegun

Quote of the post
"Think and grow rich" - Napoleon Hill

Friday, April 13, 2007

The Good Citizen

Dear Nigerian,

I salute your courage and faith for enduring the
times till date. Things will only get better.

Tomorrow and next Saturday will be determining
the destiny this sleeping GIANT of  a country
– our beloved Nigeria.

Please ensure you exercise your civic rights and vote.

Choose a leader you are convinced is right first in
tomorrow’s gubernatorial election and in the coming
presidential election.

The Federal government has said no movement
tomorrow so go to the polls, cast your votes and
go back home. I think that is really simple.

Do not let any individual or group influence your votes.

They say your vote is your power so please go and vote.
(when I thought of this saying I realized it’s only true
when votes are not tampered with)


Quote of the post
"If it is to be it is up to me." - Origin Unknown

Thinking like a millionaire

Attitude is Everything
The most important attitude for financial success
is long-term thinking. Successful people think a
long way into the future and they adjust their daily
behaviors to assure they achieve their long-term
goals. In a longitudinal study done at Harvard
University in the 50s and 60s, they studied the
reasons for upward socio-economic mobility. They
were looking for factors that would predict whether
or not an individual or family was going to move
upward and be wealthier in the future than in the

They studied factors like education, intelligence,
being born into the right family, or having the right
connections. In every case, they found individuals
who had been born with every blessing in life who
did poorly. They also found individuals who had been
born or come to this country with no advantages at
all who had been extremely successful. What was
the distinguishing factor?

They finally determined that there was only one
key attitude that mattered. They called it "Time
Perspective. " Time perspective refers to the
amount of time that you take into consideration
when planning your day to day activities and
when making important decisions in your life.

Time Perspective

People with long-time perspective invariably move
up economically in the course of their lifetimes.
When you spend weeks, months and years
developing your skills and ability and expanding
your experience in order to be successful, you
have long-time perspective. The average
professional person has a time perspective of 10,
15 and 20 years.

Begin to see that everything that you are doing
today is part of a long-time continuum, at the end
of which you are going to be financially independent
or financially unfortunate. People with short-time
perspective think only about fun and pleasure in
the short term. They have what economists call
"The inability to delay gratification. " They have
an irresistible tendency to spend every single
penny they earn and everything that they can

When you develop long-time perspective, you
develop the discipline to delay gratification and
to save your money rather than spending it. The
combination of long-time perspective and delayed
gratification puts you onto the high road to financial

Action Exercises
Now, here are two things you can do to develop the
attitudes of financially successful people:

First, think long-term about your financial life. Decide
exactly how much you want to be worth five years,
ten years and twenty years from today. Write it down.
Make a plan. Take action on your plan every single day.

Second, develop the ability to delay gratification.
Instead of buying something on impulse, put off
buying decisions for a day, a week or even a month.
Decide in advance to "think it over" before you buy
anything. This can change the way you spend money
almost immediately.

Everyone is important

Everyone has critical skills and knowledge that are
important to many other people in the company.

Use Better Titles for Each Person
Some years ago, when I started in business, the job of
the receptionist was to answer the telephone and direct
the callers to the appropriate people. Today, however,
her job is far more complicated and, therefore, more
important. Since she is the first contact that most
customers have with our business, her personality
and temperament are extremely important.

Think About Your Customers
The prospective client who telephones begins forming
an impression of us the instant that the telephone is
answered. Then, because our companies are doing so
many things, she must tactfully ascertain exactly how
the caller may be best served and who is the best
person in the company to direct the telephone call to.

One Person Can Make the Difference
In many cases, there are requests for further information,
and follow-up telephone calls go through our front-office
manager. Her ability to handle these calls effectively, to
direct calls to the right people, to take accurate messages,
and to act as the core person in a network of
communications makes her job so important that it is
essential that she sit in on all staff meetings and be
aware of everything that is going on.

Keep Yourself Informed

Your job in your company also requires that you know a
lot about what is going on everywhere else, as well as
being thoroughly conversant with what you do. And the
fastest and most accurate way of keeping current with
what is going on is to develop and maintain a network of
contacts, an informal team of people within your workplace
who keep you informed and who you keep informed in turn.

