Why we should strive for vulnerability & imperfection in business & life.
This Friday is my birthday, which happens to be on Valentine's Day. Ever since I can remember (since I moved to the U.S.), I have had a "secret" pride that my birthday falls in Black or African-American History Month. I've also learned recently that V-Day also honors the birthday of Frederick Douglass. This week is even "Negro History Week". Rosa Parks' birthday was February 4. Oh and Abraham Lincoln's is February 12. I love these facts about my birthday month. I'm sure it's likely that the reason for this pride is because of having been born and raised in Nigeria.
While I learned about the slave trade in grade school, I remember feeling profound sadness when I moved to the U.S. and actually met and had African-American friends--sad that...