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Celebrate the Unique Cultures, Languages, and Values of Indigenous Peoples

World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 9 is observed every year as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
According to the United Nations, there are about 370 million indigenous people in the world living in 90 different countries.

Indigenous people are the guardians of 80 percent of global biodiversity.
Further on, the way how they manage their natural resources can contribute to mitigating climate change. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), indigenous people are key allies to achieve the 2030 Agenda due to their knowledge and experience.

They also speak over 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures. The 2019 Theme is dedicated to their languages and on the urgent need to preserve and promote them.

According to the UN, it is estimated that an indigenous language disappears every two weeks.
Language is a crucial factor regarding issues related to education, technological development, environment protection, expression, social inclusion and many more.

“Indigenous languages are disappearing at an alarming rate, each one taking with it a cultural and intellectual heritage. We must protect languages under threat of extinction,” Secretary-General of the UN Antonio Guterres said on Friday.

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  1. Even if a people continue to inhabit their traditional territory, their language may still die as a result of cultural assimilation. Much of the present crisis stems from the big cultural movements that began 500 years ago, as colonialism spread a small number of dominant languages around the world.

    When one culture assimilates another, the sequence of events affecting the endangered language is usually characterised by three broad stages. The first is immense pressure on the people to speak the dominant language. The second stage is a period of bilingualism: people become increasingly efficient in their new language while still retaining competence in their old. Then, often quickly, bilingualism starts to decline, with the old language giving way to the new. This leads to the third stage, in which the younger generation increasingly finds its old language less relevant.

    This is often accompanied by a feeling of shame about using the old language, on the part of the parents as well as their children. Those families that do continue to use the language find there are fewer other families to talk to, and their own usage becomes inward-looking and idiosyncratic, resulting in “family dialects”. Within a generation, healthy bilingualism within a family can slip into self-conscious semilingualism, and thence into monolingualism.

  2. In late 1995, a linguist, Bruce Connell, was doing some field work in the Mambila region of Cameroon. He found a language called Kasabe, which no westerner had studied before. It had just one speaker left, a man called Bogon. Connell had no time on that visit to find out much about the language, so he decided to return to Cameroon a year later. He arrived in mid-November, only to learn that Bogon had died on November 5.
    On November 4, Kasabe existed as one of the world’s languages; on November 6, it did not. The event might have caused a stir in Bogon’s village.

    • @reginaasanyo
      That shame associated with one’s language is known as vitality. When a language loses vitality, it becomes inferior in the eyes of its native speakers.

  3. It has been observed that a lost language is a lost culture. A lost culture is invaluable knowledge lost. Language are dying because in nowadays, parents do not not even speak their mother tongue to to their children, thus most of the children from elite family cannot speak their mother tongue.languages are true instruments of our perception of reality as they influence the way we perceive things in our environment, the way we think,the way we act ,the way we speak and the way we behave in any given social context. It’s therefore pour responsibility to ensure that our culture and language never get distinct.

    • Kids have a device in the brain known as Language Acquisition Device (LAD). What parents don’t know is that kids have the capacity to acquire even three languages separately as they go. We should learn our language first, then teach it to the kids.

  4. I meant let’s protect our culture so that they do not get extinction, that’s why at oshikulu Cultural Village we are trying to preserve our culture and heritage and in the process we are protecting our indigenous language.

  5. Lets support them!

  6. Lets remember that together as a team we can make a better world.

  7. Language and culture are intertwined. A particular language usually points out to a specific group of people. When you interact with another language, it means that you are also interacting with the culture that speaks the language. You cannot understand one’s culture without accessing its language directly.

    When you learn a new language, it not only involves learning its alphabet, the word arrangement and the rules of grammar, but also learning about the specific society’s customs and behavior. When learning or teaching a language, it is important that the culture where the language belongs be referenced, because language is very much ingrained in the culture.

    Gradually,indigenous languages are fading away in Nigeria because English is dominating every aspect of our nation.Parents prefer communicating with their children in English rather than teaching them the indigenous languages.

    It is very important we raise our children to understand how to speak and write our indigenous language.

    • @torchlight
      I am with you on this. Language is culture. All the taboos and superstitions are embedded in language. Near translations and direct translations never convey the right messages and attitudes. We should preserve our own language and/or culture

  8. Hi, I am entrepreneur essien from Nigeria, I want all friend and campus members to know that Fritz Fleischmann says that The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Especially when having to go out for startup fundraising. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed because of their unwavering belief, laser focus on delivering and persistence. This is something that we see constantly at CoFoundersLab company I lead, which is one of the largest networks for entrepreneurs.

