Author Archives: Olajide Olutuyi

About Olajide Olutuyi

Entrepreneur Social Entrepreneur. Calgary Flames fan. Calgary Stampeders fan. Supports conscious capitalism.Progressive conservative( supports sin taxes, low taxes and laissez-faire economy). Former rap fan. Now listens to gospel and country. Believes in volunteering and community service as agents of developmental change. A lot of my time goes into community service, reading, encouraging people and most importantly God’s business. Loves culture , business start-ups and politics of both my home and adopted countries. This is my blog. The opinions and thoughts in my article are mine and I make no mistakes for having them. You may also find articles, news or opinions of others that I agree with or love to keep. More information about my professional background and interests available on my LinkedIn page.

Tasking Nigerian government agencies to improve performance – Part 1

In a recent conversation with a group of friends, I posited that although we may all agree that the buck stops at the desk of the President of the country or the Governor of a state, many government agencies in … Continue reading

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Nigerian start-ups need government support

In my column in the May 2019 edition of this publication, I posited that entrepreneurship education (EE) and government support for start-ups are key factors that have set the United States and China apart as the world’s entrepreneurial powers. Government … Continue reading

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Top Startups 2019: The 25 hottest Canadian companies to work for now

The 2019 LinkedIn Top Startups list reveals the 25 hottest companies where Canadians want to work now. With the 2nd annual Top Startups ranking, we uncover the breakout companies commanding professionals’ attention today: the ones that are growing massively, scrambling … Continue reading

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Nigeria and the population debate

The relationship between population growth and economic development has been a recurring theme in debates on economic development since the publication of An Essay on the Principle of Population, the 1798 book by Thomas Malthus. The British scholar argued that … Continue reading

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Promoting intrapreneurship in Nigeria’s public sector

In my last column, I highlighted the imperative of promoting Entrepreneurship Education (EE) in Nigeria given the positive correlation between EE and innovative start-up activities, which have positive impacts on the economy. This month’s column focuses on intrapreneurship, which is … Continue reading

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Millennials Are Geared To Create Impactful Change In The Nonprofit Sector

“Harnessing the power of energy to transform the lives of 10 million people.” This is the challenge of the 2018 Hult Prize. Whether teams are seeking to provide adequate protein sources to urban slums or working to bring educational opportunities … Continue reading

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4 Ways Millennials and Nonprofits Are Perfect for Each Other

Millennials have become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, and employers that ignore the millennial influence do so at their own peril. Many millennials started their careers during the Great Recession, or during its repercussions, with huge societal pressures: … Continue reading

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Promoting entrepreneurship education in Nigeria for job growth

The rate of unemployment – including graduate unemployment – in Nigeria is alarming. While the unemployment rate across the entire working population was 23.1%, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the jobless rate among Nigerians between the ages … Continue reading

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The rise of a new Tribe

The Cambridge dictionary defines a tribe as a group of people, often of related families, who live together, sharing the same language, culture and history. It is in this light that tribe in this piece has been used to describe … Continue reading

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Want To Make Money In Africa? Start by Solving Any of These 5 Serious Challenges

When most people look at Africa, there are two very strong but opposite images that emerge: Some see a continent where there are too many challenges and others see a land of vast opportunities. The interesting thing is, Africa’s biggest … Continue reading

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