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Machines are becoming more creative than humans

Machines are becoming more creative than humans | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
Can machines be creative? Recent successes in AI have shown that machines can now perform at human levels in many tasks that, just a few years ago, were considered to be decades away, like driving cars, understanding spoken language, and...
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How To Avoid 20 Common Business Mistakes

How To Avoid 20 Common Business Mistakes | My odds&ends | Scoop.it

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, July 1, 2014 3:54 AM


Extensive experience in business, makes all the difference, especially when it comes to avoiding common mistakes made by less experienced business owners that generally stifle their progress.


Unfortunately, many business owners lack the years of experience in business that can reduce business mistakes, and these owners need to find better ways of discovering what to do to avoid making mistakes that can hurt their business.


This excellent article, suggests that self-auditing your business for these 20 common business mistakes is a great start to avoiding pitfalls and positioning solidly for future growth, and it provides a template to assist and then offers ways to avoid the common mistakes.

Chuck Devers's curator insight, July 2, 2014 8:25 AM

Continually reviewing your business plans is a must for continued firm growth... stop thinking about it and JUST DO IT!

 

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WHAT’S WITH ALL THE INTERNATIONAL SOVEREIGN BONDS BEING ISSUED BY AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS? (Part 2): THE DANGERS OF EUROBONDING

WHAT’S WITH ALL THE INTERNATIONAL SOVEREIGN BONDS BEING ISSUED BY  AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS? (Part 2): THE DANGERS OF EUROBONDING | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
In my previous post I looked at 1) Why international sovereign bonds have become so attractive to African governments and 2) Why these bonds are so well received in global markets.Clearly, Eurobond...
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It's a Hard Life But Someone's Gotta Live It! - Project Eve

It's a Hard Life But Someone's Gotta Live It! - Project Eve | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
It’s well worth remembering that ’It’s a hard life but someone’s gotta live it’. And that someone just happens to be you.
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We Have Been Misled By An Erroneous Map Of The World For 500 Years

We Have Been Misled By An Erroneous Map Of The World For 500 Years | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
MAP OF THE WORLD. If you visualized one, you were probably thinking of a huge lie.
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Komla Dumor’s message to the world from Euston

Komla Dumor’s message to the world from Euston | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
Perhaps the biggest problem facing Africans in media, is how to represent their own continent in the eyes of the world. A continent which has diverse culture, people and languages is just too difficult to be represented by one single adjective.
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How to Invest in Kenya Real Estate Through Housing Cooperatives or a Joint Venture

How to Invest in Kenya Real Estate Through Housing Cooperatives or a Joint Venture | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
http://ujenzibora.com/nahinga How to Invest in Kenya Real Estate Through Housing Cooperatives or a Joint Venture. An example from a poll on how Housing Cooperatives work in Kenya
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The biggest wealth-generators for Africa’s billionaire and millionaire entrepreneurs

The biggest wealth-generators for Africa’s billionaire and millionaire entrepreneurs | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
This article by Douglas Imaralu originally appeared on Ventures Africa, a VC4Africa publishing partner. “Don’t come to Africa and help, come and make money,” said Mo Ibrahim, Africa’s pioneer telecoms billionaire.
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Cal lecturer's email to students goes viral: "Why I am not canceling class tomorrow"

Cal lecturer's email to students goes viral: "Why I am not canceling class tomorrow" | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
“I email my students all the time—that isn’t unusual,” Alexander Coward tells us. “What is very unusual is for one of those emails to go viral.”


The UC Berkeley’s math lecturer’s surprise is understandable.
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Why investors are wrong on bank stock valuations

Why investors are wrong on bank stock valuations | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
Commercial bank stocks have recorded some of the highest gains at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) this year.
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How Do You Spot a Genius? | Streams of Consciousness, Scientific American Blog Network

How Do You Spot a Genius? | Streams of Consciousness, Scientific American Blog Network | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
The November/December Scientific American Mind, which debuted online today, examines the origins of genius, a concept that inspires both awe and confusion. Some equate genius with ...
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‘The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace’

‘The Animated Life of A.R. Wallace’ | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
A short film celebrates Alfred Russel Wallace, who is co-credited with discovering the theory of natural selection.
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Hummingboard - Powerful Linux Single Board Computer