    Starting a company is a riveting roller coaster of emotions with tremendous highs and at times, difficult lows, but one thing that always helps me through the ups and downs is to connect with some of the greatest minds. Below are just a few of my favorite quotes

    1. The best way to predict the future is to create it.

    Peter Drucker

    2. Winners never quit and quitters never win.

    Vince Lombardi

    Please I urge campus members to triggers my comments to ALL in their regions Vote me 16245, bye

  9. Indigenous people are some of the people who are greatly connected to nature.
    In my country, Mauritius, we speak mainly Mauritian-Creole alongside many other languages, and i am proud of it. The government has also taken action by introducing the latter language in school, so as it does not become an extinct language any soon.

  10. Language and culture are very much relational. The reason for the lost language disparity is due to the fact that many people want to adopt the English man’s culture and language and thereby forget their own culture and language. We must fight this error by tackling the problem from its root.

  11. Indigenous peoples are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. They have retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. Despite their cultural differences, indigenous peoples from around the world share common problems related to the protection of their rights as distinct peoples.

  12. Indigenous peoples have sought recognition of their identities, their way of life and their right to traditional lands, territories and natural resources for years, yet throughout history their rights have always been violated. Indigenous peoples today, are arguably among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people in the world. The international community now recognizes that special measures are required to protect their rights and maintain their distinct cultures and way of life.
    Ioannis Emmanouil Kosmadakis
    Founder & Chief Troublemaker of “fisea – Book your fishing holidays”

  13. Linguists will tell you that the native speaker is key to determining the grammar of a language. A sentence is said to be grammatical if the native speaker says so.

    We as parents have misled our children to the extent that the first language our kids acquire is an international language. We have forgotten our mother tongue completely. Our native language is our heritage. Let’s not forget.

  14. Hello bibieandrea
    Yes. We are falling for English badly. We should learn our native language too. Speaking English, Chinese. French or Germany among others is a great thing. They are international languages. They are languages of instruction, languages of trade etc. They are used in many domains. But let’s learn our own native languages and pass on to generations to preserve our heritage.

  15. Yes..We need to preserve every language on earth which will help next generations to understand History and current generations to understand more pope around them also it will connect world more.

  16. Hi, I am entrepreneur essien from Nigeria, I want all friend and campus members to know that Fritz Fleischmann says that The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly. Especially when having to go out for startup fundraising. Choosing this career path is completely irrational because the odds of succeeding are dismal, but most succeed because of their unwavering belief, laser focus on delivering and persistence. This is something that we see constantly at CoFoundersLab company I lead, which is one of the largest networks for entrepreneurs.

    Starting a company is a riveting roller coaster of emotions with tremendous highs and at times, difficult lows, but one thing that always helps me through the ups and downs is to connect with some of the greatest minds. Below are just a few of my favorite quotes

    1. The best way to predict the future is to create it.

    Peter Drucker

    2. Winners never quit and quitters never win.

    Vince Lombardi

    Please I urge campus members to triggers my comments to ALL in their regions Vote me 16245, bye

  17. Function, not Convention
    Many of our examples demonstrate the entrepreneurs’ independent spirit above all. They are either
    free from, or are able to shake off convention. Conversely, this means there is promise of success if I
    regard everything I find in place as convention, at least until the opposite has been proven. I examine
    the processes without being intimidated and ask myself whether those things that were still thought to
    be reasonable in the past can now be organized more simply using modern methods. I don’t settle for
    making a service or product a little cheaper, better, more efficient, smarter or more environmentally
    friendly, but instead I challenge the entire process, that is, I start to fundamentally rethink how it would
    be possible to organize the functions under current conditions.

  18. I recently learnt that of 7,000 indigenous languages spoken today, four in 10 are in danger of disappearing, rights experts said on Wednesday, in a call for a decade of action to reverse the “historic destruction” of age-old dialects. Moreover, we must work for ten yearsin order to have the resources necessary to reverse the historic destruction of indigenous languages and reclaim these languages for the future of indigenous peoples and the world community.

  19. 16. “A sunny disposition is worth more than fortune. Young people should know that it can be cultivated; that the mind like the body can be moved from the shade into sunshine.” – Andrew Carnegie
    17. “You must capture and keep the heart of the original and supremely able man before his brain can do its best.” – Andrew Carnegie
    18. “Concentration is my motto – first honesty, then industry, then concentration.” – Andrew Carnegie
    19. “I believe that the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line.” – Andrew Carnegie
    20th Andrew Carnegie Quote – “And here is the prime condition of success, the great secret: concentrate your energy, thought, and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun in one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it; adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it.” – Andrew Carnegie

  20. 30 Motivational Andrew Carnegie Quotes

    1. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie

    2. “Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.” – Andrew Carnegie

    3. “The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.” – Andrew Carnegie

    4. “Success can be attained in any branch of human labor. There is always room at the top in every pursuit. Concentrate all your thought and energy upon the performance of your duties.” – Andrew Carnegie

