Mansa Musa: The richest man who ever lived

Mansa Musa travelled to Mecca with a caravan of 60,000 men and 12,000 slaves. The trip to Mecca helped put Mali and Mansa Musa on the map. In a Catalan Atlas map from 1375, a drawing of an African king sits on a golden throne atop Timbuktu, holding a piece of gold in his hand.

Mansa Musa: The richest man who ever lived

By Naima Mohamud (BBC Africa) The richest man of all time. That title belongs to Mansa Musa, the 14th Century West African ruler who was so rich his generous handouts wrecked an entire country’s economy. “Contemporary accounts of Musa’s wealth are so breathless that it’s almost impossible to get a sense of just how wealthy […]

Gig Economy: Cultivating Holding Environments for Precarious and Personalized Work Identities

In the absence of organizational or professional membership, workers experience stark emotional tensions encompassing both the anxiety and fulfillment of working in precarious and personal conditions.

Gig Economy: Cultivating Holding Environments for Precarious and Personalized Work Identities

By Gianpiero Petriglieri, Susan J. Ashford, Amy Wrzesniewski (SAGE Journal) Building on an inductive, qualitative study of independent workers—people not affiliated with an organization or established profession—this paper develops a theory about the management of precarious and personalized work identities. We find that in the absence of organizational or professional membership, workers experience stark emotional tensions […]

The Making of Kevin Durant: Two-time NBA Finals MVP and Budding Entrepreneur

No matter where he spends the rest of his career, Kevin Durant is determined to set himself up for success for the rest of his life.

The Making of Kevin Durant: Two-time NBA Finals MVP and Budding Entrepreneur

By Ramona Shelburne (ESPN) Life as a two-time NBA Finals MVP and budding entrepreneur can be a little like taking a speedboat down the chocolate river in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — sensory and experiential overload around every turn. “My platform is hoops,” Durant says. “Billions of people are watching, so why not leverage it […]

Cinderella Story: Cardi B Opens Up About Her “Rags to Riches” Story

The rapper talks fame, family, and whether she’ll ever get back together with Offset.

Cinderella Story: Cardi B Opens Up About Her “Rags to Riches” Story

By Vanessa Grigoriadis (Harper Bazaar)  When Cardi B visits her favorite nail salon in the Bronx, she enters through a raggedy hallway covered with a rug emblazoned with the image of a $100 bill. The salon, which overlooks a bustling avenue of pizza shops, sports-gear superstores, and boutiques with weaves in 70 colors, is a […]

Black Women Talk Tech Seeks to Inspire and Connect Black Female Tech Entrepreneurs

The 2019 Roadmap to Billions Conference will feature $100,000 Pitch Competition

Black Women Talk Tech Seeks to Inspire and Connect Black Female Tech Entrepreneurs

New York, NY (BlackNews.com) — Black women startup founders CAN create billion dollar companies! That is the belief of three innovators – Regina Gwynn, Esosa Ighodaro, and Lauren Washington – who were inspired to create “Black Women Talk Tech,” a network of support and resources for Black Women tech founders. With research showing that Black […]

Engineering startup Andela scores $100M in venture capital

Andela also expects to expand its presence across Africa. It currently has tech campuses in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda.

Engineering startup Andela scores $100M in venture capital

By Anthony Noto (Reporter, New York Business Journal) Tech companies are typically based in established hubs, such has San Francisco and New York. In other corners of the globe, such as Africa, aspiring engineers are rarely presented with the opportunity to apply for jobs within those companies. Andela is looking to change all that. The […]

The Weird Strategy Dr. Seuss Used to Create His Greatest Work

Constraints can provide benefits in health, business, and life in general.

The Weird Strategy Dr. Seuss Used to Create His Greatest Work

By James Clear (Pocket) In 1960, two men made a bet. There was only $50 on the line, but millions of people would feel the impact of this little wager. The first man, Bennett Cerf, was the founder of the publishing firm, Random House. The second man was named Theo Geisel, but you probably know […]

Uber reaches tentative settlement with drivers arbitrating over employment status and expense reimbursement

A tentative settlement to pay out 11 cents for every mile driven for Uber (including adjacent services like Uber Eats) to drivers who have been in individual arbitration with the company over their employment classification.

Uber reaches tentative settlement with drivers arbitrating over employment status and expense reimbursement

By Ingrid Lunden (TechCrunch) Uber is reportedly on track to go public in the first quarter next year, and in the lead up to that, it’s sewing up some loose ends. TechCrunch has learned that Uber has offered a tentative settlement to pay out 11 cents for every mile driven for Uber (including adjacent services like […]

Defendants Charged With Stealing From At Least 250 Victims in Employment Fraud Schemes

“In New York’s highly competitive job market, applicants and job seekers are particularly susceptible to fake employment scams." - Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Defendants Charged With Stealing From At Least 250 Victims in Employment Fraud Schemes

NEW YORK, NY, Press Release (Manhattan District Attorney Office) – Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictments of OSMOND EWEKA, 31, a member of a royal family in West Africa, and KAMEL MCKAY, 27, for stealing more than $54,000 from at least 250 victims in three employment fraud schemes. The defendants […]

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