David A. Asiedu

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How To Read 100 Books A Year (infographic)

A little while back I shared my system for reading over 100 books a year in this post.<p>It was awesome to see how many people took it on as a …

13 online courses that could help you get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people appreciate the power of learning long after college or any formal education is over.<p>Today, it's easier than ever to continue your education with the chance to take online courses from some of the best universities in the world.<p>We've picked out some of the best …

Success

What's the Real Origin of "OK"?

"OK" is the all-purpose American expression that became an all-purpose English expression that became an all-purpose expression in dozens of other …

Language

Who Said That You Can’t Prevent Your Employee From Moving To Your Competitor?

Have you been told that too? That after pouring your heart, your soul, your time and your money into your business, the employee you taught …

Are You A Suckcessful Lawyer?

Once in a while, a family member, friend, colleague or potential client asks me, “Are you a successful lawyer?” When I ask what it means to be …

Below Reasonable Doubt

David Asiedu, October 6, 2017<p>[ajax_load_more]<p>July 2, 2016<p>Q1: How did you get here? I’m not sure how to answer this, but I’ll say that I’ve been …

The Power of 'Good Enough'

How settling can make people happier and more satisfied than gunning for "the best"<p>Over a decade ago, psychologist Barry Schwartz published what might be the ultimate psychological life-hacking tome, <i>The</i> <i>Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less</i>.​ In it, Schwartz argues that the modern world's smorgasbord …

Happiness

Networking Is Bullsh*t

So you're trying to become better at networking, handing out business cards like free samples to advance your career. We all <i>try</i> to do it, but …

See which applications are connecting to the Internet on Windows

A change in your Internet speed can be the result of several different factors. If you've already ruled out issues with your ISP, router or other networking equipment, then it might be time to look at the computer itself.<p>To make sure that nothing suspicious is happening in the background, it's a …

15 of History’s Greatest Puns

While puns may make you groan and have even been called the “lowest and most groveling form of wit,” a good one is a thing of beauty that’s worth …

Why the Ghanaian Legal Space Needs Alternative Business Structures

Some like to think Ghanaian law (= litigation) is better developed than many in these parts. I doubt we can easily say as much about transactional …

Here's How the New Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards Could Be DOA

A recent Gallup survey found that 69% of Americans worry "frequently" or "occasionally" about having a credit card compromised by computer hackers. It's not shocking. Consumers are becoming more educated on the topic, and financial institutions are beginning to do more to combat fraud, including …

Generate Better Small Talk By Asking About Challenges

Small talk is hard, but if you're trying to really get someone to like you, FBI Behavioral Expert Robin Dreeke suggests that the best question to ask …

Semi-, Hemi-, Demi-: What’s the Difference?

English has a number of prefixes that come from the concept of “half.” Why do we have so many? And what’s the difference between them?<p>1. SEMI<p><i>Semi-</i>, …

Create a One-Day Productivity Contract with Yourself to Stay Motivated

Being motivated isn't something that always comes naturally, but many of us respond pretty positively to mandatory obligations. Turn that to your …

4 Petroleum-Related Roles Only Ghanaians Can Play

Oil-and-Gas is hot in Ghana. No doubt you and your neighbour are hopeful (even if distantly) to get into the action. Are you curious about whether …

Self-Improvement Is Great, but Self-Acceptance Is Better

It's easy to get caught up in trying to be perfect, healthier, thinner, smarter, and more successful. Self improvement is a good thing, but a lot of …

Prune Your Ideas Like Flowers so the Best Can Thrive

It's difficult to let good ideas go to waste, but we just don't have enough time or energy to pursue them all. The Next Web suggests tossing out all …

How to Communicate With Your Spouse | The Art of Manliness

Loving relationships are the most important factor in a man’s happiness, success, and ability to live a fully flourishing life.<p>And one of the most …

6 apps to help ease your writing woes

The life of a college student means parties, friends, 7:00 AM classes that you shouldn’t have signed up for…and writing. A ton of writing.<p>As a college student, you’ll have an abundance of research papers, persuasive papers, discussion questions, online forums, etc., etc. etc. For many, writing is a …

How to Become an Early Riser and the Benefits of Early Rising | The Art of Manliness

<i>Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. – Benjamin Franklin</i><p>As a boy, waking up early was something I associated with …

30 Career Tips Every Young Woman Should Know

Here is some advice I have received and lessons I've learned along the way.<p>Be willing to take criticism because it's crucial to the learning process.<br>• Study your superiors. At work, I am surrounded by brilliant female leaders. Learning from their example is incredibly valuable.<br>• Find internships. Go to …

Self-improvement

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Use "If...Then" Statements to Reduce Back-and-Forth Emails

Email can quickly pile up and be a distraction with its constant notifications—especially those short back and forth messages. Tim Ferris, author of …

Turn Your Next Interruption into an Opportunity

Modern life, particularly work life, has become increasingly hectic<b>.</b> There are relentless demands from meetings, emails, text messages, questions to answer, problems to solve, fires to put out. It can begin to feel like there is never any time to get “real work” done. If you feel overwhelmed by …

Mirror, Mirror, Why Are You So Mean?

I am five years old and when I see myself in the mirror, I always dance and jump. I like the way my dress flies up and down.<p>I am eight years old. I don't like mirrors anymore, because my Mom and my sister tell me I am chubby and the mirror tells me that too.<p>I am twelve years old and I wish I looked …