Vincent Okosodo

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What It Means For A Company To Choose Culture Over Growth

Last week, Forbes named Acceleration Partners (AP) one of its 25 Small Giants of 2018. Coming on the heels of AP’s 10-year anniversary last year, this milestone prompted me to reflect on what my team and I have achieved, the challenges we still face and the goals we have set for the future. It was …

5 Resumé Secrets That Give You an Edge

Step inside a hiring manager's head<p>It doesn't take long to leave an impression: Recruiters and hiring managers spend an average of 6 seconds reviewing a candidate's resumé before they make an initial assessment, according to a study from the job-search website TheLadders.<p>Six seconds.<p>Now that you’re …

Nigeria: 4 Things Igbo People Like

Igbo tribe.<p>Igbo Kwenu! The Igbo people are an ethnic group native to the southeastern and some part of the south central Nigeria. They are an …

‘America has so much, can’t they help?’: Nigerians fear effect of Trump cuts

As Nigeria faces a huge population explosion, Donald Trump’s crackdown on overseas abortion spells dwindling contraceptive supplies and spiralling fears<p>A Nigerian nurse-midwife allows herself a small smile as she injects a tiny piece of plastic into a young woman’s arm.<p>In a way, Zainab Malut is …

Nigeria’s case study on how not to float your currency

Rumors of rate fixing. Scarcity of foreign exchange. A widening gap between the official rate and the runaway blackmarket. Nearly four months after Nigeria adopted a flexible exchange rate policy to avoid these very problems, the problems are all still here and in many ways, worse than they were …

Naira

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is official with a Snapdragon 820, 5.7-inch curved AMOLED, iris scanner, and more

The number "six" is so last year—Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Note7 to bring the numbering in-line with the flagship S phones. There were a …

In Texas, health care workers quit jobs to work at McDonald's

Here’s an unusual story out of Texas which seems to defy all the conventional wisdom about employment trends and wages. The local press has noticed …

Getting Ready to Move to Mars

Scientists are hard at work preparing to create humanity’s second home.<p>One day, when earth is destroyed by war or rising seas or a wayward asteroid, humanity will be extinguished—and along with it reality television, baseball stadiums, and thousands of recipes for guacamole, with and without …

Space Exploration

Google apologizes for algorithm mistakenly calling black people 'gorillas'

Google became one of the most powerful companies on Earth because it has developed some of the best algorithms in the world for organizing information. But a gaffe this week shows the shortcomings of technology, particularly when it doesn't work just quite right.<p>Jacky Alcine, a Web developer who is …

4 reasons humans are so bad at sexual monogamy

As a culture, we revere it as the romantic ideal. Meanwhile 20-60 percent of married people cheat. So what gives?<p>Anna Pulley<p>June 1, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As a culture, we love monogamy. It’s the ultimate romantic promise and the only sanctioned way we are …

Idealism

David Cameron won't 'cave in' on migration target despite new figures

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1168000/1168568_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532496343_cbb62e9c70b7a5e85bb12077ee4e94be<p><b>David Cameron says he will not give up on his immigration target despite net migration to the UK reaching its highest level for a decade.</b><p>Net migration …

Great Britain

The best iPhone and iPad apps for dating

Online dating has become a widely popular way to meet people especially for those of you who are too busy to get out and mingle. Additionally, online …

Apps

Single women in their thirties need to lower their expectations

<b>When it comes to meeting ‘the one’ women need to throw out the shopping list and realise that there’s no such thing as Prince Charming.</b><p>Do I think …

The Sex That Women Want When It's Costing Them $400 an Hour

8 surprising things you can learn from male escorts<p>When a woman is paying for an orgasm, there’s really no faking it.<p>Forget your preconceptions and moral biases for or against prostitution. We’re talking simple supply and demand. If a girl is handing a male escort an envelope full of $100 bills, …

Supplements To Grow On: What To Take And When

You squat, you bench, you curl your way to a better body each and every day you set foot in the gym. Your goals are set, you drive up more weight for …

We DARE You to Try and Guess the Most Popular Honeymoon Spot

This may not be what you have in mind for your post-wedding trip.<p>They say a wedding takes about a year to plan, and for some, the same can be said for the honeymoon. You want something that's perfectly suited to both your tastes, and—let's be honest—is also suited for some fantastic post-wedding …

14 Billionaires Who Started With Nothing — Including Jack Ma And Larry Ellison

Forbes released its annual Forbes 400 list on Monday , revealing the 400 wealthiest people in the US.<p>It's not just a list of privilege; it's a story of opportunity. Many of these mega successes started with limited means.<p>Just ask Jan Koum, the WhatsApp founder who once lived on food stamps . After …

Larry Ellison

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

How Long Does It Take to Get to Mars?

If you wanted to pay a visit to the red planet, how long would it take? The answer depends on a number of things, ranging from the position of the …