Hello, thanks for your interest in what I am doing now.
I am on a sabbatical, listening and learning new things. Sometimes, I write about the new and old lessons. Join my private email list to be the first to know when I have an update.
I’m exploring the idea of micro residency; this is when you live in a location for between one and three months. During this period, you immerse yourself in the local culture and build cultural intelligence and wisdom. Then, you repeat the cycle in a new location – preferably one with a different cultural perspective from the last. I have done this in Accra, Boston, Uyo, and most recently (as of Q1 2023) in Zanzibar. Thinking about where to live next. Let me know if you have somewhere in mind.
One of the benefits of traveling is that I meet a cocktail of beautiful and fascinating people. In 2023, I have been hosting the CuriosityU, an unconference for curious, conscious, and awesome people to compound in wisdom and trust. We’ve done this in Mexico and Zanzibar. Tell us who to invite to the next one.
When responsibility calls, I contribute independently through Curiosity. When led, I co-invest in founders and platforms enabling a flourishing future for all. Curiosity serves as a holding for my investments, consulting, experiments, collaborative projects, and initiatives that align with my overarching goal of contributing to the long-term future of humanity hinged on flourishing people, platforms, and policy.
Sometimes, the experiences from some of the things I had helped build in the past come in handy – both expanding my range and helping to form unique perspectives. I had worked on the ethics and governance of AI initiative at Harvard, rationality community building, and an international standard / recommended practice on the impact of autonomous and intelligent systems on human wellbeing. I used to be a strategist at innovation hubs in Nigeria and co-convened an innovation platform that birthed a million USD investment in fostering innovation in a state in Nigeria.
Previous adventures can be found here.
Until December 2022, I was COO at a human flourishing media and teaching company (joyinc.xyz) present in the USA, UK, and Nigeria with a mission to build safe, warm spaces across business, government, and culture and equip a new generation of Africans with happiness and flourishing skills. I have been on the founding team since 2017. I still support the good people and ideas at AllforDevelopment, the development organisation I founded and led from 2009 to 2017, contributing to policy, global education, leadership, and human development initiatives.
Updated May 16, 2023 while sitting on a sofa in a remote part of Nigeria.
[This page was inspired by the amazing Derek and his /now page.]