China is known to have a very aggressive Olympic sports development program, but with hundreds of thousands of young prospective athletes trained for many years to develop, only a few make the cut. Those who fail to stand out are discarded from the program and are left to fend for themselves after years of sacrifice. Plucked from schools as young as four... [Read More]
When you don’t live within your means, you will find yourself in debts, stagnation, and you wouldn’t make any significant growth as a person. Living within your means would set you on course to planning your life better and achieving set goals. How can you live within your means? 1. HAVE A BUDGET Have a budget, have a plan of how you spend your... [Read More]
" alt="jumia1banner.jpg" /> Leading pan African e-commerce Jumia announced yesterday the launch of JumiaPay, a third party online payment solution aimed at providing a safer, faster and more convenient online payment experience. The online payment solution JumiaPay is a first for e-commerce Jumia and will most certainly be decisive in facilitating online payments across the 23 African countries where it operates, encouraging... [Read More]
The Jumia Travel Report on domestic tourism in Kenya saw the launch of the first in depth report on key trends, as well as a panel discussion with players in the hotel sector. The online booking website, which recently re-branded from “Jovago” has analyzed booking trends on it’s website for the period between 2015/2016, generated by hundreds of travelers on... [Read More]
A young writer pounds away at a beat up old typewriter crammed tightly in his laundry room. The year is 1973. He works three jobs – one as a full time teacher, and the others in the summer doing industrial laundry and pumping gas. These jobs, along with his wife’s, barely keep his family – a toddler and a newborn – off... [Read More]
BY Bikozulu Last night I stayed up late reading about this 24 year old chap from Syria called Abdel Aziz al-Hamza. The feature was in the The Sunday Times. Do you read The Sunday Times? You have a 1000 bob to spare? Then you have to subscribe to The Sunday Times. For that paltry amount you are exposed to excellent journalism... [Read More]
There are basic fundamentals every man should know. You can’t call yourself a grown man if you don’t know these fundamentals. Here are 15 basics every grown man should know 1. Every grown man should know how to treat a woman with respect. 2. Every grown man should have his own apartment. 3. Every grown man should have a source of living and stop... [Read More]
BY Strive Masiyiwa __A big idea, an excellent team. A few months ago, Liquid Telecom, one of our businesses, bought a South African telecoms company called Neotel Communications, for about $450m. Quite a few of you who saw the news about the transaction wrote to me, asking me to share some insights into buying and selling businesses. I’ve therefore decided to use this... [Read More]
Inner beauty comes from within; it’s the kind of beauty that has nothing to do with the outer beauty. It has to be worked and developed; it isn’t gotten freely — it’s earned. These 16 quotes about inner beauty would inspire you to build your beauty from within. 1. The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express. 2. “People... [Read More]
Habits form our lives. They provide a framework on which we build professional success and personal happiness. As a society, we’re fascinated with the habits of others, usually prominent figures – celebrities, political figures, and, of course, famous entrepreneurs. (Think: Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, to name just a few.) My team and I often discuss these founders' routines... [Read More]
“When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce.... [Read More]
1. When you are Alone, Mind your thoughts.
2. When you are with Friends, Mind your Tongue.
3. When you are Angry, Mind your temper.
4. When you are with a Group, Mind your behavior.
5. When you are in Trouble, Mind your Emotions.
6. When God starts blessing you Mind your Ego!!!
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Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to the point where you might not even think about it. If that’s the case, it’s time to start, because you could be sabotaging your career. TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and... [Read More]
Tough-minded people have grit at their core. They are persistent and resilient in the face of failure, loss, success and challenge. They are committed. Whatever they pursue gets their full attention and nothing less. No amount of hard work is too much to capitalize on a worthwhile opportunity. Because of their commitment they feel no temptation to slack. They stay... [Read More]
A *ACCEPT* Accept others for who they are and for the choices they’ve made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions. B *BREAK AWAY* Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life. C *CREATE* Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows, and happiness with. D *DECIDE* Decide that you’ll be successful... [Read More]
A man just got married and was returning home with his wife. They were crossing a lake in a boat, when suddenly a great storm arose. The man was a warrior, but the woman became very much afraid because it seemed almost hopeless: The boat was small and the storm was really huge, and any moment they were going to be... [Read More]
Feed your mind with positive, abundant and life prospering thought which can open the channels of miracle creating doors which is divinely constructed for your prosperous and purposeful destined quality of life. As you yourself is script writer, director and controller of your thought as well as best architect of your destiny. So feed your mind with quality thought as... [Read More]
My wife, everyone has gone home. The music is quiet, the celebration is over. Our wedding was beautiful but it is now in the past. We have finished the wedding/marriage, it is now time to build our marriage. All that is left now is the two of us… What we will become tomorrow, starts from tonight. Our life is no... [Read More]
Nelson Mandela was the first black President of the Republic of South Africa. By any standard, Madiba, as he was fondly referred to by those who loved him, lived a robust, fulfilling and impactful life. Few people have had as much impact on history as Madiba had. History will remember him as one of the greatest men who ever lived... [Read More]