Why are the developed nations of the world developed and why are most African nations underdeveloped? Dr Akintunde believes the answer is differences in value systems. In Value Shift, Dr Akintunde demonstrates that developed nations are so because they have evolved value systems that implicitly place people at the centre of all the society does. This is largely not the case with under-developed nations of Africa. He further argues that for African societies to progress, there has to be a value shift. This shift must of a necessity be based on the society as a whole placing the highest regard on human life and building systems around this. Dr Akintunde extensively draws from his experience of the two worlds; first growing up in Nigeria, then living, schooling and working in the United Kingdom for over a decade.
This book answers the perennial question of what Africa must do to progress to the league of developed nations. In Value Shift, Dr Akintunde identifies the right set of values that Africa must keep and those value systems that governments, organizations, societies and individuals in Africa must exchange for more progressive values. This book is a must-read for every African, either living in Africa or in the diaspora and anyone with an interest in the development of the African continent.
Dr Henry Akintunde is a General Practitioner (Family Doctor) in the UK National Health Service. He is one of six partners in a town practice with about 12,000 registered patients. Henry is a Primary Care Training Programme Director and Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Examiner. He is also a tutor in General practice for the Universities of Oxford, Leicester and Warwick.
As a John Maxwell certified coach, speaker and trainer, Henry believes in adding value to people and helping them multiply their results. He is the author of S.M.A.R.T tips for success: Become the best version of you. Henry and his wife Jumoke are currently lead ministers of Christ Image Assembly Northampton, a church with a vision for raising a people of difference who are making a difference.