From the age of seven, I played chess constantly and competitively. I played in school, online, at national competitions. Chess taught me patience, perseverance, critical thinking — crucial skills for tackling life’s hard problems and difficult situations.
In theory, the Internet of Things—the connected network of tiny computers inside home appliances, household objects, even clothing—promises to make your life easier and your work more efficient.
It’s not who you know, it’s what you know. That’s right, I just switched it up. After all, you wouldn’t know anyone if you didn’t know anything. Applying your knowledge strategically is the major key to success in networking.
When you think about making a million dollars, does it seem like a far-fetched goal? Is it something you want to accomplish but just can’t picture happening? This was the case for my friend Ryan Moran — until his 26th birthday, when he made his first million dollars.
These Google Cardboard designs created for Star Wars: The Force Awakens feature BB-8, First Order Stormtrooper, Kylo Ren, and R2-D2. Limit 1 free Cardboard (including shipping) per person, while supplies last.¹
Ever since Konga tried to bring the Black Friday culture to Nigeria some 3 years ago with their first Yakata sale, other e-commerce stores have done their best, unsuccessfully, to one-up the online retail giant. Unsuccessfully.
The latest Black Friday attempt by Jumia promised a whooping 45% off a PS4. Like almost every other Nigerian with an email address, I have been bombarded and harassed by several mails from Jumia promising huge savings on Black Friday. I was excited.
I had been looking forward to purchasing a PS4 after I missed the initial Yakata sale by Konga and I waited. Black Friday arrived and I went to Jumia, No PS4 at 45% off. They would be having a flash sale by 4pm.
I waited and I waited. 4pm couldn’t come fast enough. But it did. It did.
I followed the link expected a PS4 that would be priced around 60k (which ironically is the cost price of a PS4 from Amazon ~ $300).
I saw this:
84,300? But how?
Simple, Jumia marked up the selling price so that they could apply a 43% discount to bring the price “down” to 84,300. But they promised 45%. I waited and I saw this.
Someone must have seen their error, and marked the selling price up even further, to achieve the magical “45%”.
Shame on you Jumia. Shame on you.
Understanding employee work expectations go far beyond those monthly staff meetings catered by Qdoba, participating in passive break room conversations and the countless back and forth emails that solve nothing.
When two out of three Internet users across the world is active on social media, you don’t need much of an introduction to how all pervasive this medium has become in the last decade. The average American spends 2.7 hours every day on social media. Need I go on?