How much is too much?

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How much is too much?

*Question*: Suppose I have a business proposal or idea that I believe *can yield over a hundred million dollars per annum ($100m)* if well established

But at the moment still at ground zero because of funding – and currently seeking a funding of about *$12m from a venture capital,* how many percent shares can I give up for that amount?

*Answer:*

One of the most common and deadly mistakes entrepreneurs make when they’re asking for capital *is asking for too much*

And if you want a potential investor to take you seriously, this is not a mistake you want to make.

*But how much is too much?* How can you know the amount of capital you’re asking for is too much?

Now, there are *3 important factors* that usually determine how much capital you should ask for

1) *The first factor is…

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Social Leadership

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SOCIAL LEADERS

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” John C. Maxwell

Guest Blog: A background Introduction of Social Leadership

Peter Musa

Who is a SOCIAL LEADER?

A person who devotes life and talent to improving society regardless of social standing, wealth, or privilege.

Qualities of a Social LEADER

  1. Broadens our possibilities to achieve goals Protects human and nature’s freedom Safeguards, ensures people’s prosperity
  2. Preserves peace
  3. Deepens our life experience by sharing thoughts and experiences
  4. Uplifts mankind and its vision

The six pillars of social leadership:

Submission: Social leaders believe in and submit to a Higher Power, by whatever name and through whichever means they choose. They find inspiration, guidance, and stability from a source higher than themselves. Submission is the source of motivation and vision and ensures humility.

Oneness: Social leaders feel an abiding sense of…

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The Process

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What does it take?

Are your children ready to inherit you?

The only son of a certain wealthy man wanted to inherit the father’s business.

The old man gave him one condition to fulfill: “Earn 10,000 dollars, show me the money and my multi-million dollar business is yours”

Not long after, his son brought the money he had collected from his mother claiming he worked for it. His father who was relaxing by an oven collected the cash and threw it into the oven. The two watched the oven until the whole cash was burnt to ashes.
He told his son to simply go on and work for the money and bring it to him. The mother again gave him another $10, 000 and told the boy to wait for some time, so he could disguise and look worn out before seeing his father.

When he eventually met his father…

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The Leadership Dialogue

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Leadership, Leaders and Governance

“It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Leadership dialogue

“It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.”
Roy T. Bennett

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Technology Driven

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Technology In Time

This is where technology is taking us:

Me: Hello! Is this Gordon’s Pizza?

Autobot: No sir, it’s Google’s Pizza.

Me: Did I dial the wrong number?

Autobot: No sir, Google bought the pizza store.

Me: Oh, alright – then I’d like to place an order please.

Autobot: Okay sir, do you want the usual?

Me: The usual? You know what my usual is?

Autobot: According to the caller ID, the last 15 times you’ve ordered a 12-slice with double-cheese, sausage, and thick crust.

Me: Okay – that’s what I want this time too.

Autobot: May I suggest that this time you order an 8-slice with ricotta, arugula, and tomato instead?

Me: No, I hate vegetables.

Autobot: But your cholesterol is not good

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Me: How do you know?

Autobot: Through the subscribers guide. We have the results of your blood tests for the last 7 years.

Me:…

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Creative Economy

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THE CREATIVE ECONOMY

“When learning is purposeful, creativity blossoms. When creativity blossoms, thinking emanates. When thinking emanates, knowledge is fully lit. When knowledge is lit, economy flourishes.”
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Indomitable Spirit    

A creative, we are told, sees the world just a little bit different from others (the rest of us). In seeing the world in a way not same as ours, a creative becomes a person who will not fit in any box (think of that boardroom jargon of sijui ‘thinking outside the box’) To what extend society might think of creatives as iconoclasts (a person who attacks or criticizes cherished beliefs or institutions); whereas others see them as rebels (think of Alfred Keter in a sentence. Observe one minute of silence for him!) Creatives design or tend to stimulate imagination. They are characterized by being sophisticated bending of the rules or conventions (creative accounting) it…

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Art Of Freelancing

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Let’s Freelance…

Surprisingly when you and I hear of freelancing our minds shift to those chaps who do stuff online otherwise known as Internet Nomads writers, transcribers, bitcoin, forex. Name them. However FREELANCING can be online just as it can be offline In this upcoming BizHUB episode, we are putting together a session that will help you fathom the difference, appreciate the art but most important and primarily find countless opportunities to Freelance like a pro and spare some time for who knows Golf perhaps! Come on FREELANCING is the future of Employment! watch out here:

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