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This is a good rule to employ. Don’t be that person closing the party at 4am in the morning when the cleaners are coming in.


I will be the first to admit that a little alcohol in the system makes for an honest, wittier, more stimulating conversation but in business, take your cues from your company culture “” and the behaviour of your co-workers. Observe if successful employees “” and managers drink at company events.

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Bridging the digital divide at schools


The education “” and formation that our young people require is that whicH focuses on developing basic skills at the individual level.


Education is aimed at preparing the young to take responsibility for the world. We usually refer to the young of today as the “next generation” “” and leaders of tomorrow. Therefore, if teenagers are the leaders of tomorrow, their intellectual, physical, social “” and moral development should be carefully nurtured.

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Next President can boost Kenya`s growth by supporting SMEs


The party that wins Kenya’s General Election has an opportunity to supercharge economic growth by adopting policies that help Small “” and Medium Businesses.


The party that emerges the winner of Kenya’s general election, to be held on 8th August 2017, has an opportunity to supercharge job creation “” and economic growth by adopting policies that help Small “” and Medium Businesses to thrive. That’s according to Nikki Summers, the Regional Director for Sage in East Africa. She says the next government will have a strong framework “” and foundation to build on, following years of State investment in creating an enabling environment for entrepreneurs “” and business builders.

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How your body COMMUNICATES


Talking to people with arms folded gives the impression that you are bored, disinterested or uncomfortable “” and is a major closed gesture. 


Body language is crucial in creating a positive impression “” and achieving your business goals. Additionally, being able to read the body language of others is an advantage. We reveal a lot about our attitudes, emotions “” and motives by the way we hold our bodies.

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CHANGING LIVES one girl at a time

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Joseph Gichunge, Director, Jazza Centre, is in the business of training domestic managers “” and leasing them to households. He narrates his story to SAMMI NDERITU.

In 2013 “” and having just become parents, my wife, Leah “” and I were having challenges getting a domestic manager (DM). It was frustrating as we kept changing one after the other. We wondered if there was a place that trained them so that we could get a professional one who was ready to work. I started looking at the business model of security guards’ companies “” and got an idea. What if someone could bring the girls together, train them “” and lease them out?’ I imagined a situation where I could provide such a quick solution. This kind of thinking gave birth to my business, Jazza Centre.

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Michelle Ntalami, CEO “” and Founder, Marini Naturals has developed products to cater for women with natural hair. She has managed to create, grow “” and build the br”” and in Kenya, Africa “” and beyond.


What made you venture into the world of entrepreneurship?

From my childhood, I have always been fascinated by the idea of creating things from scratch. I have never been so great at following the norm. My inquisitive “” and creative mind questions everything. So naturally, I feel drawn to business as I get to create things from the very beginning, determine its journey, “” and literally my own success. It fascinates me.

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How IT expert launched luxury fashion START-UP


Aprelle Duany describes herself as a nerd who adores fashion. Previously, an IT Auditor for one of the Big Four accounting firms in New York, she has degrees in Information Technology, media, as well as fashion. She pulls from her technical experience “” and approaches design “” and development from a problem-solving perspective.

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Towards a hallmark of innovation



Last week, I had to re-new my insurance premiums “” and the journey begun from a call with the broker who asked that I take the car for valuation, after which he would send me the report. I would then be required to fill in some new forms, send the payment “” and wait another 48 hours to get my new sticker! This got me thinking about how very little has changed about insurance since I bought my first car 22 years ago. Actually, the only difference in the process is that my assistant is now able to pay using mobile money as opposed to queuing at the bank. If anything, the certificate was actually processed on the same day but the paper work seems to be a constant, or even more.

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Five ways to take charge of your life



Every once in a while, we get to a point where we feel as if we are losing control of dem”” ands in our lives. Sometimes, it seems someone has taken over the driver’s seat, “” and we are right at the back, looking on helplessly at the speed “” and direction our lives are taking, yet being unable to do anything about it. It is a moment of powerlessness where we operate in reactive mode.

A situation like that is not sustainable. The question is, how does one end up there? Even more important, what should one do to retain or regain control of their life?

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The dilemma of managing four generations in the workplace



For productivity to be alive “” and well in any organisation, there are some key factors that employers need to focus on.

There is a new problem at the workplace “” and it has nothing to do with salary increment, flexible working hours or downsizing. For the first time in the corporate world, four generations are working together “” and they seem to have fundamental differences in the way they look at things. We have the Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y “” and Generation Z. With this reality, there is a huge dilemma on how businesses can ensure optimal productivity. The 2016 KIM Corporate Breakfast brought together HR experts to look into this dilemma “” and how to get it right. In Kenya for example, 75 per cent of the population is below the age of 35 years, meaning that policies “” and processes in most organisations suit only 25 per cent of the population.

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