Monday, 27 January 2014

Alphasoars Checkpoint: The Entrepreneur II



Alphasoars Checkpoint: The Entrepreneur II
Last time on Alphasoars checkpoint we examined who an entrepreneur is and also get to know what entrepreneurship entails.
And so today having gone through those points I will be taking you through some basic characteristics or skills that an entrepreneur need to possess.
a.      Fast Thinker. Any person that wishes to go into the way of entrepreneurship must be a person who thinks faster than what he sees around his immediate environment. If this skill is developed it makes his to discover available opportunities and ways of taking it up.
b.      Focus. He is one that does not lack vision. He pursues a set goal.
c.       Risk Management. He manages risk and calculates its effects on his prospective ventures. Going through this, you understand that an entrepreneur involves going into business to yield profit. That is what entrepreneurship entails.
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Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Alphasoars Checkpoint: The Entrepreneur I



Alphasoars Checkpoint: The Entrepreneur I
Alphasoars checkpoint provides a platform for those who love this blog to check on what’s new. It is a discussion segment of this blog in which salient issues will be brought forward and you get this by constantly checking this blog as they are daily, weekly and even monthly blogged.
On the topic today is entrepreneur. Firstly what I want to bring to your view is the never mined prospects of entrepreneurship. Let’s first get to know who an entrepreneur is. So let’s scratch the ground. An entrepreneur is one who envisions success through scarcely available opportunities. He is one that creates – bring up new ideas. He lays hand on a material and transforms it into different finished useful products. Now, the process of conceiving, nurturing and bringing a vision to life is known as entrepreneurship. With the above explanation, you understand that entrepreneurship is a process of moving an insignificant setup to a great height.

Build A Connector Now!



It’s easy to find people out there struggling with coping with their environment and society at large. Well, the reason for this is not farfetched. Let’s get going then. What are the reasons then, someone is asking me! Yes, firstly, we could say inability to manage ones circumstance. We can as well say when people get tired of trying to “fit in”. Lack of etiquettes might as well hinder individuals from getting the best from their society. Let’s see if we can understand this more better this way. I once witnessed a generator set still steaming when the spark plug head wire had moved out (not touching the head of the plug) and all of a sudden a scream was heard from the back. For what – electric shock? Generator set on fire? My friend, none of the above questions was reason for the cry. The cry was only made by an individual who saw the situation and felt ‘this generator set might be on fire at any moment now’. Well his fear was abated as the situation was finally resolved. Now let’s relate this to our subject. The inability of an individual to adequately communicate (connect like the plug wire) with the society might raise an alarm that might cause a big harm. This situation is found when people try to get to know people not to develop a good relationship with them but just to get something they might need from them thereby engaging in relationships based on shadows. Why do you scream out when it seems the world is turning against you? Build a connector now and make it fast. Maintain a good relationship with people and don’t just hang around people, just like the relationship that exist between a shark and a remora or that of ferns and the palm tree. When Joseph Newton made the statement “people are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges”, he was not trying to bargain an idea with you, and he was only pushing out a point. Build a bridge and link yourself to generous information or build a wall and keep yourself from the great investment and opportunities, maybe on yourself or others.
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BOCCONI UNIVERSITY (universita commerciale luigi bocconi) SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR 2014/2015 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME



BOCCONI UNIVERSITY (universita commerciale luigi bocconi) SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR 2014/2015 UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMME
The University of Bocconi in Italy calls for applicants who wish to be enrolled as students in the university for the 2014/2014 academic session. The Bocconi scholarship for international students consists of a full tuition waiver, worth up to C11, 500 per year.
Many students have benefitted from their scholarship programmes for the past few years and its another opportunity for you to be among the number of those that will obtain this scholarship and get a foreign degree, bachelor or masters. The procedures for this scholarship are given fully at their website. Moreover, you bear in mind that it is for those who have finished up their high school studies with good grades that can apply for undergraduate degree programmes in the institution. You will be asked to provide a few information to the scholarship awarding board for proper selection and this information must be accurately given for you to be chosen among the high number of those that will be applying for the scholarship. The information required ranges from personal family background to economic standing.
Visit the site here.

World projections for 2014 (II)

World projections for 2014 (II)
Mobile giants Apple and Samsung have revealed that 2014 will be a great year for them. Nobody will expect the less from these manufacturers though. Firstly, their modifications or improvement of mobile devices are seen on daily basis to gain the market advantage.
My country is one of the best markets for these companies as the people competes daily on who gets the latest. Nothing reigns for a year in this country. Most of these products grow quarterly and then upgraded to a newer version. Then tell me why these groups won’t copy some things. Between 2011 and 2013, we have heard many suits between Samsung and Apple. April 2011, we saw Apple suing Samsung. Why? The reasons are not farfetched as we searched through and observe the whole process. They said that Samsung’s line of galaxy mobile phones and tablets were copied from them. Samsung was fined about a billion dollars. Samsung later again sued apple. Granting an interview, their (Samsung) reply was, “we have little choice but to take the steps necessary to protect our innovations and intellectual property rights”.
That’s past tense though!
2014, they said will be a great year for them as they project smooth markets. Firstly, partnering with INVENTEC, Apple has decided to ship about 63 to 65 million Iwatch units in 2014 priced at about $199. Then the much awaited Samsung galaxy S5 is slated to launch January 2014.
We wait to see more!

