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Nakumatt: What to Learn about Scaling Your Enterprise Entrepreneurship 

Nakumatt: What to Learn about Scaling Your Enterprise

The dream of many entrepreneurs globally is to launch their enterprises to span the whole world. That is a massive aspiration and vision. It is good to believe that you can fly. In fact, a small vision for you as an entrepreneur is not encouraged. It does not put enough fire in your belly to cause ripples around the world specifically in your niche. Recently, American businesses have entered the Great Lakes Region by storm. A good example is KFC, Kentucky Fried Chicken, the one of the famed Colonel Sanders….

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Be prepared to change your career (Part 3) Strive Masiyiwa 

Be prepared to change your career (Part 3)

Always invest in the “tools of your trade. Shortly after I completed my engineering degree in the UK, I had to go to work in a manufacturing facility in England to get “practical experience” as they called it. The technicians, many who’d been there for many years, had certain routines from which I picked up some real “life experiences and practices.” It’s always amazing what important principles you can take away, even if you go on to do something completely different in life. # Have pride in your tools. Every…

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Building World Class Products: Stemming the Tide of Unemployment in Uganda Entrepreneurship 

Building World Class Products: Stemming the Tide of Unemployment in Uganda

We need to challenge ourselves. In the Startup Ecosystem in Uganda, it is time we delivered ventures that can be scaled and be a permanent presence in the world on a daily basis. This kind of thinking and desire is what will go a long way in solving the unemployment scourge in the country. The biggest employers in the Private sector in Uganda are not necessarily Ugandan companies. In fact, the world over, the biggest employers are more and more ICT based conglomerates. This tells us that an open niche…

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Be prepared to change your career (Part 2) Strive Masiyiwa 

Be prepared to change your career (Part 2)

Experience alone is not enough. In a few weeks, I will be 56 years (young). I have been working for more than 33 years (old). By all measures, you might say I’m experienced. But what does this mean in the age of constant change, in which I must change my career (the way I do my job) every five years? Either I change the way I do my job, or my job changes, or it might disappear altogether! In fact, when you get to my age or older and all…

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7 Reasons Why You Must Love Touting Personal Development 

7 Reasons Why You Must Love Touting

My excuse for using public transport is that my car got an engine knock some time back. That was a traumatic moment for me that I do not want to think about. I just would like the whole episode to be wiped out of my mind. So this morning, as I knew my schedule was not that tight, I found a matatu (Public Service Vehicle) that was plying my route. It was virtually empty. Needing some time to just relax and clear off my mind, I decided to study the attitudes…

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Prepare to Change Your Career [Part 1] Strive Masiyiwa 

Prepare to Change Your Career [Part 1]

Imagine a new world, beyond what you see and know today! As the New Year approaches, let’s start planning ahead. Look around you, what do you see? I’ll say that time and again. Now is the time to start preparing for the future, because it’s already here! Are you ready? The other day in New York I took a ride in an Uber (by now you already know what that is, so I won’t explain) and struck up a conversation with the driver. “So how long have you driven for…

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100%: Getting Ahead Through Sheer Faithfullness Personal Development 

100%: Getting Ahead Through Sheer Faithfullness

“Now the time has come for me to die. My life is like a drink offering being poured out on the altar. I have fought well. I have finished the race, and I have been faithful”. —Paul the Apostle (2Tim 4:6-7) I come back home daily…or as it is with everyone, the sun sets down on me daily. What did I leave to chance today? Looking critically at how I have shown up all day, is this my very best? Did I hold back on anything? Are my promises fulfilled?…

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Less is More in 2017 Personal Development 

Less is More in 2017

Getting on a 50-Year Success Journey “The champion is an average athlete with laser like focus” —Bruce Lee They have all started. Nearly everywhere you turn, someone is talking about goals, goals and more goals. It is as if goals are the silver bullet to success. I beg to differ though. You see, before you get some goals, you need to have some “go”. Where are you going generally? Goals or Side Effects? A man who sets out to be a “millionaire” in my opinion misses the essence of life…

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