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How to stay focus in a world of distractions
By Michaelle CHENNAF, Independant Contributor
Does it feel as though your day is just one interruption after another? A never-ending stream of questions, last-minute requests and problems in need of urgent solutions? Sometimes you don’t know whether you’re coming or going... Modern life is a minefield of distractions. Everything draws us away from from our main objective – even open-plan offices conspire to divert our attention from what is really important to us. The neuroscientist Frances Jensen recently labelled this problem the ‘dementia of the preoccupied’, in reference to the way in which people’s attention constantly shifts from one thing to another throughout the day...
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Daniel Ndiaye
Director of the first African Master's Degree in Oil Trading
Business Development Manager at Philia SA, Oil Trading Company
By Violaine REYNIER, Marketing & Customer Experience at Ampersand World
After spending much of his academic career in Senegal, Daniel Ndiaye went on to continue his studies at the prestigious McGill University in Canada. He began his career at Natixis, before joining Total several years later. He has worked as a Business Development Manager for the trading firm Philia since February 2014; he is also managing the launch of the first Master's Degree in Oil Trading in Africa. Here, he shares with us what he has learned.
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News in AW’s life

Success of our Trade Finance Workshop
Another great Trade Lab session was played this month! Thanks to Richard Evrard, who delivered a great content to attendees regarding the financing of commodity trading flows.
> Next session: Oil Overview in November!
AW at the #RMSconf
AW was at the #RMSconf in Paris the 13th October. An excellent day spent speaking about innovation, big data and creative solutions in recruitment!

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CONFERENCE International Grain Trading Conference
27th October 2015 I Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

CONFERENCE World Sugar Trade Operations and Risk Management 2015
2nd November 2015 I Geneva, Switzerland
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th November 2015 I Geneva, Switzerland
EVENT Thomson Reuters and Genscape Oil Seminar
3rd November 2015 I Geneva, Switzerland
TRADE LAB Discover the World of Oil and Oil Products Trading!
5th November 2015 I Geneva, Switzerland
CONFERENCE Black Sea Oil and Gas Summit
11th November 2015 I Istanbul, Turkey
CONFERENCE Global Grain Geneva
12th November 2015 I Geneva, Switzerland
TRADE LAB Trade Life cycle - Discover all the professions composing the exciting world of Commodity Trading!
19th, 24th, 26th November 2015 I Geneva, Switzerland

CONFERENCE CIS Downstream Summit
1st December 2015 I Baku, Azerbaijan
CONFERENCE Asia International Coffee Conference 2015
2nd December 2015 I Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
CONFERENCE North Africa Oil & Gas Summit
7th December 2015 I Algiers, Algeria
TRADE LAB Shipping module - Welcome to the world of Ocean Freight ! - Shipping
8th, 10th, 15th, 17th December 2015 I Geneva, Switzerland

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