Monthly Archives: March 2020

Coronavirus : When Self Alone, Should Come First

I rushed from my bed, ran out. Then ran back into the bedroom. This is likely to be a long haul job, I thought to myself. I switched off everything in the bedroom that is not necessary to be on, while I ran to my study to do the needful. Whaoh ! CORONAVIRUS : When self alone, should come first !!!

I HAVE BEEN HACKED! OR, HELP I FEEL IT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW UNDER MY NOSE.

While on my bed and doing my early morning routines. I got a message on one of my emails to confirm something. What, I did not think twice, I swiped, and I got a message that reads, ‘Check your Samsung SM-N975F’. What, hackers have got my email. No, I don’t have a Samsung SM-N975F! Resend? No WAY!

Age of Self Protection – From Migrants, Coronavirus (Covid-19), HIV, Influenza or Enemy Cyber Actions – War, Influence, Attack, Theft, etc.

Maybe my state of alertness was high because my friend’s phone just got hacked into. His registered mobile number on our WhatsApps group was changed to another number by the hacker.

Furiously In A State of Helpless

Furiously, I tried all I could, but I was helpless. So sad, I got little help from Yahoo support team. Not this time, I screamed as Yahoo’s 800-293-5568 helpline was busy. If this is happening for real, I felt completely helpless. Rather, Yahoo’s immediate online support seemed to be more interested in selling me Yahoo Mail Pro! But that is a better future protection. I need a solution for a current problem.

After several hours going back and forth on my own, I felt I have done enough to assure myself that. Maybe my email account is still safe. But the one that made me laugh at myself is this …

Am more than sure that my phone is called Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. I have never seen any advert or message calling the same phone, Samsung SM-N975F. Phew! You mean, that email message that asked me to Check my Samsung SM-N975F was just saying, ‘check Samsung Galaxy Note 10+?’

And not that the message went to an hackers phone? But I did not get any message. So, I was justified to feel threatened. What if the message had gone to an hackers phone? He/she would have used the code to open my email from his/her end, on his/her phone. Possibly change my email password and … yes, my mind ran through so many possibilities.

Whaoh ! CORONAVIRUS : When self alone, should come first !!!

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Wait… I just got a debit alert for a WEB buy. I have not bought anything today. Any scammer working my account? No. It’s not happening to me. Wait… It’s a delayed reoccurring payment. I changed my debit card details few days ago and the failed invoice has just been processed.

When Self Alone, Should Come First.

Who is Self – Individual, Family, Group, District, State, or Country?

WhatsApp Two-Steps Verification Security

When the hacking issue happened to my friend, someone ‘shouted’ out some instructions as if our life depended on it. Hello everyone, let us quickly address this issue before it gets out of hand.
When your WhatsApp account is hacked, the hacker simply starts using your integrity. This can include using your contact list to send fake messages or news, stealing of your identity and use of the access that he/she now has into accounts and system for other criminal activities. 

On WhatsApp (or your Bank etc – depending on how far the hacker has gone), the hacker can change your phone number to theirs and replace you with him/herself.
To prevent such a thing from happening to you on WhatsApp, follow these steps:
Go to ‘settings’ on your WhatsApp,
Click on ‘Account’, 
Now, click on ‘Two- step verification’, 
Enter pin,
Input your email address 
And save. 

WhatsApp will ask for the Two-step verification if you or anyone else wants to access your account from a fresh system or change your details. I did this, ages ago on my WhatsApp, and I have tried protecting my email and systems as best as I could. But yes, I know I am still vulnerable. This is not the first trial to get into me. Within the week, I had another attempt that seems to come from an IP in Vietnam.

Which border should we close against Virus or Cyber Attacks?

Tell me, which flight should be cancelled?

Which Military power, intelligence or capability should be deployed?

When individuals are under attack, how can the state intervene?

Whaoh ! CORONAVIRUS : When self alone, should come first !!!

When is it right for Self alone to come first?

Considering my recent experiences, I began to think of other ‘attacks’ that are happening all around the world. From Turkey opening her land borders for migrants to enter Greece, US closing her air borders against some countries, Russia accused of cyber influence or attack in US elections and a claim that some Nigerians of Fulani descent have asked other Fulani’s’ across Northern Africa to come and settle in Nigeria against the wishes of other ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.

When is it right for Self alone to come first? Is it when we want to be a far right ideologist/activities, have America come first in our rants or policy or only after we can properly define ‘Self’. When is it okay for it to be just about, I, me and myself ?

