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WE ARE IN BATTLE - WHICH SIDE ARE YOU FIGHTING?


The battle between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness is stiffer in our time more than ever before.

It is so stiff that the agents of the kingdom of darkness have their very existence dependent on it. They cannot rest neither can they eat, nor sleep until their mission is accomplished. They are on a ticking deadline. They have been mandated to kill, to destroy and to divert the destiny of the righteous unsuspecting ignorant careless children of God who do not know the power they carry . They have been anointed with different satanic gifts to lie, seduce, deceive, dissuade, discourage, lure, constrain, attack, disarm and  ridicule those who call themselves the children of God.
The agents of darkness have engaged the use of



FIVE REASONS TO WRITE A BOOK

1). You Know Something Enough; You feel A Need to Put it in Writing for Posterity Sake:

Here most text books and academic instructional guides fall under this category. Usually written by industry experts who lay bare hard empirical data for the readers education and enlightenment. 

2). You Have Discovered A New Idea or Invented Something Worth Sharing :
New findings in a niche can become the reason for a writer or a group of researchers to decide to publish a book. In this case the individual or the group have developed a new method of doing something that is worth sharing to the general public.

MANAGING A CREATIVE START-UP BUSINESS IN AFRICA


In Africa, the way business is conducted is quite rigorous because one is literally up against a lot. Talk about high illiteracy rates, poor infrastructure like power supply, access roads, multiple taxation, etc -  the list continues.

The mere decision to embark on a journey of entrepreneurship frightens most Africans to their bones. Parents are more often than not alarmed at a decision by their ward(s) to tow this unfamiliar and unpredictable path. It is usually a sore topic to discuss in family meetings and is a phenomenon usually associated with people who are not able to secure white collar jobs.

But where are the jobs??
Are there enough jobs in the world to go round everyone??

CLIMATE, WEATHER AND BUILDING COLLAPSE


ABSTRACT
Climate change has become a reality and so has building collapse. Global Reports have already shown serious changes in rainfall volume and timing resulting in heavier floods or in other situations more intense temperature waves.  The science that deals with understanding and employing ethical processes in our daily activities in order to mitigate the negative effects of climate change caused by man's activities is referred to as Green Building or sustainable development. It is sometimes also called sustainable building/design. The idea of sustainable comes in three forms; Environmental sustainability, Economic/ Financial/cost sustainability and Social sustainability i.e. User friendliness/comfort/ health. The challenge of building collapse in  Nigeria is clearly an issue that traverses these three aspects.  This paper examines the occurrence of building collapse in Nigeria from the consultant's view point with a view to highlight the importance of adopting green building practices by Architectural Consultants as the leaders of the building team. Documented cases of building collapse in Nigeria within the past decade are reviewed, the stated causes are highlighted. Furthermore, industry bespoke practises on building collapse mitigation across the globe are studied. These include specifically America, Europe and Asia. A comparative analysis of the sustainable approaches adopted in these climes is drawn. In conclusion, it is recommended that the Nigerian Architect must imbibe these methods to see a future with less or absolutely no cases of building collapse. Keywords: climate change, building collapse, sustainable design, professional ethics, consultants' responsibilities.

KEEP WORKING EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE EMPLOYEES


LAW: Excerpt from the book
48 Laws Of Architectural Consulting


KEEP WORKING EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE EMPLOYEES
Don’t hire staff to replace you, hire people to help you keep being great at what YOU do.

As is very common with every business owner or professional practitioner, the moment they find someone who can stand in for them at work, they become lazy and start skipping their own CEO duties. The tendency to become slack with tasks that they ordinarily would have attended to keenly sets in and this is a natural human feeling often fueled by the belief that they (employees) are being paid to do ‘the work’ therefore we don’t have to do anything, any more.