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Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative announces world-class semi-finalist judging panel

Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative announces world-class semi-finalist judging panel The semi-finalist judging panel for this year’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) have been announced. The ANPI is a prize competition for African entrepreneurs spearheaded by the Jack Ma Foundation. For the next ten years, the ANPI will be hosted across Africa culminating in an annual finale where ten finalists will...... more

Better Life Billionaire Promo unveiled; aims to create 130 millionaires in 13 weeks

Better Life Billionaire Promo unveiled; aims to create 130 millionaires in 13 weeks The Better Life Billionaire Promo (or “BLB Promo”), a novel initiative of NNB Capital & Investments Limited, a financial and investment advisory firm, has been officially launched in Nigeria. The maiden edition of the Better Life Billionaire Promo, a unique promotional lottery campaign, is set to change lives of Nigerians for...... more

Media tech expert woos Nigerian media practitioners, urges patriotism on dotNG

Media tech expert woos Nigerian media practitioners, urges patriotism on dotNG The Lead Strategist and Group Executive Editor at DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Mr. Remmy Nweke, has urged Nigerian media practitioners to be patriotic about the country’s code Top Level Domain (ccTLD). Speaking recently at the 2019 Media College on dotNG on his paper entitled ‘Media as catalyst for change in Domain Name...... more

21,000 people to benefit from $200m World Bank agribusiness initiative

21,000 people to benefit from $200m World Bank agribusiness initiative Twenty one thousand women and youths, drawn from six states of the federation are to benefit from a $200 million World Bank-assisted Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) initiative. The APPEALS Specialist, Mrs Heather Akanni, made the disclosure on the sidelines of a training workshop for the facilitators of...... more

Kia, Uber, Afrinvest, Tolaram Group support NewBrandsXPO 2019

Kia, Uber, Afrinvest, Tolaram Group support NewBrandsXPO 2019 Global auto giant, Kia; multinational transportation network company, Uber; leading wealth advisory firm, Afrinvest; and renowned business conglomerate, Tolaram Group; are among several local and international brands that have signed up for the NewBrandsXPO scheduled to hold at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos on July 19 and 20, 2019. Started in...... more

Online business school, Business Lab Africa, debuts in Nigeria

Online business school, Business Lab Africa, debuts in Nigeria Business coach and trainer, TriciaBiz has launched an online business school, Business Lab Africa, with the aim of helping entrepreneurs in Africa succeed in business. The school, which offers a new approach to learning, is subscription-based and is geared towards providing quality content at a price MSMEs can afford. According to...... more

The ultimate SMART way to achieve financial freedom

The ultimate SMART way to achieve financial freedom Whatever being financially free means to you, one thing is certain – financial freedom is not a short-term goal. Reaching this goal can be daunting – especially when volatile markets make headlines. So, how do you ensure your financial vision becomes a reality? Step 1: Be SMART For this exercise we...... more

5,000 African entrepreneurs, private and public sector leaders, others meet at Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum in Lagos

5,000 African entrepreneurs, private and public sector leaders, others meet at Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum in Lagos A total of 5,000 African entrepreneurs, private and public sector leaders and the broader entrepreneurship ecosystem convened in Lagos on Thursday, October 25, 2018 for the annual Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum. The event, the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs in the world, is a unique opportunity for bringing together...... more

Working less, solution to just about everything (2)

Working less, solution to just about everything (2) Is there anything working less does not solve? What’s more, work and leisure are becoming increasingly difficult to disentangle. A study conducted at the Harvard Business School has shown that, thanks to modern technology, managers and professionals in Europe, Asia, and North America now spend 80-90 hours per week “either working,...... more

Working less, solution to just about everything (1)

Working less, solution to just about everything (1) Is there anything that working less does not solve?   Had you asked the greatest economist of the 20th century what the biggest challenge of the 21st would be, he wouldn’t have had to think twice. Leisure In the summer of 1930, just as the Great Depression was gathering momentum, British...... more

Do we need to work to be active and happy?

Do we need to work to be active and happy? Do we need to work to be active and happy? No Some people worry that life with little work would be a life of sloth and psychological depression.  They think that human beings need work to have a sense of purpose in life or just to get out of bed in the morning....... more

Do we need to work to be active and happy?

Do we need to work to be active and happy? Increased automation has not reduced our workload. Why not, and what, if it did?   Some people worry that life with little work would be slothful, leading to psychological depression. They think that human beings need work to have a sense of purpose in life, or just to get out of bed in...... more

Is a big change underway in global capitalism? (Part 3)

Is a big change underway in global capitalism? (Part 3) Milwaukee-born short-seller Jim Chanos, founder and managing partner of New York-based Kynikos Associates, teaches University of Wisconsin and Yale business students about corporate fraud. During his life and career, he has witnessed seismic shifts in economic thinking and the relationship between labor and capital. In this third and concluding part of...... more

Is a big change underway in global capitalism? (Part 2)

Is a big change underway in global capitalism? (Part 2) Milwaukee-born short-seller Jim Chanos, founder and managing partner of New York-based Kynikos Associates, teaches University of Wisconsin and Yale business students about corporate fraud. During his life and career, he has witnessed seismic shifts in economic thinking and the relationship between labor and capital. In this second part of this culled...... more

Is a big change underway in global capitalism?

