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This is a guest post from Latiff Cherono. Latiff is a Manufacturing Process Engineer – he helps businesses improve and optimize their processes. Read his first post on this blog, about why your Uber driver may want to take the longer route, and follow him on Twitter—> @LatiffCherono As Uber approaches its second...

This is a guest post from Latiff Cherono, he first tweeted about this, and was kind enough to write a post about it on my request. He is a Manufacturing Process Engineer, he helps businesses improve and optimize their processes. Follow him on Twitter—> @LatiffCherono Have you recently taken an Uber ride in Nairobi and...

Last evening, I finally watched Queen Of Katwe, the film that is based on a true story of young Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi and her struggles to succeed despite the odds of growing up in a slum in Uganda. As an amateur movie watcher, I am not qualified to review the acting, cinematography or even the story...

A few months back, I met with Tania for lunch and she happened to mention in passing that reading Big Magic had really inspired her to be bold in her creativity. That evening, I got the book, read the first chapter, but hesitated to continue. The first reason behind my hesitation was that I had not read “Eat Pray...

I like businesses that do bold things, and Kisafi is bold. We have seen “all you can eat” buffets, “bottomless” soda promotions but how about “all you can fit” laundry bag? That is what drew me to Kisafi – this was bold, especially in Kenya.  If you have hosted an open bar event, you know how hard Kenyans will try to fit...

On the 23rd of September, Pewin Cabs launched their cab hailing app called Dandia, which is Swahili for that thing matatu touts in the city do, where they jump into the matatu after it has started moving. Pewin promises us that we will be able to Dandia a cab any time we want it and fast. “A cab in 5 mins, wherever you...

In the last month, I have had extended chats with two of my friends. One is a published Kenyan author. He has written a good novel, and a number of children’s books one of which my daughter loved before one of her play mates massacred (Kenyan board books please?). By all measures, he is a successful and active author....

Reading books is fun, but not all types of books are fun to read. However, we read the”not so much fun” stuff, because it is educative. This is where my reading of management text comes in. Most of the books in this area are not at all fun to read, but they are educative. Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni is one of...

If I remember my high school literature theory right, one of the key elements of a good story is a resolution of the main conflict – things coming together at the end. For some reason, most fiction authors, especially Western fiction authors, interpret resolution to mean a happy ending, or at least a peaceful one. The...

The first thing that hits you hard when you walk into Aristoc Booklex in Acacia Mall Kampala is the sharp smell of new books. Sharper than I’ve experienced in a bookshop.  Then you notice that there are books. Books everywhere.  Not so neatly arranged that you fear touching them, or wrapped in polythene as many...