Encourage Participation and Involvement
The old methods of command and control now exist only at
the old-line companies, many of which are fighting for their
very survival. Today, men and women want a high degree
of participation and involvement in their work. They want
an opportunity to discuss and thoroughly understand what
they are doing and why they are doing it. People are no
longer satisfied to be cogs in a big machine. They want to
have an integral role in achieving goals that they participated
in setting in the first place.

Build a Top Team
Being a team player is no longer something that is optional.
Today, it is mandatory. If you want to achieve anything of
consequence, you will need the help and cooperation of lots of
people. Your main objective is to structure everything you do
in such a way that, because you are constantly cooperating
and working well with others, they are continually open to
helping you achieve your goals.

Action Exercises

Here are two things you can do immediately to put
these ideas into action.

First, recognize that every person in the company is
essential to the smooth functioning of the organization.
Take time regularly to discuss their jobs with them
and understand what they do.

Second, identify the things that you do that can really
affect the work of others. Then, look for ways to do your
job so that you help others in every way possible.

Quote of the post
"The big shots are only the little shots that keep
shooting." - Christopher Morley"

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Great Nigerian Thinkers 2 - Philip Emeagwali

Philip Emeagwali (born 1954) is a Nigerian-born
computer scientist who was one of two winners of
the 1989 Gordon Bell prize, a prize from the IEEE,
for his use of the Connection Machine supercomputer
to help analyze petroleum fields.

Philip Emeagwali came from a poor family in Nigeria,
and was largely self-taught, earning his first diploma
from the University of London in 1973.
When he was 8, growing up in western Nigeria,
Emeagwali was drilled daily by his father to solve
100 math problems in one hour. There was no time
to write solutions on paper -- he had 36 seconds per
problem. So Emeagwali did them in his head.

During the 1970s and '80s, he furthered his education
in the U.S. studying mathematics and environmental

Emeagwali's discovery started making front page
headlines and cover stories in 1989, a feat that is a
rarity in science. A measure of his impact is that he
was rewarded with the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize
(supercomputing's Nobel Prize) for his contributions
which, in part, inspired the petroleum industry to
purchase one in ten supercomputers.

Emeagwali's Discoveries Helped "REINVENT

The word "computer" was coined 700 years ago.
If history repeats itself, the supercomputer of today
will become the computer of tomorrow.

In 1988, Emeagwali's discovery of a formula that enables
supercomputers powered by 65,000 electronic brains
called "processors" to perform the world’s fastest
calculations inspired the reinvention of supercomputers
- from the size and shape of a loveseat to a thousand-fold
faster machine that occupies the space of four tennis courts,
costs 400 million dollars a piece, powered by 65,000
processors and that can perform a billion billion
calculations per second.

Emeagwali solved the most difficult problem in
supercomputing by reformulating
Newton’s Second Law of Motion as 18 equations
and algorithms; then as 24 million algebraic
equations; and finally he programmed 65,000
processors to solve those 24 million equations at a
speed of 3.1 billion calculations per second.

Emeagwali's 65,000 processors 24 million equations
and 3.1 billion calculations were three world records
that garnered international headlines, made
mathematicianns rejoice, and caused his fellow
Africans to beam with pride. Supercomputers range
in price from $30 million to $100 million, and computer
companies had reservations about building them for
fear few agencies would make such pricey purchases.

"At that time, the argument was, 'We shouldn't build
computers that way because who can program them?'
" said Emeagwali, who is also a civil engineer. "I answered
that question by successfully programming them."

Future applications for Emeagwali's breakthroughs with
the use of data generated by massively parallel computers
include weather forecasting and the study of global warming

Since that time he has been called "a father of the Internet".
This was first proclaimed by CNN.

When Emeagwali won the 1989 Gordon Bell prize,
the “Nobel Prize of Supercomputing,” then-president
Bill Clinton called him “one of the great minds of the
Information Age.”

The New African magazine readers ranked him as
history's greatest scientist of African descent.

Emeagwali is the Most Searched-For Scientist

Emeagwali is the World's Top Scientist Internet poll of
300 million daily searches proves it.

Clinton Calls Emeagwali a "Great Mind" Excerpt from
his White House televised speech:

"One of the great minds of the Information Age is a
Nigerian American named Philip Emeagwali.

