In a society where there is a huge gap between the peasants and the bourgeois, it is not difficult to understand why the masses would rally behind the underdog. At this point, feelings of spite or envy would pale because we would all be fighting the common cause: Lift up the common man. For if we see him up there, it feels as though we made it up there too. We have struck a blow against the wielders of opulence.
I never bothered with the Big Brother show but due to the furore it created, I noticed. The reality show which was aired across the continent live-streamed for three months. We all know the details of the show.
Jim Ovia (born November 4, 1951) is a Nigerian businessman who founded Zenith Bank in 1990. After gaining degrees at both Southern University and University of Louisiana at Monroe, he attended Harvard Business School. He served as CEO until 2010, when he transferred into the chairman role. He has been the recipient of a Nigerian national honor.
Jim Ovia is the Founder of Zenith Bank Plc where he retired as pioneer Group Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer after two decades of meritorious leadership which positioned the bank as one of the largest and most profitable banks in Africa. As an accomplished banker with over three decades experience, he introduced a great deal of innovations into the Nigerian banking industry.
Note to business people everywhere, even you casual Californians: Don’t show up for a business meeting in flip-flops, shorts and a hoodie. Like, ever, man. Suit up and dress like the professional you are or aim to be. Because, as the tried-and-true adage goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Bringing your A-game — and prepping your notes and/or pitch or presentation — are only half of the business meeting readiness equation. The other half is simply looking the part. And this advice couldn’t ring truer than when you meet with a prospective client, connection or employer for the very first time.