This a response to the purported name change of the University of Lagos. by omotayo_fakinlede in mau, MKO, and AWO
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This a response to the purported name change of the University of Lagos. by omotayo_fakinlede in mau, MKO, and AWO
Moshood Abiola University
I just want to wish everybody a happy new year,expect new and exciting post this year.
A lot of people have been asking me questions about the fin 310 assignment so after i discussed with the Lecturer on phone am going to give out the guidelines,take note the deadline is on tues 20th of dec.
1-if you are using a journal then it must meet all the specifications i.e (editorial board,abstract,introduction,and reference/bibliograph)
2-if you are using an article/journal online then it is not compulsory for it to have editorial board,matter of fact it cant have an editorial board bcos it is single and not a collection,but it must have abstract,introduction and bibliography/reference
3-you are to submit a minimum of 2 articles,but you are to register one with your leader to make sure nobody has taken it,then you are to summarise one.
4-you are to spiral bind the 2,and you are to put the summary inside the journal sumarised,remember the summary should be done in either a full scap or two full scap i.e a maximumof 8 pages
note:when choosing an article it must have two major elements from your topic,e.g if you are in the group of (systemic risk in banking) your article should have systemic risk and banking in it.
am sorry am just posting this i talked with him just yesterday,but try and tell as many people as you can if possible direct them to this site for a better explanation.Take Care.
A mandatory e-mail sign-up exercise for ALL students of the University will commence on December 6, 2011 at 8 a.m. daily at the Center for Information Technology and Systems (CITS), Main Campus, Akoka.
The three-day exercise will give each student the opportunity to receive unique UNILAG e-mail address and password as well as log into the account on the spot. Students who attend the event also stand the chance of winning prizes such as Android powered smart-phones powered by Google.
Women are still split on the concept of jeggings—when we polled Shine readers 44% swore by the jean-legging hybrids, 35% were indifferent but wouldn’t wear them, and 21% said they hated them. “Project Runway” mentor Tim Gunn has shunned them. Conan O’Brien wore a pair on air saying he was “obsessed with jeggings,” but we think he was kidding.
One guy who loves jeggings in a completely non-ironic way? Lil Wayne! We swear. The rapper wore a leopard pair by Tripp NYC at last Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. The clothing brand confirmed that Lil Wayne in fact was wearing their women’s jeggings—just in a large size. The Bleach Leopard Pant is available for $44 on Karmaloop.com. If Lil Wayne can rock them, we’re guessing they’d look cute on a female.
So now jeggings have finally earned some street cred. But does Lil Wayne’s fashion choice make you more or less likely to wear them?
Ryan Blair, who is a serial entrepreneur and author of the new book “Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain,established his first company, 24-7 Tech when he was only twenty-one years old. Since then, he has created and actively invested in multiple start-ups and has become a self-made multimillionaire. After he sold his company ViSalus Sciences to Blyth in early 2008, the global recession took the company to the brink of failure resulting in a complete write off of the stock and near bankruptcy. Ryan as CEO went “all in” betting his last million dollars on its potential and turned the company around from the edge of failure to more than $150,000,000 a year in revenue in only 16 months winning the coveted DSN Global Turn Around Award in 2010. In this interview, Ryan talks about how he re-branded himself after being in a gang, the issues with the education system, and more.
How did you shake your criminal record and re-brand yourself?
I remember when I was working my way up in the first company that employed me, I used to have nightmares that one day they’d find out about that I had been in a gang, call me into the office, and fire me. In the beginning I didn’t talk much about what I’d been through. But eventually when I got to a point where I had established myself as a professional entrepreneur, I embraced my past, used it as part of my branding, and crossed over.
In this day and age people want authenticity. Now that the world is social, people know all about you. Assuming you decided to join humanity, that is. It turned out that as I started showing my true identity, so did the rest of the world. One of the reasons my company ViSalus is one of the fastest growing companies in the industry today is because we share our good, bad, and ugly. Like sharing a video of me playing a practical joke on one of my employees, for instance. As a result of embracing authenticity, I turned the company around from near bankruptcy to over $15 million a month today. Unlike our competitors, our distributors and customers know exactly who we are, and I’d say that corporate America has a lot of catching up to do.
What’s your take on the educational system? Will a college degree help or hurt your chances at starting a successful business?
As a product of Los Angeles’s public school system, in a state with the highest dropout rate in the nation (about 20 percent), I can tell you from personal experience that some of our brightest minds are being misidentified because of a one-size-fits-all learning environment. Because I had ADD and dyslexia I never got past the 9th grade.
I recall sitting with a career counselor in continuation high school, being told that I didn’t have the intellect or aptitude to become a doctor or a lawyer. They suggested a trade school, construction, something where I’d be working with my hands.
The irony is that today I employ plenty of doctors and lawyers. Would you rather be a doctor or a lawyer, or a guy who writes a check to doctors and lawyers?
If President Obama phoned me today and told me he was appointing me Educational Czar, I’d turn education into a business, a capitalistic, revenue driven system, creating a competitive environment where each school is trying to attract customers, based on quality of customer experience.
As an entrepreneur, having a college degree or getting classroom training won’t hurt your chances for starting a successful business, but it’s ultimately not necessary. In Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers,” he makes a point that it takes approximately 10,000 hours to master a skill set at a professional level. That means experience, over traditional education.
What three business lessons did you learn from juvenile detention?