He had to leave school because his parents couldn't pay
the fees. He lived in a refugee camp during your civil war.
He won a scholarship to university and went on to invent a
formula that lets computers make 3.1 billion calculations
per second. (Applause.)

Some people call him the Bill Gates of Africa.
(Laughter and applause.)

But what I want to say to you is there is another Philip
Emeagwali -- or hundreds of them -- or thousands of
them -- growing up in Nigeria today.

I thought about it when I was driving in from the airport
and then driving around to my appointments, looking into
the face of children. You never know what potential is in
their mind and in their heart; what imagination they have;
what they have already thought of and dreamed of that
may be locked in because they don't have the means to
take it out.

That's really what education is. It's our responsibility to
make sure all your children have the chance to live their
dreams so that you don't miss the benefit of their
contributions and neither does the rest of the world."

Check Philip out .

Eventhough he's a globally acclaimed genius, he still
has time for some soccer! Now that's a real genius

Quote of the post
"A wise man avoids all extremes. He holds on to one and
doesn't let go of the other" - Eccleciastes

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Greatest Nigerian thinkers 1 – Professor Gabriel Oyibo

Professor Oyibo found
the Unified Field Theory, the Holy Grail of Physics and
Mathematics. His theorem, GOD ALMIGHTY'S GRAND

New York, NY -- Einstein would have been proud to
learn that Nobel Prize officials have nominated for a
third time Professor Gabriel Oyibo in physics for proving
Einstein’s most famous theory (E = MC2). Professor
Oyibo, a Nigerian mathematician and physicist living
on Long Island, New York, has discovered the Grand
Unified Field Theory or the Theory of Everything (TOE).
In essence, he has taken the work of Einstein to the next
level proving the theory with sound mathematical equation.
The work provides solution to the unified force field extending
the work of Newton, Einstein and others, revising all of
science from the elementary to university school level.

Of all the scientists in the world, Professor Oyibo has
uniquely pulled together physic theories involving
gravitational, electromagnetic, strong and weak forces
as well as other forces that are currently unknown. No
one has ever been able to unequivocally solve the theory
until the present day work of Professor Oyibo. Recognizing
the significance of this work, Professor Oyibo was initially
nominated for the Nobel Prize in 2002 and 2003 and did
not win. Known worldwide in his field and the recipient of
countless awards, Professor Oyibo has been once again
nominated this year for his work.

Crowning an incredible career which has included problem
solving for NASA--where their experts at MIT and other
elite universities had deemed “impossible to solve”
--Professor Oyibo initially entered his professional career by
obtaining his PhD in Aeronautics and Mathematics from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. There he
worked for four years on NASA/AFOSR sponsored research
and made several contributions in aircraft design,
aerodynamics, aeroelasticity and mathematics. He taught
several courses as well. Professor Oyibo’s fascinating and
most acclaimed career is highlighted with countless
achievements including:

< Introduced the concept of Affine Transformations
into the field of aeroelasticity, aeronautics, which is
used by prominent researchers and aircraft companies
around the world.

< Professor Oyibo has solved the toughest problems in
at least three disciplines, Navier-Stokes Equations
(Mathematics); Turbulence ( Aeronautics); The
Theory of Everything or the Unified Field Theory
(Mathematical Physics.) Gij, j = 0

Discovered that hydrogen is the only building block
of the entire universe , there is ONLY ONE ELEMENT
as opposed to the current, general belief that there are
118 ELEMENTS that form the basis of science

Ø Briefed United States Senate on Unified Field Theory o
n January 27, 2000 in Washington, D.C.

< Has been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Science
and the Nobel Prize awards. These nominations have been
supported by distinguished professors from prestigious
universities such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT). The Cambridge International Biographical Centre
(IBC-England) has conferred the following honors on
Professor Oyibo the International Personalty of the Year
2000-2001; 2000 Outstanding Scientist for the 21st Century;
and among one of the One Hundred Most Outstanding Citizen
s of the World. Referenced in: Who's Who in America ;Who's
Who in Science and Engineering; Who's Who in the World

< Received the Key to Miami Dade County and honored by
the Miami Dade School Board, October 2002; Honored by
the New York City Council, and the Huntington, N Y, Town
Council, for his work and discoveries .Holds the AAA Journal
worldwide publication record for 1983.

