10 March 2018
On Tuesday The Economist came to Nairobi to host an event on innovation in Africa. I went along (as part of the sponsorship deal for the podcast) and wanted to share some of the key things covered. Unlike other conferences I’ve been to, there was a refreshing level of debate between panellists which facilitated getting to the […]
10 November 2017
Since touching down back in Kenya in late August there have been some developments on the work front. After a year or so of doing freelance consulting, and nurturing different business ideas it got to the stage where I fancied shaking things up and actually cracking on with some of the opportunities I’d been telling […]
31 August 2017
As you might have seen, I have a bit of thing about business in East Africa. Since deciding to relocate to the region last year in order to set up a business I’ve found myself learning as much about the region as possible, and taken enjoyment in distilling the many complex moving parts into a […]
27 July 2017
Today I’m flying back to the UK for a month to catch up with friends, family and some clients I’ve been working with. The date on the plane ticket is a year to the day from when I took a flight in the opposite direction and touched down in East Africa for the first time […]
29 June 2017
I’ve spent the last few days living in a village in Western Kenya. It’s been an excellent experience that’s not only opened up what’s happening in another part of the country, but also reminded me of some concepts I’ve been reading about recently.
15 June 2017
This is a post about how products are priced in Kenya, and some of the thoughts around how we categorise things in such a way that it becomes normal behaviour to save $1 on one product, but pay $10 extra on another.
1 June 2017
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.
18 May 2017
This is just a quick post updating on how I’ve recently been justifying why it’s perfectly acceptable taking two hours over lunch, with a bit of insight into the Kenyan culture of “doing business with who you know”.
20 April 2017
This is the fourth in the series of posts detailing the trends and common threads that I’ve learnt through interviewing a wide range of businesses operating in East Africa. The East Africa Business Podcast is the weekly podcast that I’ve been running for the last six months. Right now we’re on episode 35 with more […]
6 April 2017
This is the third in the series of posts detailing the trends and common threads that I’ve learnt through interviewing a wide range of businesses operating in East Africa. The East Africa Business Podcast is the weekly podcast that has been running for the past six months. Right now we’re on episode 33 with more […]