Had a full fledged conversation yesterday with a couple of friends about the importance of developing our Human Resources as a country. Explain to me how you want a country to develop and fully maximize and exploit its natural and mineral resources when the major factor (Human Resources) hasn’t been refined to a level of efficacy. A primary method of development of Human Resources is through education and for me education goes way beyond the formal education we receive in school (matter of fact I believe our educational system has failed us woefully but that’s a conversation for another day). For me education goes beyond being book smart and involves being life smart and street smart. Hence why I’d urge ourselves to actually take time out to develop ourselves outside school. 1. Learn a new skill 2. Read books and if you don’t like reading, listen to audiobooks. 3. Listen to podcasts. 4. Learn a new language. 5. Listen to other people’s experiences.