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Great advice from the Richest person in China, Mr. Jack Ma

This man is someone I always want to listen to, I look for every opportunity to learn from him. I saw this post on social media and I just thought to share with BIE readers. Be inspired… Jack Ma says, “Please tell your children that the world is changing every day and no one is going to wait for you in the past. When lighter was invented, matches slowly disappeared. When calculator was created, abacus was to fade away. When digital camera was designed, the market of negative film no longer existed. When direct market selling/internet-based selling arises, traditional marketing declines. When smartphone with 4G (wireless internet access) was introduced to the world, you no longer need to turn on your computer at home. When WeChat and WhatsApp (mobile text/voice/video messaging) are developed, traditional text messaging is no longer as popular as before. Let’s not to blame “Who took over Whose business.” It’s only because people are more adjustable and adaptable to new ideas and changes in the world. Someone asks Jack Ma, “What is your secret for success?” He says, “Really simple…I am doing (action) while you’re only watching.” Please remember that the world keeps changing every day. If ...

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Personal Goal Setting(Pt 1) – Tokunbo Fasoro

A few days ago, I sat down and began to analyze my life in 2016. I am grateful to God that I set goals and achieved most of them. I also learn’t a lot of lessons along the way, some very hard but more importantly, it has helped me re-evaluate my journey to determine if I am headed in the right direction or not. These lessons would also stand as a guide for me in 2017. For some people who may feel that their course has been slightly deterred or even derailed, see the New Year as a fresh start to re-establish your goals and start the process of creating the path you desire. Personal goal setting helps us evaluate what we like about our lives and what we wish to change; then forces us to focus on how we can achieve that change for ourselves. Why Set Goals? 1. It helps us evaluate what we want out of life. 2. It gives us a clearer view of where we are and a step by step guide to achieving them. 3. It helps us focus on specific targets. 4. Well thought out goals helps us organize our time and our ...

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PASSING INTERNATIONAL HR CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONS AT FIRST ATTEMPT: MY STORY (PART 1) – Michael Ogu

Hello everyone a colleague of mine thought to share his story of how how he sat for four international HR certification examinations and passed all at first attempt in 2016 The certification examinations I took were: * SPHRi: Senior Professional in Human Resources-International. * GPHR: Global Professional in Human Resources. * PHRi: Professional in Human Resources-International. * SHRM-SCP: SHRM Senior Certified Professional. What I will be sharing in this series is my personal story and experience, and I trust that you will be able to glean a few insights and lessons from it. The first lesson I am going to share in this series is called “FINDING YOUR PASSION AND MOTIVATIONS.” To be candid and honest, if you will pass these examinations at first attempt you must find your passion and motivations for taking them. It is only when you find your passion and motivations, that the necessary strength, energy and tenacity to pursue your dream of earning your certification will come. It is your passion and motivations that will keep you awake studying when you should be sleeping. It is the same passion and motivations that will enable you make the necessary sacrifices in the pursuit of earning your ...

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Working Your Way into Career Success – Tokunbo Fasoro

A lot of us make mistakes in our career choices because we do not plan. We assume that our grades can get us to our target careers. I was speaking with a group of students in a University in Lagos about how we have so many second class upper and first class candidates these days. In my own days, a whole department might just produce one second class upper and no first class student at all! Lol! On a serious note, this simply means that there is a lot of competition out there. The question is“What makes you stand out from the crowd?” This question led to my developing the acronym DPA, i would like to share with BIE readers today. Follow these steps and you will have a great chance at career success. Discover Prepare Act Discover: Know yourself –“Who am I? What are my likes? What am I passionate about? Where do I see myself happy in the next 10 years?” A lot of people are miserable and stuck in the wrong careers just because they failed to take time to discover, who they really are. Prepare: Match those abilities, passion and who you are with a particular ...

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Cars for sale on Jiji, BUY SMART (Sponsored)

As gas prices continuously go up, many Americans are switching their vehicles for more affordable options as public transportation, carpooling, bicycle or even just walking. But it is not the case for celebrities. They might not drive these cars everyday but still you can see them flaunting their sleek rides around. Most people will never afford those cars. But if you are looking for your very perfect car, you don’t have to spend a fortune, you just need to know where to look for it. Check out our top cars for sale on Jiji and buy smart. And meanwhile, check out the most expensive cars driven by celebrities. №7 – Kim Kardashian Ferrari A430 A reality TV show star, model, fashion designer and an actress Kim Kardashian owns a Ferrari F430 worth $186,295. And of course it is not about standards – the stand-out vehicle has all red interior, which adds even more chic. So she is not only excellent at entertaining people, but also at selecting cars. №6 – Paris Hilton Bentley GT Continental Seems like Paris has been a good girl for the whole year and she’s got the best Christmas present ever! And of course it wasn’t ...