    5. “There is little success where there is little laughter.” – Andrew Carnegie

    6. “I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.” – Andrew Carnegie

    7. “Aim for the highest.” – Andrew Carnegie

    8. “You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.” – Andrew Carnegie

    9. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” – Andrew Carnegie
    10th Andrew Carnegie Quote – “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

    11. “He that cannot reason is a fool. He that will not is a bigot. He that dare not is a slave.” – Andrew Carnegie

    12. “Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.” – Andrew Carnegie

    13. “I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.” – Andrew Carnegie

    14. “No man can become rich without himself enriching others.” – Andrew Carnegie

    15. “The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.” – Andrew Carnegie

  21. 30 Motivational Andrew Carnegie Quotes

    1. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie

    2. “Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.” – Andrew Carnegie

    3. “The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.” – Andrew Carnegie

    4. “Success can be attained in any branch of human labor. There is always room at the top in every pursuit. Concentrate all your thought and energy upon the performance of your duties.” – Andrew Carnegie

    5. “There is little success where there is little laughter.” – Andrew Carnegie

  22. From the Virgin Group to Disney and PricewaterhouseCoopers, organizations across industries are embracing the benefits of a diverse workforce. But with benefits necessarily come challenges of working across borders, cultures, and languages.

  23. Our society is becoming more open every day. We meet different people every day and we can choose if we wish to have some of them around us. However, the workplace is not always that flexible when it comes to picking who you’re going to interact with during your day. Even though we might not like or approve a certain type of behavior, interests, or we don’t know enough about a certain culture, it’s important to understand that diversity is what kept us going as a species all this time.

    To put this notion into perspective here are seven reasons why cultural diversity makes your workplace better.

    Different background – different skills
    When it comes to hiring employees, their professional skill is the most important aspect that we take into account. The ability to get a job done is what drives the whole team forward, as well as the company. Nevertheless, in a team of people that work together in order to complete a particular project, diversity can come in handy. People that come from diverse backgrounds have their own individual set of skills that could be of use. Working on a project for a foreign company can be a lot easier if you have someone who is related or familiar with the local customs and culture.

    7 Advantages of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

    Diversity gives birth to colorful ideas
    It’s difficult to think outside the box without someone to give you a little push in the right direction. Sometimes we can’t see a solution until a person with another perspective introduces us to a new approach. Moreover, some of us are good at crafting project guidelines and goals, others could be better at execution.

    Breaking the language barrier
    Meeting with foreign partners can be a chance to scale our business sky-high. On the other hand, with language as a barrier, meeting foreign people can be somewhat awkward. With someone who is familiar with the language and business culture of the people you’re meeting with, the doors are wide open. The discussion goes smoother, more relaxed and the chances for a misunderstanding are lower.

    More efficient marketing capabilities
    Experienced content writer Paul Landeros from CareersBooster once wrote: “To create a good marketing campaign you need to understand what drives your target audience.” This means that having someone on your team who is acquainted with the local audience is a great advantage. The last thing you want to do is to promote a product in a country where your tagline has no marketing sense, sounds weird, or insulting. Various countries have different graphics aesthetics, so doing things in a manner that’s working in your culture could have a negative effect abroad.

    7 Advantages of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

    Diverse working environment attracts talents
    In a survey conducted by Glassdoor, results show that people prefer employers that show nurturing of cultural diversity among their employees. The results show that two-thirds of the people that took part in this survey find cultural diversity important part of the job seeking process. This means that you’ll have more chances of hiring top talents if you show that there are no prejudices or bias in your dictionary.

    Diverse teams are more productive
    It sounds logical that homogeneous working environment produces a more stable team that can work together well. However, studies show that diverse teams are more productive. They produce versatile ideas, there’s a healthy competitive spirit that springs colorful ideas and approaches to various issues. Higher productivity ultimately leads to economic benefit, and the ability to focus on other burning topics that demand your attention.

    A chance to open up to new markets
    In the global market, it is almost impossible to successes without an international pool of talents at your side. The global working environment allows your company to benefit from a broader set of skills that the local job market doesn’t offer. This also allows your company to offer more products and services crafted for individual markets. This is important because the global business environment doesn’t allow static companies to thrive, it demands a dynamic and flexible business agenda.

    Conclusion
    It could be a challenge to put together a team of people with different backgrounds and have them all working together in the same direction. However, once you manage to find the right set of people and make them all work as one, the possibilities for success grow beyond imagination. With the right leadership and clear vision of the future, your company and the entire team will prosper.

