THE TRUTH ABOUT THE FUTURE OF WORKING FROM HOME

Who would have thought that the world could be such a lonely place?Who would have thought we would feel so alone,so disconnected from life as we knew it ? Who would have thought have thought at a time when the world was so connected thanks to technology, we would still feel so alone. At theContinue reading “THE TRUTH ABOUT THE FUTURE OF WORKING FROM HOME”

RE-IMAGINING NAIROBI AS A PLACE TO WORK,LIVE AND PLAY

Nairobi turned 100 years old in 1999. Initially founded as a rail depot for the Ugandan railway it became Kenya’s capital in 1906 after Mombasa fell from its perch .Its attraction was the climate and its location which allowed easy access to other areas in the colony. Nairobi became a city in 1954 and laterContinue reading “RE-IMAGINING NAIROBI AS A PLACE TO WORK,LIVE AND PLAY”

THE FUTURE:A COSMOPOLITAN AFRICA

Definition of COSMOPOLITAN 1 : cosmopolite 2 : a cocktail made of vodka, orange-flavored liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice —called also cos*mo, source:www.merriam–webster.com A look at history confirms that  the greatest cities are cosmopolitan. And here is why.. Cosmopolitan towns are a treasure trove of culture,ideas and energy. And these 3 things are the drivers of change .Continue reading “THE FUTURE:A COSMOPOLITAN AFRICA”

WHY AFRICA NEEDS TO TAKE CARE OF ITS OWN

In a recent edition of the Business daily there was an article on Coca Cola and not a very flattering one. It was all about the alarmingly high percentage of 4-MI or methylimidizole a chemical used in the manufacturing of its very popular Coca Cola brand. Kenya had the highest percentage among 9 countries  of theContinue reading “WHY AFRICA NEEDS TO TAKE CARE OF ITS OWN”

KENYAN RECESSION:THE GOOD,THE BAD AND THE UGLY

It’s official Kenya is experiencing one of the worst periods of recession since independence. The Kenyan shilling is on a suicide mission against the dollar,business are cutting costs and we may soon see job cuts or hiring of more temporary staff by corporates. And everything,literally everything from the packet of milk we use for breakfastContinue reading “KENYAN RECESSION:THE GOOD,THE BAD AND THE UGLY”

BRANDING-Some Kenyan lessons on the power of emotions.

Safaricom,Tusker and Judge Ian have to be the most recognizable brands in the country.Safaricom flaunts its proudly Kenyan heritage in whatever it odes,from its Niko na Safaricom advert that has everyone talking to its mpesa money transfer service,why lie even its promotional ads all carry Kenyan slang language like the Masonko na safaricom.Moving on toContinue reading “BRANDING-Some Kenyan lessons on the power of emotions.”

WHY KENYAN COFFEE NEEDS TO FIND ITS WAY TO CHINA

The Chinese are consuming cup loads of coffee so much so Starbucks is planning to start growing coffee in China. Kenya today has become a Chinese business hub and we have a lot of our products on our shelves.While i do not qualify to comment on what we could be exporting to China apart forContinue reading “WHY KENYAN COFFEE NEEDS TO FIND ITS WAY TO CHINA”

KENYAN MOBILE WARS-Who is losing?

When the mobile companies lowered their calling rates we all celebrated and for the consumer nothing was sweeter than the free calls offered by some operators to kshs 2 per minute on some networks. While we celebrated I wondered whether the economists at treasury who crunch numbers were thinking about the overall effect this wouldContinue reading “KENYAN MOBILE WARS-Who is losing?”