Category Archive: Inspiring

Think!

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Too often everyday life becomes rote, and we settle into a practiced way of doing things, rather than a considered way. But great leaders are also known as thinkers. Great achievers are great… Continue reading

Fierce Sun – a Word for Go-getter

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The word jua kali means ‘fierce sun’ in Swahili, but also translates to a person, businessman, or entrepreneur who can fix or practically do anything upon request. In Kenya these types of workers have… Continue reading

Dealing with Difficult People

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Let’s face it, people can often be difficult. They can be uncooperative, lazy, obstructive and downright irrational. It’s the manager’s job to deal with all that, and more. It takes a lot of… Continue reading

Smaller Bites = Bigger Gains

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I have written about the dangers of multitasking before — studies at MIT concluded that the human brain is only capable of focusing on one thing at a time. Yes, you can drive… Continue reading

Get Fibre, Get Speed, Get BoltSpeed

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Every Wednesday I choose one of the top ads from the current crop, to feature as ‘Ad of the Week’ in my column on Marklives.com — Africa’s foremost marketing site. This week we… Continue reading

Using Social Media to Raise Funds

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Raising funds for a good cause is seldom easy, especially when it’s in a country that has been devastated by civil unrest and regime removal. Egyptian TV Producer, Mohamed El Garhey, was involved… Continue reading

Conquering the Fear of Public Speaking

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For many (if not most) people, public speaking is something to be avoided — psychologists say it ranks up there with death, moving house and divorce as one of the most stressful things… Continue reading

DIY Law – How to Get Things Done in Nigeria

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Although Nigeria has the largest GDP in Africa, it ranks horribly low in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report, coming in 39th in the continent. This is mainly due to slow bureaucracy, but… Continue reading

SA Pips Nigeria in Millionaire Stakes

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South Africa’s richest person (and Africa’s second richest after Nigerian Aliko Dangote) is former DeBeers chairman Nicky Oppenheimer. And he is just one of 16 South Africans named in Forbes’s 2015 List of… Continue reading

The Future According to The Zuck

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Mark Zuckerberg, the name that launched a billion cat photos, has some firm ideas about 2016, and where Facebook is heading from there and into the future. Think Artificial Intelligence (to better understand what… Continue reading