With a foreword by Warren Buffett, 40 Chances is an â€œinspiring manifestoâ€¦both an informative guidebook and a catalyst for igniting real changesâ€ (Booklist) in the struggle against world hunger. If someone granted you $3 billion to accomplish something great in the world, what would you do? In 2006, legendary investor Warren Buffett posed this challenge to his son Howard G. Buffett. Howard set out to help the most vulnerable people on earthâ€”nearly a billion individuals who lack basic food security. And Howard gave himself a deadline: 40 years to put the resources to work on this challenge. 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World captures Howardâ€™s journey. Beginning with his love for farming, we join him around the world as he seeks out new approaches to ease the suffering of so many. Each of the 40 stories here provides a compelling look at the lessons Howard learned, ranging from his own backyard to some of the most difficult and dangerous places on Earth. But this message goes beyond the pages of this book, itâ€™s also a mindset: a way of thinking that speaks to every person wanting to make a difference. Itâ€™s about reasons to hope and actions we can take. 40 Chances â€œrecounts Howardâ€™s personal and professional experiences in surprisingly candid and colorful fashionâ€¦successfully blending personal stories with a tough look at the struggle to fight domestic food scarcity and world hungerâ€¦A satisfying readâ€ (Publishers Weekly) that provides inspiration to transform each of our limited chances into opportunities to change the world.
Accessing Grants For Startups
Ifedayo Durosinmi – Etti is a marketing and sustainability expert with over 10 years of management and leadership experience working in the fashion, marketing and manufacturing industries. She holds a first degree in Biochemistry and an MBA in Global Business. With her passion for women and children, she launched Parliamo Bambini and Philos and Zoe, startups disrupting the baby and child industry through locally manufactured furniture and clothing for children with the aim of reducing poverty, empowering our youth and promoting access to quality education in Nigeria and Africa.
Since the launch of her businesses, she has received several awards and has been able to take advantage of several business opportunities such as grants, business accelerators and Fellowships which have helped position her brands to become household names in Nigeria. She is currently one of the Alumni Hub Leads for the South West region of Nigeria under the Tony Elumelu Foundation. She was also selected as a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum where she is the Project Lead for Startup Dome, a project launched to bridge the gender gap through socio economic empowerment of women in Nigeria. In March 2018, she was invited to Harvard University to serve as a panelist during their African Development Conference to share her depth of knowledge on the role of women in democracy and how it impacts on business in Africa.
Africa Rise and Shine: How a Nigerian Entrepreneur from Humble Beginnings Grew a Business to $16 Billion
The road to success is rarely linear and never easy. Despite countless setbacks, Jim Ovia, founder of Zenith Bank, was able to achieve the unthinkable. Africa Rise and Shine is the story of Ovia's business and banking success and how he was able to create one of Africa's largest banks. Spanning decades of both world and Nigerian history, Africa Rise and Shine dives deep into the events that led to Ovia's triumph. Drawing upon his educational experiences and relentless determination, Ovia was able to overcome every hurdle that stood in the way of his bank becoming the national icon that it is today. Africa Rise and Shine outlines the tough, yet necessary business decisions that were essential to Zenith's prolonged success and is filled with valuable takeaways for every businessperson. Learn from one of the best in banking what it takes to truly be successful.
Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy
The first comprehensive account of the growing dominance of the intangible economy
Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, from tech firms and pharma companies to coffee shops and gyms, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success.
But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the big economic changes of the last decade. The rise of intangible investment is, Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake argue, an underappreciated cause of phenomena from economic inequality to stagnating productivity.
Haskel and Westlake bring together a decade of research on how to measure intangible investment and its impact on national accounts, showing the amount different countries invest in intangibles, how this has changed over time, and the latest thinking on how to assess this. They explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment, and discuss how these features make an intangible-rich economy fundamentally different from one based on tangibles.
Capitalism without Capital concludes by presenting three possible scenarios for what the future of an intangible world might be like, and by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies.
