Monday, 29 September 2014

Find Out How You Can Work Better & Smarter With an iPad

Are you a doctor, a lawyer, an engineer? a teacher, an artist, a sales executive, a banker, an airline pilot, an entrepreneur, a poet or book lover. Do you love reading but never have the time to pick up a book.

Whatever you do for a living, your work does not define you. Instead, you hold the power to define the way you work. And the way the world works is changing fast, thanks to the magic, convenience, and versatility of mobile technology.

With an iPad in your hands, connected by WiFi or 3G to the Internet, you can instantly access the emails, files, books, documents, and data you need to do your job.

You can manage your workday, take notes, record interviews, meetings, read a book, and run presentations using the powerful and elegantly designed KeyNote app, part of the Apple Creativity Suite that comes free with every iPad.

You can also choose from thousands of specialist apps, available on the App Store, that can enhance and transform the way you work in your chosen professional field.

More than ever, the iPad is everybody’s business.

And now you can take a close look at how the iPad can work for you, by signing up for a free “iPad in Business” training session at iStore Ikeja Mall this month.

The one-hour session will introduce you to great ways of integrating the iPad into your small to medium-sized business, and will cover activation and setup, configuration, and device management as well.

So pop into iStore Ikeja Mall , or visit to book for the training session or to find out more.

The world of work isn’t what it used to be, and it isn’t what it’s going to be, either.

It’s going to be even smarter, even more switched-on, even more geared to making life easier and more productive for you…whatever you do for a living!

If you are interested in joining an online book club community, register to Mya's Thought online book club forum discussion and join our daily reads.

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014



Are you an aspiring script and story writers? Do you have what it take to be the next big screen writer? The commonwealth short story competition are now receiving entries for 2015 from the general public, this is a great opportunity for you to showcase your writing skills. 

Interested candidates can now register by submitting their short story via the commonwealth online application platform from 15 September to 15 November 2014 (12 noon GMT).

Each year, the commonwealth writers organisation selects five winning writers from five different Commonwealth regions in Africa. The overall winner gets £5,000 and regional winners are entitled to £2,500.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize encourages you to write and submit your unpublished story of 2000 - 5000 words. 

Entry is free.

Deadline: 15 November, 2014 

Good luck and in the meantime, here is some inspiration: listen to Jennifer Makumbi’s interview with the BBC, recorded just after she became the Overall Winner of the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Friday, 19 September 2014

A well-read man: Aliko Mohammad Dangote

Aliko Mohammad Dangote is unquestionably a huge inspiration to a lot of Nigerians including myself. This self made billionaire has shown his leadership and philanthropy nature in many situations such as his latest donation of 150 million Naira towards the fight of the spread of the Ebola virus in Nigeria. Dangote is indeed doing the African continent proud.

His biography titled "Aliko Mohammad Dangote: The Biography of the Richest Black Person in the World "by Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo and Margie Marie Neal got an overwhelming amount of reviews from both national and international media, book critics and authors globally.This biography is certainly a must read.

Equally, in his usual manner Dangote recently announced it's sponsorship of the prestigious ‘Facetime’ segment on CNN Marketplace Africa, a CNN International show that offers a unique window into African business.

He further stated that “Africa has made tremendous progress on the economic front in the last decade and has become one of the fastest growing regions in the world – home to six of the top ten fastest growing economies in the world. Africa also offers one of the highest rates of return on investment in the world, a fact that discerning foreign investors have since acknowledged. Indeed, Africa has turned the corner and is now catching up with the rest of the world in the race for development. Dangote Industries Limited is delighted to sponsor the ‘Facetime’ segment in CNN’s Marketplace Africa because it tells compelling success stories about Africa. Such content can ultimately position Africa as an attractive investment destination and foster development that lift communities and nations into prosperity. This is Africa’s time.” 

So if you want to be a giant in business, like Dangote, you must not only pray for a big break, you must seek it out and be well prepared for it when it comes.

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Why Every Day Leisure Reading is Good for Your Health

Reading is a fundamental ingredient to our day to day life which is usually done uncontrollably, we read road signs, notifications, text messages and emails, making our mind always busy daily.

Reading for leisure has proven to be very therapeutic, especially when we are stressing
about the countless everyday troubles we face.

Books can help take your focus away from the present moment and worries, by stimulating and exciting your imagination, letting tension drain away and allowing your brain to relax.

Sometimes the stresses of modern day living shrink our awareness onto a narrow band of focus of attention and away from the rest of the world, all it's glory, mystery and things to discover.

A good book can transport you to places, dream worlds and cultures that you may know little about or you were not even aware they existed.

What you learn from reading can help you improve and better your life in many ways. When you read, the mental activity your receiving which acts like a workout for the mind is believed to be beneficial to help slow down fatigue and stress related diseases.

The mind is like the body it needs exercising just like your muscles do, once you engage yourself in a good book your focus of attention will shift off your troubles as you become oblivious to what's happening in the outside world.

Books can stimulate and excite your imagination and curiosity, everything that exists and has ever existed is documented and can be found in a book, reading can teach you new skills, idea's and give you a new positive outlook on life. Books can take you out of your world and away from your personal perspectives for a while as they let you into the private mind, the idea's and opinions of others.

So, take a break for a couple of minutes, crack open a book or join us during our daily reads and replenish your soul for a while before going on with your daily work.

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Thursday, 11 September 2014


Mya's thought is an online book club platform for adults interested in the interactive reading culture. The main purpose of this book club is to select and discuss a book or novel, while readers are free to discuss their literary interpretation and express opinion on the books or chapters read. 

We strive to encourage and bring back the innate desire of the Nigerian working adults; as it is said that "readers
are leaders".