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.
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.
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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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
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
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
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.
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.
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’
And Nigerians on Twitter retaliated-in a big way.… Continue Reading
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.
Immediately after elections, this is what Politicians are ‘alleged’ to have conversed on Facebook,according to Fans of Crazy Monday.
“I wish I knew”
Uhuru,Ruto,Balala and 467 other
governors and senators LIKE this.
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?)
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:
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:
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- To save Ole kiyiapi,Sms the word “PENGO” to 2013…….
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!
A Horror poster.
Complete with wall comments
Eric Gandhi landed an interview at Google with this one
This person split his experiences between his right and left brain
It can be Inforgraphic
You can give yourself Stars
This old school kills it!
MORE COMING SOON>>>>>>>
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.
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
Prof: Is God all-powerful?
Student : Yes.
Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him.
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!
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
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?
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.
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.
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
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.