Image and expectations are critical in the televised presidential debates

The first televised US presidential debate was held in 1960 between vice president Nixon and senator Kennedy. Despite the shortcomings of the black & white broadcast, Kennedy came across as presidential, handsome, knowledgeable and decisive on the tungsten tube television and irregardless of Nixon’s defined debating ability the screen never treated him well as he always came across as nervous and cagey. The debate formats … Continue reading Image and expectations are critical in the televised presidential debates

We need more role models in society to drive a positive culture

You can’t build a reputation based on what you intend to do, or what you haven’t done yet. Character is built on achievements you have made, the relationships that you have developed and the public image established from the values that you hold dear. The saying ‘trust trust arrives on foot and departs on horseback’ reminds us that it takes years to build a good … Continue reading We need more role models in society to drive a positive culture

Disruptive innovation is creating a new type of middle man

Whatever happened to all the typing bureaus we had around town? Their clients were lawyers, service companies and university students with large amounts of paperwork that were processed in large halls with hundreds of women noisily typing for hours on end. The rise of the personal computer caused the down fall of these companies and I’m sure that a few of them transformed their businesses … Continue reading Disruptive innovation is creating a new type of middle man

We can leverage on the Olympics to promote Kenya as a brand

Any publicity is good publicity and despite the best performance in Kenya’s history at the Olympics we’ve received olympic-size negative coverage around how we treat athletes. I’d rather spend time congratulating our team for their wins, and moving up to fifteenth from twenty eighth on the medal table compared to 2012. They came only second to the US in track and field medals and topped … Continue reading We can leverage on the Olympics to promote Kenya as a brand