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The Law of Margins

 The Law of Margins By Samuel Aiki Article In 2003, Cristiano Ronaldo, an 18 year old Portuguese footballer caught the attention of Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson, who signed him for £12.24 million (€15 million). Six years later, CR7, as he had popularly been re-christened, became the most expensive footballer in…

Personal Disruption: My Interview with Whitney Johnson

Personal Disruption: My Interview with Whitney Johnson By Adedoyin Adebayo   We haven't met Whitney Johnson in person but we have been her follower at Insel Consulting since her ground breaking article ‘Disrupt Yourself’ appeared in June-July 2012 edition of Harvard Business Review. This particular article had a profound influence on a quite number…

12 Characteristics of A-Players

12 Characteristics of A-Players By Samuel Aiki Article You will not be a big hit right away. You will not get rich quick. You are not so special that everyone else will instantly pay attention. No one cares about you. At least not yet. Get used to it. – Rework,…

3 Tools for Effective Decision Making

By Samuel Aiki I have two amazing potential employees and each has the required skillset. A is shy (like the young Bill Gates), loves to learn on the job, teachable, and a good listener but with very poor hygiene. He is target-driven but could be so sold out to a…

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