Your Life Is Tetris. Stop Playing It Like Chess. — Life Learning — Medium

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.

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Making Your First Million Is Easy — If You Follow These 5 Steps

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.

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Shitty Black Friday – A Case Study of Jumia Nigeria

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.

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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:

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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.

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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.