How YouTube is helping reclaim the lost art of apprenticeship

We live in a fast-paced century. Half the time at work is spent keeping up with and adapting to new technologies and the demands of an increasingly digital economy. A consequence of this hurriedness is that we have less time for reflection and growth of skills relevant to one’s job requirements. This sense of urgency is also reflected in hiring processes, where most companies would rather hire a person who already has the relevant skill set rather than train one from the ground up. The inevitable result of this is…

Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 finalists

Ecobank, the leading independent pan-African banking group, has announced the finalists for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology start-ups. An Innovation Fair & Awards ceremony will honour the start-ups on August 30, 2018 at the global headquarters of Ecobank in Lomé, Togo. The list includes eleven (11) fintech start-ups from across the continent and beyond. At the ceremony, the start-ups will exhibit and pitch their products to a jury for the Ecobank Africa Fintech Prize, which will be awarded the top innovator…

Companies that Pay Writers $400+ Per Article

The following is a list of 7 magazines that accept pitches from freelance writers in a variety of categories, including aviation, Catholicism, fly fishing, personal health, travel, and boat building. According to our research, all of these publishers pay at least $400 for some of the writing they publish. Keep in mind that you may need to negotiate payment, as we can’t guarantee rates. .  Jacob Jans, with research by Fatima Saif Flight Journal is an aviation magazine that covers “the world of flight from its simple beginnings to its high-tech, no-holds…

Kenya Power changes leadership

Jared Omondi Otieno has been appointed the new acting Kenya Power Chief Executive Officer taking over from Ken Tarus who stays suspended pending the determination of the ongoing court case against top managers of the utility company. Othieno’s appointment is among 12 others announced on Monday by Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter. Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter announced a new team that will replace suspended Kenya Power top managers on an interim basis. Also appointed in acting capacities are: Thagichu Kiiru –General Manager Business Strategy Imelda Bore – General Manager…