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Social Media is Serious!

Social Media is Serious!

For a long time, social media has been considered by others as an idle activity and what young people do when they have nothing else to do. Many things have changed. Social media is no longer a joke, but a powerful platform and family of applications that connect people and organisations in interesting ways. It is an essential tool for…

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Taking Strategic Action in Turbulence

Taking Strategic Action in Turbulence

Play to win and not just to play. Turbulence will always challenge you but cannot kill you unless you dose. It will challenge your resolve, your mind and the efficacy of your strategies. In turbulence it is possible to win and to be propelled forward beyond your wildest imagination. Turbulence creates novel situations, opportunities, threats and risks. Others regrettably do…

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The River Between

The River Between

James Ngugi, who later identified himself as Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, was born in 1938. A prolific Kenyan writer and academic who wrote in his native Gikuyu language as his preferred medium of expression. He was a liminal thinker. Mr. Ngugi wrote a moving novel in 1965 entitled: “The River Between.” In the book he tells the story of the separation…

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Celebrating Africa Day

Celebrating Africa Day

Africa is a great place to live. There is no place like it. It is not a single country but a continent full of dynamism, colour, diversity and wealth. Africa has plenty for its people and a lots to offer the world. As we celebrate Africa’s heritage, we have the responsibility to confront its challenges and ills. Africa has a…

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Leading in Seasons of Change

Leading in Seasons of Change

No challenge lasts for ever. No mountain is ever too high to climb or too big to move. The opportunity for leadership is a daily challenge and call that you must answer truly and urgently. With good leadership impossible things become possible and practicable. With poor leadership possible things become impossible and impractical. Leading is no easy task, and the…

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Getting Back

Getting Back

When we face an existential threat it is not time for petty fights, settling domestic scores, or apportioning blame. It is said that when the mighty Titanic sank, the band was playing, the passengers were mindless in celebratory dance and some of crew members were busy rearranging chairs on its deck. It does not look like normal behavior but it…

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Face the Brutal Facts, but Keep Hope Alive

Face the Brutal Facts, but Keep Hope Alive

Jim Collins in his book: “Good to Great – Why some companies make the leap and others don’t” observed that organizations, and people, that survive adversity and moved from good to great embrace a somewhat paradoxical mindset. They labeled this mindset, the Stockdale Paradox and described it thus: “You must retain faith that you will prevail in the end, regardless…

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Facing Turbulence

Facing Turbulence

Darrell Rigby opens his book, “Winning in Turbulence” with these moving words: “Turbulence – a sudden change in wind speed or direction – has killed and injured more travelers that most other aviation hazards. It tests the judgement and reflexes of even the most experienced pilots. Flight crews that survive episodes of heavy turbulence talk about their disorientation and fear…

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Write A New Story

Write A New Story

I love using Apple products and wonder what would have happened had this company, this dream, been written off. Steve Job and his friend incorporated Apple Computer in 1976 with a big dream to make a dent in the universe and revolutionise personal computing. In the next few years they worked hard, and their dream took shape. Good work always…

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