An Introduction to the Akkadian Civilization

The Akkadians were a group of Semitic people from the Arabian Peninsula at the time the great Sumerian city-states were flourishing. These people eventually migrated north, where they encountered the Sumerians. Around 2350 BC, an Akkadian military leader, Sargon (Sharukkin-“the rightful ruler”) conquered the Sumerian city-states and built an Akkadian Empire, creating the world’s first …

Breaking Through Writers’ Block – 7 Solutions to 7 Types of Block

If you write, you’re guaranteed, at some point, to face an empty page. Even if you’re assigned a topic by an editor, the blank page can haunt you, making it difficult to get started. And for some, the blank wasteland becomes more daunting the longer they’re forced to confront it. Don’t let the blank page …

The Importance of Monitoring & Evaluation for Your Nonprofit

Monitoring and evaluation (often abbreviated M&E) are separate, but related, tools for assessing and understanding program implementation and impact. While evaluation professionals often have graduate degrees or other advanced education in evaluation, data collection, statistics, or qualitative research methods, there are many things your nonprofit organization can do to increase your capacity for planning and …

Genghis Khan – A Look Inside the Cunning Mind of a Conqueror

Genghis Khan, although the product of an illiterate and barbarous people plagued by internecine wars, transformed the Mongol warriors into a brilliant military machine that frequently defeated the civilizations of China, Islam, and Eastern Europe. Legend claims that Genghis Khan was born with a clot of blood clutched in his hand, an omen of greatness. …

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