Dear Kerry, Spanish is Your Thing

This post is for the second-guessers and anyone who wants to pick up a beloved hobby that's archived in the museum of procrastination As you have shared before, you have had a long-time affair with Spanish. Now it's time to make legit. Official. Thanks to Dottie James, you committed to stop half-assing things and changing … Continue reading Dear Kerry, Spanish is Your Thing

How to Get a [Virtual] Mentor

Spoiler Alert! It will involve reading. "You need to find a mentor in your professional field" is advice that everyone will probably give you at least once in your lifetime. However, accessing them may not be as easy as one would anticipate.  That is why the author of Your Best Year Ever Michael Hyatt advocates … Continue reading How to Get a [Virtual] Mentor

Books Set Outside The Western World Vol. 2

Hello from cold and wet Nairobi! The rainy season is finally upon us and there is nothing better than snuggling with your favourite hot drink and a good book.  As a reader over the last two years, I have been keen on diversifying the stories that I have been reading. Hence a while ago I … Continue reading Books Set Outside The Western World Vol. 2

Reach Out by Molly Beck

I am not quite sure where I first heard about Molly Beck, probably from her articles from The Muse and was drawn by her blog's quirky name: Smart, Pretty & Awkward. Title:  Reach Out: The Simple Strategy You Need to Expand Your Network and Increase Your Influence  Author: Molly Beck  Pages: 240 pages (Hardback) Publisher: … Continue reading Reach Out by Molly Beck

5 TED Talks about the African Story by Africans

Last evening, I attended a public lecture on the role of local knowledge systems in poverty reduction in  Africa.  The talk revolved around research that had been done in Malawi and Egypt on local agricultural practices. the findings should we should consider a hybrid of indigenous knowledge and scientific or western knowledge. One thing that … Continue reading 5 TED Talks about the African Story by Africans

Book Review: Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture

Death is a never an easy topic for anyone to discuss. More so when one has a young family,at the peak of his/her career and is laden with so many dreams. The late Prof Randy Pausch had clearly come to terms with the fact that he had late stage pancreatic cancer despite having all of … Continue reading Book Review: Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture