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Trying out Beau Floor

Beau floor. Not such an entirely great name. Sometimes a brands name matters but I have learned that a great product trounces a name. Always. So, Amos Kibaru (owner of floor decor Kenya) has been promoting this new concept of PVC flooring. His marketing  is thatpitch ceramic tiles are cold and using Beau floor takes… Continue reading Trying out Beau Floor

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Kariobangi: Epicentre of Kenyan innovation Part 1

Yes I said it. I truly believe that the centre of innovation for Kenya is in Kariobangi. The current picture of innovation in Nairobi  are Innovation hubs run from classy hubs in the western parts of the city which are considered more affluent. There is also an emergence of innovation hubs in universities. That is… Continue reading Kariobangi: Epicentre of Kenyan innovation Part 1

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Is your life balanced between “Assets” and “Liabilities”?

When I first did accounting several years ago I encountered the terms assets and liabilities. From then on these terms have been used over and over again till they are dogma. When people refer to them they are almost always doing so in accounting terms. In accounting terms a car and house are considered assets.… Continue reading Is your life balanced between “Assets” and “Liabilities”?

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Do you really want to be a CEO?

I remember the day clearly. It was in the "winter" of 2012 when I hit rock bottom as an entrepreneur. It was winter because it was cold. It's funny how cold and misery find each other easily.I was on a school trip in Amsterdam with my classmates and we were having one of those evenings… Continue reading Do you really want to be a CEO?

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It is never too late to start

One worry that we all face is that we are running out of time to fulfill our dreams. This is a discussion that pops up regularly with my mboys during our regular meet ups. As I write this I am listening to, let's call him, Mr M. He is busy planning for his resort getaway… Continue reading It is never too late to start

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2018 the year of recovery

From where I sit, 2018 can be dubbed the year of recovery. The reason I say so was because 2017 was a massacre for business. If you survived 2017 as a business then you could survive 2018. 2019 would be a year you would be looking forward to. In the sectors that I work or… Continue reading 2018 the year of recovery

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I have 99 problems…..

The title borrowed from a famous Jay Z song. It applies to business and life in general. In life like in business we always believe that once you get money then all problems are solved. WRONG! In business you have to get used to problems. You need to get through the barrier of business problems… Continue reading I have 99 problems…..

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5 ways Kenya’s Medical insurances can be profitable

The Big 4. That is our current craze driven by the strategy of the current ruling party. What I like about it is that it is simple to remember and also shows some razor focus….4. Just 4 things and we are all good. In health care we have the UHC (another buzz word) which has… Continue reading 5 ways Kenya’s Medical insurances can be profitable

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Introducing #JuaKaliMBA

Its almost 2019! I have not blogged in almost 3 years. So much has happened and so much to talk about. As my bio suggests, my journey from the stethoscope to business still continues and I will be sharing some insights, hopefully more frequently on this journey. I must admit my journey has been blessed… Continue reading Introducing #JuaKaliMBA

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M-TIBA *253# Powers Up

In summary • Mobile health wallet live across Nairobi • 45,000 people now on the M-TIBA platform • Bonus program to reward healthcare savings • Send money function goes live • M-TIBA to extend and transform essential services for millions The national roll out of M-TIBA is underway, with 45,000 people now registered and 60… Continue reading M-TIBA *253# Powers Up

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The Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board Elections 2014 and my candidacy

The Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board Elections 2014 The Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board was established by an Act of parliament in 1978 with core duties of: 1.Registration of facilities and professionals e.g. teaching facilities 2.Supervisory functions to ensure courses in medicine and surgery are satisfactory. 3. Licensing of practitioners and health facilities 4. Disciplinary… Continue reading The Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board Elections 2014 and my candidacy

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World Cancer Day – Corporate Declaration Meeting

Kenyan Network of Cancer Organizations

Feb 4: Today the Kenya Medical Association hosted a media event – the Corporate Declaration against Cancer – to launch their month of cancer-related awareness events.  Events will include a visit to the pediatric cancer patients at KNH on Feb 15th and a combined scientific conference and screening event at KICC Feb 21st and 22nd.  Key speakers included Senator Peter Anyang Nyong’o (former Minister of Health) and Mrs. Ruto (wife of Deputy President Ruto).  Key messages included the need for awareness and greater access to treatment (through universal health coverage).  KENCO partners present included Kenya Cancer Association, Faraja Cancer Support Trust, Africa Cancer Foundation, Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association and Cancer Awareness Centre Kenya.

Here’s hoping that corporate partnership will be long-lasting in the cancer control campaign in Kenya!

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My Business Lessons for 2013 #JuakaliMBA

It’s that time of the year when reflections of the past year have to be done. It is of no use getting to learn many lessons and not use them as stepping stones to success. Since I got into business about 20 years ago (trying to sell mandazis), I have wished to pen down the… Continue reading My Business Lessons for 2013 #JuakaliMBA

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The Kenyan companies that “crowned” their customers in 2013 #Twitterthumbsup

  “Companies work very hard to be distinctive, and often search high and low for features with which to differentiate their products and services. It is through differentiation that super profit streams become available…….And that’s why, whatever your industry, your business is sitting on a goldmine in Kenya…..SUPERB CUSTOMER SERVICE”  Crown Your Customer  by Sunny… Continue reading The Kenyan companies that “crowned” their customers in 2013 #Twitterthumbsup

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Risky crane operations at Yaya centre

 There has been a flurry of construction work going on at Yaya centre( One of Nairobi's oldest shopping malls) in the past few months.Since the expansion of the by pass road(from Westlands to Ngong road), the external parking space was removed and necessitated the creation of more parking space for its clients.However the construction of… Continue reading Risky crane operations at Yaya centre

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Micro health insurance in Kenya: Linda jamii

ThThe Kenyan health sector is grappling with a health crisis (as I write this, health workers have gone on strike http://www.nation.co.ke/news/HEALTH-WORKERS-STRIKE/-/1056/2106778/-/pwcb2p/-/index.html   #sickat50). A large majority of people are unable to access quality and affordable healthcare. In addition to this a majority of Kenyans finance healthcare from out of their pockets. Illness is a large contributor to… Continue reading Micro health insurance in Kenya: Linda jamii

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Is your workplace safe? The foundations of Health and Safety #NEBOSH

Health and safety has come into sharp focus in the recent past in Kenya. The attention has been created by the discovery of oil in Turkana (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17513488) as well as the mining of minerals worth trillions of shillings in Kwale that have sparked controversy (http://www.nation.co.ke/business/-/996/2021442/-/gj140e/-/index.html). With these discoveries of minerals there has been an upsurge… Continue reading Is your workplace safe? The foundations of Health and Safety #NEBOSH

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NEBOSH training in Nairobi Kenya October 2013

Health and safety has become an important part in medical practice in Kenya. This has been necessitated by the growth of industry especially with the new found discoveries of vast amounts of oil reserves and minerals. For the next two weeks several of us are taking part in a NEBOSH training facilitated by SMTS (http://www.smtsgroup.com/site/index.cfm)… Continue reading NEBOSH training in Nairobi Kenya October 2013