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Hey, how are you? Tell me what you have been up to. I am interested in hearing your escapades and the fun you have been through. January is over, we thought it would be 150 days of January but as we were making fun of the difficulties the days would impose on us, the clock never stopped clicking. In a few days we will be in February and before we realize it, the year will be coming to an end…

In last week’s article, we touched on several startup actions and the principle of Lean Startup. Be sure to read the piece so as to get the flow. So how has been January? We are almost done with the planning and strategizing for the year. Talk to me about the experiences so far. How about today we continue with the other six Startup Principles. Deal? Okay let’s get done with this. Market Validation It is important to identify a market…

“Come here Joseph!” It was more of a command than a request. I could detect the tone in my mother’s voice. See, my mother has never been the one to bark orders. Neither was she the one to pamper the cheeky African boy in me. She is like a juice blended from many fruits. You’ll never know which is the real taste between mango, pineapple, apple or avocado (I wonder how someone would mix a sweet fruit like mango with…

I am personally loving this Series on Start-ups because besides sharing with you the little I got, it is rolling simultaneously with an idea that I am implementing. I feel that Start-ups require people of thick skins and undying spirits. It is not enough to just be in love with the notion of self-employment as this demands you to be ready to fight, fall and fight another day. I also feel we can access ourselves and check if deep…

Last month I focused on Life after Campus in a series that shed light on the first year after leaving school. We had a good time with 2018 graduates; most sent me messages with insightful comments which led to impactful conversations. If you haven’t gone through the series kindly go a page back and have a glance. 2019 is here! We should celebrate and welcome the year in style. We had a good time in December but we’ve got to be…