  24. ephraim/essien
    August 13, 2019 To My Fellow Campus Members

    Turning Work into Fun and Entertainment

    You remember the tale of Tom Sawyer, the hero of Mark Twains 1876 novel. One day Tom is forced to
    paint the fence around Aunt Pollys house and of all days, on a beautiful Saturday when all his friends
    are going swimming and sunning themselves.

    Vote 16245

  25. By Muhammad Yunus The Bangladesh Banker with Intuition like me Entrepreneur Essien
    I founded Grameen Bank to provide loans to those considered traditionally unbankable. Grameen Bank works with the poorest and often illiterate, providing uncollateralized micro-loans for tiny business enterprises by which they can lift themselves and their families out of poverty
    What we need is to think strategically about development, analyzing a country’s potential role in its region and the world in search of opportunities for growth. Platforms like the Global Social Business Summit can facilitate the process on bringing about change.

  26. ephraim/essien
    August 14, 2019 18:30

    Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.

    Deepak Chopra

  27. ephraim/essien

    August 14, 2019

    What we need is to think strategically about development, analyzing a countrys potential role in its region and the world in search of opportunities for growth. Platforms like the Global Social Business Summit can facilitate the process on bringing about change.

    Muhammad Yunus

  28. ephraim/essien

    August 14, 2019

    According to the UN, it is estimated that an indigenous language disappears every two weeks.
    Language is a crucial factor regarding issues related to education, technological development, environment protection, expression, social inclusion and many more. This is true talk

  29. entrepreneur essien from Nigeria advice campus members to embrace this treasure below 8 Habits for Success:

    1) Read everyday
    2) Focus on high-level tasks
    3) Make your health a priority
    4) Learn from people you admire
    5) Plan your day the night before
    6) Keep your goals in front of you
    7) Take action, even when it’s scary
    8) Have a powerful & inspiring “Why”
    —-Adapted from Time Book Life + The Grow Prosper.

  30. 5 Habits for Success:

    1) Read everyday
    2) Focus on high-level tasks
    3) Make your health a priority
    4) Learn from people you admire
    5) Plan your day the night before

  31. Most Brazilians ignore the immense diversity of indigenous peoples living in the country. It is estimated that in the “discovery of Brazil”, upon the arrival of Europeans, there were over 1,000 groups with different cultures, totaling between 2 and 4 million people. Currently we find in the Brazilian territory only 255 groups, speakers of more than 150 different languages.

  32. “All we can thus far say about the duration of the units of [the business cycle] and each of [its] two phases is that it will depend on the nature of the particular innovations that carry a cycle,… and the financial conditions and habits prevailing in the business community in each case.”
    — Joseph A. Schumpeter

  33. Although big cities are always in big, more attentions than rural areas, but I think most of important people are indigenous people, not super stars! Indigenous people are the ones who determine that what we were and what we would be, based on their existence or extinction?! I guess people who believe that the future relies on big cities, should notice that we are nothing without what come from our indigenous culture and people. hope we get that.

  34. “The three most important things for a better future for me would be reduced economic inequalities within and between communities and countries, drastic decline in diseases such as malaria, cholera and HIV in developing countries and quality/affordable basic education for all children up until the tertiary level. I believe that if the world will truly become sustainable firstly we need to educate and equip as many people as possible in a short period of time. I believe that quality education will birth solutions that will unlock other Sustainable goals.”

    – Olabanji Jackson-oke, Nigeria

  35. Entrepreneurship can be a tough path–and a long, grueling one. Littered with false starts and failures, it tends to trigger a rollercoaster of emotions: excitement, despair, determination, and confusion, to name a few.

    Because it’s so rarely linear (just try to find a successful entrepreneur who hasn’t fallen flat on his or her face at some point), the thing is requires more than anything is stamina: You’ve got to be able to keep going even when you don’t feel like it, and draw on deep reserves of energy to go to the distance.

    Need a little help filling that well? Here’s some inspiration from those who’ve come before, to help you get to where you want to be:

    1. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

    2. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

    3. “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo

    4. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” – Steve Jobs

    5. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

    6. “Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” – Billie Burke

    7. “Find the smartest people you can and surround yourself with them.” – Marissa Meyer

    8. “One of the most important things I have learned is that businesses don’t fail, entrepreneurs give up. Now sometimes, giving up is the right decision. But usually you just need to dig in and figure out how to make things better. Remember: Every day is a new opportunity to get up and do it better than yesterday!” – Adda Birnir

    9. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender, it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” – Stephen Covey

    10. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Sally Berger

    11. “Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels)

    12. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

    13. “Take criticism seriously, but not personally.” – Hillary Clinton

    14. “My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: Forget about making mistakes, just do it.” – Ajaero Tony Martins

    15. “Failure is just a resting place. It is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

    16. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” – Katharine Hepburn

    17. “It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.” – Mark Cuban

    18. “If Plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters.” – Claire Cook

    19. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

    20. “Strive for authenticity over perfection.” – Sheryl Sandberg

    21. “What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek

    22. “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

    23. “I stand up on my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” – Robin Williams

    24. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” – Muhammad Ali

    25. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

    26. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

    27. “Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” – Anne Lamott

    28. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” – Janis Joplin

    29. “There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley

    30. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito.” – Lisa Lieberman-Wang

    31. “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” – Steve Jobs

    32. “Remember why you started.” – Anonymous

    33. “Screw it, let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

  36. Tourism is an important tool to conserve the great magnificence of indigenous communities.
    It’s important share and create bridge of mutual understandig.

