First things first, most ‘twentysomethings’ are too hard on themselves.
It’s one of the downsides of a youth-obsessed culture. We tend to think if we haven’t published our first book, planted our first church or gotten married by the time we’re 30, then we’re on the fast track for a lonely, penniless death which will be mourned by none. Sure, some people get famous when they turn 25. Some people also swim across the English Channel.
[optinlocker] Your twenties are a prime time to explore and grow, without all the baggage that comes with settling down and making your mark. (Jesus Himself was an unknown carpenter in a reviled corner of Israel until He was 30.) [/optinlocker] Continue Reading →
Experience: my attempt to go 21 days without a whinge ended up taking six months | Michael Dawson | Life and style | The Guardian
Abstaining from complaining might sound easy – but this particular path to mindfulness is harder than it looks
An interesting exercise i might try in a bid to train the mind by assigning a clear task to avoid your mind wanderings
The rules are ostensibly simple: put an elastic band on one wrist. Every time you complain, switch it over to the other wrist. Repeat, until the band has remained on one wrist for three weeks.
- Anger management
- Lower blood pressure
- Treatment of depression
- Stress relief
Christian postulates that estimates are harder because of the differences in complexity between creative and mechanical tasks.
Creative tasks being activities that requires solving an entirely new problem which would typically involve a lot of thinking and research. On the other hand, mechanical tasks are activities that one has a level of experience with solving.
Examines the cost of driver-less vehicles cars to human capital. Are we truly ready for driver less vehicles? Society needs to weigh the pros and cons of a technology enabled transformation.
With driver-less vehicles, the costs are even more glaring. Just the thought of having a vehicle hacked- taken control of- should send shivers down your spine.
It is something I have always pondered on, which reflects in a simplistic form in how i ignore request for app updates. If the app works efficiently from my perspective, why should i update it? I always read the feature notes and if i am not convinced i want this new feature, then no update for me.
Food for thought:
if we keep ignoring the human costs of “innovation”, then one day we are going to wake up and the majority of people will have more to gain from the downfall of our society than from its successful continuation.
I have been working on a personal project for a while. The intent of the project was to create a cross-platform app that I would submit to the iOS, Android and Windows stores. It was a project that
According to Wikipedia, Analysis paralysis or paralysis by analysis is the state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome.
Doug highlights this situation that everyone must have passed through at some point. He also advocates a solution to take action.
Read as KongaPay clone. Standalone e-commerce activities does not seem the way to go in recent times. Everyone is adding more features to their pool of offerings.
This is a very short story about Sekou. Background info: I run a payment company that helps Nigerian businesses accept and manage recurring payments online. Sekou is a close friend from high school
Interesting piece on how to drive financial inclusion in Nigeria. Feeds into the idea of giving customers the Jollof experience in order to positively tip the risk-reward scale.
However, I am not clear on the value proposition for Amplify to gain enough grounds in the fintech space. How is it any different from Interswitch, especially since it also charges a N100 settlement fee alongside a transaction fee.
This would probably have been answered if I tried the demo on their site, but that gave me cause for concern. Amplify says I should try the demo with an amount I can give away, which I interpreted as forfeit.
Unfortunately, I am in no mood for giveaways.
- Be proactive and start laying the foundation for your next career move
- Keep reinventing yourself to stay relevant
In no particular order, here are four books every aspiring tech founder should read.
Notable books for aspiring entrepreneurs.
The ride-hailing service is dominant across the globe, except for Asia
I would have liked to see Africa as the exception here instead of Asia, or just Nigeria. Cab hailing apps have succumbed to Uber’s global domination drive. Easy Taxi, being in my opinion, the closest competitor.
However, I would personally not choose Easy Taxi over Uber for a minute. The key reason being their cab hailing process. It is weird that I have to haggle prices with the cab drivers before they decide whether to undertake the trip. Ugh.
If there’s one word that’s being bastardized in professional environments today, it’s the word “revert”.`It’s being used in place of the word “reply” or “get back” in day-to-day business
There are still certain people in the comments of this post rooting for Revert. Lets just say I am expunging it from my emails till further notice.