We’re getting along nicely aren’t we? It’s day 5 already!
I don’t even remember how I met Yomi, I know it was online though, and then I had the privilege of meeting him sometime in May last year. He’s a great, older friend who is always a phone call away when I just need to chat about stuff. He’s also the first person I’d talk to if I need to make any hardware decisions, he’s just great like that!
Excited to present the one and only, Mr Mobility!
My name is Yomi Adegboye, though chances are that you know my alter ego, Mister Mobility, better. I am 100% Nigerian. I am a speaker, writer, blogger and techie, and I run Mobility.ng, the most referenced and most respected mobile interest and lifestyle blog on the African continent.
One Thing I Learned In 2013?
I would say that I learnt that no individual is significantly different from the rest of the species. We are all humans. Because we live under different conditions and have to deal with different issues, it may seem that people are really different. But that apparent difference is only skin deep. People will always be people – fallible and so won’t always meet up to your expectations, even when they mean well. A cynical position? Maybe. But every bit the reality on ground regardless of where you turn. Under a specific set of circumstances, human beings are predictable.
What I Am Most Grateful For?
For family and friends, no doubt. I cherish my work and achievements, but the greatest blessings in my life are my family and my friends. I devote as much time as possible to these awesome people who fall within these two circles. Regardless of how talented, powerful or successful one is, in a sense, one needs family and friends. At least, I do.
One Thing I Would Do Differently
I would choose a harder/tougher approach to business. Being Mr Nice in business has left a bitter taste in my mouth. I am adjusting already, of course. I am no longer as nice as I used to be and now have no problems making the tough decisions, regardless of how uncomfortable I may feel about them, or how unpopular they may be. I used to wonder why the most successful people in business seem to be hard/tough people. I no longer do. It is a requirement for success.