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Richard Branson: The Key to Success Is Intention

Richard Branson: The Key to Success Is Intention

The key to success, according to Richard Branson, is not only productivity and motivation — but intention. “A day without intention is a day wasted,” the Virgin Group CEO writes in a recent blog post. “Without intention, there can be no productivity, and in turn no success.” Whether you’re simply going on a morning jog […]

Why Connectivity In Africa Is Set To Be The Next Big Issue

Why Connectivity In Africa Is Set To Be The Next Big Issue

The varied experiences of technology and connectivity across the continent speak clearly to the phrase ‘Africa is not a country.’ From Kenya to Nigeria, and from Egypt to South Africa, national infrastructure and the narratives that surround the digital space are often worlds apart. It is undeniable however, that the world is sitting up and […]

The Trash Queen That’s Turning The Wheels Of Waste Management In Lagos

The Trash Queen That’s Turning The Wheels Of Waste Management In Lagos

In Lagos, Nigeria, the sights and smells of uncollected garbage are shocking. Piles of rubbish lie on streets, outside homes, around places of work and in areas where children play. Waste fills drainage areas and waterways that lead to the Atlantic Ocean, creating breeding grounds for diseases such as malaria. Cities across the world struggle […]

Randi Zuckerberg And An 8-Year-Old Girl Take On Gender And Digital Divide

Randi Zuckerberg And An 8-Year-Old Girl Take On Gender And Digital Divide

By the time Randi Zuckerberg’s first child was a toddler, she was firmly entrenched in the hyper-connected world of Silicon Valley. After six years working at Facebook she was founding Zuckerberg Media and in the midst of writing Dot Complicated, a business book about our wired lives. But as a parent she was suddenly faced […]

Beauty Is More Than Makeup, And More Technical Than We Imagine

Beauty Is More Than Makeup, And More Technical Than We Imagine

Beauty is more than Makeup, it is deeper and more technical than we imagine. Some people do so many spa treatments in and outside Nigeria but do you know that Botox treatment and intensive spa treatment can be done in Nigeria? Yes! The ‘beauty’ industry is taking a new turn in Nigeria there is a […]

Lessons You Should Learn Sooner Than Later

Lessons You Should Learn Sooner Than Later

Some say youth is wasted on the young. Others say wisdom is wasted on the old. If you play your cards right, you can avoid both pitfalls. We all start out young and dumb. That is the nature of life. We learn as we go. We grow through trial and error. Experience brings maturity and […]

Planting The Seeds Of Quality Education In Ethiopia

Planting The Seeds Of Quality Education In Ethiopia

Atti Worku is a fashion model turned educator and NGO-founder. From representing Ethiopia at the Miss Universe Pageant in Thailand, Atti is now concerned with providing quality education to children in her birthplace, Adama, Ethiopia. Her foundation, Seeds of Africa is an afterschool program that is modeled after project-based learning. Seeds also runs community development […]

Coach K On Leadership and the Morning Habits of NBA Stars

Coach K On Leadership and the Morning Habits of NBA Stars

Mike Krzyzewski, or Coach K as he’s more commonly called, is much taller in person than he looks on TV. I guess that’s because the coach of Duke’s multiple champion men’s basketball team and Team USA’s gold medal men’s basketball team wasn’t surrounded by 6-foot-11-inch super athletes at the time I met him in a midtown […]

Powerful Habits for Marketing Yourself And Building a Personal Brand

Powerful Habits for Marketing Yourself  And Building a Personal Brand

Building and promoting your own personal brand is just as important for your success and happiness as it is for any business. In her book Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself, executive coach, trainer, and consultant Rita B. Allen explains that there are 10 habits you should adopt to market yourself while building a more powerful […]

Working 80 Hours A Week Is Not Actually What Leads to Success

Working 80 Hours A Week Is Not Actually What Leads to Success

You can tell a soon-to-fail entrepreneur by the tired, haggard look in his eyes. Like extras from “The Walking Dead,” they stumble around looking not entirely alive. Because they aren’t. Despite covariance in the rate of startup failures with overworked CEOs, the problem persists. Some founders are fanatical when bragging that they work 60 to […]