I learned a lot about business and life from my time spent incarcerated. I like to call these pieces of wisdom my Philosophies from the Jail Cell to the Boardroom. One of the biggest lessons I learned was that in Juvenile Hall, new guys always get tested. When I went in the first time, I was just a skinny little white kid and I had to learn fast. People will be bumping into you on the basketball court, or asking you for things, testing to see if you’re tough.
And everyone knew that if a guy let someone take their milk during lunchtime, they weren’t as tough as they looked. Soon you’d be taking their milk everyday, and so would everyone else. It’s the same for business, if you give people the impression that you can be taken, you will be.
Also, adaptation is the key to survival. In jail the guy who rises to power isn’t always the strongest or the smartest. As prisoners come and go, he’s the one that adapts to the changing environment, while influencing the right people. You can use this in business, staying abreast of market trends, changing your game plan as technology shifts, and adapting our strategy around your company’s strongest competitive advantages. Darwin was absolutely right — survival is a matter of how you respond to change.
The last lesson I got from jail is that you have to learn how to read people. You don’t know who to trust. It’s the same for business because a lot of people come into my office with a front. I have to figure out quickly who is the real deal and who isn’t. Based on that fact, I developed an HR system that I use when interviewing potential new hires that I call the Connect Four Technique. Yep, you guessed it. I make my future employees — and I have hundreds of them — play me in Connect Four.
Can everyone be an entrepreneur? Can it be learned or do you have to be born with a special gene?
No. Not everyone can be an entrepreneur. There are two types of people in the world, domesticated and undomesticated. Some people are so domesticated through their social programming and belief system, so employee minded, that they could never be entrepreneurs. And they shouldn’t even bother trying. The irony is that this is coming from a guy who teaches millions of people how to become entrepreneurs. I’m literally selling a book about becoming an entrepreneur, telling you that not everyone should read it.
To be an entrepreneur, you have to have fighting instincts. Are instincts genetic? I don’t think so, but you ‘inherit’ them from your upbringing. Now, if you’re smart you can reprogram your beliefs. But there are still some people that would rather watch other people be entrepreneurs, like the people in the Forbes “richest celebrity list” than take the time to reprogram themselves, and live their lives like rock stars, too.
Is there a need for business plans these days?
When you’ve really got the entrepreneurial bug, the last thing you want to do is sit down and write a business plan. It’s the equivalent of writing a book about playing the guitar before actually knowing how to play the guitar. You don’t know what your new business is going to be like. And just like a guitar, a business will have to be tweaked and tuned multiple times, and you’ll need long practice sessions and repetition, before you can get even one successful song out of it.
In my book “Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain,” I actually included a chapter called “I Hate Business Plans” where I talk about this. Most business plans that get sent to me, I close within seconds of opening them up because they are full of fluff and hype. A business plan should be simple, something you could scribble on a scratch pad. No more than three pages of your business objectives, expected results, and the strategy to get there. But the best business plan is one built from a business that is already up and running and that matches the business’s actual results.
The point is that you should be so obsessed with your business that you can’t sleep at night because that’s all you can think about. And that’s your ultimate “business plan.”
I haven’t had a chance yet to play with the new BlackBerrys. But there are serious business and technology issues that should make you think twice before you buy one of the new ones unveiled today. From an operating system destined for irrelevancy to the continued lack of worthy applications, this latest line of smartphones from RIM may be dead on arrival. If you need to change phones, and your company isn’t forcing you to use a BlackBerry, you’re better off moving over to the iPhone or an Android smartphone.
Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20087782-94/why-you-should-think-twice-about-buying-a-new-blackberry/#ixzz1U1dTYBc1
The latest BlackBerrys run on the newest version of its operating system, BlackBerry OS 7. While an improvement over past operating systems, in reality it represents only a minor update over OS 6, found in the original Torch that debuted a year ago. It was originally known as OS 6.1, but was renamed to 7 because the company claimed the update was so big. A more cynical person would suggest RIM was engaging in overly enthusiastic marketing to better sell its devices.
Big update or not, it’s not going to be around for very long. RIM said it is moving to its next-generation operating system, called QNX, next year. The software already powers the PlayBook tablet, which despite getting panned by reviewers, worked smoothly as an operating system.
If customers buy a BlackBerry now, they’re left with an operating system that will be out of date halfway through their two-year contract. Nokia is dealing with the same dilemma as it manages its transition to Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. In the meantime, the company is positioning its older Symbian platform as a mass-market smartphone phone.
There are other issues. Despite many attempts, RIM still hasn’t answered the increasing demand for applications. The iPhone and Android devices can do more than the basics of phone calls and Internet browsing, and it’s something that RIM continues to neglect. BlackBerry offers only a fraction of the number of applications available to iOS and Android users.
Last month, RIM said its App World had hit 1 billion application downloads, a significant milestone for the company but still behind its rivals. Apple earlier in the month said it had passed the 15 billion download mark, while Google said in May that more than 4.5 billion applications were downloaded through Android Market.
To be fair, RIM has hopefully addressed the hardware issues that have long plagued the devices, giving the new line a boost in specifications such as application processing speed and memory. RIM officials promised much of the same with the original underpowered Torch, but they appear to have delivered with the newest wave of SnapDragon-powered phones.
William Stofega, an analyst at IDC, said that the improved design of the Bold Touch will likely keep some of the BlackBerry faithful in the fold.
“It definitely fills a void in the portfolio that they didn’t have with the Storm,” he said.
And BlackBerry remains a good platform if all you’re interested in is access to e-mail and a higher level of security. It will remain a fixture in government agencies and companies with sensitive security requirements.
But if you’re looking to do more than simple e-mail and Web browsing, BlackBerry may not be your best bet.