Choosing a Rewarding Career in Technology
Choosing a rewarding career in technology is the definite guide you need to understand how to become a successful tech professional. It provides you with the necessary information needed to start a successful career in the Technology Industry. According to a recent report by the World Economic Forum, “65% of children entering primary school today will end up working in completely new job types that don't exist yet". The future of work is here already and at the centre of it is technology. Rapid advancements in technology are reshaping our human experience and the type of workforce businesses need to hire. New technologies like artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, robotics, self-driving vehicles, renewable energy, nanotechnology, 3D printing, blockchain, quantum computing and Virtual/Augmented reality are ushering us into the next era. This book equips you with insights into the growing trends in the Tech industry and how best to position your career path for the coming digital revolution. It also provides a guide for you to understand your personality and which tech career choices will be best for you. The book explores IT career opportunities, matching your personality with these career options, various official IT certifications available for these careers and insight into the emerging fields in Technology..
Defying The Odds; case studies of Nigerian Organisations that have survived generations
LEAP’s first publication titled; Defying the Odds: Case Studies of Nigerian Companies that have Survived Generationsis the first of its kind in Nigeria. This book profiles seven remarkable organisations, tracing their business histories, spanning 1923 till 2005, and highlighting the fundamental prerequisites for effective succession and business sustainability. From nonprofit organisations to publicly traded institutions, from triumph to tragedy, these case studies highlight the fundamental prerequisites for effective succession and business sustainability in the Nigerian context.
Entrepreneurship The Slot Way
Introducing a one of a kind business transforming book titled “ENTREPRENEURSHIP THE SLOT WAY” offered by Engr. Nnamdi Ezeigbo (The man who spear headed the technology retail revolution in Nigeria with the SLOT brand).
This book provides valuable insight and advice for anyone interested in unraveling the secrets behind entrepreneurship, particularly in a developing society. The author not only shared his journey to success, involving many twist and turns along the way. It’s filled with real life examples and practical tips covering the importance of people in business growth.
This is a must read for any young aspiring entrepreneur or seasoned business owner
₦3,500.00 – ₦5,000.00
I am witnessing a phenomenon. It seems as though a growing group women entrepreneurs all around the world has discovered the secret to success and happiness in both their lives and careers. It's almost as though there is a hidden, underground world of power playing females who have all cracked a magical code: they think positively, they support one another, and they truly believe they can have it all -and you can, too. There is something dynamic that happens when women genuinely show up for each other. When we lose the facades, when we cut the bullsh*t, and when we truly have each others backs. When we stop pretending everything is perfect, and we show the messy, beautiful parts of ourselves and our work that all look awfully similar. When we talk about our fears, our missteps, and our breakdowns. And most importantly, when we share our celebrations, our breakthroughs, and dish on what works. There is no reason to hoard information, connections, or insight. Wisdom is meant to be shared, so let's start sharing what we've learned to make each other better. Let's start building each other up. Let's live up to our potential and start ruling the world. GIRL CODE is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, "side hustlers" (those with a day job who are building a business on the side), and anyone in between who wants to become a better woman. This book will not teach you how to build a multimillion dollar business. It won't teach you about systems or operational processes. But it will teach you how to build confidence in yourself, reconnect with your "why," eradicate jealousy, and ultimately learn the power of connection. Because at the end of the day, that's what life and business is all about.
Go Global with Opportunities
Go Global With Opportunities is one-of-a-kind and deals on a subject matter that is new, rarely discussed yet largely sought-after by many, especially young people. It draws on ideas from the author’s personal experiences, work with opportunitydesk.org, conversations with several people and years of research. It targets young people everywhere who are hungry for opportunities and aims to prepare them to go from local to global influencers and champions.
How to Make It Big as a Consultant
Getting started in consulting can be a tricky prospect. How much should you charge? What type of language should exist in the contract? How can you find clients? Written by a veteran consultant with hundreds of consulting engagements to his credit, How to Make it Big as a Consultant is filled with detailed advice on every aspect of starting up and maintaining a highly lucrative consulting career. The book helps readers: get a handle on the legal, tax, and insurance issues involved in setting up and running the business understand what clients really need create the structure for an assignment (proposals, pricing, contracts, scheduling) market the business solve clients problems using the Harvard Case Study Method Completely updated and revised throughout, the fourth edition features new chapters on developing strategies for clients, leading consulting teams, and more. This trusted guidebook will help any aspiring reader become the kind of outstanding consultant that clients will turn to again and again.