2016: The Turning Point, Part II

by on Jan.12, 2017, under Inspiration & Others

See Part I, Published on 31st December 2016
There were rumours of hope in some African states, when ruling parties started to lose elections and some octogenarian “misleaders” promised to relinquish power soon, of course, hope was moderated with many other octogenarians and near octogenarians who laundered themselves into power through stage managed… Read more

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2016: The Turning Point, Part I

by on Dec.31, 2016, under Inspiration & Others

I do not know how my two years old son came to know about Brexit, he could be heard around the house saying, “mummy I want to eat my Brexit.” Surely just like the world did not see Brexit coming I have not figured out how my son or anybody for that matter can refer …… Read more

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Dealing with Success

by on Nov.30, 2016, under Inspiration & Others

Prior to 21st Century, there were plenty of talks and writings on “how to handle failure”, in the 21st century that message is still relevant given that humans constantly fail in one way or the other. In the present century, the other message that is increasingly important is “how to handle success”. To start with, …… Read more

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Good Leader with Bad Followers is a Misnomer

by on Oct.31, 2016, under Leadership

We have heard the following statements many times in Kenyan politics, “the leader is a good man but the people who surround him are the problem”; “our leader is not corrupt it is the people who surround her that are corrupt”; “our leader is humble but the people around her are arrogant”; our leader is …… Read more

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Unknown Known

by on Sep.30, 2016, under Inspiration & Others

Rumsfeld made this truth common sense, yet not very common still.
There are things we know but we do not know we know
There are things we know we do not know.
There are things we think we know yet we do not know
There are things we do not know we do not know
Always there are …… Read more

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America: Lead or Get out of the Way

by on Aug.31, 2016, under Leadership, Politics & Patriotism

Sean Neber

Many days in 2008 I stayed up late or woke up in the wee hours of the night to listen to Senator Obama’s inspirational speeches. His words were a spring of fresh water in the land submerged in dirty political waters. American politics stinks and Senator Obama promised to purify it if he won the …… Read more

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Human Interests!!!

by on Jul.31, 2016, under Inspiration & Others

Self-interest propels most of our pursuits, do we have any human interest left? The quest of self-interest is both international and local. More often than not if US proposes an agenda at the UN Security Council, China or Russia opposes it and vice versa. In Kenya during the constitution making period, most Kamba, Kikuyu and …… Read more

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Brexit: A Challenge to Democracy and Leadership

by on Jun.30, 2016, under Leadership, Politics & Patriotism

Brexit is not just an exercise in democracy; it is a challenge to democracy. One of the key pillars of democracy is free and fair elections. It has been common knowledge in an election that majority have their way while the minority are protected. The results of Brexit and other recent elections have led many …… Read more

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