  37. The right quote at the right time can often provide deeper meaning and perception just when you need it most.

    A perfectly worded quip can impart wisdom and wit. It can tug at your heartstrings or be a bolt of lightning to awaken and invigorate your mind. A good quote can give you a lens through which to view a difficult situation or provide a ray of light in a dark time.

    Here’s a compilation of inspiring quotes from people whose observations and intuitions continue to lift us all.

    1. “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.” — Richard Branson

    2. “Genius is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent perspiration.” — Thomas Edison

    3. “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.” — Oprah Winfrey

    Related: Top 10 Online Book Clubs For Entrepreneurial Inspiration

    4. “Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote.” — Travis Kalanick

    5. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” — Sheryl Sandberg

    6. “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” — Biz Stone

    7. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates

    8. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” — Gloria Steinem

    9. “The question I ask myself almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’” — Mark Zuckerberg

    10. “You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.” — Erica Jong

    11. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein

    12. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill

    13. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” — Walt Disney

    14. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” — Helen Keller

    15. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” — Albert Schweitzer

    16. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” — John Maxwell

    17. “It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” — Paul Graham

    18. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” — Babe Ruth

    19. “Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

    20. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” — Farrah Gray

    21. “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” — Henry Ford

    22. “The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer. He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.” — Robert L. Schwartz

    23. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” — Steve Jobs

    24. “What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” — Bob Dylan

    25. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” — Jim Rohn

  38. CEO: Tesla and Spacex

    Bold move: All of them

    There’s no denying that Elon Musk is a visionary. But there’s also no denying that he’s got room for improvement. Tesla is a well-publicized mess — behind on production, abandoned by its executives and embroiled in an SEC investigation. Musk, too, often appears to be a mess — increasingly erratic on Twitter, lurching from one PR crisis to the next. But in 2018, his company SpaceX launched and landed a giant rocket (and then booked the first passenger for a trip around the moon), his hyperloop technology scored a contract with the city of Chicago and his battery-making Gigafactory hit new strides. So is he a model to follow? “Beyond Musk’s undoubtable genius and grit, it takes a heavy dose of hubris to devote one’s life to pioneer technologies that promote the Earth’s sustainability, while simultaneously creating an intergalactic escape hatch if we collectively fail to save the planet,” says Leonard Sherman, a professor of business at Columbia University. “In keeping with the breathtaking ambition of his quest, Musk has certainly suffered many personal and technical setbacks along the way. But despite it all, entrepreneurs should remember Steve Jobs’ words. Bold, daring entrepreneurship is messy. It’s complex. But the crazy ones will get shit done.” But other experts think he’s more of a cautionary tale. Peter Cohan, lecturer of strategy at Babson College, urges entrepreneurs to learn from Musk’s mistakes. “The lessons that entrepreneurs should take from Elon Musk are clear: Put the highest priority on what is best for your company’s customers, employees, partners and investors. To do that, you must look at your strengths and weaknesses objectively. If you are not good at a skill that’s critical to deliver what stakeholders expect — now and in the future — you should partner with an executive who is. For all of Musk’s ambition and achievements, he seems unable or unwilling to do this.” Still not sure?

  39. Mother Teresa was an inspiration to countless millions for her lifelong devotion to the neediest and most vulnerable of the world. The selflessness and sacrifice with which she lived her own life made her an international symbol of charitable work, and the love and compassion she showed the destitute of all faiths won her a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, which she donated entirely to the poor.

  40. Henry Dunant Quotes and Sayings

    “I was a mere tourist with no part whatever in this great conflict; but it was my rare privilege, through an unusual train of circumstances, to witness the moving scenes that I have resolved to describe. In these pages I give only my personal impressions; so my readers should not look here for specific details, nor for information on strategic matters; these things have their place in other writings.”
    — Henry Dunant

    #Moving #Writing #Giving

    “Why could not advantage be taken of a time of relative calm and quiet to investigate and try to solve a question of such immense and worldwide importance, both from the humane and Christian standpoint?”
    Henry Dunant

    Christian Taken Trying

    “By Thy power, let there be peace, O God!”
    Henry Dunant

  41. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

    I have always believed that the way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers, and that people flourish when they are praised.

