“It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.” — Albert Einstein

If you’re anything like me, then a high level of intelligence has been a huge handicap throughout the course of your life. It might sound a bit counterintuitive at first, but trust me, it’s a lesson best learnt from the experiences of others.

A friend of mine once posted a picture on Instagram with a rather saddening caption — something to do with depression. In the picture, he sat on the edge of a street pavement looking like he had just drank an…


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It’s easy to get addicted to luxury, especially when you can easily afford it. But what happens when you suddenly can’t afford it anymore? Does the urge for luxury simply just vanish? Of course not. It gently lingers and builds up financial tension. People all too often fall for the misconceived notion that an item or activity has to be expensive to be called a luxury, but that’s not the case. Anything beyond your basic daily needs is luxury — no matter how small it seems.

Spending less than you earn is definitely one of those things that are much…


“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” — Zig Ziglar

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Since a young age, the tendency to try to do a whole bunch of things at once has always held me back. Constantly switching between one task or the other without ever focusing enough on one thing to complete it to my satisfaction.

At first, I thought I was being super productive, but as time went by, my trail of halfway projects kept increasing until I could no longer justify it to myself — or others.

I soon realised that continuing…


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Despite the fact that intelligence and intellect are often used interchangeably, it is apparent that both words refer to different traits. A clear distinction can be made between the two terms based on several aspects.

Intelligence is your in-built ability to understand principles, to learn and comprehend, and to acquire knowledge. If you are intelligent, applying what you know into practice (in the right situations) becomes second nature — based on your individual level of intelligence, of course.

Intellect on the other hand, is a collection of the information your mind has accumulated throughout your life so far — both…


Many newbie entrepreneurs and founders hastily go out in search of the best, most affordable developers they can get their hands on, without ever taking time to gain knowledge of the exact type of developers they actually need.

Heck, some “entrepreneurs” don’t even know the difference between the different types of developers and what they do. The result? Frustration and confusion, topped off with a dash of stagnation.

It takes a thousand blows to drive a nail in the dark.

You don’t need to be a tech wiz to launch the next Silicon Valley big fish, but you do need…

Michael Ndubuaku

Life + Times

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