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Use your crappy boss to make yourself a better employee

Use your crappy boss to make yourself a better employee

We all know what it’s like to have a crappy boss, or at least a boss that leaves a little to be desired as a manager. Someone who never seems to have time to give you feedback, or is a micro-manager, or who completely underestimates the time and effort of all of your work. Still, […]

Ghana through the eyes of Mawuli Sikanku

Ghana through the eyes of Mawuli Sikanku

 Ghana is a beautiful country that sits nearly at the “centre of the Earth”, with a great weather (warm sunshine all year round), wonderful beaches, and lovely tourist sites. There are about 24million people with over 70 languages and 100 ethnic groups in Ghana. Ghanaians are described as very friendly people because they would usually take a […]

Special startup ingredients

Special startup ingredients

  1. Pick good cofounders. Cofounders are for a startup what location is for real estate. You can change anything about a house except where it is. In a startup you can change your idea easily, but changing your cofounders is hard.  And the success of a startup is almost always a function of its founders. […]

How to come up with winning business ideas

The best way to come up with startup ideas is to ask yourself the question: what do you wish someone would make for you? There are two types of startup ideas: those that grow organically out of your own life, and those that you decide, from afar, are going to be necessary to some class […]

Y FM Social Media seminar

Y-FM, a popular radio station in Accra will host an event dubbed “Y FM Social Media seminar” at the Silverbird Cinema on the 9th of December. It is an event that is aimed at equipping young people who have started their own business or have the intention of starting one. The event will bring speakers  from […]

Cool gadgets that make your life more fun and productive

We are indeed living in really exciting times where gadgets do so much more than we could have imagined some 5 years ago. Within the past 5 years, we have seen the iPhone and a plethora of other smart phones. These phones could be described more as mini computers small enough to also double as […]

Books I want to read

I have come across several recommended books lists and I intend to get and read those books. The first one I’d like to read is Eric Reis book about what he calls the Lean StartUp. I have read very good reviews of the book and I hope it’ll be a very insightful read. I’ll keep you […]