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Riding the Storm

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. –Maya Angelou The twin-engine McDonnell Douglas DC-9 jet airliner first flew in 1965. The year I was born. The aircraft was designed for frequent, short flights. I boarded the single aisle Fly540 aircraft at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on a drizzly Friday afternoon. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

When You Believe

“If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.” –Denis Waitley I got deeper into the towering woods and closer to the river. Chania river flows from the Aberdare ranges in west central Kenya. Just […]

Where There’s A Will

“I shall either find a way, or make one.” –Hannibal   Sylvanus became an orphan at the age of ten. Both parents died within a short period of each other. None of the relatives was able to take care of all the five siblings, so they were separated to live with different family members. Sylvanus […]

So, You Want To Be An Entreprene...

  The total life plan of the average person in Africa is fairly straightforward: Step 1: Go to school, work hard, get good grades. Step 2: Good grades take you to university or college for a degree or diploma. Step 3: With a degree or diploma, you will get a good job. Step 4: Sit […]

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