< Selected by NATO/AGAR as a contributor to their unsteady
transonic aerodynamic research.

< Consultant to half a dozen aerospace companies around the
world, the United States and the United Nations.

< Recipient of several professional and scientific awards
including the Associate Fellow Award from the American
Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AAA).

< Found a new holograph technique for determining
nonlinear two-dimensional unsteady and three dimensional flow,
resulting in a new analytical and wing design tool.

< Developed new group theory methods in mathematics.
The methods from the new group theory were first used to
solve the full Navier Stokes equations as well as Reynolds
Averaged equations for turbulence.

< Using the newly developed group theory methods he
generalized and proved Einstein=s theorem (theory) in an
article entitled GENERALIZED Mathematical Proof of
Einstein's Theory Using A New Group Theory which was
published in a Russian and an American journal. This proof
of Einstein's theory has been recognized by the American
Mathematical Society(AMS) in its Mathematical Reviews
(ME) journal, MR 98e83007. .

C He has discovered the Unified Field Theory or the
Theory of Everything, the theory Albert Einstein searched
for unsuccessfully most of his life, which he has published
in the book entitled, Grand Unified Theorem@ which has
been recognized by the American Mathematical Society
(AMS) and the European Mathematical Society(EMS).
In 2002 published Highlights of the Grand Unified
Theorem: Formulation of the Unified Field Theory or
the Theory of Everything.Gij, j = 0. These monographs
are found in prestigious university and other research
libraries such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT), Princeton, ETH, (where
Einstein obtained Ph.D.) UC Berkeley, Cornell University,
McGill University (Canada), Columbia University, Los
Alamos, Bell Labs.

Professor Oyibo has lectured widely on his discoveries
and been interviewed on radio, television and print media.
Editorial Board member "Nova Journal of Mathematics,
Game Theory and Algebra"

Professor Oyibo has been involved in research and
teaching at Polytechnic University beginning in 1986
serving as an Associate Professor of Aeronautics. He is
currently a Professor of Mathematics and Mathematical
Sciences at the OFAPPIT Institute of Technology and the
University of Bridgeport.

As historically known, Einstein summarized his theory
down to the acclaimed
E = MC .
Professor Oyibo, in solving the theory, provides his solution
in one equation where all logistics are keenly summarized
and understoodby the science world as:
          Gij, j = 0.
The characteristic device for the representations of all
mathematical solutions- e.g. of Newton, Maxwell,

So that where is called the proper time or space.

He also Discovered among many things that hydrogen
is the only building block of the entire universe., it has
been discovered through GAGUT that the Periodic
Table of Elements has ONLY ONE ELEMENT as opposed
to the current, general belief that there are 118
ELEMENTS that form the basis of science. GAGUT,
therefore, changes all science as we know it.

Distinguished professors, such as Cambridge trained
physicist Professor Joshua C. Anyiwo praise Professor
Oyibo’s work as the “cleanest, most carefully articulated,
most comprehensive and authentic presentation of a
unifying theory of physics that I have ever encountered;
and I have encountered quite a few of such works.”

Professor George Handelman, former head of the
Mathematics Department at Brown University and the
Amos Eaton Professor of Mathematics ranks Professor
Oyibo “among those who have made significant
contributions to the field, such as Lord Rayleigh, Werner
Heisenberg, Sir Geoffery Taylor and Theodore von Karman.”

Additionally, Professor Edith Luchins, mathematics
professor and an aide to Albert Einstein wrote, “The
most exciting contribution to me, personally, is Professor
Oyibo’s formulation of Einstein’s Unified Field Theory...
I am thrilled that Gabriel Oyibo was the first to complete
the task that intrigued and challenged Einstein and many
other luminaries in science. Moreover he did so in a
mathematically elegant manner. Professor Oyibo’s
contributions are extremely important, both theoretically
and practically. They place him in the ranks of world class
scientists. He is eminently qualified for the Nobel Prize in

The GAGUT discovery has been published in a reputable
mathematics journal that has readership in the most
prestigious universities. The GAGUT discovery is
recognized by the American and European Mathematical
Societies as well as the American Institute of Physics.
The GAGUT discovery has also been recognized by
over 2,000 students, staff and professors from the
following schools: Harvard University (120); 2. Columbia
University (300); 3. MIT( 296); 4. SUNY Stony Brook
(1, 070 ); 5. RPI ( 300); 6. NYU ( 300). “We the students
and faculty, wish to express our desire to have Professor
G.A. Oyibo, Professor of Mathematics and Nobel Prize
nominee, give a lecture at our campus about the discovery
of the Theory of Everything ( GAGUT- for which he has
been nominated for the Nobel Prize.) We feel that a lecture
and discussion about the scientific and social implications of
this theory would be beneficial to our school by broadening
our academic and social awareness.”

