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How To Become Pro in Typing

Do you see people type so fast without even looking at the keyboard, and wonder how in the world they do that? It's called, touch typing.
I'll begin by saying this, email communication for instance, is a skill. Being able to communicate well on email, will determine how well you will collaborate, build rapport, trust, and is thus very important. Touch typing skills will greatly aid you in this.
We are also always taking notes - especially in meetings, which can sometimes be daunting; because you're trying to keep up with what's being said, and you don't want to leave out important points. Touch typing will make this much easier for you. What's more, you won't have waste more time converting your notes for sharing. Just a bit of editing and you're good to go.
In today's world, most people's work involve typing. Imagine you have a long report to write, a school project perhaps? Touch typing means that you are more efficient, faster and less fatig…
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Are You Twitter Savvy?

A couple of things puzzle my wife. Twitter is one of them. Also is my fascination with the show, 'How it's Made' - I have been unsuccessful trying to get her on board. Okay, I'm not trying to get carried away here. But back onto Twitter, many people seem to have a problem understanding how it works.

Few years ago, we had only one source of 'Breaking News' - the media houses. That was of course before Facebook and Twitter. Today if something major has just happened, you don't need to hear it on radio or watch it on TV. More often than not you'll know about it, even before it gets to the media house. That is the power of social media.

When you hear the phrase Social Media, what comes to mind is probably first Facebook, then Twitter. Others are Instagram, Linkedin, Google plus, Pinterest and others. Everyone knows Facebook, from school kids, to the older, from the learned to the unlearned.

Pardon me for I got a bit carried away. The purpose of the post w…

Me and My Habits

It's 5AM! My alarm goes off and I'm jerked out of my dream. Before I tell you what happens next, let me ask you a question; are you a morning or a night  person? We've been all too familiar with this theory for a long time. And people easily place themselves, 'oh I'm a night person, oh I'm a morning person. My energy levels are up in the morning' and that's how the notion goes. But is there any such thing? We will find out.
A while ago, I would have quickly answered you, 'Oh I'm so nocturnal'. I could stay up all night, literally. And I have! Going to bed at 1AM was very normal. Occasionally 3AM. Now when it came to the morning, I would be in my worst shape. Getting out of bed became my biggest battles. Does that sound familiar? But I've got to tell you, that has changed. So what happened? I'll tell you in a bit.
Let me give you a brief overview of my life - simply because I don't mind as long as you care to listen; e…

Why Do We Brag - Part II

In part one of this post, I started on a thorny topic of bragging. You can read it here: http://www.samuelwaithaka.com/2017/10/why-do-we-brag.html. I want to revisit the same topic on a lighter note, with a story, actually a true one. It is about my village pal, who had mastered the art of bragging while appearing extremely modest at the same time.
My pal, we'll call him MK, just had a way of capturing your attention. He was not - well is not, the kind of guy who is loud and speaking non-stop. On the contrary he actually is a very calm cool and collected type of a guy. But he could capture your attention for an entire evening. Now, mostly MK's stories were around the high school escapades - they were lots of them. Movie like.
I don't know if it's just me or high schools are one of the most interesting communities; very rich and dynamic. It has to be due to the young energy of course. One thing that stood out in my school life is what seemed to me like pecking orders…

Why Do We Brag?

We are in a group - actually in a church, engaging in something. A 5 year old little one - that I like, full of energy - as you would expect, comes almost tumbling to knock things off. I'm looking at him holding my breath but thankfully everything is in place when he finally settles. Before I could take my eyes off him, he looks at me, raises his wrist towards up to me, flashing his bright lime-green watch, like to say, 'hey, notice my new watch?'. Well, for starters, it never bothers him that his energy was about to disrupt everything the adults were doing. Not one bit. Part of me is itching to say, 'is it possible that you can try and stay put, buddy? Or keep off this area?'. Needless to say that would be futile. So I have to look at the watch with surprise. I have to ‘recognize', just as he wants me to.
He has a nice watch, and he wants to show it off. Because that's what 5 year olds do. However, it would be a bit strange if a full grown man does someth…

Accessing The Expanded Money Bag for African SMEs, Scaling Business Through Ecosystems

Wilmot Allen who is the director of East Africa at CrossBoundary was speaking during the first Entrepreneurs Forum session this year at the iHub. This is from a series of sessions on entrepreneurship facilitated by Prof Ndemo that came about as a result of one of his weekly articles in the Daily Nation. The topic this time was about accessing the expanded moneybag for African SMEs and scaling businesses through ecosystems.
He started by shedding some light on how investors view entrepreneurs as they develop their businesses. He explained that there are three profiles of entrepreneurs that have been successful in growing businesses all the way to accessing finances and scaling. These profiles are highlighted in this discourse.
The notably successful model for many is the approach where the entrepreneur will work for an organization for sometime before venturing out to create their own. It has benefits in that when one is working for either big or small enterprises, one is able to deve…

Qualities of a Good Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship according to Wikipedia, is the act of being an entrepreneur, which is defined as "one who undertakes innovations, finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods".

In this post, we'll be exploring some of the qualities that an entrepreneur must possess:

1. Must be a good time manager.
2. A self starter: able to conceptualize idea and put it into action; not waiting for someone to tell you what to do. It then means that you're a good worker.
3. Must be a good net worker.
4. Able to exercise patience: you're able to see your venture through the challenges
5. A risk taker: (calculated risks).
6. Must be able to create a good team/workforce.
7. Must be a good team player: cooperative; you're able to share your vision with your workforce to will get them energized to move with you
8. Understand the market niche for your product and services
9. Must have the right exposure.
10. Must be a good communicator.
11. …