Time and The Entrepreneur

By Ory Olindo We are living in a time when more and more people are venturing into entrepreneurship or considering it. The desire to be your own boss or to do that which one loves is slowly overriding the need for a consistent monthly pay check that comes through being…

Invest Wisely: Welcome Pack

Have you ever thought about the number of unique international visitors that your country receives through its major ports of entry? Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia, boast of international airports that receive visitors from all over the world. The visitors land at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or Moi International…

A Lesson from my Farming Father

As retold to the author by Watens Maina When life had offered him nothing, but days spent at the local shopping center, one day my farming father went to a public gathering where a lady was trying to raise 1,000/= shillings by selling off two skinny sheep. By all standards,…

The Glass Ceiling

For many years, as the corporate world has evolved, it has been common place to hear many women complaining that they have reached a glass ceiling. In the recent times however, there is a select few men who are being vocal about it and its not on behalf of the…

The Convergence of Talent & Business

[bctt tweet="Talent gives you opportunity, but wrong choices shut the door and second, talent is a given, but you must earn success. JOHN MAXWELL" username=""] If someone told you that that thing you so easily do sometimes even with your eyes closed and without charging a coin can earn you…

The Intersections of Life

Driving down many towns and cities in many countries, you are liable to find points where two or more roads meet. There can be a small island in the middle known as a roundabout and sometimes there are traffic lights, traffic marshals, yellow boxes as well as signs. All this…

Invest Wisely: Health Bar

This week, we explore an investment idea that feeds heavily and directly from the agriculture value chain. I'd like to define a health bar as a café outlet that serves healthy meals and drinks, whose ingredients are whole (cereals), organic farm fresh or dried and processed for storage. In a…

Let the Zeros Sweat

It is normally said by financial advisers that the best way to ensure you make the best of your working life is to make your money work for you. What is not normally clear is if you need a lot of zeros against a certain digit to put them to work, or…

Building yourself as a Brand

As we take a look at you being a brand, let us evaluate two questions. If ten people from the different facets of your life (i.e. professional, social, from the bank, your family, your neighbors etc.) were asked to describe you, what one word would they use? Would those words…