Courtesy John Glover
Phone 631-242-3069  

Quote of the post
"A prophet is not honored in his own home" - Jesus Christ

Friday, April 6, 2007


My power secret is my right of choice and my
ability to decide:

 What portion in life I will go for and possess
 What I will settle for
 What level I am content with
 How far I want to climb
 How rich I want to be
 How big I want my business to grow
 What kind of lifestyle gives me fulfillment
 How long I want to live
 How much power I want to control
 How much respect I want people to give to me
 What goals I want to reach

Create circumstances and establish trends that and
bend opinions and make them serve positive purposes.

A Man’s Limitations
Four things limit a man:
• The knowledge he’s got
• The principles on which he bases his decisions
• The character of his heart
• The imaginations of his mind

Quote of the post
“My deeds are limited by my strength, the words I
know and my imagination”– Steven Paolini

Thursday, April 5, 2007

My observations in Life

These are some basic facts of life that I have
discovered by observation:

 Life is unfair.
 Unfair has two sides – the sweet and the bitter.
 You can choose which side of unfair you want
to be.
 Everyone one can be good or bad.
 Everything has to be relative to something else
to have meaning.
 Man’s greatest power is his ability to choose.
 We tend not to want to face the consequences of
our wrong choices.
 Yesterday is gone. The best I can do is to learn
from it. Tomorrow is yet unborn but I can determine
how it will be to a great extent based on what I do today.
 Those who have control over emotions should be in
 Emotional decisions are usually wrong ones.
 We tend to act from instinct too.
 Carrying out a decision is harder than making it.
 Being objective is extremely hard.
 Life would be generally better for everyone if we all
took time to see from the other person’s perspective.
 No one is absolutely superior to another.
 We are all deep.
 We usually think less than we ought to do.
 A meager fraction of human beings maximize their
 The future you more control over is the one you create.
 There are some things we have no control over.
 It is wiser to accept what you have not been given the
power to change.
 Nothing is absolute.
 Nothing is impossible.
 Tables turn.
 Having regrets is foolish.
 Experience is crucial to life.
 Those who have their businesses determine the
peak they want to reach.
 Nothing in man’s system is free.
 The power of advertisement is in repetition.
 We don’t always get what we desire, deserve or
 We don’t always get what we desire, deserve or
pursue when we think we ought to.
 It is always best to pause to think before acting.
 Purpose gives life meaning.
 The human mind has no elastic limit.
© Olusegun Adedokun 2006

Qoute of the post
" Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon
it, and received instruction." - Proverbs

Monday, April 2, 2007

when Leaders don't think

"I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to
comply with the law." - David Dinkins, New York City
Mayor, answering accusations that he failed to pay his

"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the
lowest crime rates in the country."
- Former Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, D.C

"I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through
our papers. We are the president."- Hillary Clinton
commenting on the release of subpoenaed documents

"That lowdown scoundrel deserves to be kicked to death
by a jackass, and I'm just the one to do it."
- A congressional candidate in Texas

"It's like changing the rules in the middle of the stream."
- Rev. Jesse Jackson

"If you let that sort of thing go on, your bread and butter
will be cut right out from under your feet."
- Former British foreign minister Ernest Bevin

"A billion here, a billion there, sooner or later it adds up
to real money." - Everett Dirksen one-time US Senator

I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of
which is to be flexible at all times. - Everett Dirksen

"I am honored today to begin my first term as the
Governorof Baltimore - that is Maryland."
- William Donald Schaefer, first inaugural address

Walter Mondale: "George Bush doesn't have the
manhood to apologize."
Bush: "Well, on the manhood thing, I'll put mine up
against his any time."

