Thursday, December 15, 2005


Now l know why Oprah has to work extra hard to help the Americans get back to books.

I have now come to accept that most of us read because we have an exam. After campus or high school or whatever,reading a book for just gaining knowledge becomes a foreign idea. No wonder why most executives go into meetings and have no idea what hit them when they lose a contract. What actually hit you was your ignorance.

You have the money, purchase books and just read for the heck of it. Then watch how people marvel at the knowledge you have. For real try it out. A lot of people that read come across as arrogant. But what people watching them don't know is that these people have invested a lot in terms of time and money to get to where they are.

Of course there is a way to share info without making others feel like they are little crawling ants:-)

But for heaven sake try reading a book for just the heck of it then you will know for sure why Sir Bacon was right when he said...Knowledge is Power.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005


In the last few months very little writing have l done on this post.But l have written a lot. Only it was on my mind. True. Last night l was thinking how when and if you want to get something done, it is safest to actually do it and not hope that one day you will get round to doing it.So here l am writing as always. I love writing.I also love reading.

Lately what gets to me is when l hear ignorance portrayed in a sentence which in the larger picture is part of a conversation. Oh no!! not ignorance of me being arrongant. No.It is ignorance from top executives.I keep wondering what happened to these people. For instance l keep witnessing firms getting into trouble with their employees because the firm didn't take into consideration the employees grievances.I watch large organizations in Kenya make mistakes that the west has already made and learned from. Then l wonder who is advising these directors? Who is sitting in their board of directors and steering the organizations?

My honest take...a fool learns from his mistakes, a wise man learns from others mistakes. Don't wait to learn from your own mistakes which could cost you thousands of dollars or in my case shillings especially if you are running a large business operation. That is why we are over 6 billion people on this planet.You don't need to be a first in goofs. Somebody went ahead of you and made the goofs for you.