Shakir Akorede

Shakir Akorede

Guest Writer / Founder of 501 Words

Shakir Akorede is a writer, digital entrepreneur and the founder of 501 Words. He's equally a researcher and a young professional in foreign policy.

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Workplaces

Three Things To Learn From Google's Workplace Culture

Google is becoming a leading exemplar of workplace culture, here's what we can learn from them.
Productivity

Three Little Factors That Wreak Havoc On Workplace Productivity

Why rigid bureaucratic nature of organizations endangers overall company success.
Be Your Own Boss

The 'I'm My Own Boss' Myth Humbles Many an Entrepreneur

That misconception does not comport with startup reality. But by adopting the right mindset, you can come to terms with how many bosses you really have.
Growth Strategies

Avoid The Regret: Three Warning Signs You're About To Start A Wrong Business

Want to start a business? Here are vital indicators the business you're considering might not be right.
Freelancers

4 Proven Ways Successful Freelancers Achieve More Feast and Less Famine

The ebb and flow of paying jobs is the torment of working independently, until you learn the tricks of wooing and keeping clients.
Travel

Traveling the World Is an Adventure That Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

Seeing the world has many benefits. If you're an entrepreneur, you can translate those experiences to become more business-savvy.
Networking

Steve Jobs Invented the iPhone But Warned It Was No Substitute for Networking Face-to-Face

Science is repeatedly confirming what Jobs knew intuitively -- people need to be in a room together to really accomplish great things.
Selling a Business

3 Signs It's a Smart Time to Sell Your Online Business

Running a company takes one set of skills. Fully capitalizing on beckoning opportunities requires another -- and an awareness of your market.
Project Grow

'The Right Time' Is a Myth. Here's How to Make Every Time Work for You.

Life is too uncertain to wait around for 'the right time.'
Startups

The End of the Startup Era: 5 Ways to Save Your Business From Acquisition

It's not impossible to bypass M&A hunters, but it's not easy either.
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