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Steve Jobs Knew Tim Cook Would Kill Apple’s Innovation By Focusing on Sales and Marketing by QuHarrison Terry

When we lose a great innovator or leader, there’s a big void that forms in all of us. This longing for what we lost causes us to become infatuated with finding “the next so and so” to fill their shoes--like the numerous players that have been called the next Michael Jordan, but haven’t lived up to the legacy. Unfortunately, no...

‘Youth need innovative, self-employment drive’ — Engineer Stella Manyanya

DEPUTY Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Engineer Stella Manyanya, has called upon youth in the country to be innovative by employing themselves instead of expecting employment from the government.Eng Manyanya made the remarks in Dar es Salaam yester day during the launching of VIA Pathways to work programme of training youth on entrepreneurship.“The nation needs youth...

Ban on Oil Bunkering cost Nigeria billion in revenue Annually

Ship bunkering, also called refuelling, is a global and legitimate practice in the shipping industry, which involves the process of ships buying fuel, engine oil, lubricants and other related materials in large quantities that would last the ship for the length of time she would be on water in the course of a voyage before she could berth at...

Grooming the entrepreneurial engineer By Brian Back

In the long-running debate over whether entrepreneurs are born or bred, Michael Grimes insists that, for mere mortals, leadership skills are largely learned.Grimes should know. As managing director at Morgan Stanley in Silicon Valley, the UC Berkeley grad has overseen more than $500 billion in financing, merger and acquisition transactions for hundreds of tech titans ranging from Google to...

Nigeria made Suzuki motor ready in October – Boulos

Boulos Enterprises Ltd, authorised dealer of Suzuki products in Nigeria, said it will push a made-in-Nigeria Suzuki Super Carry to the Nigerian market next month.According to the organisation, the vehicle will launch with complete vehicle warranty and extended service intervals as the first of the vehicles are expected to be available to order from next month.The organisation, which said...

NSE Ikeja Branch Engineering Week Day 2: Engineers Guide toward Entrepreneurship and self reliance

 The  Nigerian Society of engineers Ikeja Branch Annual Engineering Week enters it second day on Tuesday with Lonadek Consulting Limited hosting the career engagement session at the Cedar Entrepreneurship Centre, jibowu. The Career Engagement Session for students of Technical Colleges was packaged as an essential avenue to offer professional guide to technical and vocational students and encourage them to remain focused in their field of...

Nerd Power: From Engineers to Entrepreneurs by Samara Lynn

Many engineers are hesitant to strike out on their own as entrepreneurs. But there are rich rewards for those who doEngineers Robert F. Smith, Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Larry Page—all have something in common—besides being exceedingly wealthy. They started their own companies.In the new startup economy, engineers and others in “geeky” fields are more inclined than ever to venture...

Oando signs 94.6 bln naira restructuring loan

Nigerian oil firm Oando said on Monday it has secured a 94.6 billion naira ($475 mln) loan facility from 10 domestic banks under plans to restructure its finances and return to profitability this year. The financing led by Access Bank, includes Diamond Bank, Ecobank, FCMB, Fidelity Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank, UBA , Union Bank and Zenith Bank.The facility is a...

Patronise Local Engineers to grow the economy, Engineers Say

The Lagos Branch Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Mr. Oludayo Oluyemi, has called on the three tiers of government, particularly the Federal Government, to patronise indigenous engineers in the planning and execution of all development projects in the country.Oluyemi, who spoke at the branch’s 2016 public lecture and induction ceremony, said this would help to grow the...

The Key to Success: Negotiating 101 For Engineers by Professor Lawrence Susskind

The importance of negotiating skills is often neglected in engineering training. Prof  Susskind, who teaches at MIT, explains why this is a mistake; and why it presents different problems from those engineers are used toIt’s one thing to come up with an innovative idea; it’s another to take that idea to market.Many engineers can conceive of promising inventions, produce...