Is a big change underway in global capitalism? Milwaukee-born short-seller Jim Chanos, founder and managing partner of New York-based Kynikos Associates, teaches University of Wisconsin and Yale business students about corporate fraud. During his life and career, he has witnessed seismic shifts in economic thinking and the relationship between labor and capital. In this first part of a culled...... more

Capitalism and the biggest global issue (2)

Capitalism and the biggest global issue (2) A better way to gauge the economy Going beyond our understanding of what motivates people and organisations within the market, there is growing attention to the metrics that guide the outcomes of that action. One of those metrics is the discount rate. Economist Nicholas Stein stirred a healthy controversy when he used...... more

Capitalism and the biggest global issue (1)

Capitalism and the biggest global issue (1)    There are two extremes in the debate over the role of capitalism role in our present climate change problem. On the one hand, some people see climate change as the outcome of a consumerist market system run rampant. In the end, the result will be a call to replace capitalism with...... more

Prosperity doesn’t trickle down, it comes from the middle-out (Part 5)

Prosperity doesn’t trickle down, it comes from the middle-out (Part 5) These are not outrageous demands. Most Americans already enjoy many of these benefits – our challenge is to retain them in the face of the changing nature of employment. And the benefits for the economy would come in the form of more than the intangible (but crucial) metric of worker happiness....... more

Prosperity doesn’t trickle down, it comes from the middle-out (Part 4): Ensuring the worker’s welfare

Prosperity doesn’t trickle down, it comes from the middle-out (Part 4): Ensuring the worker’s welfare To be clear, proration is not a radical idea. Social Security and Medicare have always been prorated: Zoe’s employer pays half of her 15.3 percent combined Social Security and Medicare tax, regardless of how many hours she works. But all mandatory benefits that normally accrue to full-time employees on a daily...... more

Prosperity doesn’t trickle down, it comes from the middle-out (Part 3): 21st century social contract

Prosperity doesn’t trickle down, it comes from the middle-out (Part 3): 21st century social contract Of course, business does require a degree of certainty to operate. For example, you’re not likely to see American corporations invest in Somalia right now, because they can’t be sure the Somali government will enforce the rule of law. Without the protection of laws, assets could be seized, workers could be imperiled, and...... more

Abia screens applicants for youth creation and employment programme

Abia screens applicants for youth creation and employment programme The Abia State Social Investment Programme today commenced Physical Verification Exercise for Pre-selected applicants for the N-Teach, N-Health, N-Tax and N-Agro components of the Federal Government/State Government Youth Creation and Employment Programme. A statement issued on Sunday in Umuahia by Abia State Social Investment Programme State Focal Person, Chinenye Nwaogu indicated that the...... more

Prosperity doesn’t trickle down, it comes from the middle-out (2)

That’s not all. During tourist season, Zoe will pick up a little spending money by renting out her apartment on Airbnb, living in her parents’ house for days or weeks at a time. And when her schedule at the hotel allows it, she’ll pick up a temporary job or two, usually...... more

Nigerian professionals unfold plans to create one million jobs

Nigerian professionals unfold plans to create one million jobs A new group of Nigerian professionals, the G-57, has said it will facilitate the creation of one million jobs, which will grow the country’s GDP to $4 trillion within eight years. G-57’s Governing Board Chairman, Mr. Tom Isegohi, made this known to journalists at a press conference held in Lagos yesterday....... more

Delta, World Bank collaborate on markets for young entrepreneurs

Delta, World Bank collaborate on markets for young entrepreneurs The Delta State Government says it is collaborating with the World Bank and other development partners to hold a fair for beneficiaries of its youth empowerment programmes. The Chief Job Creation Officer of the state, Prof. Eric Eboh, stated this at a news conference in Asaba on Tuesday, organisers of the...... more

Prosperity doesn’t trickle down, it comes from the middle-out (1)

Prosperity doesn’t trickle down, it comes from the middle-out (1) Properly understood, the middle-class is the source of all growth and prosperity in a modern technological economy. But the American middle class is facing an existential crisis. For more than three decades, declining wages, fraying benefits, and rising costs of education, housing, and other essentials have stressed and squeezed middle-class Americans....... more

Abia Free Trade Zone to create 1m jobs

Abia Free Trade Zone to create 1m jobs Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has said that the Abia targets about one million jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the state from the proposed free trade zone near Aba. The governor stated this at an interactive forum with stakeholders from Ukwa East and West and Ugwunagbo local government areas...... more

NDE to train 76,300 unemployed youths in vocational skills

NDE to train 76,300 unemployed youths in vocational skills The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) will soon train 76,300 unemployed youths under the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS) in vocational skills acquisition. The training scheme will take place simultaneously in all the 36 states, including Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Its duration ranges between two weeks and three months with...... more

Towards a new, local but, globally interconnected, digital, collaborative, urban economic model of shared prosperity.

Towards a new, local but, globally interconnected, digital, collaborative, urban economic model of shared prosperity. The Occupy Movement, perhaps, first raised global awareness of the growing dissatisfaction with market-based capitalist economy. Banks too big to fail, government bailouts, and rising income inequality drew the ire of millions around the globe. Since then, the calls for a rethink of our economic paradigm have grown louder. One potential...... more

Most ‘wealth’ isn’t the result of hard work

Most ‘wealth’ isn’t the result of hard work It’s time to call the housing crisis what it really is: the largest transfer of wealth in living memory – A US scenario of a rentiering economy.  One of the basic claims of capitalism is that people are rewarded in line with their efforts and productivity. Another is that the economy is not a...... more

The economics of team success

The economics of team success If money does not buy performance, one practical measure is to promote salary fairness among team members. It’s a no brainer to think that talents lead to high performance. That’s why we go after them with money. But does it work for a team? Not necessarily, at least for the English...... more

 

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