Sunday, April 08, 2018

Vox explains Belt and Road

China's trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade: China's Belt and Road Initiative is the most ambitious infrastructure project in modern history. It spans over 60 countries and will cost over a trillion dollars. The plan is to make it easier for the world to trade with China, by funding roads, railways, pipelines, and other infrastructure projects in Asia and Africa. China is loaning trillions of dollars to any country that's willing to participate and it's been a big hit with the less democratic countries in the region. This makes the BRI a risky plan as well. But China is pushing forward because its goals are not strictly economic, they're also geopolitical. is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Olamide making money moves #Blessed

It's called PLAY TV, check out full report on 

“It’s been all joy and blessings for me since I started my journey to being the man I dreamt to be. Though I had a lot of hurdles and setbacks, I kept moving because I was certain of what was inside of me. Today is another special day marking the beginning of another special year in my life and I also have the privilege of owning a T.V station that would change the face of entertainment in Africa."
- Olamide, Baddo, BGEL, YBNL

He has that savoir faire
and largely because he
Never forgets where he came from.

Me and grandma actually jammed to this tune wella.  God bless her and keep her. 

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Music: Abule Sowo, Anifowose (linked), and Sitting On The Throne. 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

nĭ hăo - let's learn a little Chinese

A quarter of the world's population cares a lot about the Chinese zodiac.
Even if you don't believe in it, you'd be wise to know how it works, says technologist and entrepreneur ShaoLan Hseuh.
In this fun, informative talk, ShaoLan shares some tips for understanding the ancient tradition and describes how it's believed to influence your personality, career, marriage prospects and how you'll do in a given year.
What does your sign say about you?
- a February 2016 TED Talk

what is ni hao
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Friday, March 02, 2018

Yeah, artists are leaders too

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Why can't we all get along?

Myers-Briggs J and P types
Perceiving Types and Judging Types, we can all get along and work together.
Sort of.

But first, we should learn more about the other. 
For example:
Some of the strongest business types are J personalities.  
One of the biggest differences between judging and perceiving types is how they make decisions. Judging types are more decisive [while] a lot of hippies are P personalities, and enjoy jobs outside the regular corporate world. 
 It may seem like the hardest thing in the world to mix these two tribes in a workplace, but it seems to be happening a lot.  Comments?

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Job connect for only the best

If you LOVE UpNaira, you'll love this job.

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Friday, February 02, 2018

of data governance

"The flow of data now contributes more to world GDP than the flow of physical goods. In other words, there’s more money in moving information across borders than in moving soybeans and refrigerators.
This is a big shift – and one that has yet to fully sink in for most people. Corporate America, on the other hand, understands it well. Which is why the tech and financial industries are pushing hard for international agreements that prohibit governments from regulating these flows."
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Hang out with SRK

Watch and share: An Insight, An Idea with Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan.  You know I will never waste your time.
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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Birthday Boz

Gazing at the goodness of God as I read my cover story article in the Sunday style section of the @nytimes on my way to church this Sunday morning... and I feel like testifying! 🙌🏿 Listen here... my journey has had its share of ups and downs, but what I know for certain is that the adage is true-- the Will of God will never take you where the Grace of God can not keep you. So this morning I give thanks knowing that my steps are divinely ordered... so get out of my way! I'm coming for what is mine! AMEN?? I'm also giving thanks for my 15,000 @uber colleagues who are doing an amazing job of evolving the company and our service. Teamwork makes the dreamwork... AMEN?? Last but certainly not least, I'm thankful for the incredible talent of @sheilaym who has told my story so well (link in bio) #thankfulheart #SundaySermon #blackgirlmagic
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What was supposed to be a simple shopping trip to find masks, turned into a history lesson when we stumbled upon ancient masks deep in the back of the market. It holds special reverence for me because it’s a carving of the fighting face of Yaa Asentewa. She was the Queen Mother of Ejisu, who in 1900, when the chiefs were discussing how they should make war on the British and force them to bring back the Asantehene (The King) Yaa Asantewaa saw that some of the chiefs were afraid. She stood and said: "Now I have seen that some of you fear to go forward to fight for our king. If it were in the brave days of, the days of Osei Tutu, Okomfo Anokye, and Opoku Ware, chiefs would not sit down to see thier king taken away without firing a shot. No white man could have dared to speak to chief of the Ashanti in the way the Governor spoke to you chiefs this morning. Is it true that the bravery of the Ashanti is no more? I cannot believe it. It cannot be! I must say this: if you the men of Ashanti will not go forward, then we will. We the women will. I shall call upon my fellow women. We will fight the white men. We will fight till the last of us falls in the battlefields." So let’s take a moment to pause and celebrate badass warrior women everywhere!!! 💪🏿 #Legacy #AfropolitanHoliday #HolidayBozie
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THIS MOMENT! 🙌🏿 When @kwakusaddo called to say that His Excellency, Nana Akufo-Addo @nakufoaddo, The President of the Republic of Ghana wanted an audience with me on the last day of my holiday in Ghana, I could not even contain my excitement. What a spectacular way to end what has been a truly an incredible homecoming. As @boriskodjoe & @nicoleariparker and our families sat in the presidential office at The Flagstaff House, I was so inspired by The President’s commitment to economic and social growth for Ghana, but also the instrumental role Boris & I can play as influential Ghanaians in the diaspora. I am leaving Ghana a more determined, focused, and excited contributor to this great nation & Africa as a whole. I AM SO PROUD OF US! And we, the collective we, should all be... so wave the flag high! God bless our homeland, Ghana!! 🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭🇬🇭 #PurposeDrivenLife #LiveUpToGreatness #Legacy #AllForOneOneForAll #AfropolitanHoliday #HolidayBozie
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Bozoma Saint John is the Chief Brand Officer at Uber. 

I feel like we should do a regular birthday thing for UpNaira users actually...ah, drop a comment with suggestions.  

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Megachurches - Pros and Cons

Reading list:

Eat, pray, live: the Lagos megachurches building their very own cities ... 

Nigeria's 'megachurches': a hidden pillar of Africa's top economy 

Nigerian pastors 'living like celebrities' in London | TheCable


List of pastors in Nigeria - Wikipedia

Gallery of web-famous Nigerian pastors

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If you like words, Pros and Cons are not just the positives and negatives of the matter, they could also refer to professionals vs. confidence artists.  :)

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