Book I Read: DELIVERING HAPPINESS: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

I read books, always. As you read this, I most probably have an open book. But, up to now, I haven’t read a book that has resonated with my mind the way this book by Tony Hsieh (read Shay) – the easily admirable CEO of Zappos.

This book is divided into 3 sections. The first part follows Hsieh’s entrepreneurial adventures from when he was young, for example his attempt to start an earthworm breeding business at the age of 9, a mail order button business in middle school, and a grille at Harvard University.

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Want ‘Free’ Information? Pay me.

Be nice, Share information

I once wrote a rather historical-informative article for a company blog. Now, it required information from either books, or people who had been in the organization for long. You know, to provide me with the milestones and important dates for the organization. I dug in the archives and got little such information-so I had to resort to the latter-people.

As always, they were very helpful.

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7 Social Media Tips for Business

One of the things I do is Corporate Social Media. Over time, I have read a lot of articles on Social media use in business and tried all those rules. My university thesis was on the use of Social Media in the organization. My experience ( both theoretical and practical) is that to succeed in Social Media, there are certain aspects you should keep in mind.
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6 Things you Must do to be Effective.

What does it take to stand out as an effective person?

The other day, we had a sit-rep (that’s military lingo for unofficial inter-flow meetings) with Christine (you probably know her as MrsMwiti). Now, if you have had a chance to visit her blog, you will be mystified by the wisdom that she oozes. What’s more, she is my official mentor. We sit-rep all day at work.

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HOW I GOT MY TWITTER ACCOUNT SUSPENDED, AND RESTORED

You have been on Twitter for some time now. You know how hard it is to get ONE twitter follower. The one day, you open twitter and see this:
Yes, that’s my Twitter handle up there: @FRANKKENYAN. And I got supended from Twitter this last Sunday!
Oh. The panic! I was with some friends chatting away, checking Twitter every few minutes. Then I refreshed the page.
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Relationship Advice: Men Need Space!

Men need space in love
Pic source: SBM

The other night, I received a call from my friend’s girlfriend (It’s complicated, now-I will tell you why), she called me at around 8:00 pm as I was reading a novel, waiting for my broth to cook. THAT MOMENT! She is a jovial person, and calls to say hi, or tease me.

Not today. She was sobbing, that struck me. “Frank, uko wapi (where are you)?”… Continue Reading

SMALLWIG TURNED- BIG: VIDEO

My friend is on TV! I am from a village, so, my type of friends and I find it very hard to appear on TV- unless it’s a wedding video.

Just kidding, I know Bigwigs, too!

When I met Kay-eye, it was our first day at my place of work, you know, we were all fresh faced, and in full suits and ties( that is, before the suits were discarded) and we clicked on first site.… Continue Reading

Mourinho Made Ferguson Retire

You know who I blame for Sir Alex Ferguson deciding it’s time to retire? Jose Mourinho.

If you think that is absurd consider this: Mourinho’s return would present him with a challenge to knock Manchester United off their perch. Chelsea have been Premier League champions and they’ve been European champions. So what could Mourinho offer?

Fergie has talked in a beautiful, endearing way about how he wants to be with his wife, who has supported him for years.… Continue Reading

SHAMED BY MY MP

There is a TT dubbed #SomeoneTellLinturi regarding an MP who appeared in TV stations on Wednesday, whining in a rather accented voice that the Salaries and Remuneration Commission that deals with MPs and other Public Officials’ salaries had overstepped their mandate and called for the Commission’s wind up.

Previously, MPs used to mug us, Taxpayers at gun point.  They would wantonly set their pay, and resist any tax on it, they drove huge cars-my sweat.

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10 Simple Ways to Boost Your Business on Facebook

Social media marketing is an important part of the business world these days, and your average company will have a Facebook page. Mark Zuckerberg’s creation is the most famous social media network and it offers plenty of welcome trade boosts for businesses across the globe, but few firms know how to tap into this potential properly.

