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MAKING IT BETTER: Feeling Lonely…Being Alone, What’s The Difference?

A friend called me a few days ago from South America. We are very good friends but don’t get to speak to one another often. When I saw the international alert on my phone, for some reason I thought it might be her. She is a very accomplished woman who I would easily say is […]

Fake News Meets German Racism

Fake News Meets German Racism

The story, about a mob of Arab men rampaging through the well-heeled streets of Frankfurt and sexually assaulting German women as they went, must have been irresistible — so irresistible that Bild, a popular newspaper, published it early this month with little scrutiny. The problem, as the local police soon found, was that it was […]

The Power Of User Personas

The Power Of User Personas

  If you’re a business owner, then you know there is a massive difference between starting a business and building a business. And the gap between a great idea and a great business is a tough one to close. Because it’s not enough to create a product or service. No matter how innovative, beautiful or […]

Ways To Develop Daily Discipline

Ways To Develop Daily Discipline

Many people wonder how I manage to stay so disciplined. They think my life must be very hard because I’ve always followed a strict schedule, from when I was training to be an Olympic athlete to now, since I’ve co-founded Onbotraining, an online coaching service that helps people achieve their goals. But I don’t see […]

Mobile Connectivity: A Lifeline For Refugees

Mobile Connectivity:  A Lifeline For Refugees

As well as being essential for keeping in touch with loved ones, many refugees view access to a mobile phone and the internet as being as critical to their safety and security as food, water and shelter, according to a new report by UNHCR and Accenture. The report, “Connected Refugees: How the Internet and Mobile Connectivity Can Improve […]

The 7 Techniques To Influence Anyone Of Anything

The 7 Techniques To Influence Anyone Of Anything

    If I can tell my children to read one post of mine, it would be this post. Influence is how they will navigate a world of uncertainty. Robert Cialdini is the most influential person in the world. And by that I mean, he wrote the book, “Influence”, which sold 3 million copies and […]

Success Is the Biggest Benefit of Being Adaptable

Success Is the Biggest Benefit of Being Adaptable

Adapting to changing conditions is an essential part of running your life — and your business. The business landscape changes all the time, and you have to be ready for it. Without adaptability, you are going to find yourself in serious trouble. Adaptability isn’t just a problem for you. It’s a problem with the entire […]

The Power of Saying ‘No’

The Power of Saying ‘No’

As entrepreneurs we hear “no” on a regular basis. It’s almost like it’s part of the job description. To try and counteract some of that negativity, we say yes — a lot. Being on the receiving end of a no can be brutal, but saying yes to everything isn’t going to make up for that. […]

8 Bad Communication Habits You Need to Break Immediately

8 Bad Communication Habits You Need to Break Immediately

Conversations are a big part of our everyday lives. And whether you think of yourself as a world-class communicator or as someone who would rather just send an email than deal with face-to-face chatter, chances are you have at least a few bad communication habits that are driving people crazy. Take a look at these eight common faux […]

‘W’Africa Better Prepared To Contain Future Ebola Outbreaks’

‘W’Africa Better Prepared To Contain Future Ebola Outbreaks’

The World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti has said that West Africa is better prepared to tackle future outbreaks of Ebola. In an exclusive interview with VOA, Moeti noted that Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea are now able to respond more quickly to emergencies because of upgrades to their surveillance, laboratory […]