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★ 20 Things Every Twentysomething Should Know How to Do

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 →

14. October 2013 by Morgan
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Experience: my attempt to go 21 days without a whinge ended up taking six months | Michael Dawson | Life and style | The Guardian

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Abstaining from complaining might sound easy – but this particular path to mindfulness is harder than it looks

Source: Experience: my attempt to go 21 days without a whinge ended up taking six months | Michael Dawson | Life and style | The Guardian

An interesting exercise i might try in a bid to train the mind by assigning a clear task to avoid your mind wanderings

How To:

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.

Benefits:

  • Anger management
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Treatment of depression
  • Stress relief

 

29. August 2016 by Morgan
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Why good software estimates are impossible | Christian Maioli Mackeprang | Pulse | LinkedIn

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Source: Why good software estimates are impossible | Christian Maioli Mackeprang | Pulse | LinkedIn

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.

29. August 2016 by Morgan
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Should Driverless Vehicles Be Illegal? | Bruce Kasanoff | Pulse | LinkedIn

Driverlesscar

Source: Should Driverless Vehicles Be Illegal? | Bruce Kasanoff | Pulse | LinkedIn

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.

 

29. August 2016 by Morgan
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Analysis Paralysis | Doug Winnie | Pulse | LinkedIn

analysis paralysis

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

Source: Analysis Paralysis | Doug Winnie | Pulse | LinkedIn

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.

25. August 2016 by Morgan
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Jumia is launching a third party payment solution called *drumroll* Jumia Pay | TechCabal

Jumia Pay

Source: Jumia is launching a third party payment solution called *drumroll* Jumia Pay | TechCabal

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.

25. August 2016 by Morgan
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So Good They Can’t Ignore You! | Segun Adeyemi | Pulse | LinkedIn

Amplify

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

Source: So Good They Can’t Ignore You! | Segun Adeyemi | Pulse | LinkedIn

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.

25. August 2016 by Morgan
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What You Can Learn From Kobe Bryant’s Latest Career Move | Nathan Tanner | Pulse | LinkedIn

kobe bryant

Source: What You Can Learn From Kobe Bryant’s Latest Career Move | Nathan Tanner | Pulse | LinkedIn

  1. Be proactive and start laying the foundation for your next career move
  2. Keep reinventing yourself to stay relevant

25. August 2016 by Morgan
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4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

entrepreneurs

In no particular order, here are four books every aspiring tech founder should read.

Source: 4 books every aspiring startup founder should read

Notable books for aspiring entrepreneurs.

25. August 2016 by Morgan
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Uber Is the Most Popular Ride-hailing App in 108 Countries – Bloomberg

Uber

The ride-hailing service is dominant across the globe, except for Asia

Source: Uber Is the Most Popular Ride-hailing App in 108 Countries – Bloomberg

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.

25. August 2016 by Morgan
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The constant misuse of “revert” | Edidiong Uwemakpan | Pulse | LinkedIn

revert

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

Source: The constant misuse of “revert” | Edidiong Uwemakpan | Pulse | LinkedIn

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.

25. August 2016 by Morgan
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