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Sage Foundation Launches US$1 Million Enterprise Fund for African Non-Profits



Sage Foundation has announced the launch of a US$1 million Enterprise Fund, which will see non-profits in Africa receive grants between US$5,000 and US$35,000.

The Fund is aimed at non-profits in Africa that are helping to improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls. It will help them generate further income, create new initiatives or enhance existing and proven activity.
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Throughout our careers, we are taught to conform  to the status quo, to the opinions and behaviors of others, and to information that supports our views. The pressure only grows as we climb the organizational ladder. By the time we reach high-level positions, conformity has been so hammered into us that we perpetuate it in our enterprises. Workers and their organizations both pay a price: decreased engagement, productivity, and innovation

Francesca Gino describes three reasons for our conformity on the job, This article which was written for the Harvard Business Review, discusses why this behavior is costly for organizations, and suggests ways to combat it.

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3D rendered close up illustration of paneled golden Bitcoins group with depth of field blur

If you are an adept financial trend enthusiast and interested about digital streams of income, you surely must have heard about Bitcoin . I know you may be a little bit confused but i will attempt to  try and break it down  in a series of articles that may convert you and me into Bitcoin believers.

Bitcoin was invented as a peer-to-peer system for online payments, it  does not require a trusted central authority. Since its inception in 2008, Bitcoin has grown into a technology, a currency, an investment vehicle, and a community of users.

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The Nigerian Government kicks off job scheme for half a million unemployed graduates


The Nigerian Government is set to employ about  200,000 unemployed graduates selected in the first batch of the Buhari administration’s plan to hire half a million Nigerians.

While  200,000 applicants have been selected about two weeks ago, their names have now been sent to state governments and the FCT who would deploy them to their specific programme assignments. The names would also be published this week on the N-Power internet portal, while the participants would start receiving SMS messages informing them of their selection as from Monday November 21, 2016.

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Lessons to be learnt from the Hilary Clinton emails saga.


In his politics Aristotle believed man was a “political animal” because he is a social creature with the power of speech and moral reasoning, the upcoming American Presidential election has the world caught in rapt attention, America might be the most powerful nation in the world, but that’s not the reason our fingers are glued to the news channels as soon as we get home from running work errands, in my opinion for the first time in my adult life I have never witnessed an election filled with so much drama it honestly eclipses even the best of the best reality shows.

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Time to Treat Toxic Emotions at Work




I found a very interesting article from 2003 that I think will be a good read.

Find below an excerpt of a conversation between Pater Frost Author of the book Toxic Emotions at Work and Mallory Stark a business information librarian at Baker Library, Harvard Business School, specializing in organizations.

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Who stole my merit?Plagiarism in the workplace.


Have you ever worked tirelessly on a project at work? The kind of Project that keeps you on edge and makes you stay back late hours at work, you partake in endless strategy sessions, Weeks on end you are on your toes brainstorming, researching and sourcing for prized information like a dehydrated nomad neck deep in the dessert.  Finally it’s completed and you feel a sense of relief and pride, you click on the submit button and wait for some form of acknowledgement.
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Managing Risk Without Stifling Innovation


This Article written by Fredrick Crwaford is an interesting read, Crawford is Chief Executive of AlixPartners.

Risk management has become a key function in almost every large company, but all too frequently it makes an organization so risk-averse that initiative and innovation become paralyzed.

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How to get over those Monday Morning Blues.


Does the start of your workweek trigger overwhelming feelings of anxiety, sadness, or stress? Do you lack passion and motivation on Monday morning? Are you sluggish or tense? If you’re nodding affirmatively, you might have a case of the Monday Blues.

The ‘Monday Blues’ describe a set of negative emotions that many people get at the beginning of the workweek if they’re not happy at work,” says Alexander Kjerulf, an International Author and  on happiness at work. “It contains elements of depression, tiredness, hopelessness and a sense that work is unpleasant but unavoidable.”

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Everybody loves to sing that tune “I am very ambitious and highly motivated “, I once sat through an interview panel and it was like sitting in on a B rated monologue class.

Most Entry Level Job Seekers had almost the same answers for the same question, they were only a few who had something else to add outside the usual one liners, bringing me back to the overused phrase “I am very ambitious and highly motivated”
What does it really mean to be ambitious? I remember fresh from college when I was asked the question “where do you see yourself in the next Five years?” I was not even sure I even wanted to be in that organization within the next six months but some people knew exactly where they saw themselves in the next five years, they saw themselves taking over your job.
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