The worst mistake any business can make is to view social media as a glorified marketing opportunity.
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THE SHAM THAT IS EQUITY AGENCY & MOBILE BANKING

FAIL!
Equity Bank Agency and Eazy 247 Customer care Fail

I am angry,very angry.This is a rant

I have been seated here for the last two hours and my patience is boiling,I feel like I can smash anything any minute from now. So I am now typing on my phone furiously,venting my anger on my poor phone. I think Equity should pay for a new keyboard.And a few other things. Why?

I registered for Equity Mobile Banking(Eazy 247) believing that it would live up to my expectations.

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Its Kenya Vs Nigeria on TWITTER!

Well, #KOT is at it again.This time against Nigeria.

How it strarted: When the Kenya National Team went to Nigeria for the World Cup qualifier against Super Eagles, the Stars were humiliated by the worst reception a Federation can give a visiting team-they were given a school for accomodation and no training ground.

Well, #KOT did what they do best..’tell them’

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22 Secrets of Happy People

Be Happy

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. – Dalai Lama

There are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be happy, and those who choose to be unhappy. Contrary to popular belief, happiness doesn’t come from fame, fortune, other people, or material possessions. Rather, it comes from within. The richest person in the world could be miserable while a homeless person could be right outside, walking around with a spring in every step.

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WHAT POLITICIANS POSTED ON FACEBOOK AFTER ELECTIONS

As always, Kenya has one of the craziest, most creative lot on Facebook and Twitter.

When they are not telling foreign journalists off, they are cajoling someone for what she said on reality TV, or analyzing politics with abandon.

Immediately after elections, this is what Politicians are ‘alleged’ to have conversed on Facebook,according to  Fans of Crazy Monday.

MUDAVADI Updates:
“I wish I knew”
Uhuru,Ruto,Balala and 467 other
governors and senators LIKE this.

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THE TUJUANE MEME COLLECTION

Tujuane.
Lets know each other.
Well, that sounds like a dating site…only that now it’s a TV show on KTN.
I wouldn’t have watched it…OK, I haven’t watched it yet, but it started a huge world trend on twitter.I would have collected all the tweets, but the memes were something,really.
As usual #KOT rocked and blew it out of proportion for the poor lass.
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UHURU WITHDRAWS FROM DEBATE

This is no longer a political blogbut wellKenyans need to know some things.

This is the letter Uhuru Kenyatta Team allegedly sent to the Presidential Debate coordinators, giving reasons for his withdrawal from the second round.

He says they didnt ask about:
Raila Odinga: Triton,Maize,Kazi kwa Vijana,and PEV.
Musalia Mudavadi: Goldenberg
Peter Kenneth:KFF and Kenya-Re scandals
Martha Karua: Moral standing(what?)

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CRAZY #KOT AND #MKZ DEBATE ANALYSIS

Dictionary for Dummies:#KOT-Kenyans on Twitter#MKZ-Mukuru Kwa Zuckenburg-Facebook

Having nailed that,The First Presidential Debate went down featuring eight 2013 Presidential candidates.
Well,initially they were 6 until:
Presidential Debatehence






Then the debate went underway and as usual,Kenyans on Social Media assisted by one Dida made it a worldwide trending topic.
I got some of the whiffs:
  1. To save Ole kiyiapi,Sms the word “PENGO” to 2013…….
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AMAZING CVs II

Recently, Nairobi governor aspirant Jimnah Mbaru posted a 37 page CV that went viral on Social media.The catch? It was posted on facebook notes! Got me thinking,why not write mine there and instead of sending emails, I can just send the link,the Facebook link!

Anyway after Amazing CVs I, here is a round up of other crazily creative CVs that have landed their creators in big places-for their complexity,or sheer simplicity!… Continue Reading

AMAZING CVs I

How people present themselves through their CVs!
Look at these,you might want to revise yours!

A Horror poster.

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Facebook works too!
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Complete with wall comments

She even included wall comments

Eric Gandhi landed an interview at Google with this one

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This person split his experiences between his right and left brain

This person split his experiences between his right and left brain

It can be Inforgraphic

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You can give yourself Stars

Is it risky to rate yourself with stars?

