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Two Reasons Companies Fail and How to Avoid Them By Knut Haanaes | a TED Event

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces us into thinking we cannot fail.” – Bill Gates Is it possible to run a company and reinvent it at the same time? For business strategist Knut Haanaes, the ability to innovate after becoming successful is the mark of a great organization. He shares insights on how to strike …

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Technology & Social Media Meets HR – #Audacity2Lead Twitter Hangout

Starting in few minutes. #Audacity2Lead twitter hangout with @iamDayoSamuel cc: @iamemekanobis @careerwisenig pic.twitter.com/t4SOdSJI7K — Segun Akiode (@segunakiode) July 27, 2014 #Audacity2Lead twitter hangout 2day at 3pm – "Technology & Social Media Meets HR" cc: @iamDayoSamuel @Therapistjones pic.twitter.com/lYJiVmbP0O — Segun Akiode (@segunakiode) July 27, 2014 RT @Therapistjones: @iamDayoSamuel @segunakiode is a talent acquisition specialist, a career …

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3 Critical Questions Successful Entrepreneurs Get Right | @Mara_Mentor #Post

Mara Mentor is a platform that connects ambitious African entrepreneurs with experienced business leaders. I recently registered on the platform with the singular aim to share knowledge and add value. The except below is from a post I wrote and was published on Mara Mentor.

“Entrepreneurship is more celebrated, studied, and desirable than ever. Business school students flock to courses on entrepreneurship. Policymakers pin their hopes for job creation and economic growth on start-ups rather than on the once-preeminent corporate giants.” – Amar Bhide

You would agree with me that the above words are still very profound now even after over two decades old. We are in the age of the entrepreneur! And nothing else seems to matter, everyone just wants to be an entrepreneur. Every tom, dick and harry is starting a ‘start-up’ and one continues to wonder, is this really the best way out? Is this trend worth following? What must I do to be an entrepreneur?

LagosBusinessSchool ‏@LBSNigeria #MeetTheCEO Series

Hello all, while I was doing my social media rounds today, I ‘stumbled’ into @LBSNigeria TL on twitter and I had to share the following insightful tweets with you all. Happy reading 🙂 #MeetTheCEO is an annual event organized by the #SMELogic #SLA of the Lagos Business School #LBSNigeria — LagosBusinessSchool (@LBSNigeria) February 6, 2014 …

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Social Recruiting for Beginners | #iPunch Post via @MobilePunch

Companies count on many resources to make their businesses grow and thrive. While you may rely on cutting-edge technology or industry-standard practices and techniques, the most important component of your company’s success is the people you work with. The skills and talents that such employees bring to the table cannot be replaced easily and the …

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Entrepreneurs: Strategy To Beat The Odds | @VenturesAfrica

“The essence of strategy is easy to define: it involves making wise choices about where and how to compete, so companies can counteract the competitive forces that inexorably deplete profits.” VENTURES AFRICA – The above quote was the opening quote from the McKinsey Quarterly report for Q4-2013. The focus was on ‘Strategy to beat the …

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The 5 Levels Of Entrepreneurial Mindsets | @VenturesAfrica #Post

An entrepreneur is a businessperson who not only conceives and organizes ventures but also frequently takes risks in doing so. Not all independent business people are true entrepreneurs, and not all entrepreneurs are created equal. – ActionCOACH  VENTURES AFRICA – Today’s post is a little academic as it is a result of a few of …

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Are Entrepreneurs Born Or Made? Part II | #MyPost on @VenturesAfrica

“In fact, researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours.” – Malcolm Gladwell VENTURES AFRICA – This post is a sequel to an article – Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made? – which generated quite a buzz mostly due to the nature/nurture question it posed. Notable among the feedback …

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Are Entrepreneurs Born Or Made? | #MyPost on @VenturesAfrica

VENTURES AFRICA – Who is an entrepreneur? Are entrepreneurs born or made? Are some, more entrepreneurial endowed than others?  I need to know! These questions and many more has kept me pondering for a while now and I had to do an inquiry to get an answer. Though the term,entrepreneur, is often thrown around in the business world today, I had …

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