Learnt Helplessness and the Nigerian State

In 1965, Martin Seligman and his colleagues were doing research on classical conditioning, or the process by which an animal or human associates one thing with another. In the case of Seligman’s experiment, he would ring a bell and then give a light shock to a dog. After a number of times, the dog reacted… Continue reading Learnt Helplessness and the Nigerian State

5 Ways Millionaires Approach Their Careers

Hey, it’s 3:43am in Nigeria and I am excited because I just stumbled on this great piece written by Ken Sundheim on the entrepreneur webpage and I just know you will love it! Enjoy this read: In the majority of cases, it’s not luck that makes people money, nor is it who they know. Rather,… Continue reading 5 Ways Millionaires Approach Their Careers

MOST ENTREPRENEURS DON’T PLAN TO FAIL, THEY FAIL TO PLAN

I periodically read research reports about business failures. I always find them interesting, although often they are depressing. Such as what I recently read. Which was research from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. This research found that 70% to 80% of new businesses fail within their first year. And while this was frustrating enough to… Continue reading MOST ENTREPRENEURS DON’T PLAN TO FAIL, THEY FAIL TO PLAN

How Not to Destroy Your Marriage: 8 Tips for Staying a Happy Couple

“All marriages are happy. It’s the living together afterward that causes all the trouble”.  -Raymond Hull So how do you make your marriage work? Or do you just blindly hope it’ll take care of itself? Think of a hot, successful date with someone you’re attracted to. You have fun, great conversation and more sexual chemistry… Continue reading How Not to Destroy Your Marriage: 8 Tips for Staying a Happy Couple

3 Things Start ups should avoid when talking to investors

People who advise entrepreneurs over a decent chunk of time tend to have the kind of world-weary perspective you’d expect from someone who has seen so many startups succeed or fail. They know what can scupper investment opportunities and turn off potential investors. Wayne Barz manages entrepreneurial programs at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern… Continue reading 3 Things Start ups should avoid when talking to investors

Ten Questions Still Baffling Scientists

Science has done a terrific job of answering some of the world’s most difficult questions, but certain mysteries still elude researchers. How does gravity work? Can your pet fish really predict an earthquake? Why do we yawn so much? Here’s what we don’t know and how close we are to figuring it out. 1. Why… Continue reading Ten Questions Still Baffling Scientists

A note to the frustrated Dreamer- Tyler Perry

THIS IS FOR FRUSTRATED DREAMERS I was driving in to work this morning and I started thinking about all the days I dreaded going to work. I was so sick of it… the job, my boss, the people I worked with, the traffic… I would wake up angry every morning. I didn’t want to deal… Continue reading A note to the frustrated Dreamer- Tyler Perry