"I'm not against the blacks and a lot of the good blacks
will attest to that."
- Evan Mecham, then governor of Arizona

"Nixon has been sitting in the White House while George
McGovern has been exposing himself to the people of the
United States."- Frank Licht, then governor of Rhode
Island, campaigning for McGovern in 1972

"That’s a part of American greatness, is discrimination.
Yes, sir. Inequality, I think breeds freedom and gives a
man opportunity."- Lester Maddox, ex-governor of Georgia

"Capital punishment is our society’s recognition of the sanctity
of human life." -Utah Senator Orrin Hatch (R), on the death

"While you are away, movie stars are taking your women.
Robert Redford is dating your girlfriend. Tom Selleck is
kissing your lady. Bart Simpson is making love to your wife."
- Baghdad Betty, Iraqi radio announcer, to Gulf War troops

"We do no have censorship. What we have is a limitation on
what newspapers can report."- Louis Nel, former Deputy
Minister of Information for South Africa

"The boys never meant any harm against the girls. They
just meant to rape."
- Joyce Kithira, deputy principal of a
Kenyan boarding school, commenting on a raid of a girls’
dormitory by a gang of boys who raped 71 girls and killed 19.

"I forgot no one was working. Everyone had Buckwheat’s
birthday off."
- Town commissioner of Mardela Springs, MD,
commenting on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and the
difficulty he had in getting in touch with county employees.

"Booker T. Washington, the great black nigger...uh...educator
...uh... excuse me for making that...the great black educator...
the Negro educator."
- Reagan Brown, Texas agriculture commissioner

"If Governor Fields is right, I am going to stand by him
because he is right. If he is wrong, I am going to stand by
him because he is a Democrat."
- Senator Augustus Owsley Stanley (D-Ken.) in the ‘20’s

"Beware! To touch these wires is instant death. Anyone
found doing so will be prosecuted."
- A railroad station sign

"A gun is a recreational tool, like a golf club or a tennis
racket. You can kill someone with a golf club, you know."
- Martel Lovelace, NRA official

"He’s trying to take the decision out of the hand of twelve
honest men and give it to 435 Congressmen!"
- Rep. Charles Vanil of Ohio, on Spiro Agnew’s request to
have his case tried by the house, instead of a court.

"Making love is a mental illness that wastes time and energy."
- Peoples’s Republic of China, Official Communist Party

"We’re going to have to wrestle to the ground this giant
orgasm that is just out of control."
- Arizona senator Dennis DeConcini on a balanced budget

"I think that the free-enterprise system is absolutely too
important to be left to the voluntary action of the market
place."- Congressman Richard Kelly (R-Florida)

"I am ignorant of the Government’s reasons, but I
disapprove of them."
- James C. Percy, citing an English member of Parliament
during a heated parliamentary debate circa 1910.

"This is the best biography by me that I have ever read."
- Lawrence Welk, looking at his book.

"The President doesn’t want any yes-men and yes
-women around him. When he says no, we all say no."
- Elizabeth Dole, then assistant/Public Liaison to
President Reagan, later Secretary of Labor under Bush

"Until you’ve lived through a White House Easter Egg Hunt,
you don’t know what hell is."
- Merrie Spaeth, former aide to Nancy Reagan, on the
duties facing Hillary Clinton

"Avoid this crowd like the plague. And if they quote you,
make damn sure they heard you."
- Barbara Bush, advising Hillary Clinton about the media

"That’s the President of the United States you’re talking
about, pinhead."- VP Al Gore, to David Letterman, after
a joke about Clinton’s fast food habits

"Maybe I was spoiled by your predecessor, but as a
taxpayer and as a man who tells jokes for a living, I’m
not sure I’m getting my money’s worth out of you."
- David Letterman, to Al Gore
"I appreciate Representative Frank trying to enhance my
dull image, but in terms of obsession with sex, I’m not in
Barney’s league."
- Sen. Sam Nunn, responding to Frank’s
charge that the senator is ‘obsessed with sex and involved
in an anti-gay witch hunt'

"I let him live on a farm. I guess he learned naturally
from the animals that were around."
- Televangelist Pat Robertson, who opposes sex ed in
schools, on his son Tim’s introduction to the facts of life.

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i think therefore i am" -unknown