Two things happen when you break a coconut: You have the water spill and the coconut meat for consumption. It’s true that some coconuts don’t have water in them, but people say they are tastier. However, the first thing that comes out of most coconuts is the water and that’s not what the coconut is all about. Some of us are smart enough to quench our thirst with the water, while others do away with it and go for the main deal. Whichever way, the real coconut has two offers all in the promise of one. Breaking the coconut is a story of young Africans who in their journey had affected their peers and communities in ordinary ways that turned out extraordinary irrespective of life’s curveballs. They made their mark and are now on different timelines in their lives. Here are some of the inspiring lessons they share in their journey and moments that broke them. This serves as heads-up to the next generation of game changers.
About the Author
Charles Umeh is a TED Speaker an International published Author and Millennial Influencer. Born in Lagos,Nigeria.He also serves as a management Consultant and host the B.T.C (Breaking The Coconut) TV Show which gives us insights into litany of lessons entrepreneurs and change makers in Africa face. His first book BREAKING THE COCONUT, tells the stories of African Millennial Change Agents and their capacity to beat life’s odds. His book is available in over 38,000 on line stores globally and on www.breakingthecoconut.com. TheBTCShow series which he produces and host is watc hed all over Nigeria and Africa. He works to create a workplace where people and organizations are at par with global best practices with the evolving future of work through the “coconut work- lab” a workshop held quarterly which he hosts helps intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs learn and unlearn most new insights in the workplace benchmarking global best practices. He leads the team at Breaking the Coconut ltd