Stephen Otim

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5 Reasons Why You Must Have a Side Hustle (Unless You're Happy Living Paycheck to Paycheck)

You're employer doesn't love you. If you want a more interesting and financially secure life, you'll have to build it after work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tony Robbins is famous for saying, “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” …

Adventures In Data Storytelling: Three Key Traps To Avoid

As your organization seeks to become more data-driven, data will become an integral part of all communications. It should play a key role in your business meetings, internal conversations, and other daily interactions. As more of your people are exposed to data that is both relevant and crucial to …

Data Visualization

Microsoft wants to store your data under the sea. Why?

At a time when we all seem to be looking to the cloud to store our data, Microsoft is looking to the sea.<p>The company has been experimenting with a …

Will TeslaSolar continue to outsource the brain of its solar systems – the inverter – or develop in house?

Tesla had made it a goal to vertically integrate long prior to the current offer to purchase SolarCity. SolarCity took action purchasing a solar panel and solar racking company. A looming question becomes – how exactly will TeslaSolar protect itself in the solar inverter market? TeslaSolar could …

How To Start Investing With Just $1,000

Recently a Forbes reader I’ll call Susan emailed me about how to get started investing. Here’s what she said:<p>I just turned 18 years old, and would like to invest young so that I can have life-long investments. I’m interested in investing in mutual funds, and somewhere where there will not be …

Investing

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

A 10 day program to create your first Android app

Building your first Android app doesn’t have to be hard. If you aren’t overly ambitious, then you can break the process down into some simple steps and avoid overwhelming yourself in one go. The trick is to make your first app relatively simple and to focus on creating <i>something</i>. Don’t try and …

Payments Ecosystem - Research & Business Opportunities

BI Intelligence<p>The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate …

Why smartphone companies can no longer compete on hardware

There has been incredible developments in the smartphone hardware industry in the past decade.<p>We have seen the quality of smartphone displays …

Easter, Jesus and the death of conventional wisdom

This Holy Week, Christians worldwide are celebrating the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, whom they believe is fully man and fully God. It’s a conviction that appears to flout logic but, amazingly, is wholly in line with the revelations of modern science.<p>Scientists used to believe …

15 Books Tech Leaders Are Reading Right Now | Inc.com

What books do the leaders of the tech industry read? I wanted to know the answer, so I asked the top venture capitalists, founders, tech execs, and journalists for their reading recommendations.<p>Every week in my Tech Caucus newsletter, I poll about 50 leaders of the tech industry -- movers and …

6 free online classes you should consider before going to business school

So you’ve been considering getting an MBA.<p>It seems like a foolproof plan, right? After all, the MBA is the degree that opens the doors to the world …

9 ways successful people manage stress

Stress is a common obstacle to productivity and career success.<p>That’s why being able to manage stress effectively can prove pivotal.<p>We spoke with …

How to get a new job in 90 days

According to the Department of Labor, U.S. non-farm labor increased by 3.3 million in the past 12 months. However, as shown by the current JOLTS …

Employment