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
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
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
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
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
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
Billions of dollars are spent annually world over to develop leaders. Numerous universities have baptized most of their management courses: “leadership”. Nowadays businesses employ leaders and not managers. Given the attention leaders and leadership has enjoyed in the recent years one could think that the world is a better place than it was 20 years… Read more
I am redeemed sinner with gangster proclivity, trust Cornel West to that. As I pondered on West’s statement I realised that he meant to say two things, him being a believer has nothing to do with his abilities and good deeds and secondly he is not a finished product yet, he is still imperfect and …… Read more