3 March 2018

Taking the initiative: What happens when people just get on with it

This week I’ve been on the receiving end of what happens when people take the initiative. We’re hiring someone at work and I had some applications sat in my inbox to be reviewed at some point which, in honesty, may have taken another week to get to. I then received a phone call from someone enquiring […]

3 March 2018

Taking the initiative

This week I’ve been on the receiving end of what happens when people take the initiative. We’re hiring someone at work and I had some applications sat in my inbox to be reviewed at some point which, in honesty, may have taken another week to get to. I then received a phone call from someone enquiring […]

27 January 2018

The result of asking for favours

When I look back on this week I realised that I asked a lot of favours of people.  I find it quite awkward doing so, but was very thankful for all the positive responses. There’s a lot of research into how expressing gratitude is good for you, and so… thank you to everyone who was kind […]

13 January 2018

Speaking bluntly: Radical candour

I’m now back in Nairobi and into the swing of things. It’s ~25 degrees, and so quite a change to get some Vitamin D. Anyway, this week I thought I’d share the concepts of a recurring conversation I had with friends over the festive break. Namely, the topic of speaking bluntly. For the previous 12 […]

13 January 2018

Radical candour

I’m now back in Nairobi and into the swing of things. It’s ~25 degrees, and so quite a change to get some Vitamin D.Anyway, this week I thought I’d share the concepts of a recurring conversation I had with friends over the festive break. Namely, the topic of speaking bluntly. For the previous 12 months […]

21 October 2017

Negotiating with Lions: Why you should never accept the first offer

Not much to report this week apart from the faint sound of rallies from near the apartment ahead of the Kenyan re-election next week. One thing that strikes me is the bolshy rhetoric from both sides to try and ensure they get in a good position ahead of the vote. It reminds me of a […]

1 June 2017

The benefits of sharing too much online

This week I’ve been doing work for a client and have somewhat reversed my scepticism on companies putting effort into their “online presence”. This post then circles round to how I’m seeing people in East Africa use social media, and how it’s being used here.