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ThinkAfrica Presents its First Annual Young African Professionals in the Diaspora (YAPD) Trip | December 16th-28th

ThinkAfrica is a non-profit organization that seeks to connect the Diaspora and Africa, provide a platform for those individuals collaborate, and in turn, create ideas that empower and promote Africa. The organization is comprised of six founding members based in the Washington DC metro area: Fadekemi Adetosoye, Kinya Alexander, Collins Nzekwe, Kofo Olamide, Emmanuel Ogunsalu, and Hakeem Temidayo. ThinkAfrica presents its first annual Young African Professionals in the Diaspora(YAPD) trip that will take place from December 16th—December 28th in Lagos, Nigeria. The trip offers individuals representing the diaspora the opportunity to experience the corporate and social life in Nigeria. Individuals will network with top entrepreneurs and corporations in Nigeria. ThinkAfrica (TA) participants will be visiting a number of corporations in Nigeria, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Nigeria, Deloitte Nigeria, Jobberman, and more. Additionally, participants will be visiting a number of tech startups in Lagos. ThinkAfrica will also host a startup roundtable that will feature CEOs from successful startups in Nigeria across various industries. Event Lineup: ThinkAfrica presents: YAPD Welcoming & Commencement Event, a fun networking mixer that includes an introduction of ThinkAfrica and an exciting evening of empowerment and open discussion regarding Nigeria’s current socioeconomic environment highlighting opportunities for entrepreneurs and ...

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Beginner Mistakes To Avoid In choosing A Career – Tokunbo Fasoro

A lot of young people end up with the wrong career for different reasons and they find out that they are very unhappy but stuck in that career. For the lucky few who can get out, they have to start building another career from scratch after losing valuable time. I have outlined 6 beginner mistakes in choosing a career so that you can avoid that pitfall. 1. Yielding to Family Influence: A lot of parents these days, especially in Africa, box their children into a corner and would not let them express themselves. A lot of parents want their children in ‘prestigious’ career paths such as the legal and medical profession, but the question is “Will you be happy living your life as a lawyer? Or a doctor?” Please do not be influenced by your family. Caving to Peer Pressure: ‘All my friends are going into this profession, I would also like to do it’. Will it make you happy? Allowing the Poor University structure chart your course: Here in Nigeria, a lot of students are forced into the only courses that are available in their universities. It’s more about availability and less or none of passion Seeking Money: A ...

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ON BECOMING BY TOKE MAKINWA

Toke Makinwa’s bestselling book “On Becoming” is finally available on OkadaBooks. To read the full book on your mobile phone or tablet today, install the free reading app at http://okadabooks.com/app and select the book from the store home page and start reading in less than 5 minutes! The book is a must read! From issues centering around pressures of bleaching, to dealing with a cheating husband, to contemplating suicide, no subject is left untouched by Toke. This is a real book addressing real life issues that many are too afraid to discuss in a Conservative Nigeria, no wonder the book has been driving lively discussion in Nigeria since Released. Book Excerpts On The Other Woman “I tried to talk to him…a deep conversation in the dark where we could bare our souls to each other. I asked why he wouldn’t let Anita go? What was it about her? With tears in my eyes and desperate to save my home, I was willing to learn, to become like her if that was what he wanted. If it was the sex, I asked him to teach me her moves” Download the app http://okadabooks.com/app to begin reading the book immediately. On Suicide “I ...

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Are You Stuck In A Career That Doesn’t Make You Happy? – Tokunbo Fasoro

A good number of people are scared and unhappy with their jobs, they are afraid that they may be stuck in that job for the rest of their lives. In my experience as an HR Consultant, I have had a lot of people walk up to me telling me they hate what they do, they dread going to work, and they have been stuck with those feelings on that job for years. I remember a time I changed jobs because I wanted to try something new in a different environment. I would always look forward to Fridays because of the upcoming weekend, meanwhile, Sundays were the unhappy days because I would have to go back to an environment I dreaded for the next five days. I patiently waited for two months on that job before I happily resigned. I had the money and the fancy title but it did not make me feel good. These are a few tips that may help you, if you find yourself in this situation. 1. It is okay to want something different: A lot of us tend to endure the feelings and end up unhappy, most times till the end of our lives. The ...

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Tech Events Happening This Week

December marks the end of the year with various tech events to round up the year. This week’s tech events is all about learning at master classes and battling at hackathons at no cost. Here is a list of tech events happening this week (Monday, 5th December – Monday, 12th December, 2016). Introduction to Content Creation by CoLab Kaduna. CoLab is hosting an event in Kaduna that will shed light on the business of content creation. Attendees will learn about the various types of content and content channels, the opportunity that lies in content creation and more. To get your free invite, click here. Date: Thursday, 8th December, 2016. Time: 3pm – 6pm. Venue: CoLab, 4 Barnawa close, Opposite Giltoe hospital, Gongola road, Barnawa, Kaduna, Nigeria. TechJam 2016. Techjam is an annual gathering of all startups, technology innovators, mentors, investors and tech ecosystem players in Ibadan. The goal is to build and create a stronger ecosystem, broader networks and more opportunities for technology enthusiasts in Ibadan. The 2016 TechJam theme is ‘Technology – Uncovering the Opportunities’. The two day conference promises attendees live demos of latest technologies, innovations and startups across the Nigeria. Attendance at the event is strictly by registration, therefore registration is compulsory. Interested individuals can ...

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