This old school kills it!

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Graphic Designer?
Same for this one

Presentation?




MORE COMING SOON>>>>>>>



Sources:
-Deviant Art
-Business Insider
-SlideShare

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Things every young Entrepreneur should know

Being an entrepreneur is a little like being a musician.  There are countless kids singing in choirs and carrying guitars but only a handful will ever record a hit song.Some of the not-so-lucky eventually pick themselves up and build a better career that the lucky handful, by hard work and sheer luck.  There’s as much luck in entrepreneurship as there is in any other shoot-the-moon career. 

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Your Brand needs these types of followers

You know your business needs a Facebook page, and you know you need people to like and engage with it.

But you can’t be satisfied with just anyone liking your page. You need to know which followers are going to benefit your brand.

From early adopters to haters , here’s a quick overview of the people you need and how you can spot them:

1.

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SO,DOES GOD EXIST?

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects.

When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: “I don’t believe that God exists.”

“Why do you say that?” asked the customer.

“Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn’t exist.

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WAYS TO LIVE,NOT JUST EXIST

Jack London once said, “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.”  Far too often we travel through life on autopilot, going through the motions, accepting what is, and having every day pass like the one before it.  Everything seems relatively normal and comfortable, except that constant twitch in the back of your mind that’s saying, “It’s time to make some changes.”… Continue Reading

KALEMBE NDILE’S LETTER TO MICROSOFT:HILLARIOUS

Got this from circles.Had to share:

1. We have bought a computer for our home and we found problems, which I want to bring to your notice.

2. We are unable to enter anything after we click the “Shut Down” button.

3. There is a button “Start” but there is no “Stop” button. We request you to check this.

4. We find there is “Run” in the menu.

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BEST DAYS TO POST ON FACEBOOK-BRANDS

Is your company/brand on Facebook?No?Ok,you don’t exist.If you do,you may be wondering the best times to post important news,updates,etc.


Whatever you aim to achieve with a Social Media drive, you will be seeking for the maximum range when you go posting into the social media such as facebook.
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Talking Advertisements


Companies can say or do anything just to sound cool and look cool, and gain customers in the process. It’s called promotion and includes seven elements: advertising, personal selling, direct marketing, sales promotion, publicity/public relations, corporate image and exhibitions.

The company chooses the method through which to promote its business depending on the circumstance and the product.

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GOD IS AN ARTIST

This and the next few weeks is Mamlaka Hill Chapel’s Art Fest.It’s a time when various artists show their skill in a Godly background.So,this Sunday the church was set in a different way..by the way,this is a very flexible church,sometimes its a theater-complete with lighting and all,other times it’s a beauty pageant-with a real runway and cat-walking chicks and dudes-like this Sunday was.

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WANNA BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?

Ventures Africa runs a series called The Diary of an Under 30 CEO,which has become my Financial Handbook.You see,I am theoretically one-Whatever that means,and I want to be a good one.Through the ‘pilka pilka’ of reading this,I have taught myself some stuff on entrepreneurship.
Making Small Money Big
You see,there are two ways to make money in this world.
1. Sell a million shillings product to one person/company.
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SUNDAY REFLECTION:THE MAGIC WORDS

The Power of One Word
Scripture: “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:21)

One Powerful Word
2 of Jesus’ greatest miracles—feeding thousands of people from a few loaves and fish and raising His friend Lazarus back to life—have 1 word in common.

Can you guess what that word is?Let’s See if You Can Find It

1st Miracle: “Then He took the seven loaves and the fish, and when He had given thanks , He broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people.

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MOBILE COMPANIES’ CUSTOMER CARE RANKING

Like several Kenyans,I often ‘line-hop’ to take advantage of the various phone companies offers and differential rates.
Consequently,I have ALL four lines:Safaricom,Yu,Airtel and Orange which I switch to and fro depending on the time of the day and who I want to call in my bid to save an extra coin.
Therefore,if things don’t go according to my expectations I feel cheated and have to call the customer care for an explanation or clarification.And
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PREACHING PEACE?CRAP!!