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

2014 Fifa World Cup Fixtures



2014 Fifa World Cup

Fixtures

Group A
12 June 2014
Brazil v Croatia, Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 21:00
13 June 2014
Mexico v Cameroon, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 17:00
17 June 2014
Brazil v Mexico, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 20:00
18 June 2014
Cameroon v Croatia, Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 23:00
23 June 2014
Cameroon v Brazil, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 21:00
23 June 2014
Croatia v Mexico, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 21:00

Group B
13 June 2014
Spain v Netherlands, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 20:00
13 June 2014
Chile v Australia, Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, 23:00
18 June 2014
Spain v Chile, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 20:00
18 June 2014
Australia v Netherlands, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 17:00
23 June 2014
Australia v Spain, Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, 17:00
23 June 2014
Netherlands v Chile, Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 17:00

Group C
14 June 2014
Colombia v Greece, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 17:00
15 June 2014
Ivory Coast v Japan, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 02:00
19 June 2014
Colombia v Ivory Coast, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 17:00
19 June 2014
Japan v Greece, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 23:00
24 June 2014
Japan v Colombia, Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, 21:00
24 June 2014
Greece v Ivory Coast, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 21:00

Group D
14 June 2014
Uruguay v Costa Rica, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 20:00
14 June 2014
England v Italy, Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 23:00
19 June 2014
Uruguay v England , Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 20:00
20 June 2014
Italy v Costa Rica, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 17:00
24 June 2014
Italy v Uruguay, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 17:00
24 June 2014
Costa Rica v England, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 17:00

Group E
15 June 2014
Switzerland v Ecuador, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 17:00
15 June 2014
France v Honduras, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 20:00
20 June 2014
Switzerland v France, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 20:00
20 June 2014
Honduras v Ecuador, Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, 23:00
25 June 2014
Honduras v Switzerland, Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 21:00
25 June 2014
Ecuador v France, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 21:00

Group F
15 June 2014
Argentina v Bosnia-Hercegovina, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 23:00
16 June 2014
Iran v Nigeria, Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, 20:00
21 June 2014
Argentina v Iran, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 17:00
21 June 2014
Nigeria v Bosnia-Hercegovina, Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, 23:00
25 June 2014
Nigeria v Argentina, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 17:00
25 June 2014
Bosnia-Hercegovina v Iran, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 17:00


Group G
16 June 2014
Germany v Portugal, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 17:00
16 June 2014
Ghana v United States, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 23:00
21 June 2014
Germany v Ghana, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 20:00
22 June 2014
United States v Portugal, Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 23:00
26 June 2014
United States v Germany, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 17:00
26 June 2014
Portugal v Ghana, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 17:00

Group H
17 June 2014
Belgium v Algeria, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 17:00
17 June 2014
Russia v South Korea, Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, 23:00
22 June 2014
Belgium v Russia, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 17:00
22 June 2014
South Korea v Algeria, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 20:00
26 June 2014
South Korea v Belgium, Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 21:00
26 June 2014
Algeria v Russia, Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, 21:00

Second round
28 June 2014
Second-round 1:
Winner Group A v Runner-up Group B, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 17:00
28 June 2014
Second-round 2:
Winner Group C v Runner-up Group D, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 21:00
29 June 2014
Second-round 3:
Winner Group B v Runner-up Group A, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 17:00
29 June 2014
Second-round 4:
Winner Group D v Runner-up Group C, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 21:00
30 June 2014
Second-round 5:
Winner Group E v Runner-up Group F, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 17:00
30 June 2014
Second-round 6:
Winner Group G v Runner-up Group H, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 21:00
1 July 2014
Second-round 7:
Winner Group F v Runner-up Group E, Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 17:00
1 July 2014
Second-round 8:
Winner Group H v Runner-up Group G, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 21:00

Quarter-finals
4 July 2014
Quarter-final 1:
Winner second-round 1 v Winner Second-round 2, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 21:00
4 July 2014
Quarter-final 2:
Winner Second-round 5 v Winner Second-round 6, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 17:00
5 July 2014
Quarter-final 3:
Winner Second-round 3 v Winner Second-round 4, Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador, 21:00
5 July 2014
Quarter-final 4:
Winner Second-round 7 v Winner Second-round 8, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 17:00

Semi-finals
8 July 2014
Semi-final 1:
Winner Quarter-final 1 v Winner Quarter-final 2, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 21:00
9 July 2014
Semi-final 2:
Winner Quarter-final 3 v Winner Quarter-final 4, Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 21:00

Third-place match
12 July 2014
Loser semi-final 1 v Loser semi-final 2, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 21:00

World Cup Final
13 July 2014
Winner semi-final 1 v Winner semi-final 2, Estadio do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, 20:00