How a successful interview candidate shows up

Last week I summarized a few past experiences as a job interview panelist, some of which experiences ranged from simply utter frustration to the more extreme stab-my-neck-with-a-blunt-fork boredom. The common ...

How Not To Interview For A Job

I recently started following a prominent politician on Instagram for no other reason than the entertainment value derived when seated for interminable hours in Nairobi traffic. I concluded that if ...

Sights and Sounds of New Delhi

Incredible India. That is the marketing slogan that great country uses on its advertising campaigns on international media such as CNN. You can’t describe India to anyone in less than ...

How to assess your risk appetite

Last week I touched on the topic of risk management and why boards of directors need to familiarize themselves with the topic. A risk is an uncertain event or condition ...

Boring but critical role of operational risk

A few years ago, I went to visit a client’s team manager at their site off Mombasa Road. The client who was in the manufacturing business, had an extremely convoluted ...

Legislative Help for Suppliers against Wayward Retailers

The following announcement came over the supermarket’s Public Address system: “If someone here has a convertible car with the top down, it just started raining. Towels are however located in ...

Kenya’s Visa Open Door Policy is a Gamechanger

Earlier this year, I went to Londonfor a work assignment and only encountered a living, breathing English native a full 24 hours after landing. The immigration officer at Heathrowairport was ...

Geographical Indications Drive Economic Value

I recently attended a whisky-tasting event and came to discover that I now have a proclivity towards single malt vintages that are light and floral with notes of grassy organics. ...

Black Economic Empowerment in the Kenyan Context

“Each of us is as intimately attached to thesoil of this beautiful country as are the famous jacaranda trees of Pretoria and the mimosa trees of the bushveld – a ...

A Bulgarian’s Unlikely Success Story in South Africa

I recently went to South Africa on a work assignment and was met at Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo Airport by a gentleman called George for the transfer to my hotel.George is ...

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