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The power of thinking without thinking: Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Blink’

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“Blink – the power of thinking without thinking” by Malcolm Gladwell is a controversial study on first impressions and how our mind subconsciously responds to them. Gladwell’s bestseller assesses the power of snap judgments through our tendency to think without thinking and the many ways in which it affects our reactions to different situations, whether we acknowledge them or not. ... Read More »

Strathmore shines the light with solar power

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“Kenya sits on the Equator making it a country that has the sun the whole year. But it is a paradox because you have less than 2 percent of solar power installations,” muses Professor Izael Pereira Da Silva, Director of Energy Research Centre at Strathmore University. The remaining 98 percent of solar installations, he says, are in countries which are ... Read More »

10 principles of teaching yourself anything

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AUTODIDACT: adj ‘A self-taught person’. If you have ever watched the movie Good Will Hunting starring Matt Damon and Robin Williams, you can’t help admire the young man played by Damon who becomes way intelligent than the students by spending time at the library and by observation. The movie is inspiring. But there are people who have achieved raving success ... Read More »

3 lessons for startup entrepreneurs #HeshDeSilva


Around the world people find it hard to talk about the problems they’ve faced. It’s much easier putting up a facade, saying ‘everything is going great’ and such rather than being open and honest to each other. Let’s get this straight – having problems does not make you weak, it makes you human. I used to be that person – ... Read More »

Teenage siblings rebuilding classic motorbike for Concours

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15 year old Amy Wanday and her 17 year old brother Ted will be contesting the competition motorcycle class of the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance on September 28th at the Nairobi Racecourse. Amy is preparing the 1990 Honda CR 80 which won the completion motorcycle class last year in the hands of Andre Antoine. Ted will be appearing in the ... Read More »

8 principles you can learn from Richard Branson

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1. Respect is how to treat everyone, not just those you want to impress. This is so important. Don’t be that guy, because people never forget and they rarely forgive this type of behaviour. Also, don’t associate with that guy. The last thing you want is to be mistaken for a manipulative ladder-oriented person simply because the person you have ... Read More »

HELB in discussions with World Bank for more funding


University students could soon have their loans increased with the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) already negotiating with the World Bank. HELB CEO has confirmed that the student loan agency is in talks with the World Bank and British Department for International Development for more funding. “The talks have been ongoing for four months now,” Mr. Charles Ringera, the CEO ... Read More »

Conan O’Brien: The business of comedy

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Conan O’Brien, a 1985 Harvard graduate, is one of the most successful comedians of the past decades. He wrote for classic comedy shows such as Saturday Night Live (SNL) and the Simpsons early on in his career,  and has over 20 years of experience as the comedic host of his own television shows, starting with the Late Night Show (1993-2009) ... Read More »

Young female billionaire shares secret of her undergarment empire

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Sara Blakely is currently the youngest female self-made billionaire in the world. She founded her company – Spanx – 14 years ago with one product and a dream, and has grown it to the now billion dollar undergarment company that services the needs of both men and women. She tells the story of her journey to success, from being forced ... Read More »

Infographic: How to Become an Entrepreneur


The characteristics of entrepreneurs Entrepreneurs often have a business degree in a subject such as management or marketing, but that’s not always the case, and it’s not all they need to be successful. Psychology Today (PT) reported that entrepreneurs tend to have a specific personality. Using the “Big Five Dimensions,” PT found that they’re typically high in the following traits: ... Read More »

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