Posts By Ikenna Odinaka

Do you read and listen to music at the same time? Good or bad habit?

read and listen to music

Many students (not only students) like to turn on music when they read.  Some say, when they read and listen to music, it helps them associate the content of the book with the music; for some, it creates an inspiring environment and others love that background sound to keep focused. I was also guilty of […]

How to Write a Better Fresh Graduate Resume + Resume Samples: FREE Quality eBook

write a fresh graduate resume

Probably you are fresh out of school and about to invade the job market with everything you’ve got. Or you are still a student and looking for a part-time job. Or maybe you are a new entry looking to freshly get into the job market. Whatever the case, you want to write a resume that […]

101 Motivational Quotes for Students and Learners

quotes for students

Motivational Quotes for students are like pills for learners to energize the inner being. Just as technology tools are necessary to get by our daily lives, so are motivational quotes. As a student and a learner, a simple short sentence can go a long way to brighten your day and ignite a spark into your […]

How to cut your share in the N318 billion ecommerce business in Nigeria

Online Shopping in nigeria

I visited Jumia office at Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja last week Thursday, 20th February 2014, and had my mouth wide open at the growth rate of ecommerce business in Nigeria; a warehouse the size of a football stadium, over 500 smart, young and agile employees, continuous in and out movement of delivery vans and motorbikes, all […]

Myth 4: Do you need a formal Business Plan to start a business? How Successful companies evolve

Writing a business plan

This article is the third part of a series of articles on 7 Myths about building a business. Today’s article deals on Myth 4: “Successful businesses make their best moves by strategic formal business plan” If you search for the keyword ‘Business Plan’ on Amazon book store; guess how many books will turned out – […]

Myth 3: Money is not one of the top 3 reasons real Entrepreneurs start their Business

Money for business

This article is the third part of a series of articles on 7 Myths about building a business. Today’s article deals on Myth 3: “Successful businesses exist solely to make money” What do you consider the primary purpose of starting a business or pursuing a career? For most people, it is to make a lot […]

Myth 2: Do you need Charisma to build a successful business?

Martin Luther Charismatic Leader

This article is the Second part of a series of articles on 7 Myths about building a business. Today’s article deals on Myth 2: “Successful business requires great and charismatic visionary leaders” I once heard a business analyst describe Aliko Dangote’s speaking style as dull, non-energetic and non-charismatic. “He is not a classic example of […]

5 Entrepreneurs who proved you don’t need a ‘Great Idea’ to start a successful business

Great idea myth to build a business

This article is the first part of a series of articles on the 7 Myths about starting and building a business. Today’s article deals on Myth 1: “It takes a great idea to start a business” Do you aspire to become an entrepreneur; a business owner? May be you are consistently in a brainstorming session […]

2014 – The year to Promote Entrepreneurial Spirit

Entrepreneurial spirit in 2014

First of all, from AfterschoolAfrica, I wish you a happy and prosperous New year – 2014. The year is already on the move, with the usual unwillingness of any year to wait for anyone. How swiftly 2013 swept by… What are your goals for 2014? What plans are you making to achieve them? I believe […]

10 Inspiring stories of Nigerians who quit their career, pursued their passion and Became Successful

Quit your Job! Pursure Passion! Become Successful

Sometimes we find ourselves at the cross road of our career. It used to seem as if you knew where you were going but suddenly, you are left to ask the life changing questions; is this really what I want? Should I go left or right? Should I stick with this or try something different? […]

8 Most Popular free Online learning Platforms – Take Free Courses

Free Online Learning

Online learning, elearning, distance education or whatever combination of words you choose, is becoming more popular among students and learners world wide. When a group of online learners where asked what they liked about taking courses only, the predominant response was that it allow for freedom to learn at your own pace. All you need […]

9 Lessons from Nelson Mandela about Building Your Career

nelson mandelo young

I listened to the United States President, Barrack Obama deliver a powerful tribute at the memorial service for late Dr. Nelson Mandela as he said, “Madiba’s passing is rightly a time of mourning, and a time to celebrate a heroic life. But I believe it should also prompt in each of us a time for […]