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This Study Reveals The 5 Biggest Regrets People Have Before They Die

By |2017-03-01T17:21:01+01:00January 16th, 2017|Get Inspired!|

photo credit: higherperspectives.com Do you have any regrets? Most people do. But it appears our regrets gain a lot of weight as we approach the end of our lives. For many years, Bronnie Ware – an Australian nurse and counselor – worked in palliative care; taking care of terminally ill people, most of whom had [...]

Meet Elon Musk, The Serial Entrepreneur Who Wants To Build A City on Mars

By |2017-03-01T17:21:01+01:00January 12th, 2017|Get Inspired!, Videos|

Born in Pretoria, South Africa, and now a US citizen, Elon Musk is one of the most visionary entrepreneurs alive in the world today. The most special thing about Elon Musk is his daredevil appetite for risk. At 45, Musk is responsible for several multi-billion dollar companies including PayPal (sold), Tesla Motors, SolarCity, Zip2, SpaceX, [...]

The Best of 2016 – My Top 12 Articles That Got Your Attention

By |2017-03-01T17:21:01+01:00December 30th, 2016|Get Inspired!|

Looking at 2016 through the lens of my writing career, it was quite an impressive year indeed. In May, my article on Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to Lagos (Nigeria) for the launch of his controversial free internet program – Free Basics – was published in The Huffington Post. In June, following my article chronicling my journey [...]

This Kenyan Entrepreneur Makes Natural Blended Spices for the Local Market

By |2017-03-01T17:21:02+01:00December 29th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Chibundiro is a brand of natural blended spices in Kenya. This range of natural spices is an interesting alternative to the large volumes of artificial seasoning that has flooded the African market. The brain behind this business is Anzazi Kiti, a professional accountant who still works a day job and runs her business, Taste Afrique [...]

This Secret But Powerful Strategy Will Help You Learn Anything You Want

By |2017-03-01T17:21:02+01:00December 22nd, 2016|Education & Training, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Almost everybody wants to learn something new. It could be a new skill like speaking a foreign language, or knowing how to play a musical instrument like the piano, guitar or trumpet. However, despite our interest in learning something new, most of us face the same challenge: We don't have time. Our lives are just [...]

5 Powerful Ways To Fight Procrastination And Kill It Forever

By |2017-03-01T17:21:02+01:00December 19th, 2016|Get Inspired!, The Blog|

image credit: mytimemanagement.com Do you really want to fight procrastination? I’ll show you how. But first, a chilling real-life story that shows just how procrastination works on many of us. In November 2006, Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy, suddenly fell ill and died three weeks later from the deadly effects of a slow-acting poison. In the [...]

Meet Green Buds, the South African Startup that Connects Farmers and Consumers

By |2017-03-01T17:21:02+01:00December 8th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Africa actually produces more than enough food to feed itself. The common problem is, many farmers cannot find markets for their produce even in the face of overwhelming demand. This structural weakness in Africa's food supply chain means it can be really hard for farmers to find buyers, and as a result, a lot of [...]

White on Black – How The Business of Skin Bleaching is Evolving in Africa

By |2017-03-01T17:21:02+01:00December 5th, 2016|Beauty & Lifestyle, Business ideas, Get Inspired!|

photo credit: Shutterstock In Nigeria, they’re called ‘oyibo’. Although it’s a slang originally used to refer to white-skinned foreigners, it is now commonly used to describe fellow countrymen and women with light skin shades. In many parts of Africa, there’s a widely-held sub-conscious perception that light-skinned people, especially women, are more beautiful, desirable and enjoy high [...]

The ONE Thing — How To Become Successful At Anything in Life and Business

By |2017-03-01T17:21:03+01:00November 28th, 2016|Get Inspired!, Videos|

Many people want to have a 'balanced' life; they want to be good at several things. While there's nothing wrong with being good at several things, the problem is it's difficult to be VERY successful at several things. At best, you'll be an average performer at all of them. But do you really want to [...]

Making Charcoal from Human Waste — An Interesting African Solution to an African Problem

By |2017-03-01T17:21:03+01:00November 24th, 2016|Business ideas, Energy & Power, Environment & Green, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Sanitation and cooking fuels are two of Africa's biggest problems. What we haven't realised is one of them is a solution for the other. I'll tell you how. Many of Africa's big cities have a bad reputation for poor waste management. Due to unregulated dumps and improper drainage and sewage systems, collected human waste is [...]