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    What Does “Think Outside of the Box” Mean?

    And, How Do You Go About Doing It? Among the most well-worn phrases in the business world is “thinking outside the box”. It is supposed to mean thinking creatively, freely, and off the beaten path. It’s the kind of thinking that — in an age of increasingly powerful algorithms and neural networks — garners significant attention. For now, it’s the kind of stuff that machines can’t do that well. One supposed story of the term’s origin is actually a great illustration (literally) of what this kind of thinking is, and why it’s so sought-after. As the story goes, management consulting groups in the 1960s and 70s began using a particular puzzle...Read More>> |

    10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wole Soyinka

    Wole Soyinka is well known throughout Nigeria and the rest of the world as a brilliant playwright, poet and political activist. With more than 50 pieces of work, his writing includes novels, memoirs and a wide variety of essays. He is the first person in Africa to win the Nobel Prize in literature, and is respected for his willingness to speak out against repression and corruption. But beyond all of that, there are still many things you may not know about Wole Soyinka. Though his father was an Anglican minister, Wole was an atheist Wole’s father, Samuel Ayodele Soyinka, (whom he called S.A. or “Essay”) was an Anglican minister and...Read More>> |

    10 Common Salary Negotiation Mistakes

    Mistake 1: Lack of Preparation For The Interview Job interview is a huge stress for the candidate and no one is safe from extra excitement. As a result, there are not too sure answers to the employer’s questions, and the job seeker is so distracted that he/she can not concentrate and submit with good arguments when discussing the level of wages. It is important for many managers to prove that you are a valuable employee who will not only become the part of a team, but will ensure the success and profit for the organization. So get ready and think of the answers to the questions: "What   salary are you looking for?" and "Why should we hire...Read More>> |