The Parable of the Pencil

Parable of the Pencil

The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. There are 5 things you need to know, he told the pencil, before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.

One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone’s hand.

Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.

Three: You will be able to correct mistakes you will make.

Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.

And Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

Now replacing the place of the pencil with you; always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.

One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in God’s hand. And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.

Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems, but you’ll need it to become a stronger person.

Three: You will be able to correct mistakes you might make or grow through them.

Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s on the inside.

And Five: On every surface you walk, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to serve God in everything.

By understanding and remembering, let us proceed with our life on this earth having a meaningful purpose in our heart and a relationship with God daily.

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Google announce G-Nigeria 2010.

Google is very excited to meet with software developers, entrepreneurs and Computer Science students in Nigeria, G-Nigeria 2010, will be held  between February 18 – 20 at the University of Lagos.

Day 1: For Software Developers

February 18

Day 1 will focus on pushing the boundaries of web applications using Google developer technologies. Google engineers and web development leaders will lead you through one full day of in-depth sessions on the latest Google technologies and hands-on codelabs. The day will also be about bringing brilliant developers together to share their own ideas. There will be plenty of time to meet other developers, discuss ideas and share what you’ve been working on.

Day 2: For Marketing Professionals and Entrepreneurs
February 19

Day 2 will be full of Google product demonstrations for businesses to help spur innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. We will discuss how to create local content using online tools, how to market them and how to monetize. Furthermore we will discuss several tools to better manage your business. In addition, we have invited several venture capitalists from around the world to talk about raising capital for your business.

Day 3: For Computer Science Students
February 20


Day 3 will basically contain shorter versions of Day 1 presentations and include a session with venture capitalists. We will also cover some of the existing Google student outreach programs and opportunities.

2nd-4th of February 2010 at Muson Center Onikan Lagos, Nigeria.

Lanre Dahunsi : 2009 in Retrospect

The year (2009) has sure had its up and downs from a low technical run to high personal development gig. The highlights of 2009 includes the following from meeting very wonderful fellows to being a raving fan of numerous authors (Tom Peters,Seth Godin,Peter Drucker).

January 2009

Journey Starts as the Vice-President of JCIUNILAG.
Session at “Tom Associate” on The Business of Consulting (January 7, 2009)

February 2009

Attends the “JCI Nigeria Area A Conference”- FESTAC 2009.
Attends the JCI Presenter Course (The JCI Effective Presentation Course) .

March 2009

Select Committee Members for the organizing of the “2009 JCUNILAG Annual Leadership and Entrepreneurship Lecture”.

April 2009
Daystar Megastar Summit 2009.
Barcamp Nigeria 2009.
Planning towards organizing the 2009 JCUNILAG Annual Leadership and Entrepreneurship Lecture.
First Semester Examinations Starts.

May 2009
Oceanic Banks’ Global Leaders Forum
Attends the “15th JCI Nigeria Collegiate Conference” Ehingbeti 2009 held at the The Administrative Staff College (ASCON), Badagry, Lagos. – 7th – 10th May 2009 .
Goldman Sachs Lagos Presentation Day.
Starts the Basic Certificate in Leadership Course at the Daystar Leadership Academy.

June 2009

JCI UNILAG Annual Leadership and Entrepreneurship Lecture -June 25 (Michael Jackson Dies @ the age of 50…What a great loss to the world).

July 2009

Graduation at the Daystar Leadership Academy Basic Leadership Course .
2009 JCIUNILAG Convention/Presidential Dinner – July 4 200 ( USA Independence Day).
Awards : Most Outstanding Member JCIUNILAG 2009 LOM Year.
“Best Project” for being the Team Leader of the JCIUNILAG Annual Lecture 2009.

Hand Over as Vice-President JCIUNILAG.

August 2009
2009 JCI Ikeja QLV Seminar.
“MICA Leadership Summit Africa 2009” Season 2.
Got Hooked to Tom Peters Books.
Bootstrapping Starts.
http://www.lanredahunsi.com is registered.

September 2009
Positive Impact Network/SYNC Youth Development Workshop.
AGDC Career Edge Workshop.
LEAP Africa Employability Programme.
Became an active student of the International Institute of Global Leadership.

October 2009

Attends “The Headstone Speaker’s Academy” @ the Headstone Life Development Consult.
“Primeworx Web Academy”.
Mastermind Alliance Meeting with Kola Osinowo and Mayowa Sage Kuti .
Started Attending Eagles Toastmasters International Meetings.

November 2009

Final Year Examinations Start at the University of Lagos.
Final Year Project.
Attends the Leap Africa Leadership Awards.

December 2009

Final Year Project.
Mushin Area Makeover/Community Makeover Project.
Convocation in View (January 20th 2010).