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Relationships and Business: The Bitter-Sweet Love Affair (A Founder's Issue)

Dedicated to:Founders

Okay firstly I am going to admit, this is me partly venting my frustrations with my love life (or lack thereof). 

Secondly, my lack of a definable love life has taught me a valuable lesson about emotional intelligence (EQ) and how mastering it is key to winning in every aspect of life, especially business.

Now in relation to the venting, I'm pretty young so it's understandable why I'm single but the lack of a companion especially when I live in an environment where the pros of relationships are glorified as the "ultimate experience" can be a challenge. But in all honesty I'm not completely single, as I tell everyone who dares to ask, I'm in the VIP section of the friendzone. For those that don't know what that is, it's the friendzone but with HOPE (I know right), and by hope I mean she has shown an interest in taking things beyond the friendship, so it's not all that bad. But now the biggest issue as a collective (her and I)…

Conservatism: Friend or Foe?

Good tidings from this African brother. I have been really busy of late but saw it fit to share my insight on something and try spark feedback from you guys. I want to know your views on the arguments surrounding the conservative approach to life that seems to be heightened in this age considering the rapid change in culture due to the increased cultural interactions brought about by globalisation and increased and improved intercontinental communication. 
This passed week, I witnessed the conservative approach to life first hand. Mid last year, I pulled out of formal college to pursue my love of business on one condition from my parents: that I continue through an online study program CIMA has. That was perfectly fine with me, reason being is I know the importance of knowledge and the role it plays on one's level of maturity and open-mindedness. Now to most people the idea of self reliance is not very familiar, most people live their lives depending on a system; either policies se…

Beginner's Luck (The True African Story)

Happy New Year dear reader, the year that was 2012 has passed. So much has happened this passed year both in my personal life and on a global and CONTINENTAL stage. The reason I put the word "continental" in CAPS is cause today I'm going to be talking about a popular trend that was amongst writers in the year that just passed; Africa.
We all know the statistics relating to Africa; the demographic, the number of countries (although 85% don't know the exact figure) and tit bits in relation to its history (mainly cause of the selectiveness of historian writers). But do we really know Africa, who she is, what she does, what she plans on doing, the potential that lies in her bosom of undeveloped land and under-utilised resources? I'm not that much of a historian, but as a Young Entrepreneur who plans on expanding across Africa, I saw it fit to study her history in order to know her future. Africa's been coined the 'undiscovered gem' in the business word and…