I think this comment on the Blog has revealed serendipitously for me the only way to accomplish goals in West Africa. So a bit of serendipity helps me with a proposition of that maybe the best way to work in Africa is to work serendipitously.
I naturally work serendipitously, however to explain how I work is confusing, I have hundreds of projects; they are all in various steps of being completed. Some are on step one, others are on step three, others are going to soon be completed.
Ten Hypothetical projects rated at various levels of completion:
I work on what is fun and easy today, I avoid work on projects until the somehow it become fun and easy. Normally what makes a project fun and easy, is I think of a new solution to one of the steps and I can proceed on one of the projects.
Togo or West Africa is a challenge, as is 80 percent of the planet because directly working on a project rarely succeeds. To continually tickle the progress of a project will one day allow the project to unfold. Therefore the art here it to continuously work on many projects, avoid any direct work, just say no, and wait, the one day Serendipitously the goal is accomplished.
I need to talk with Togo people for five minutes, prompt them to move, then leave and allow serendipitous progress, to talk more than five minutes is ineffective and inefficient.
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