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Articles by Akin Monehin

31 Jan
“From complex engineering solutions to commodities bestowed upon us by nature, there is absolutely no product or service you cannot differentiate, charge a little bit more for, and make more money on.” The title of this article is inspired by a famous line from George Orwell’s award-winning allegorical novel, Animal Farm, “all animals are equal,…
4 Jun 2021
“High turnover businesses can use loans as a hedge against inflation. Since the national currency value drops rapidly during such economic slowdown, when repaying such loans, what is being paid is actually a fraction of the amount borrowed in real terms-” Akin Monehin A country experiences inflation when there is a continuous increase in the…
6 May 2021
More than 80% of developed economies adult population are active on social media. The number of users from developing nations, though lagged, is rising daily. Over 90% of millennials globally routinely use social media. You are most likely reading this article, not from the traditional newspaper but from a mobile device or a desktop. Therefore,…
22 Apr 2021
It has been 24 years since the first social media platform, Andrew Weinreich’s Six Degrees, came into our lives. There are now at least 20 platforms, individually boasting of over 300m active users every month. According to a recent report by Statista, a German-based company that specialises in global data analysis, there are over 4.2…
8 Apr 2021
“A Better Version of the Present Me is the spacecraft that will transport the Present Me to the much desired Future Me. The spacecraft moves faster if the Present Me agrees to be a Better Version of Me.” Like most business leaders, I see three (3) versions of myself. The Past Me is who I…
25 Mar 2021
You finally got the keenly contested dream job. Congratulations! After resuming on the job, however, you begin to feel inadequate. You feel undeserving. You feel you have (again) tricked this organisation into believing you can deliver the role. You feel the business will soon find out how incompetent you really are.  You don’t feel you…
1 Mar 2021
Today, 01 March 2021, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will be sitting in her Centre William Rappard (CWR) office in Geneva, Switzerland. Probably sipping a hot drink as she’s being onboarded. She will have several GTKYs (get to know you’s) lined up over the next weeks and months, for sure. Her immediate focus will be to settle…
25 Feb 2021
Business leaders are not only part of the population experiencing pandemic-related consequences of the global recession, economic contraction, and job losses. They also have the accountability of keeping shareholders happy, employees motivated, and customers satisfied. BUPA, a leading global health insurance & healthcare group, reported that pre-COVID-19, “64% of senior business leaders have suffered from…
11 Feb 2021
Napoléon Bonaparte, the French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution in 1789, said, “there is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.” Time is the most precious thing to man, and many have tried to “strike” or…