Author: Chude Jideonwo

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Chude JideonwoJune 29, 2020

Chude Jideonwo: This is why I am endowing a N1 million prize for difference and diversity in Nigeria

Last year, I wrote a piece on CNN during Pride Month—a month set aside to celebrate sexual and gender diversity ...

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Chude JideonwoApril 6, 2020

Chude Jideonwo: Pandemic reality

This, is from the timeless Harvard Business Review essay on Resilience. It’s the foundation for the Surviving Crises module Joy, ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 7, 2020

Chude Jideonwo’s 5 lessons at 35: Power corrupts 

Why would a best friend you’re helping with a place to stay be so resentful that they would share a ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 6, 2020

Chude Jideonwo’s 5 lessons at 35: Home is where the heart is

“I love your Lagos,” the lover said to me after a beautiful day of driving and dining, visiting and ‘art-gallerying’ ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 5, 2020

Chude Jideonwo’s 5 lessons at 35: You don’t need confidence to cross the street

If there was anything I learnt just after I turned 30 in 2015 and then 2016, it was the danger ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 4, 2020

Chude Jideonwo’s 5 lessons at 35: Saying yes to Life

Last year I did an interview that was consequential, to put it lightly. The photographer, Busola Dakolo shared a powerful ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 3, 2020

Chude Jideonwo’s 5 lessons at 35: The valley of the shadow of death

“What is joy?” one of Nigeria’s most powerful politicians (he would be in the top 10 of any rankings, I ...

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Chude JideonwoAugust 3, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable: Compassionate humans

contributed by Kui Wamithi The more I proceed through this journey called life, the more I learn that people need ...

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Chude JideonwoJuly 20, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | Facing Fear (again)

(contributed by Francesca Onomarie Uriri) Recently, my brother had a health challenge that was frightening, debilitating, and quite frankly, difficult ...

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Chude JideonwoJuly 13, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | Mid-year Crisis

The past few days a strange cloud has hovered my spirit. I struggled to report to work and when I ...

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Chude JideonwoJuly 6, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | The greatest gift my mother gave me

When I came out of secondary (high) school in 2000, I was 15. That meant that, though I had excellent ...

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Chude JideonwoJune 29, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | You have two spirals

With every day that you wake up; with every circumstance that you face, every person you have an interaction with, ...

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Chude JideonwoJune 15, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | Don’t lie

Don’t lie to yourself, about what the opportunities that exist in your industry are, because someday ahead you will have to ...

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Chude JideonwoJune 8, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | It’s actually simple

Life is actually simple. You’re in a relationship that’s hurting you? Step out of it. It’s a marriage and you’re ...

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Chude JideonwoJune 1, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | Your life is important already. But do you know it?

Everyone wants to be, for instance, Barack Obama, the star who made history and changed the world and will never ...

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Chude JideonwoMay 25, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | The energy to live

I was walking up the stairs of my house the other day, normally, sprightly, when suddenly I remembered something that ...

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Chude JideonwoMay 18, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | Stretch is good

Knowing who you are and how you best function doesn’t mean you should close your mind and actions to other ...

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Chude JideonwoMay 11, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | Leaking

I have spoken twice about emotional leakage – and in context, I have used it to explain when the parts of yourself ...

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Chude JideonwoMay 4, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | Love and duty

When you die, if you are West African like I am, your kinsmen will most likely rally around and arrange ...

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Chude JideonwoApril 27, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | Pay attention to yourself

Stop looking for signs of your own progress in other people’s eyes or actions. You know where you are coming ...

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Chude JideonwoApril 20, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | Accountable

I like to make a small difference between holding myself responsible for something or holding myself accountable. The former means ...

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Chude JideonwoApril 13, 2019

Decide for yourself | The Daily Vulnerable

When people come to meet me for advice, they often want me to look into my life’s situations and tell ...

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Chude JideonwoApril 6, 2019

The Daily Vulnerable | Sorry, but your fears are boring

I always laugh when younger people tell me in an urgent voice, the voice you use when you have something ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 30, 2019

Rookie mistake | The Daily Vulnerable

I used to make this mistake a lot, and today I continue to be surprised when people make that elementary ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 23, 2019

How does one deal with insecurity? | The Daily Vulnerable

Therapy helps. But when it comes to emotions, therapy is about management more than anything else. And what you want ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 18, 2019

From Africa to the world | A letter from RED, as 2019 kicks into gear 

Our fourth presidential win. It was completely worth waiting for before writing this year’s letter. Our company, StateCraft Inc., after ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 16, 2019

Good grief | The Daily Vulnerable

You know when you break up with someone you shouldn’t have been with, end a business partnership you shouldn’t have ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 9, 2019

You can learn a lot from driving | The Daily Vulnerable

No matter what other drivers are doing, you can’t move forward if you spend your time looking at them. Some ...

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Chude JideonwoMarch 2, 2019

“Your mother doesn’t know what she is talking about” | The Daily Vulnerable

One of the interns at one of our companies came to spend an evening with me – he had things ...

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Chude JideonwoFebruary 23, 2019

Does it honour you? | The Daily Vulnerable

That relationship you’re in, that friendship you’re participating in, that business you’re running, that church or mosque or temple you’re ...

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