“To be a good parent, you need to take care of yourself so you can have the physical and emotional energy to take care of your family” – Michelle Obama

“Taking care of yourself, doesn’t mean, ‘me first’, it means, ‘me too'”

While other necessities could not freely enter Iran, the political and economic isolation of the country hasn’t stopped COVID-19. Sanctions are threatening to turn an outbreak into a catastrophe. Iran now has the highest number of deaths outside China.

Who Should Give Up, Individuals In Despondency Or Nations After Words War?

Yet, despite the current state of hostilities between the US and Iran, and sanctions placed on the country by coalition forces including the EU, the major players have all offered some help. France, Germany, UK has offered Iran €5m in aid and emergency equipment to combat coronavirus. China has sent personnel, and the World Health Organization have also sent a planeload of assistance.

We are always about ‘Self’, FIRST, then thereafter, others. Love your neighbor AS YOURSELF! But be Selfless in service to others.

Whaoh ! CORONAVIRUS : When self alone, should come first !!!

Jack Welch and his Fun-Work-Life

Jack Welch, who led G.E. through decades of prosperity, is dead at 84. He died on Sunday 1st March, 2020 in New York City.

How did he, described hisFunWorkLife?

Personae Description: Combative and blunt.

Personnel Management: Someone who dislike bureaucracy, made sweeping payroll cuts by slashing G.E. work force. Earning himself the nickname “Neutron Jack,” in the process.

Talent Development: He created intrapreneurs within G.E., and other companies repeatedly recruited talent from there.

Accolades: In 2000, The Financial Times named G.E. “the World’s Most Respected Company” for the third straight year. That was a period, when Mr. Welch was managing the company. And Fortune magazine named him, the “Manager of the Century,” in 1999.

Curtain Fall, Window View Thought: If the widely diversified corporation that Mr. Welch built for about four decades (from 1960 when he joined, to 2001 when he stepped down as Chairman and CEO), is now out of favour in year 2020; why the fight in the trenches of life, especially corporate or political life?

What Mr. Welch gave to hisFunWorkLife, was it, =, >, or <, what he gave to hisWork, what he gave to hisFun, or what he gave to hisLife?

Life Map

  • 1935: Year of his birth, (years before G.E. = about 25 years).
  • 1960: He starts his career at G.E.
  • 2001: He steps down as G.E. Chairman and CEO, (years at G.E. = about 40 years).
  • 2020: He stepped out of life, (years after G.E. = about 19 years).

Fifty Percent of Life at Work (in G.E.) + Fifty Percent of Life Outside of Work = Total Existence

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1160724/Achieving-work-life-balance-according-Jack-Welch.html

There’s no such thing as work-life balance

But that will be throwing out his post G.E. Work-life. This includes productive work, and income generating activities such as the two business books that he co-wrote with his wife, Suzy Welch, “Winning,” published in 2005, and “The Real Life MBA,” published in 2015. Or that he now has an MBA program running at his Jack Welch Management Institute. And that he kept making money from other ventures till he stepped out of life.

Seventy Percent of Life at Work + Thirty Percent of Life Outside of Work = Total Existence

It therefore seems like the most important part of Mr. Welch’s life was about G.E. And Mr. Welch ‘succeeded’ during his time at G.E., so did G.E. defined him? Should whatever G.E. has become now, also define him? Should his life before G.E. or after G.E. define him?

New York Times business columnist James Stewart wrote in 2017, “Hardly anyone considers Mr. Welch a management role model anymore, and the conglomerate model he championed at G.E.- has been thoroughly discredited, at least in the United States.”

But as Mr. John A. Byrne wrote in “Jack: Straight from the Gut,” Jack Welch “…was the right person for the (his) time,”

A story can be written in different ways, to show whichever side we prefer to look from.

Jack Welch – It’s Not Where You Start From

Jack was an only child to a railroad conductor father and a homemaker mum. Neither of his parents had graduated from high school, but he earned a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D.

He inherited a strong company, with $1.5 billion in profits, but took it higher. He led G.E. to a record fivefold jump in revenue and got the company’s stock market shares valuation to soar from $14 billion to more than $410 billion. And for all his hard work, love him or hate him, he went home with a record severance payment of $417 million when he retired in 2001. Got married thrice and surely had kids.

hisFunWorkLife, hisWork, hisFun or hisLife?