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Friday, April 29, 2011

Mt Kenya University sets up business incubation program

In a move that should be lauded for its timeliness, MKU launches a programme that will attempt to bridge the capital gap that young entrepreneurs face. His call to private sector to come on board with local universities is particularly pertinent because as I have often highlighted, entrepreneurship development in Kenya is hampered by the apparent lack of interest from the private investors. In their support, perhaps some of that apprehension could be attributed to a lack of structured vehicles through which to channel their investments. Maybe this is where MKU will strike gold. See full story by Evans Wafula here

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Who wants to be a billionaire?

Very few of us would answer NO to that question, yet it’s puzzling why almost none of us actually do anything about it.  

The reason for this is quite simple really. For decades now, it has been drummed into our heads that you can only have a good life if you have a good job and that the only way to get a good job was to spend as much time as possible in the classroom. So just like the well behaved boys and girls that we are, this is exactly what we did. What I’d like to do is show you why you shouldn’t make the same mistake with your kids.

My big break

Let’s look at me for example. It was only after 21 years in the classroom and close to 16 years in the rat-race that I finally realized that self-employment was the answer. When I look at how long it took me to finally understand that fact, it saddens me to see how so many people slog away endlessly at jobs they don’t enjoy, just hanging in there waiting for that magical (mythical?) big break!. Well let me save you a lot of time and anguish by telling you right now that’s it’s not going to happen.

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