    Whatever your goal is you will never succeed unless you let go of your fears and fly.

    Capitalism – which in its purest form is entrepreneurism even among the poorest of the poor – does work; but those who make money from it should put it back into society, not just sit on it as if they are hatching eggs.

    Hard-won things are more valuable than those that come too easily.
    Richard Branson

  42. 21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life
    Erika Andersen
    Erika Andersen
    Contributor
    Careers

    I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford Motor F +0%Company, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” Then one of my readers, Sagar Adhikari, shared a great Henry Ford quote in a comment he made on one of my posts. I was intrigued, and started doing a bit of research.

    As it turns out, Ford was a veritable font of pithy and insightful one-liners about business and leadership – and a fascinating human being, as well. He certainly had his dark side (he seems to have been anti-semitic for at least part of his life, believing in a world conspiracy of “Jewish financiers”), but he was at the same time hugely progressive and forward-thinking in many other ways. For example, he hired African-Americans, women and disabled people long before most other business owners did so, and was passionately committed to the principle of paying good wages to hire and keep the best employees. He was a relentless technological innovator, based on his commitment to creating “the best possible goods at the lowest possible price.” He focused on making ongoing changes in design and production that would drive down costs while improving the product. For instance, the inaugural Model T, released for sale in 1908, cost $825 (about $22,000 in present-day dollars); by 1916, he had reduced the cost by more than half – to $360, while increasing safety, reliability and speed. And for better or worse, Henry Ford – more than any other individual – made us a nation of car owners; at one point over half the families in America owned a Ford motor car.

    Here then, for your reading pleasure: 21 inspiring and very fresh quotes from this complex, remarkable man:

    There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: make the best quality goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.

    Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

    Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

    Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

    Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.

    Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.

    Employers only handle the money – it is the customer who pays the wages.

  43. actually, I have been trying to ask my self what are the actual causes of disappearing of these languages
    secondly what makes these causes more strong to effect at this rate.
    is it technology advancement?
    Migration (violence and wars)?
    or natural calamities?

    knowing the cause may potentially help to fight one by one at a time to reduce the effective rate
    #conservethenature

  44. so we need to join hands together to solve these problems to make the world a better place for life and our future generations

  45. What does an entrepreneur do? The first thing is they have given themselves permission to see a problem. Most people do not want to see problems … Once you see a problem and you keep looking at it you will find an answer.

    Bill Drayton

    Business, People, Entrepreneur

  46. “You need to say to everyone in the organization: “You are a change-maker. You can figure out what customers need. And if you also figure out how to make it work, you are a hero. You are going to do really well. You are going to be a role model for other people in the firm.” Everybody, including the doorman, is empowered. We should be doing the same thing in education organizations, in human rights organizations, in hotels chains and electronics firms – this is the transition to the Everyone a Changemaker world.”

    Bill Drayton

  47. Mary Olushoga, Founder of the AWP Network moderated the womens panel at the 2014 CUNY Young African Leadership Symposium, which took place at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

    Here are (8) memorable quotes from the event:

    (1) “Support me because I am competent not because I am a woman.”

    (2) “I don’t see myself as a woman, I see myself as a human being.”

    (3) “I truly believe that success always transcends gender.”

    (4) Being an African woman in 2014 is still a stigma.

    (5) “Women need to be more forceful, and not laid back or passive.”

    (6) “I want more African women and girls to know that you can be anything you want to be.”

    (7) “Get out of the it’s not possible mode, everything is possible.”

    (8) “Never underestimate the power of having a role model or mentor – find one.”

  48. “At the intersection where your gifts, talents, and abilities meet a human need; therein you will discover your purpose.”
    Aristotle
    “Hell begins the day that God grants you the vision to see all that you could have done, should have done, and would have done, but did not do.“
    Goethe
    “Don’t think money does everything or you are going to end up doing everything for money.”
    Voltaire
    “The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.”
    Adam Smith
    “The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.”
    Plato
    “Where there is no desire, there will be no industry.”
    John Locke
    “It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.”
    Moliere
    “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.”
    Francis Bacon
    “Do not go to bed until you have gone over the day three times in your mind. What wrong did I do? What good did I accomplish? What did I forget to do?”
    Pythagoras
    “Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.”
    Rene Descartes
    “How many theorems in geometry which have seemed at first impracticable are in time successfully worked out!”
    Archimedes
    “You cannot teach a person something he does not already know, you can only bring what he does know to his awareness.”
    Galileo Galilei
    “If others would think as hard as I did, then they would get similar results.”
    Isaac Newton
    “The chief cause of human errors is to be found in the prejudices picked up in childhood.”
    Rene Descartes
    “Rules for Happiness: something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.”
    Immanuel Kant

