“Why it is Important to Present your Content Decently and Professionally…” – Poetolu, Award winning Poet and Author

There’s one sweet name that readily comes to mind at every mention of Poetry in today’s evolving literary world. The name even seeps through the nerdy confines of the industry to the contemporary world of groovy people, oldies and millennials alike, who definitely can’t relate to orthodox Shakespearean literature. It’s the name of a very fine young African poet who has brought life, entertainment, storytelling, … Continue reading “Why it is Important to Present your Content Decently and Professionally…” – Poetolu, Award winning Poet and Author

How a Year-end Performance Review Benefits Your Business

The festive season kicks off in a few days. Therefore, at just about 40 days to year end, there’s no better time to review the performance of your business (or career) for the year than now. “So, what exactly should I review?” someone may ask. Here are few suggestions: What gets measured gets improved – Peter Drucker 1. Retake a SWOT analysis of your business … Continue reading How a Year-end Performance Review Benefits Your Business

‘Big-Day Syndrome’ – A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

Originally posted on Funmi Adebayo's Blog:
The Unprofitable Servant feels grossly disadvantaged Heavily plagued by the ‘Not-Enough-Syndrome’ “I’m not good enough Not rich enough Not connected enough…. This venture doesn’t look profitable enough… So why try?” Thus he scorns his treasures Short-changing his destiny unawares Waiting for… That One BIG Day That GREAT One-Shot That Million-Dollar Deal Ever wondering why it’s soooo late in… Continue reading ‘Big-Day Syndrome’ – A Poem by Funmi Adebayo

The Old Woman … By Chidera Duru

I helped an old woman carry a basket of fruits to her roadside kiosk. When I dropped the basket, the woman looked at me, her gaze soft and piteous, and she said, “My son, I would have blessed you, but you see, there is no use. You will die tomorrow!” My ears immediately felt stuffed, as if with wool. “What?” My heart started racing. She … Continue reading The Old Woman … By Chidera Duru

“Why African Authors shouldn’t be scared to tell African Stories to a Global Audience…” – Amaka Azie, African Romance Author

Africa is not only about war and political instability, we fall in love too – Amaka Azie We have an eye for beauty at MakeADreamNG.com. Add ‘brains’ to the package, and we are yours for keeps. Such is the magnetic effect of our encounter with the delectable Amaka Azie. I call her a ‘doctor of medicine and romance’. Jokes apart, she truly is a Medical … Continue reading “Why African Authors shouldn’t be scared to tell African Stories to a Global Audience…” – Amaka Azie, African Romance Author

Delusions… (A Poem by Funmi Adebayo)

Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice. -James C. Collins,Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t “I won’t join that contest. I won’t apply for that job. Why should I bother to pitch For that business grant? Would it ever get to my turn? What chances do I have … Continue reading Delusions… (A Poem by Funmi Adebayo)

“I’ve Averted Major Hazards by being Observant…” Nicholas, Dele, Project Manager, CEO Fitted Designs

He is tall, dark and handsome; articulate, soft-spoken, intelligent; and a gentleman to the core. But do not be deceived: behind that polished look lies a great personality, an excellent people manager, a shrewd businessman, a skillful Interior Designer and a ruthless Project Manager. I never knew the difference between his job as an Interior Designer and that of an Interior Decorator, nor did I … Continue reading “I’ve Averted Major Hazards by being Observant…” Nicholas, Dele, Project Manager, CEO Fitted Designs

Caught Pants Down by Chioma Agbaraka

Gift tapped tentatively on the door. “Who is there?” “It is me, open the door.” Gift replied with smiles on hearing Chris’s voice. Chris opened the door and stood staring at her, so shocked at the surprise visit. He had expected the usual call as she had never come to see him uninvited before. Gift stood by the door wondering what was going on, as … Continue reading Caught Pants Down by Chioma Agbaraka

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Emeka Nobis ‘Re-engineering Paradigms and Creating Cultures for Success’ 

The economic future of our nation belongs to those who are daring enough to, not only earn a living, but also create means of livelihood for others. Nonetheless, how easy does it get to quit your paid employment and paddle along the business world (alone) amidst several heartrending and sabotaging distractions like poor infrastructure, inadequate governmental support for micro SMEs, shortage of funds, and of … Continue reading Emeka Nobis ‘Re-engineering Paradigms and Creating Cultures for Success’ 

“Three Things That Excite Me”- Nonso Nwandu, Livnoire Klothing  Boss Chic

Beautiful, brilliant, energetic and passionate are words every encounter with vivacious Nonso Olive Nwandu brings to mind. “I have this flashy look naturally, so when I tell friends I have my share of troubles too, they hardly believe me.” Nonso once told me with that spirited smile that is now inseparable from her brand; or have I ever caught Nonso not smiling before? Thinking* At … Continue reading “Three Things That Excite Me”- Nonso Nwandu, Livnoire Klothing  Boss Chic