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Being stuck in the mud can be a good thing

It was a cold rainy December afternoon and I was scrambling to reach the masjid for Friday prayers with my boys. We were a little late and the paved parking lot was full so we had to park in the grassy lot. When we came out of the masjid, it was raining cats and dogs. We ran as fast as we could to our car and jumped in. Got the car started and the heat cranking and put the car in gear. It refused to budge. We tried to reverse. Nothing doing. Changed to lower gears, deactivated traction control and tried again. No luck. The tires were getting no traction. We were officially stuck in the mud on a cold and rainy day.

What to do now?

For new college grads: best websites for finding open jobs

Did you recently graduate from college or about to? If yes, you are probably looking forward to the start of your professional life. It is a heady time. You have gone through the rigors of school and college and are getting ready to take flight on your own.
How to get started with your job search?

The challenges of parenting

Shall I ask or shall I not?

So should I ask my son and risk his lying? If he does, he will get 10 times the negatives and even worse his fast will be negated. As a father, my job is to protect him and guide him. What is better for my son? Shall I ask or shall I not?

Exercices for Yoga at work

Yoga at work

Work environments are typically high-activity, high-stress. When you work in an office, the job can be so demanding that it is easy to work straight for hours without taking a break. That puts the body and mind under undue stress and …

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How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers …

Employee award ideas

Gifts vs Money: What do Employees Value More

Want to let your employees know they are appreciated? What form of recognition are you considering? Spoken praise in private or in public, gift card, physical gift, cash…, there are so many possibilities. What is the best option to let your employees know you care about them and appreciate their effort?
Let us take a look at the pros and cons of the two major forms of recognition, gifts and money.

The Impact of Ecommerce on Rural Nigeria

The Impact of Ecommerce on Rural Nigeria

Nigeria is a big country, geographically and in terms of population. Like most developing countries, it has a few sprawling metropolises and then the rest of the country is rural. This article explores how the advent of the internet is changing the face of rural Nigeria

You must set fire to have light - Rumi

You must set fire to have light – Rumi

Merchants know better. If you do nothing, you lose. Great quote from the incomparable Rumi
I think he is talking to us entrepreneurs. You cannot be an entrepreneur if you are risk averse. If you are risk averse, take a steady job and stay home. If you are an entrepreneur, you may be in for some really rough seas. You can lose anything. “If you do nothing, you lose”.

Best Gift Box for employees

Best small gifts as Employee Rewards

Are you a company considering the possibility of introducing employee rewards? What to give, what is right, what is over the top, what is too little? You have heard of good practices elsewhere but they seem to cost a lot of money? We may have a few good suggestion for you.

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