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Flowers Speak Louder Than Words

“The earth laughs in flowers.” ―Ralph Waldo Emerson I dread driving into Nairobi’s CBD. Parking lots are as rare as a hen’s teeth. So, when I received an invitation to attend an investor briefing breakfast in downtown, I immediately thought of parking woes. Naturally. Then I remembered that Sarova Stanley, the oldest hotel in the […]

Why Singapore Runs While Kenya F...

I first visited tropical Singapore as an adventurous college student twenty-seven years ago. It was my third trip abroad. I have since visited the roaring Lion City severally, for both business and leisure. I’m always blown away by the country’s enchanting beauty.   I’m told that Lee Kuan Yew, the principal architect of modern Singapore, […]

Overwhelmed? Here’s How To Get Y...

Have you had a season in life when hardship, pain and disappointment were your constant companions? When you were confronted with difficult challenges that threatened to consume you? You faced a major loss or a tough family situation. You or a loved one was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. You lost your job or your […]

5 Tips on How to Set Your Eyes o...

5 Tips on How to Set Your Eyes on the High Peak of Achievement

Kisumu. One of the oldest settlements in Kenya. The port city is the country’s third largest metropolis with a population of about 450,000 people. The buzzing city is a major commercial centre and tourist destination, famed for its enchanting sunset and Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake after Lake Superior in North America.   […]

7 Successful People Who Kicked O...

Guest article by Aja Frost     It’s easy to feel like your failures are bigger and more permanent than everyone else’s failures. I would know. As a high school senior, I was rejected by 10 of the 13 colleges I’d applied to—and as I looked around at all my friends, who were heading off to […]

5 Leadership Lessons From the Ke...

“Everything rises and falls on leadership.” –John C. Maxwell It will be months, if not years, before the full impact of the suspension of learning in Kenyan schools – after the indefinite closure of all public and private schools – will be fully understood.   In an unprecedented move, the Cabinet, chaired by President Uhuru […]

Flawed and Unashamed

“It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.” ―Mahatma Gandhi Meet Samson. Young, strong, good-looking, overconfident. Made for greatness. But he also had a knack for trouble. He was the ladies man, couldn’t resist a girl. His sense of humor wrecked many things, including his own wedding […]

Torn Between Two Loves

“Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask, ‘why not?’” ––George Bernard Shaw   Nairobi. Kenya’s capital and one of Africa’s most dynamic cities. Nairobi is the only capital in the world that is home to a national park. Set on the city’s southern part, […]

Making It Happen, the Pursuit of...

“Find a dream worth chasing, and when you find it, pursue it relentlessly.” –David Waweru The other day, I watched a National Geographic episode in which a cheetah stalked and then blasted off in hot pursuit of a nimble Thompson’s gazelle that had only moments earlier been browsing on shrubs in the dry savanna. In […]

Never Beyond Hope

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” ― Langston Hughes Several years ago, I returned to the village where I grew up in the outskirts of Nairobi. Nostalgic moment. Nothing much had changed, except for the people. I used to know almost everyone back then. Now, […]

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