Politicians,activists,church leaders and many more are criss crossing the country,holding forums and huge rallies for peaceful elections-in a bid to encourage a peaceful election in March.

I think its a drive in futility.Its a waste of time and resources.

Now you think I am mad,and I like violence…maybe I am a Hague candidate,but think about it this way:

What causes violence?I’d say stress,perceived and real inequality and discrimination,idleness and Poverty.We

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I AM RETIRING FROM HARAMBEE STARS TOO

One of my readers asked me why I have been quiet about Harambee Stars lately,when they have been so involved in recent weeks.

I kept quiet.

You see,you cant keep defending a loser.I love the Stars,its my National Football team.But I cant go talking about them,drawing attention to our shame.You cant go announcing “come see my love’s wet bed”

We all associate with winners,that’s human nature-unless,of course,you are an Arsenal fan.Even

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My Sabbatical: The New Me

when you need a sabbatical to be new

Recently, I have been feeling as if my life was spiralling out of control… I was mostly irate, lazy, and lacking a sense of direction… no passion…instead of running towards my goals, I had wandered off the path and sat down under a tree of frustration.

No drive. Nada!

I was not participating in my life..just a spectator..watching my life roll by. I had started to do things I used to advise my friends against and frown upon..it

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NEEDLES FOR DRUG USERS?


There has been news in the past few weeks that there is a plan(if not already being implemented) to provide free needles for drug users..in a bid to prevent HIv/AIDS from sharing needles.

And I dont like the idea-at all!

You see,drug abuse is a personal choice.You go into it knowing exactly what you are doing..and its for yourself.Why should anyone care if their personal choices kill them or not?

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Sunday Reflection:No Taboo Topics with God

Prayer
“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” (Hebrews 4:16) 



Tiptoeing around God

What’s taboo in your household? For some,you can’t talk about politics. It would just get too heated. For some it’s religion, for others it’s money, sex and so on.

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SAKATA BALL:WHY THE ‘F’ IN FKF DOESN’T STAND FOR FOOTBALL

I had just seen my email invite to the Safaricom Sakata Ball Launch…happy and excitedly!Ready to attend the spring of Kenyan youth football.

Making a ground check on the event on the net,I see headlines to the effect that Sakata Ball Season 3 launch has been postphoned…I go back to the email..This is Season 3 alright….back to the news..its today’s date.

I think its a joke and I RSVP that I will attend.

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IDD AMIN SPEECH

IDD AMIN DADA SPEECH AT A FORUM HOSTED BY HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND:

‘My majesty Mr. Queen Sir, horrible ministers and members of parliament, invented Guests, ladies under gentlemen, before I undress you, let us open the windows for the climate to come inside!

I hereby thank you completely….. Mr. Queen, sir; and also what he has done for me and my fellow Uganda who come with me.

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NEVER GO TO THE HR FOR A SALARY INCREASE

After 2 years of selfless service, a man realized that he has not been
promoted, no transfer, no salary increase no commendation and that the
Company is not doing any thing about it.

So he decided to walk up to his HR Manager one morning and after
exchanging greetings, he told his HR Manager his observation.

The boss looked at him, laughed and asked him to sit down saying.

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CHELSEA:WHY I’M NOW BLUE



Simply,I am happy..I could easily be the happiest man on Earth!


That’s right…You got it!


CHELSEA WON THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!


The journey has been very dramatic…trencherously tasking…The Valencia group scare,The Napoli mountain..then came an excruciating Benfica,and we were doomed when the mother of all ogres came along..Barcelona!


Somehow,the ‘Pensioners’ found themselves in the final(what my Arsenal friend Martin Motomoto Nkumbu calls witchcraft) against another unlikely Bayern Munich at their home stadium!

