"Who Moved My Cheese?" Download the free eBook

StartFragmentWho Moved My Cheese? is a simple parable that reveals profound truths. Written by Spencer Johnson, coauthor of The One Minute Manager, this enlightening and amusing story illustrates the vital importance of being able to deal with unexpected change. Who Moved My Cheese? is often distributed by managers to employees as a motivational tool, but the lessons it teaches can benefit literally anyone, young or old, rich or poor, looking for less stress and more success in every aspect of work and life. The story This book is an amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a "Maze" and look for "Cheese" to nourish them and make them happy. Two are mice named Sniff and S

Entrepreneur-designer, Nkwo, meets Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge

HRH Kate Middleton (the Duchess of Cambridge) and HRH Sophie (the Countess of Wessex) have jointly hosted the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange - an event that showcases established and upcoming fashion talent from all 33 countries of the Commonwealth. The project - created and managed by Eco-Age, with support of the Commonwealth Fashion Council and the British Fashion Council, and in partnership with Swarovski, The Woolmark Company and Matchesfashion.com - is a celebration of sustainable fashion, and its use as a platform for change. The first looks from the participant designers - including Nigeria's Nkwo - were showcased at a special reception that took place at Buckingham Palace, during whi

#InspiringIdeas: Two entrepreneurs sell their startups. One for $81m, the other for $2bn

Swiss pharmaceutical giant, Roche, has announced it will purchase Flatiron Health - a startup that analyses real-time oncology data to help cancer patients and doctors - in a $1.9 billion deal. Flatiron is owned by entrepreneurs Zach Weinberg and Nat Turner who, in 2012, had sold their first startup to Google for a reported $81 million. The idea for Flatiron was born when Nat’s seven-year old cousin, Brennan, was diagnosed with a rare leukemia. During Brennan’s cancer treatment journey, the entrepreneurs witnessed for the first time a fragmented and siloed healthcare system. In response, they formed Flatiron Health to pursue an audacious idea: combine some of the best minds in medicine and

Nigeria's Temie Giwa-Tubosun snags backing for her life-saving startup, Lifebank

Since its launch two years ago, LifeBank, a blood delivery service, has moved in excess of 9,080 pints of blood to hospitals across Lagos (Nigeria) - a vital service that has earned the startup approxinately $100,000 in revenues. LifeBank was founded by Temie Giwa-Tubosun, and has quickly earned its reputation as a smart blood system that saves lives by speeding up blood donations and deliveries to hospitals. Now looking to expand its reach to the country's Northern region - Nigeria's capital, Abuja, as well as Kaduna - the startup has secured crucial funding worth $200,000 to drive its growth for the next 18 months. Investors in the round include EchoVC Partners, a Lagos-based venture capit

Join the first French-German incubation program for West Africa

West African entrepreneurs aged between 20 and 35 (and based in either Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria or Cameroon) are invited to join AyadaLab - a 12-month intensive networking and qualification program that takes place in the mentioned countries from January to December 2018. The program - which is taught in English and French - consists of local and regional workshops, mentoring by some of the best African entrepreneurs in the fields of cultural, digital and social entrepreneurship, networking with leading German and French cultural, social and digital entrepreneurs. Participants must have 1-year project experience, or a tested innovative idea that creates value and has high impac

Get into the British Council Business Acceleration Bootcamp 2018

Entrepreneurs between the ages of 21- 40 are invited to participate in the British Council organised Business Acceleration Bootcamp 2018 - a two week programme (starting in March 2018) that will deliver training to entrepreneurs in three cities across Nigeria: Abuja, Kano and Calabar. Each bootcamp - tailored to suit the needs of entrepreneurs at different stages in their business development process - will include interactive workshops and mentor-led sessions delivered by UK and Nigerian experts with experience in building, investing and supporting the growth of businesses around the world. By the end of each session, it is expected that participants will have; Engaged with, and learnt from

Africa women entrepreneurs: join a 12-month training program

StartFragment Are you a female entrepreneur or do you have a strong desire to become one? Do you live in Africa or in the diaspora? Then you should apply to join the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC). Sponsored by the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE), AWEC is a one-of-a-kind 12-month training and mentoring program that builds a pan-African community of women entrepreneurs and business owners who desire to advance their strategy, leadership and business management skills. Applications for AWEC will be accepted here. Deadline: 14 February, 2018. EndFragment

Norway calling: fully-funded program for impact startups

Applications are open for the Young Sustainable Impact (YSI) Innovation Program 2018, which looks to find the best talents in the world that tackle the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Targeted at youth, YSI is a fully funded 5-month innovation program that takes place in Oslo (Norway), and offers knowledge and tools in innovation, creativity and leadership. Attendees are trained to operate their own startup, as well as going from nothing to a fully fledged startup in 5 months. Application deadline is February 15, 2018. For details, and to apply, click here.

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