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 not taken a conscious consideration of what it actually means until recently. I suspect many reading this piece may be having a similar experience, so join me in this discovery to getting answers.
According to Wikipedia “The term entrepreneur is a loanword from French, and is commonly used to describe an individual who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on financial risk to do so.”
Over time, scholars have defined the term in different ways. Here are some prominent definitions:
The above is an excerpt from my post on Ventures-Africa.com titled “Are Entrepreneurs Born Or Made?”. The post was published few weeks back and I had to share with you all today. Click here to read full post…
Social media is the ravel of the moment and, by all indications so far, it would be so for a while. In these ‘new days’ of social networking, many find it even more comfortable to send a Facebook invite, follow you on Twitter or ask for your BlackBerry pin than ask for your mobile number. A funny trend, right? Welcome to the ‘new world’ my friend!
For every trend in the society, one can induce some applicability to every area of life. I know many have written and talked about social media marketing in all its form but little is said of how social media can be applicable to the job search process. From my point of view, as a recruiter, any job seeker that has a mind to win in the ‘talent war’ must take his/her job search seriously because job searching is a job in itself!
The above is an excerpt from my post on the iPunch column of The Punch Newspaper titled“Personal Branding on Social Media” which was published few weeks back both online and in print. Kindly read the online version of the post here and drop your comments. Cheers
The last couple of weeks has been hectic for me at work, hopping between deadlines, doing what I love doing best – solving client staffing problem/needs by helping them fill vacant positions.
In hindsight, looking at the candidates who aced the interviews and got hired, as well as those who didn’t; I discovered a common trait that was very instrumental to their success, and I’ll share with you today.
Recently, I listened to a friend’s podcast and the idea shared was a reinforcement of this trait. He said “Many carry themselves around like bad news, calling attention to themselves and often throw a ‘pity party’ in celebration of every failure in their lives. If you always go around with your failures, then you attract more of failure. What you celebrate is what you would experience! Constantly look for success in your life and celebrate them. Carry yourself with pride ‘As a man thinketh in his heart so is he”.
Deep insight you would say right?
The above is an excerpt from my post on Jobberman.com Blog titled “Stop Celebrating Your Job-Search Misery” which was published earlier this week. Go read it now and let me have your feedback. Read it here…
I know you’ve heard and read it from a bazillion people already but permit me to welcome you to 2013. This year is still very much ‘pregnant’ with great possibilities and opportunities for you to grasp with your mind and hands. In light of this, I’d like to share a piece I read some time ago in a business magazine on the world of ants.
The ants have got it right! Over millions of years they’ve developed and maintained a structured system that enables them grow and prosper – even in the face of relentless adversity. There’s a lot you can learn about them and some of these lessons can are appliacable to the job search process.
The above is an excerpt from my post on Jobberman.com Blog titled “5 Job Search Lessons From The Ants” which was published earlier today. Go read it now and let me have your feedback. Read it here…
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.
Click here to see the complete report.