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NO ONE CARES

You are sad,the world doesnt care. 
You cry,the world doesnt offer tissue. 
You are hurt,the world doesnt offer ointment. 
You are lonely,the world doesnt offer company. 
You are happy,the world lifts its eyebrows. 
You are looking for approval,the world frowns in disapproval. 
You smile,the world frowns down upon U. 
You make plans, the world doesnt help impliment them. 
You celebrate,the world is indifferent. 
You fall the world doesnt help u up. 

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SCIENTIFIC PROOF THAT GOD EXISTS

He created the world

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty. He asks one of his new students to stand and…..
Prof: So you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir.
Prof: Is God good?
Student: Sure.
Prof: Is God all-powerful?
Student : Yes.
Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him.

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OUR UNDERDOGS STORY CONTINUES!

Laugh First

I said here that football is a shocker,its a game played on the field,and not in microphones and compter keyboards(unless its PlayStation).

This is turning to be a month of surprises in football.You know what I mean!

Background information:
I am a perennial Chelsea fan,its the club I have stuck up with in the Premier League.People tell me I a Chelsea fan because I only started watching football when Chelsea had started rising under Abramovich,and I always answer yes,its true.You

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THE KENYA ANIMAL FARM

Smart MPigs
George Orwell’s book,Animal Farm is about animals in a farm who are fed up with the oppressions in the farm and seek a revolution…which happens without much planning..it just happens and they chase away the owner and other humans from the farm.
 They resolve to live together as a family…under the leadership of Pigs under a set of rules.
 The first few days are heaven on earth,but as the days progress,they gradually know who the pigs are:They are selfish,greedy,dictatorial and take advantage of those under them-the animals.
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MY BAKE AWARDS NOMINATION:AN ACCOLADE

BAKE awards
So,the other day I am sitting idly in the house when I get a twitter mention by Ghafla Kenya….that I am among the nominees for a BAKE Award..with a link.
At first,I think its a link for me to vote for them…but,oh my!My football blog has been nominated for the Awards!Ok,I don’t remember submitting it,maybe a fan did(God Bless Them)..and.of all my blogs,this is the one blog I pay least attention to..and
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TALKING UNDERDOGS


The world has expectations on stuff,maybe factual or hypothetical,but driven by reason.We expect a stone to drop downwards,towards gravity on its free will,thats science,we expect to fail if we dont put effort,we expect dogs to back and not talk like humans.Would it not bbaffle you if you saw a stone just rise into the skies..or a dog greets you like a parrot? 
Talking of dogs talking,this last week was phenomenal in football terms.In
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HE WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE

[Had to share this]:

Ikemefuna is a house boy who drinks the wine of his boss with’ impunity’ then adds
water to cover his tracks. His boss was suspicious and decided to buy pasties – a French
wine that changes color if you add water just like dettol.


Unknowing, Ike drank from the wine and topped it up with water as usual……sadly, for
him, immediately the pasties became milky and when the boss arrived he noticed it and
knew he had nailed him.

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YOUR COMPASSIONATE GOD

Scripture: “The LORD is gracious and righteous; our
God is full of compassion.” (Psalm 116:5)

He Gat you!

What is Compassion?
I want you to imagine that your best friend broke his
leg and has to use crutches everywhere. He’s so tired
and is getting blisters on his hands. So you go out and
buy a pair of crutches and use them alongside him.

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WHY I AM HAVING MANY CHILDREN!

In explaining interest rates and maturity of bonds,my lecturer gave an example that elicited murmurs from all.He said,money(or lack of it) is not reason enough to have small families.One should have as many children as possible-for the future!

This,with the economic times and the cost of raising a child!

Then he brought up an angle that we don’t time to look at!We inflate the cost of raising children-ourself!Think

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NSE Gets New Board in Restructuring:A DEMUTUALIZATION STEP?

My Finance class has been rife with speculative stories on the prespect of the NSE being demutualized soon.One of the conclusions we reached was that we still,are quite far from that,since the right infrastructure has not been put in place.Well,seems we were wrong.

Barely a day later,this is in the news!

As part of its ongoing
demutualisation process, the Nairobi Securities
Exchange has elected a new board of directors that
will foresee the separation of private ownership from
the management of the exchange.

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