Crafting a Persuasive Elevator Pitch

As the name suggests elevator is a compelling response you provide when you are meeting some one for a brief time or for the first time and you would like to spark business conversation. Elevator pitch usually has four main elements; description of your self or the business, goals which outline what you are trying to accomplish, actions that tell what you are doing to reach your end goal and lastly an engaging question.

Report on possible 2020 electoral model for Somalia

The Heritage Institute for Policy Studies has published today a report on possible 2020 electoral model for Somalia. First, after describing electoral systems in general, the report narrates the history of elections in Somalia going back to the era of trusteeship in 1950 – 1960. Secondly the report outlines four electoral options for 2020 – three of which are closed list and one first past the post system. 1. ‘The Baydhabo Proposal’ calls for closed…

Somalia – Admission to the UN (July 1960)

Having achieved it’s independence on 1st July, 1960, Somalia wasted no time in submitting it’s application for admission to the United Nations (UN) in accordance with Article 4 of the UN charter. In a cable signed by the Provisional President of the Republic of Somalia at that time – HE Aden Abdulla Osman – and submitted to the UN on 1st July 1960, Somalia declared that it accepted the obligations stipulated in the charter and…

ABCD Model

In everyday life, whether working for a corporation, government, your own business, unemployed or even in the process of studies, time is limited and what you do with the limited time could determine how much success you make in reaching your goals. In my first MBA class, distinguished management professor, Marvin Washington, introduced us – the students – to a model he called ABCD model which outlined categories of the main tasks we spend our…

Mapping out Career Ambitions

‘A Simple Way to Map Out Your Career Ambitions’ available here: https://hbr.org/2018/11/a-simple-way-to-map-out-your-career-ambitions is a great article to complement with my recently published short article on ‘The Art of Self-Transformation’. The author, Marc Effron, argues that just like we input current and desired locations into google maps to go from point A to B, we would need to do the same when mapping out our future careers. As outlined in the article, the two key steps…