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

A code of practice for online influencers will drive up the numbers

Two weeks ago I watched the Democratic National Convention in the US which was made more entertaining because I was switching between Fox News and MSNBC during the broadcast. Fox News is considered so far to the right that you have to tilt your head ninety degrees while watching to get a balanced view. On… Read More A code of practice for online influencers will drive up the numbers

County government incumbents are steps ahead of their competitors

In the last two weeks I’ve listened to a deputy county governor in Kenya and a city manager in the US and was amazed by the contrast in communication activities employed by the two. Wally Bobkiewicz, the City Manager of the City of Evanston in Illinois, USA, spoke at a Rotary Club meeting last week… Read More County government incumbents are steps ahead of their competitors