Pat Utomi and others speak on entrepreneurship and business management at The Platform Nigeria

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Attendees of the recently concluded The Platform Nigeria held at the Covenant Christian Center, Iganmu, Lagos State will continue to relish the various sessions of the annual Independence Day celebration event. Provocative and interesting at the same time, the event had Nigerians engrossed from start to finish.

Featuring eminent speakers such as seasoned business expert Prof. Patrick Utomi, Prof. Pius Adesanmi, Mother of terrakulture, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Bishop Kukah, foremost business and crisis manager Judith Smith and Olusegun Adeniyi of the THIS DAY, the events had powerfully insightful quotes flying around.


Here are some of the quotes on leadership, entrepreneurship, business management:

On Business Management and Entrepreneurship:

“Entrepreneurship is the process of creative destruction- creatively destroying and improving yesterday’s progress.” – Utomi Pat

“We must understand entrepreneurship if indeed we want to curb unemployment, solve nation problems and create national wealth.” – Utomi Pat

“Nothing beats a great idea.” – Utomi Pat

“Develop a culture of fixing things and shy away from mediocrity” – Pius Adesanmi

“Response to crisis; First, have a strategy, also find out d facts, execute on d strategy.” – Judith Smith

“Having a Plan; Having a Strategy is the first way out of a Crisis.” – Judith Smith

“Nothing is more dangerous than not thinking.” – Pat Utomi

“The greatest thing we have is what is in our brains and in our hands, both must be used!” – Bolanle Austen-Peters

Bolanle Austen-Peters addressing the audence at The Platform

Bolanle Austen-Peters addressing the audence at The Platform

Bolanle Austen-Peters on the Creative Industry

“To derive optimum dividends from creativity, we need to change our and people’s perception about the creative industry”

“It is a fact that Nigerians and Africans are creative people, our rich cultural heritage attests to this.”

“The creative industry is a goldmine; a lot can still be capitalized on there.”

Also read: Branding Quotes from Leke Alder at The Platform Enterprise

On Leadership and Making Progress:

“The real danger to progress is not the absence of literacy rather it is our inability to learn, unlearn, and relearn again.” – Bishop Kukah

“Greatness means that you hate the idea that things function at less than an excellent level”- Pius Adesanmi

“Understand the issues that are important to you and connect with people responsible for those issues.” – Judith Smith

“You can never translate asset into character!” – Bishop Kukah

“Value shapes Human progress. Without values, you cannot make Progress.” – Utomi Pat

“If you aren’t a leader who is accountable, there’s bound to be consequences.” – Judith Smith

The biggest test for leadership in today’s world is actually leading – Judith Smith

“Delayed gratification has been lost in our culture; everyone wants a shortcut to success.” – Pius Adesanmi



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