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I never got to see my parents fight, not because there were no random differences between them, it is expected that once in a while couples should exchange unkind words and blows. My parents, to me, never fought. They solved their differences like two adults in the confines of their bedroom and when they came out, we saw the unbreakable team, Baba na Mami. (The Bs in Baba are pronounced as f, fafa but we have no f in the…

He watched keenly as she spun the dough into thin slices ready to make Chapati. She knew her art, rather she was good at it. She seemed to enjoy doing it. She also had a sweet smile, a Colgate smile as he called the wide smiles that expose pearl white teeth. The smile came as easy as the jokes going round the table. He anticipated the smile that lit her round face. It was however a silent smile on a…

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…

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…

Before you fight me for making such an undiscerning remark, let’s set some ground rules. No biting. No poking eyes or pulling hair. The rule for not hitting below the belt cannot be overemphasized. So what am I saying? The elephant or the giant in the room after finishing university is a three letter word. JOB. But the words elephant and giant are just prefixed ants. Eleph-ANT and Gi-ANT. I just love this language from England. How you see…

How to survive life after campus is our Topic of The Month for December. At Ndeto Zetu, we appreciate that the first year after campus either breaks us or makes us. I have been doing a case study with my former college group on how they are doing. Cheers guys, you were the best. The group is giving me a wide array of results. The group of seventeen all undertook a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry. Only two are…

“It’s the end of the Kenyan year again! What a year 2018 has been! Yaay!  The Holidays are here too!” There is joy in the air with weddings, graduations, Christmas get-togethers, New Year’s Day and whatever on our calendars. It will all be fun and games until we hit fifth of January 2019. The dust will settle and whilst all are affected, the 2018 graduates will be worst hit. Ask me how and I will reply promptly for I have…

Welcome again, I hope you have read the previous article, the facts about life after campus, for it sets the base for this one. In this piece, I will walk you through ten tips to ace your post-campus year. By saying acing, I do not imply being super successful with an up and running company, a job, a house, a car or in a serious relationship. Those are worldly standards. I mean being in a better state of mind by…