#KENYAN DOCTOR SHARES 7 TIPS ON HOW TO SUCCEED AGAINST ALL ODDS

“Be professional in the way you do things. If it is a contractor you want to hire, go through the tendering system. Don’t just ask your brother or cousin who has no experience to do the job. You also can’t become the Jack of all trades. Yes, the vision is yours and you are the general, but you are not the foot soldier fighting on the ground. You need to set up departments and hire professionals who can be held accountable.”

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2 KENYANS MAKE TIME’S LIST OF MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE

Two Kenyans have been named by a top US magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world. Time magazine on Thursday named author Binyavanga Wainaina and former Google executive Ory Okolloh alongside wealthy and influential individuals from across the world in its annual “The 100 Most Influential People” list. Ms Okolloh, a former Google […]

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3 HABITS TO HELP YOU BECOME A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS OWNER

The world of business can feel like a war at times. Ups and downs, success then set backs. It is easy to feel like your business is not working and I won’t be the first one to tell you self-employment can be a lonely game. So what can you do to ensure you function as […]

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4 #KENYANS IN FORBES’ 10 FEMALE TECH FOUNDERS TO WATCH IN AFRICA

In Africa’s burgeoning, male-dominated tech scene, women remain largely underrepresented. Yet there is a tiny handful of incredible women who are launching and building successful, innovative tech companies that are upending industries, setting new standards and earning their place at the cool table. These women create and innovate, exploiting ideas, products and services to produce dynamic businesses. […]

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MEET DR. BETTY GIKONYO: FOUNDER AND C.E.O KAREN HOSPITAL

Dr Betty Gikonyo, co-founder and CEO, Karen Hospital (Kenya) Dr Betty Gikonyo is the co-founder and CEO of the Karen Hospital, a Nairobi based 102-bed specialty hospital. Established in 2006, the Karen Hospital today has five satellite centres in different parts of Kenya. Recent expansion also includes the establishment of the Karen Hospital School of […]

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“YOU HAVE TO RISK IT TO MAKE IT” – #KENYAN FASHION DESIGNER

Kenyan entrepreneur Wambui Mukenyi studied accounting to appease her parents, but her real passion has always been fashion. While in school she interned as an assistant for a designer for two years and got to see how the fashion business works. When she graduated, then aged 24, Mukenyi started her own business using her personal […]

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5 INVESTMENT MISTAKES EVEN SMART PEOPLE MAKE

 A lot of smart people ask themselves that question, especially as they struggle to keep up with the bills and worry about an inadequately funded retirement. In my work consulting with entrepreneurs, I commonly find that they spend so much time juggling the competing demands of their business that they take little time to analyze […]

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25 FAST GROWING #AFRICAN COMPANIES TO WATCH IN 2014

Check out this great list of high potential ventures across Africa you should follow: these fast growing companies are gaining traction and looking to make big progress in 2014. VENTURES AFRICA – The listed companies are in sectors as diverse as technology, mobile, food, sustainability, gaming, accounting, advertising, fashion, cosmetics, and more. The countries include […]

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LUPITA NYONG’O IS A CINDERELLA FOR EVERYBODY

 “No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid.” Dignified, inspiring words spoken by young woman who looked like a fairy princess on Hollywood’s most spectacular night. Lupita Nyong’o won the Academy Award for best supporting actress — and black, brown and “other” women and girls all around the world exhaled with relief and cheered […]

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MEET JOANNE MWANGI: HOW SHE STEPPED OFF THE CORPORATE LADDER TO VENTURE ON HER OWN

Joanne Mwangi is one of Kenya’s most respected entrepreneurs, and has won numerous awards for her efforts in building and transforming a small marketing agency into a leading regional group. Mwangi’s firm, Professional Marketing Services (PMS), offers a wide range of services including advertising, public relations, event management, trade and consumer promotions, trade merchandising and […]

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10 HABITS HOLDING YOU BACK FROM #SUCCESS

The path of success is often littered by our own trash, obstacles that we place ourselves. Habits, by definition are behaviors that are so ingrained that we no longer become conscious of them; actions that turn into autopilot. The power of habit is severely under-recognized as driving force toward success. When the incredible Brian Tracy was asked […]

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#LUPITA NYONG’O UNVEILS HER LIFE JOURNEY

(CNN) — Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o has become a new critics’ darling after her breakout role in last year’s hit movie “12 Years A Slave.” Since then, the award ceremonies and opportunities to dazzle photographers have been plentiful for Nyong’o, whose mesmerizing performance as Patsey earned her numerous accolades and recognition, including an Oscar nomination for […]

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THE RWANDESE ENTREPRENEUR WHO QUIT HIS JOB TO SET UP ‘STARBUCKS OF AFRICA’

For years, Jean-Philippe Kayobotsi’s work meant business trips, investment plans and high-level meetings with powerful politicians and top corporate executives. Having worked at Deloitte, the African Development Bank and even as an adviser to the president of Rwanda, Kayobotsi’s illustrious career had taken him to Europe, Latin America and Africa. And then his hibernating entrepreneurial […]

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4 WAYS TO MAKE A GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION ON ANYONE

You only get one chance to make a great first impression. No one will remember you, or pay you much attention if your first impression is so unmemorable. But there are many different ways to make sure you make a powerful, memorable first impression, and we’re going to look at four of the most effective methods. […]

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MEET SERAH KANYUA: CO-FOUNDER OF CLOSET 49, AN ONLINE SHOPPING MARKET PLACE

It’s grown from selling clothes to a handful of friends inside a small dorm room to a popular fashion website featuring more than 1,000 stylish items. Admittedly, it’s been quite a journey for Serah Kanyua, the co-founder of Closet49, an online marketplace that links buyers of clothes and accessories to sellers across Kenya. Launched just over […]

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