Innovate, or go home!

The other day, Lapid Leaders Africa requested me to share my knowledge, wisdom and experiences with a community of the next generation of African leaders, as pertained to the Creative Industry. It got me thinking… What comes to mind when you hear the words “creative thinking”? What about “innovation”? Both Creativity and Innovation appear as two of our four… Continue reading Innovate, or go home!

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

“This the real world, homie, school finished They done stole your dreams, you dunno who did it.” —KANYE WEST, “GORGEOUS” Every time I read a management or self-help book, I find myself saying, “That’s fine, but that wasn’t really the hard thing about the situation.” The hard thing isn’t setting a big, hairy, audacious goal.… Continue reading The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Mentor Me Africa Magazine Feature – Entrepreneur of the Week

As written by Sinkua Nanai  Straight out of school, passionate and full of energy Tesh Mbaabu began a creative design and print agency out of his curiosity and zeal to explore his creative abilities. In his second year of campus – studying computer science – he decided to concentrate on his ultimate goal. He started Mesozi… Continue reading Mentor Me Africa Magazine Feature – Entrepreneur of the Week

Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Success

An acquaintance sent me this and I thought it is arguably the best piece of life advise summarised in 17 principles. Check them out and judge for yourself. Develop Definiteness of Purpose Success and progress towards achieving your goals in life begin with knowing where you are going. Any dominating idea, plan, or purpose held in your… Continue reading Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Success

3 superb ways to stick out your business

“Its not about what you do but why you do it.” If you are running a business, its about time you asked yourself a few questions that will give you an idea if you are really standing out from the crowd. Why am I doing business? What makes me/my business different? Who is my customer,… Continue reading 3 superb ways to stick out your business

Can friends and business mix?

The highly anticipated post is here! Doing business with friends! First off, I would like to disagree with the popular motion, “never do business with friends”. I strongly believe that it all depends on the approach you take while choosing who to do business with. Typically with friends, it’s easy to dive into a startup opportunity… Continue reading Can friends and business mix?

Lessons from running 2+ businesses

At one point in my life, only 21 years of age at the time, I found myself actively involved in running 4 businesses. I always wonder how this came to be, considering I just celebrated my 5th anniversary as an entrepreneur, four of which I was still persuing my undergraduate computer science degree. At the age of 18,… Continue reading Lessons from running 2+ businesses