  49. “Business is still more often about whom you know, not what you know.”
    ― Alejandro Cremades
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  50. 4. “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” – Richard Branson

    5. “Fortunately we’re not a public company – we’re a private group of companies, and I can do what I want.” – Richard Branson

    6. “Building a business is not rocket science, it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity.” – Richard Branson

  51. My greatest appreciation goes to Professor Gunter Faltin, He is not just an Ivory Tower expertise, it makes me have a voice now in Nigeria, even if I am yet to arrive Germany, I am so excited, I turned out to be an Entrepreneurship Lecturer over night as a result of his book, I digested every bit of the content especially our lessons on pages 97 to 109, and my silver lining is on the quote of Andrew Carnegie powerful quotes that says, ” Concentrate your energies, your thought, and your capital” The wise man put all his eggs in one basket and watches it” I am ready to meet him in “Winners Announcement’s Ceremony in Free University soon” bye

  52. My Humblest Thanks Goes to Campus Administrator

    Well, almost everyone from the campus has been giving an emotional speech, I will try to not be long with mine..A big CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for all the support you have granted me since day one and which has been pushing me to do better each time. This journey has been long almost 4 months, but we have learned so many things here, from both negative and positive experiences. There has been many ups and downs, but we know we did our best, we supported as many idea/projects we could. Sometimes the blue bar motivated us, sometimes it did the reverse. I, personally obtained so many benefits from the campus, ranging from the online training, blogs, ideas/projects, to knowing myself as an entrepreneur, learning more about innovation and creativity, borrowing and the list goes on and on, but the most amazing thing was making so many entrepreneurship friends and educating many through my concepts and components.

    The whole world felt and sensed and convinced and intuitively believed in my idea GREEN RIBBON, hence you believe in LOVING LIFE and ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Healthy living and fresh breathe for cerebral palsy kids and teens that is even bad than CANCER yet they world ignore it.. We need sustainable actions for our planet. In GREEN RIBBON Start Ups, we are ideas generators with fun toward sustainable development and we need to protect nature, without which we cease to exist. THANKS!
    https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/22/16245

  53. Oprah Winfrey: “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”

  54. Abram Maher September 3, 2019 21:18

    There are several qualities entrepreneurs should enjoy, including:
    1_ leadership and energy, and internal control. Be confident.
    2_ high initiative, and personal responsibility.
    3_ Fear of failure.
    4_ participation in the long term.
    5_ Solve problems continuously.
    6_ use all existing resources.
    7_ impose self-standards.
    thank you very much.

    I think Abram’s qualities are educative, let us embrace this ephraim essien

  55. “A university should not be an island where academics attain higher and higher levels of knowledge without sharing any of this knowledge with its neighbours.”

    Muhammad Yunus

  56. “I wanted to give money to people like this woman so that they would be free from the moneylenders to sell their product at the price which the markets gave them – which was much higher than what the trader was giving them.”

    Muhammad Yunus

  57. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” – Andrew Carnegie

  58. “Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.” – Andrew Carnegie

  59. he man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.” – Andrew Carnegie

  60. My Greatest Appreciation Goes To Campus Administrator

    He was my motivator and lead entrepreneur who gave me the courage, focused to climbed this entrepreneurship campus mountain. I felt satisfied, what I learned in this laboratory have started igniting divine spark in Nigerians.

    Thank You Campus Administrator for you Active Participation

  61. “There is little success where there is little laughter.” – Andrew Carnegie

  62. On Technology

    While technology is important, it’s what we do with it that truly matters.

    Muhammad Yunus

  63. “The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.” – Andrew Carnegie

  64. I want to reminds all my co-finalists to remember September 22, 2019
    Deadline for receipt of videos from finalists in both
    categories.

    As a social innovation expert now, my job is to helps others create their start ups across borders. Ephraim Essien Nigeria Finalist Best Idea 2019

  65. I have never really thought about the future until Until two months
    ago an announcement was made at our school about one girl. She
    was seriously ill. She had cancer. A very aggressive form of it. The
    doctors in our country did everything they could for her. Still she was
    dying. Her only hope was the treatment that she could get in
    Germany. She needed minimum of 50 thousand Euros to be able to
    go and soon. The price of the human life. It’s a lot of money here. So
    her parents started raising funds wherever they could and
    eventually came to our school. Nowadays we have almost got used
    to such stories because after the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station accident the rate of cancer
    among children in Belarus has increased 13 times. This power station is situated almost at the
    boarder of our Republic and right after the accident the wind was blowing north and carrying
    radioactive clouds in our direction So there are articles in newspapers, announcements on TV,
    Internet about kids dying of cancer who need urgent help.

