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31st July 2019 At the turn of this century, the wealth of the world began to drift from merchants and oil magnates to entrepreneurs. These crops of individuals did not earn their billions by climbing corporate ladders, rather from intangible random ideas that they decided to act on and bring into actualization. One thing that these tech entrepreneurs have in common is their desire to make the world easier and more comfortable to live in. They are concerned about how ordinary people on the street will have access to computers, connect with friends from the back of the globe and enjoy the luxury of inter-connectivity. An entrepreneurial mindset is one where a person does not think only what he will get but what others will benefit from his actions. It does not matter wheth...read more
31st July 2019 The period between July and September is a time that we used to look forward to as children and now that we have become parents, we have come to realize the burden of keeping children at home during the holidays. With the prevailing economic situation in the country, it is fast becoming a mirage to go on vacation especially for middle-class families. This harsh reality is what school owners are also catching on by organizing affordable tutorials for children during the holidays. As a proponent of enabling children to have time off academic activities during the holiday period, the following ways have been highlighted as a guide to keep our wards busy in a way that is beneficial to both parents and wards. 1.    Learn a trade: Let the kids...read more
25 JulyNot Just Average
Not Just Average (Continued from last week) 24th July 2019 Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly. _Albert Einstein The name behind the above quote needs little introduction, considering how much impact his life work had (and still has) on Science. The history of modern-day physics will be incomplete without mentioning Albert Einstein, and in the above quote, he expressed the disparity between men with great spirits and mediocre minds. This brings us to our point for this post:...read more
25 JulyEntrepreneurship - Fireworks or Satellites
Entrepreneurship   Fireworks or Satellites 24th July 2019 The desire of an aspiring businessman (or woman) is to create enduring wealth. And this means putting up a self-sustaining commercial structure that will continuously yield constant and increasing dividends in and out of season. But the story of many emerging entrepreneurs is that it rarely goes beyond being a desire; at best, the business imitates an elaborate fireworks display. They launch out with so much zeal and energy, spend so many funds on campaigns and adverts, then fade out in a matter of months. While others start out with an enduring strategy, conquer prevailing challenges and remain among the top pla...read more
22 JulySustainable Management Strategies
Sustainable Management Strategies Human Resources and Administration   10th July 2019   Employees come first (Not clients). If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients. -Sir Richard Branson. According to Forbes listing, Richard Branson currently grosses about US$ 4.1 Billion, being the chairman of an organization (the Virgin group) that controls over 400 companies in fields ranging from Aviation (Virgin Atlantic airline) to Music (Virgin records music label), and even Space tourism (Virgin Galactic). So when he says that Employees come first in business, not clients; he sure knows what ...read more
22 JulyImprove Your Productivity through Likability
Improve Your Productivity through Likability 10th July 2019 85% of business success depends on how you are able to harness your social engineering. It is an established fact that people do business with people they like, whether they are meeting for the first time or have known them all their lives. Being likable is a task that everyone needs to invest in because this will have direct impact on how productive you are as a business owner or even as an employee. Below are some of the ways you can improve your likability. Be genuinely interested in people. Do not be only interested in using other people to achieve your goals without any care about their personal well-being or happiness. Your accomplis...read more
22 JulyFinancial Skills - STRANDED
Financial Skills   STRANDED   18th July 2019 Do you often find yourself in boat-wrecked situations where you are unable to cater for financial emergencies? Are you often stranded and in need of a cash bail-out despite earning more money than you have been? Well, here are important financial tips to help keep your financial boat afloat in an unpredictable financial economic climate such as ours (Lagos, Nigeria). 1.      Get a Budget and Stick to it Make an honest appraisal of your average spending per month, then categorize them to either needs or wants. For example, needs are items like Foodstuffs, Toiletries, etc which you can t really do without, while exa...read more
22 JulyNot Just Average
Not Just Average 18th July 2019 Mediocrity according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary is defined as the quality or state of being moderate or low quality. Apart from every man s innate ability to recognize and solve problems, it has been scientifically proven that the human brain generates at least 23.3 Watts per hour which is sufficient to power a small bulb. This proven fact proves how there is no limit to what the human mind can achieve however, only a few are able to live above-average lives while others merely run the survival-race throughout life. So do you really want to live a life above average? Is it your desire to leave a name and legacy that will outlast you? I suggest you grab a pen and paper and...read more
WHAT IF YOU LIVE TOO LONG? 6th June 2019   On Tuesday, June 6, 1944, over 150,000 Allied troops comprising of soldiers from the United States of America, British Empire, Canada, Australia, Czechoslovakia, France, Norway and Poland landed on the coast of Normandy in northern France to take on the Nazi military in the largest seaborne invasion in history. This military operation codenamed Operation Overlord began the liberation of German-occupied France (and later Western Europe) from Nazi control and laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front during World War II.   The 75th anniversary of this operation was celebrated on June 4, 2019; the British government hosted the veterans to a boat cruise and an elaborate party in gratitude for t...read more
Dividend of Democracy 12th June 2019 Nigeria's return to democracy twenty years ago has been perceived with different feelings depending on what side of the divide you fall. While many believe it is the best thing to happen to the country, some others see it as a form of government whereby the political elites use power to arrogate favours to themselves. Having gone to the polls six times since the fourth republic, we gradually seem to be getting better or at least more involved, the youths are now showing interest in the process as well as in active participation in form of contesting for positions. The dawn of our democracy was at about the same time as the birth of social media; social media is the democratization of information--where news is broken to millions by...read more
14 JuneKidnapping: Don't be a victim
15th June 2019 Even before the Chibok School kidnap, kidnapping has been a pastime of the Niger Delta militants, they were able to successfully made it both a weapon of fear and a source of fund. Fast forward to 2019, the North-West and the South-West regions of Nigeria have been turned to a theatre of daring kidnappings of high-profile and random individuals. So much that every individual who moves around lives in a healthy and concrete fear of being kidnapped; but fears alone are not enough, we need to learn to avoid being kidnapped where possible. Here are some tips.   1.      Dress down. Avoid dressing flamboyantly or attracting attention to yourself when travelling, this is to prevent being targeted for a large reward by the abductors...read more
29 MarchCSR Workshop
Preparation meets Opportunity: A Window To Excel.  Are you an unemployed/underemployed Millennial below 30years of age?. Are you a NYSC member with less than 6-months to complete your program?   .  Are you a graduate of any discipline/education background with a minimum of 2:2 (Second class lower grade)?.  Are you interested in enhancing your career path and development? This is your chance to take the first step towards building a sustainable and incredible career route. The workshop tagged " Preparation Meets Opportunity: A Window To Excel, is part of AIICO Pension Manager s value adding commitment to consistently empower youths by helping them build career related skills, expand their knowledge base, and improve their brand eq...read more
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