Unschooled Schooling Leaders: Lessons on Creativity, Creative Courage & Creative Capitalism

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As much as we all agree that education is a tool to civilization and development, it has been proven that education can be acquired not only in a formal setting, but through several other informal means as the life of this entrepreneur has proven. Without the opportunity of formal education, he made significant impacts as the case stories reveal. Just like Beatrix Potter's popular saying, 'Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality'. It is obvious that the story of our entrepreneur in focus is not different from that of Potter as this woman never had the privilege of being sent to school, and that did not stop her from accomplishing success. As every opportunity of going to school was somehow aborted, our entrepreneur in focus never allowed that to get the best of him, rather he carried on until he accomplished what those who were sent to school could not accomplish.

The story of Alhaji (Dr) Chief Abdur-Raheem Oladimeji is perhaps a confirmation of Ralph Waldo Emerson's opinion that 'he who would be a man must therefore be a non-conformist,' and a non-conformist he truly was in his journey as an entrepreneur. In the course of his creative adventure, he put into practice, creativity, creative courage and creative capitalism that is rare to come by in people that faces the kind of challenges of life that came his way.

This is the case story of Alhaji (Dr) Chief Abdur-Raheem Oladimeji, OFR, the unschooled schooling leaders, with lessons on creativity, creative courage and creative capitalism.