More Thoughts on Strategy


He should win over those of them who are friendly with conciliation and gifts, those hostile through dissensions and force.


If there is equal advancement in peace or war, he should resort to peace



Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

Thomas Carlyle

The enemies should not come to know of his secrets; he should, however, find out the weakness of the enemy. He should conceal, as a tortoise does his limbs, any limb of his own that may have become exposed.


The young man beginning the battle of life should never lose sight of the fact that the age of fierce competition is upon us, and that this competition must, in the nature of things, become more and more intense. Success grows less and less dependent on luck and chance. Preparation for the chosen field of effort, an industry that increasing, a hope that never flags, a patience that never grows weary, a courage that never wavers, all these, and a trust in God, are the prime requisites of the man who would win in this age of specialists and untiring activity.

Major A.R Calhoon

Before you start some work, always ask yourself 3 questions : why I am doing it, what might be the results, and will I be successful. Only when you think deeply, and find satisfactory answers to these questions go ahead.



I have been reading this fantastic book authored by Mr. Ferdinand Ibezim of Selling Skills Support Services Ltd. The book was loaned to me by one of our consultants and I dare say that it is one of the best books I have read in a long time.

Networking involves creating opportunities through meeting people and building strong relationships. These relationships grow and deepen over time, leading to other contacts, relationships and opportunities.

As I read through this book, I reflected on the opportunities that have come my way through Business and social Networking. I am a firm believer that business networking brings with it the added advantage of recommendation and personal introduction, which are always very helpful for developing business opportunities.

Creating a structured plan and process is vital to any successful venture, whether

launching a new business, orchestrating an organizational turnaround or managing your job search networking campaign. It is critical that you clearly identify your network contacts, develop a personalized networking plan and build an administrative process to manage that information.

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A person who uses a network of professional or social contacts to further their career always prioritises helping and giving to others ahead of taking and receiving for themselves.

You must give in order to receive. Be helpful to others and you will be helped in return. Networks of people are highly complex – often it is not possible to see exactly how and why they are working for you, So you must trust that goodness is rewarded, even if the process is hidden and the effect takes a while.