Watch my interview with Agyeman Asamoah, an upcoming Ghanaian artist who works very well with “Juke”. Learn about his incredible paintings and their meaning in a few minutes.
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Recently I began to question the usefulness of every message I have ever heard from the likes of Dr. Mensah Otabil and Pastor Poju Oyemade who have been my Main Senior Pastors For the past ten years or so. I am not questioning their usefulness because the messages themselves are querstionable. They certainly are all extremely powerful contributions of these great minds/spirits. But I am asking myself what I have actually done with those useful messages. I asked myself the same question about every professor in whose class I sat back in school, about the over a hundred and fifty books in my current library and many others in my past read and unread.
Originally Posted on LinkedIn June 14, 2016
In the past week or so I have been involved in a number of tasks that required a little bit more involving problem solving skills. Not involving because the problems were particularly difficult to solve but because there were a number of approaches to solving these problems and the issue became finding the most effective way. Have you ever come across one of those exam questions where you are asked to choose the best answer or the most appropriate answer or the answer that required the least administrative effort. That is the kind of thing I am writing about.
The first case I will share is the case where we were trying to map the columns of a set of tables from one database to those of a single table in a another separate but related database. We had managed to combine a set of about thirty structurally uniform tables into one data set using the WITH and UNION ALL clauses then we ran into the challenge that all columns at source were not present at destination. The columns we were seeing at the destination were derived for the most part. We had one or two options: simply offload the problem to the vendor or re-write the application code which needed the table (involving a different vendor). Both approaches involved a third party who did not share our enthusiasm to make this work for obvious reasons. However we at least got the first vendor to give us the mappings that existed; the rest we had to get by painstakingly extracting sample rows and comparing source and destination then writing simple SQL to create derived columns. It took some time and effort and the tenacity of Joshua Adom.
The second example I will share is that of a situation we observed after performing an upgrade over the weekend on an Oracle installation sitting on AIX. It so happened that the upgraded databases shared a certain server with another set of databases in the reporting environment which were yet to be upgraded. The first thought was to move the data to another reporting serve which still had the old Oracle version during the next restore cycle. Good idea but might overload the other server. The Christopher Atayero and Ugonna Udunwa nailed it simplistically – install two Oracle homes on the same server!
Such “simple breakthroughs” happen in our work environments when we are able to apply simple principles to our approach to problem solving:
1. Agility. Be open to a variety of approaches. They say there are many ways to kill a cat. Some ways end up being more efficient and less expensive. Expense here refers to effort not necessarily money.
2. Skill. Expose yourself to much product knowledge. You may not be using a particular skill set just yet but one day the knowledge you have been accumulating will be demanded by a new problem.
3. Depth. Take a moment to think through an issue. The first thought is not always the best. Subject your ideas to scrutiny and keep asking whether there is a better way.
4. Collaboration. Brainstorm, review and brainstorm again. The solution to a problem should create as few new problems as possible and very low probability of re-occurrence. Having a colleague analyse the solution achieves this goal.
5. Openness. Be humble enough to accept other solutions and contribute to them even when yours simply was not good enough. Develop a Team Mentality and let your motive be to solve the problem not to show off your smartness. You are not the world’s smartest and even if you are, sometimes those you consider below you do have ideas that are above you.
Thanks for reading.
Abena walked briskly towards her car and Philip trailed behind, wondering why she was in such a hurry.
“Hahaha. You think everyone is my girlfriend now? “
“Ok. Your beloved not your girlfriend”
Philip startled some passersby with the roar of his laughter. Abena wasn’t amused. Philip noticed how serious she seemed and tried to explain without giving details of what let up to their acquaintance.
“I just met her on the plane. We happened to sit together”
“I haven’t been on a plane outside Ghana before but whenever I go to Tamale by air, whenever people get to their destination everyone goes their own way. I scarcely see people walking with the people they sat with to arrivals!”
“Hahaha. Abena are you OK? You are sounding jealous!”
Philip had just dropped his luggage in the open booth. He walked to the passage side of the front seat as he made the last statement. Abena was on the driver’s side. She stopped and stared at him momentarily.
“You mean jealous of you flying in planes every now and then?”
The look on her face was a warning that this line of discussion was no longer safe. He changed topics.
“Nice car” he complimented, shutting the door at exactly the same time as Abena started the engine. He was always proud of his upwardly mobile career lady friend. The rest of the drive was not very eventful and as soon as they reached Ablekuma, Abena declined following him in. Zainab came towards the window as soon as she heard the sound of the small red Kia Venga stopping by the gate. She didn’t see clearly but it was obvious Philip was being dropped off by a young lady.
Back in the car Philip reached out to hug Abena and she obliged. This was a little rare between them. They held on for a few seconds then Abena pushed him away abruptly when she felt his lips on her neck!
“What? Are you OK? Did you just kiss me? What? I can’t believe this!”. She kept shaking her head and expressing disgust with the gestures on her face. Philip was dumbfounded. Why did he do that? He had no idea! He just stared into space while Abena questioned him with her eyes. He was glad she resisted at the same time surprised that she, whom he did not think of as particularly spiritual, was the one who woke him up. Abena was raised in a staunch Catholic family and morality was very important. Virginity was a strong virtue. To Pentecostals of the twenty-first century, Speaking in Tongues was much more important than virginity. To Catholics, it was different. There was pride in keeping oneself intact till marriage. Philip experienced the reality of that conviction from Abena’s response. She knew exactly where the boundaries were.
“You see you…” Abena continued her scolding, “You need help o. Please get out of my car!”
Philip promptly opened the door and stepped out. He managed to pick his luggage from the booth and came back, peeping through the glass to say goodbye. “I’m sorry” he mumbled but Abena zoomed off without responding. He pulled out the trolley handle gently and walked through the gate which had been ajar, dragging his bag and a heavy dose of depression. Something was wrong with him. He needed help.
Zainab opened up the front door and beamed with a smile, bright as sunshine. Her eyes sparkled and looked straight into his. She hugged him hard and the took his travel bag from him bringing it through the door.
“Great to have you back” Her voice was ever so soft. “How was your trip?”
“Great! God has been good. Thank God for journey mercies”
Both were smiling sheepishly and blushing heavily. To Zainab, it felt just like welcoming her husband home. She shut the door gently and locked it while Philip looked at her shorts which she had worn specially for this moment. He spelt the mild feminine body spray. When she turned around and look at his eyes again she knew he was ready for her. She pulled him towards herself and planted her lips on his. He did not resist. The entire cycle repeated itself again and they were in bed with each other at 7:00 PM after a few hours of sleep.
“We did it again!” Zainab started.