  66. We often even forget that The Entrepreneurship Campus is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

  67. ” I began my career as an economics professor but became frustrated because the economic theories I taught in the classroom didn’t have any meaning in the lives of poor people I saw all around me. I decided to turn away from the textbooks and discover the real-life economics of a poor person’s existence.”

    Muhammad Yunus

  68. Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

    Mother Teresa

  69. Green Ribbon is not just a social business in Nigeria but it has brought smiles to million of lives throughout Nigeria
    Opeyemi

  70. Campus Administrator really stirred GREEN RIBBON (2019 BEST IDEA) to be the mirror of the world best enterprise.
    Opeyemi, Lagos, Nigeria.

  71. Entrepreneurs are positive and patience in nature, they are not pessimistic and poor as we think.

    Ephraim Essien Green Ribbon Startup Founder 2019/ Best Idea Finalist – Nigeria

  72. The fact that the poor are alive is clear proof of their ability.
    Muhammad Yunus

  73. Why could not advantage be taken of a time of relative calm and quiet to investigate and try to solve a question of such immense and worldwide importance, both from the humane and Christian stand-point?
    Henry Dunant
    Christian, Taken, Trying

  74. It is a great honour for me to be “A 2019 Best Idea Finalist”: to follow in the footsteps of world-renowned thinkers and activists-many of whom, incidentally, I am happy to count among my friends and colleagues. An honour and also a source of great hope and strength: that an organisation as prestigious as The Entrepreneurship Campus should understand and value the role of economic localization in helping to create a more equitable and sustainable world. i thank you for your support and accept this global position as a finalist on behalf of the emerging worldwide localization movement; a movement that, I believe can not only help to prevent ecological devastation but also substantially improve the quality of life for the great majority of people on earth.
    Ephraim Essien
    Green Ribbon Best Idea
    Start-up Founder

  75. I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.”

    Mother Teresa

  76. “Live simply so others may simply live.”
    Mother Teresa

  77. Richard K. Morgan
    “A weapon is a tool,” she repeated, a little breathlessly. “A tool for killing and destroying. And there will be times when, as an Envoy, you must kill and destroy. Then you will choose and equip yourself with the tools that you need. But remember the weakness of weapons. They are an extension–you are the killer and destroyer. You are whole, with or without them.”

    ― Richard K. Morgan

  78. “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”
    Mother Teresa

  79. “No man can become rich without himself enriching others.” – Andrew Carnegie

  80. “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
    Mother Teresa

  81. “Peace begins with a smile.”
    Mother Teresa

  82. Be an Entrepreneur
    Sinnvoll leben – Selbstwirksam werden – Erfolgreich gründen

    Stiftung Entrepreneurship Faltin Stiftung
    Vorstand: Klaus Weidner Vorsit, Günter Faltin, W.-Dietrich Winterhager
    Kuratorium: Kurt Hammer Vorsitz, Holger Johnson stellv. Vorsitz,
    Muhammed Yunus, Hernando de Soto, Gunter Pauli, Fritz Fleischmann

  83. “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.”
    Mother Teresa

  84. “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
    Mother Teresa

  85. “Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. ”
    Mother Teresa

  86. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier”.
    Mother Teresa

  87. Haruo Miyagi

    Founder and CEO of ETIC. (Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities). In 1993, while studying at Waseda University in Japan, Mr. Miyagi founded ETIC. as a nation-wide network of student entrepreneurs, and it was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2000. In 2001, he established ETIC. Social Venture Center, which has supported and trained over 1,000 young social entrepreneurs to date.

  88. “The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.”
    Mother Teresa

  89. I take great pride in welcoming all the blog viewers to the last day of the youth competition winner’s announcement.
    I use this medium to say a big thank you to all the leaders in this house. Kudos to you all.
    I’m Ephraim Essien
    The Founder of Green Ribbon.

  90. “When the game is over I just want to look at myself in the mirror, win or lose, and know I gave it everything I had.” Joe Montana

  91. Six days to our 2019 entrepreneurship summit, l urges all 7 billions global citizens to visit this site and be a part of our sustainable and culture of peace

  92. “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”
    Mother Teresa

  93. “God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.”
    Mother Teresa

  94. Entrepreneurs are those who intersect a balance between social, economic, and environmental toward a sustainable future

  95. “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
    Mother Teresa

  96. “Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.”
    Mother Teresa

  97. “Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.”
    Mother Teresa

  98. As a 2019 Best ldea Finalist, l welcome ALL global citizens to our magnificent entrepreneurship summit 2019, You are ALL WELCOME!

  99. As a 2019 Best ldea Finalist, l welcome ALL global citizens to our magnificent entrepreneurship award ceremony day 2019, You are ALL WELCOME!

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October 12, 2019
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