Hummingboard - Powerful Linux Single Board Computer | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
Turn your IoT vision into reality with the Linux Single Board Computer EVERYONE is talking about. With multiple connectivity options and on-board RTC.
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10+ Apps To Track Lost / Stolen Android Devices

10+ Apps To Track Lost / Stolen Android Devices | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
If your Android device is missing or stolen, stay calm and take a breather. We’ve got 5 great anti-theft apps that can help you get your smartphone back or at least keep your sensitive data safe from identity theft. Some of these apps have features that can help you track ... Continue reading »
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Kenya at a Crossroads: Hopes and Fears Concerning the Development of Oil and Gas Reserves

Kenya at a Crossroads: Hopes and Fears Concerning the Development of Oil and Gas Reserves | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
Se espera que en los próximos años Kenia se convierta en un productor de hidrocarburos y en un centro de exportación de petróleo, y si se administra adecuadamente, el petróleo y el gas podrían proporcionar a Kenia una oportunidad única para cimentar el camino hacia un crecimiento económico sustentable en el que el país se embarcó hace unos años. Sin embargo, el manejo inadecuado de los yacimientos de petróleo y gas encontrados recientemente no sólo privará al país de África oriental de una oportunidad para prosperar, sino que también podría incentivar nuevos conflictos. Recientemente, Kenia se embarcó en grandes reformas institucionales mediante la adopción de la “descentralización”, con el objetivo de abordar las debilidades de gobernanza más graves del país. La combinación de los ingresos por petróleo y gas, la gobernanza mejorada y un contexto pacífico podrían crear las condiciones para que Kenia deje atrás sus antiguos problemas de corrupción, nepotismo político, rivalidades étnicas y violencia. Es un emprendimiento difícil, y Kenia se encontrará ante muchos obstáculos a lo largo del camino, como el brutal ataque terrorista en el centro comercial de Nairobi en septiembre de 2013 nos lo recordó. Este artículo analiza el potencial de Kenia para emprender una administración sólida de su emergente industria de hidrocarburos y los peligros si el país fracasa en el intento.
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Youthink- World Bank blog for youth

Youthink- World Bank blog for youth | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
Youthink! is a blog for sharing stories and ideas on how young people are shaping the fight against poverty and the future of development.
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The Basics Of Investing in Real Estate In Kenya With A Simplified Example

The Basics Of Investing in Real Estate In Kenya With A Simplified Example | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
http://ujenzibora.com/nahinga The Basics of Investing in Real Estate in Kenya. Example of a simplified
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Why is renewable energy so expensive?

Why is renewable energy so expensive? | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
MOST people agree that carbon emissions from power stations are a significant cause of climate change. These days a fiercer argument is over what to do about it....
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You Can Find The Best Hangover Cure In The Children's Medicine Aisle

You Can Find The Best Hangover Cure In The Children's Medicine Aisle | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
A Pedialyte freezer pop sounds more appealing than flavorless water the morning after a big night out.
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15 Free Online Courses That Are Actually Worth Your Time

15 Free Online Courses That Are Actually Worth Your Time | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
As online courses grow in popularity, there are more great options than ever before. We've picked out some of the most fascinating and useful courses.
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Hilarious Origin of Names of Towns and Locations in Kenya

Hilarious Origin of Names of Towns and Locations in Kenya | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
Kenya is home to many trading centers and towns some with very interesting names, but have you ever thought of how the name of your town or village came about? Some of the names came about by what ...
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6 Charts That Show How The War On Fat Was A Gigantic Mistake

6 Charts That Show How The War On Fat Was A Gigantic Mistake | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
Saturated fats and cholesterol aren't bad for us, studies show. And "low-fat" foods are usually high carb foods, which lead to obesity and diabetes.
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C-leveled - More than just a Business Consultant | Pittsburgh PA

C-leveled - More than just a Business Consultant | Pittsburgh PA | My odds&ends | Scoop.it
C-leveled, in Pittsburgh PA, is more than just business consultants. From seed stage to mature businesses, we are the team to help Plan, Develop and Launch.
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