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 […]
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”.
9 March 2017
This is the first of a 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 29 with plenty […]
20 October 2016
Of all the places I’ve been to on my East African tour, Kenya has been the most business-y. Nairobi itself is quite a metropolis, with recognisable multinational names tagging onto tall, glass buildings around the city. What’s more, there’s a pretty busy start up culture meaning it isn’t uncommon to see an office with exposed […]
22 September 2016
In this post I will look to give an overview of what is happening from a business perspective in the country of Uganda. This is written through the lens of evaluating different countries in East Africa as I seek out business opportunities in the region.