Category Archives: Business

My house dreams and nightmares

I am thirty two years old and cannot see when I’m ever going to be able to buy a house. Growing up, buying a house is a big  part of the expected life path of the western world. Get educated, find a career,  find love, get married, buy a car, have kids, buy a house  then retire and die. The economy loves that series of events because it keeps you in a perpetual state of spending. Continue reading My house dreams and nightmares

Selling out has now become the goal for musicians

Musicians have always tried to find the balance between creating their art and selling records, because the more that’s sold, the more ‘diluted’ the music can get. This is the same across all genre’s,  rap, rock, classical and pop. As music has changed over the years so has the levels of wealth attainability for the creators. Being rich and having a hit record back in the 50’s and 60’s meant that you could buy your high school sweetheart a new car and go on holiday to Miami twice and year. Continue reading Selling out has now become the goal for musicians

Ajay Banga – You are going to get stared at

This is a section from the full interview with Ajay Banga, who was the CEO for Mastercard. Here he speaks about the importance of not worrying too much what people think about you and that its better to face problems than run away from them. He has struggled with this in his life and has successfully overcome these issues.  Continue reading Ajay Banga – You are going to get stared at

Nigerian super rich

The super rich living amongst the super poor

The poverty rate in Nigeria is almost three times the size of the US’s poverty rate, but with an economy growing at more than 5% per year in Nigeria and a GDP of around $500 billion its’ difficult to comprehend how so many people can still be suffering. The first thing to keep in mind is that Nigeria has only been an independent Country since the 1960’s. The pre-colonial period was from around 1500 – 1800 and then the British owned the Country for over 150 years.  Continue reading Nigerian super rich

Mohammed Ibrahim – Black Billionaire speaks raw truth to old African leaders

Mohammed “Mo” Ibrahim is a Sudanese-British billionaire businessman who founded Celtel, a telecommunications company  which had over 24 million mobile phone subscribers in 14 African countries. He sold the company for $3.4 billion and set up the Mo Ibrahim foundation to encourage better governance of Africa. What I love about the video is the confidence and surety he speaks with about current African leaders. Continue reading Mohammed Ibrahim – Black Billionaire speaks raw truth to old African leaders